Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dance and Debuts

Paul Taylor Dance Company members Christina Markham, Justin Kahan, Latra Wilson, John Eirich, Nic Ceynowa, and Madelyn Ho at the Paul Taylor Dance Company's 2009 New York Season Gala.
On Friday, March 13th, Lynda Carter made her Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in a benefit for God's Love We Deliver. Lynda sang in her beautiful, bluesy voice for over 90 minutes, delighting the sold out house. After the show, guests of God's Love We Deliver enjoyed a champagne reception in the green room.
David Ludwigson, Bruce Nelson, Bri Schulz, Lynda Carter, Michael Sennott, Karen Pearl, Paul Wilmot, and Blaine Trump
Among those celebrating with Lynda and her husband Robert Altman were Blaine Trump, CeCe Cord, Robbie Browne, Christopher Trump, Lisa Burgett, Paul Wilmot, Bruce Nelson, Bri Schulz, Keith Langham, William Banks-Blaney, Micheal Sennott, Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God's Love and David Ludwigson, Chief Development Officer at God's Love.
Christopher Trump, Lynda Carter, and friends
Lynda hugs Cari Modine
Wendell Brown and Cari Modine
Lynda Carter and Tom Harvey w/ Paul Wilmot in the background
Bri Schulz, Paul Wilmot, and Lynda
Lynda and Narda Duscheine
Lynda and friends
CeCe Cord and Lynda Carter
Michael Sennott and friend
Lynda and Robbie Browne
Karen Bdera, Nick Bdera, Lynda Carter, and Narda Duschein
Lynda Carter and Blaine Trump
Lynda Carter and William Banks-Blaney
LaMont Craig, Lynda Carter, and David Ludwigson
Lynda, Tom Harvey, and Cathie Black
Robbie Browne and Paul Wilmot
Last Tuesday night at New York City Center the Paul Taylor Dance Company hosted its 2009 New York Season Gala and raised nearly $500,000.

Special guests at the black tie event which took place at Cipriani 42nd Street including Paul Taylor himself, Lisa Brothers Arbisser, Louis an Anka Begley, Ellen Burstyn, RoAnn Costinm, Jim Duffy, Tolomy and Chrdisse Erpf, Richad Feldman, Luis Fuentes, Hugh Hildesley, Micahel Kowalski, Elianore Notides, Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber, Micahel Rockefeller, Bill and Fay Shutzer, Jock Soto, Tom Stemberg, Stephen and Cathy Weinroth.

2009 Gala Co-Chairs were Joan C. Bowman, Deirdre K. Dunn, Frank L. Ellsworth, Barbara Shattuck Kohn, Melina Asman Krasting, Lee Manning-Vogelstein, Yvonne Rieber and Fay Shutzer.
Paul Taylor Dance Company member Michelle Fleet
Deborah Damast and former Paul Taylor Dance Company member Tom Patrick
Peggy Mahoney, Paul Taylor Dance Company member Sean Mahoney
Paul Taylor Dance Company member Parisa Khobdeh
Paul Taylor Dance Company members Robert Kleinendorst and Annmaria Mazzini
Paul Taylor Dance Company Board Members Frank Ellsworth, Joan Bowman, Deirdre Dunn, Yvonne Rieber, Faye Shutzer, Lee Manning-Vogelstein, and Melinda Asman Krasting
Hugh Hildesley
Lauren Halzack and Eric Naison Phillips
Honorary Gala Chair Ellen Burstyn and Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor Dance Company members Julie Tice, Orion Duckstein, Heather Berest, Francisco Graciano, and Sean Mahoney
Paul Taylor Dance Company member Jeffrey Smith and Joanie Tom
Paul Taylor Dance Company member Michael Trusnovec  and Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn, Robert Aberlin (Paul Taylor Dance Company Board President), Paul Taylor, and Martin Kagan (Paul Taylor Dance Company - Executive Director)
Sarah Goldman, Greg Mire, Lauren Saiger, and Evan Machowsky
Lee Manning-Vogelstein, Sten Svensson, and Audrey Svensson
Late last month, The British Memorial Garden Trust held its fifth annual gala fundraiser, “Twilight in the Garden,” at Guastavino’s in New York, drawing more than 500 in support of the park and garden in Lower Manhattan’s Hanover Square.
One of the leading events of the Anglo-American calendar in New York, the event honors the 67 British victims of September 11 and fosters programs that highlight ties with the UK.
Podge Buhe, Clementine Crawford, Alex Van Klaberen, Jay Lohmann, and Isabel Carden
Auction overview
Rupert Hope and friends
There was the presentation of four awards: 

For Outstanding contributions to Transatlantic Relations: presented to Daniel S. Glaser, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marsh, Inc. and George W. von Mallinckrodt, KBE, President, Schroders plc. For Heroism: to the family of Frank McGarahan, former COO, Barclay’s Wealth, who lost his life from injuries sustained when he selflessly went to the aid of victims of street crime in September 2008.  This award is introduced for the first time this year. 

For Philanthropy: awarded to ICAP and to be accepted by John Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, ICAP Electronic Broking for the company’s charitable initiatives that have benefitted numerous organizations. This award was introduced this year to recognize innovation in philanthropy. 
Arthur Rawls and Nick Howard
Camilla Hellman and John Nixon
Sir Alan Collins and George von Mallinckrodt
Daniel S. Glaser and Martin Sullivan
Rodney Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, and Manhattan Parks Commissioner William Castro
George W. von Mallinckrodt and Daniel S. Glaser
Roddy and April Gow with friends
Arthur and Karen Rawls with John Nixon
George von Mallinckrodt and friend
Kathy Grayson, Matt Grayson, and Gary Dicus


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