|Oscar de la Renta and Van Cleef & Arpels featured their beautiful fashion and jewelry lines last week at The Boys’ Club of New York’s 6th annual luncheon and fashion show at Mar-a-Lago down in Palm Beach. This annual event hosted by The Boys’ Club’s Women’s Board benefits the nation’s oldest youth development organization for inner-city boys.
Pauline Pitt and Hilary Geary Ross chaired the luncheon, with Melania Trump serving as Honorary Chairman.
Don Miller hosted the annual “men’s table” for Bill McKnight, Jerry Seay, Wilbur Ross, Rand Araskog, Lee Hanley, Prescott Miller, Robert Sterling, Tom Quick, and Brad Zervas, Executive Director of The Boys’ Club of New York.
Paul O’Regan represented Oscar de la Renta and Yvonne Lynam hosted on behalf of Van Cleef & Arpels.
Oscar de la Renta presented its Spring and Summer collection. The models glittered with the exquisite jewelry Van Cleef & Arpels had chosen to complement each design. At the end of the luncheon guests were presented with Oscar de la Renta African batik tote bags.
The Boys Club operates three clubhouses in New York City and a summer camp in New Jersey where the boys can enjoy the outdoors. The Boys’ Club has developed model programs for literacy development and academic enrichment, the exploration of creative arts, the nurturing of musical talents under the direction of professional, performing musicians, trophy winning sports teams, and the placement of deserving boys in the top private schools of the country.
|The UJA-Federation of New York’s annual Generosity event gathered nearly 700 Jewish philanthropists in their 20s and 30s for an evening to support the critical services funded by UJA-Federation on at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
The Generosity division, chaired by Peter Stern and Aaron Zises, is for community-involved, socially conscious Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s. Through exclusive events, programs, and trips, Generosity creates positive, meaningful, and lasting changes in the lives of those most in need.
These emerging leaders of UJA-Federation of New York, the world largest local philanthropy, successfully launched the text-to-pledge technology at their sold-out event last year. Similar to last year’s event, the cutting-edge donor-pledge technology was featured again with the technology will be taken a step further.
Not only are attendees able to instantly text-message gifts from their cell phones or PDAs, to be broadcast in real time on multiple screens in the event space, but the pledge technology reached beyond the room, allowing those unable to attend the event to participate via a live feed, broadcasted on the Internet at www.texttopledge.com/ generosity.
Friends, families, and those unable to physically attend Generosity could phone, e-mail, and text their pledges that night and watch online as the pledges were broadcast across the walls at Cipriani. The new technology, soon to be a trend in fundraising, will help Generosity meet their fundraising goals during this troubled economy.
Abby Levin, Jerome Shapiro, and Peter Stern chaired the event.
|The Lycee Francais de New York celebrated its 10th annual Gala at 7 World Trade Center this past Friday night.|
|John Oliver, from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was host of the 61st Annual Writers Guild of America Awards this past Saturday night at the Hudson Theater in New York. Presenters included Sam Waterston, John Slattery, Talia Balsam, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander, Susie Essman, Linus Roache, Alana De La Gareza, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Paul F. Tompkins, S. Epatha Merkerson, Marshall Brickman, Gilbert Gottfried, Shari Springer Berman and Ana Ortiz.|