Monday, February 9, 2009

Luncheons, Galas, and Generosity

Students at The Lycee Francais de New York's 10th annual Gala.
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.

Pauline Pitt and Hilary Geary Ross
Boys’ Club supporters and friends were among the guests, including Hillie Mahoney, Muffy Miller, Allie Hanley, Mia Hallingby Harrison, Friederike Biggs, Jeanne Jones, Jay Keith, Elaine Langone, Betty Sherrill, Carol Mack, Candy Hamm, Diana Eccelstone, Robert Janjigian, Karol Hamel, Mildred Syron, Nancy Corzine, Barrie Vanderpoel, Jessie Araskog, Mary Ourisman, Kitty McKnight, Emilia Pfeifler, Lourdes Fanjul, Marilyn Whims, Patricia Patterson, Zosia Rogers, Audrey Gruss, Clelia Zacharias, John Francisco Andreu, Elizabeth Stevens, Barbara Cleveland, and Women’s Board president, Monique Merrill with her daughter Lily.  

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.
Pauline Pitt and Hilary Geary Ross
Otta Schmitt and Hilke Brinkmann
Rand Araskog and Clelia Zacharias
Lee and Ali Hanley with Brad Zervas
Audrey Gruss
Hon. Mary Ourisman
Donald and Prescott Miller
Betty Fisher
Jackie Cowell, Jeanne Jones, Freiederike Biggs, and Sigrid vanEck
Laura McCloy and Pat Patterson
Susan Collins, Sally Marks, and Nancy Corzine
Clare Brinkley and Missie Rennie Tayler
Mila Mulroney, Jackie Drake, and Cynthia Boardman
Judy Wilson, Merry Kessler, and Jennifer Owensby
Frani Ridder, Kathy Moore, Lee Hanley, and Penny Antonini
Jackie Brown and Lis Waterman
Barrie Vanderpoel and Kristi Witker Coons
Muffy Miller and Alyne Massey
Linda Hickox, Suzette Smith, and Robin Reardon
Helena Martinez, Barbara Bancroft, and Baroness Shaun De Gunzburg
Joan Johnson and Elaine Langone
Hillie Mahoney, Mai Harrison, and Jessie Araskog
Luce Churchill and Kate Khosrovani
Sky Field with Bill and Kitty McKnight
Stephanie Kemp, Pat Lentz, Nancy Calcagnini, and Joyce Calcagnini
Pamela O'Connor and Dan Drennan
Hillie Mahoney, Monique Merrill, and Lily Merrill
Jerry Seay and Wilbur Ross
Emilia Franjul, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Helena Martinez, and Lourdes Fanjul
Candy Hamm, Anna Mann, and Robin Gaudieri
Frances Hayward and Brad Zervas
Dale Coudert and Diana Ecclestone
Nancy Corzine and John Andreu
Sally Phillips
Elizabeth Stevens, Yvonne Lynam, and Carol Pressler
Lesly Smith
Renee Wood and Mary Freitas
Mai Harrison and Jessie Araskog
Sandy Krakoff and Toby Horowitz
Carol Mack
Van Cleef Table
Lee Hanley and Rand Araskog
Jerry Seay and Tom Quick
Danielle deBenedictis, Dan Drennan, and Dragana Connaughton
Leigh Larmoyeux, Jacquie Togut, and Danielle deBenedictis
Hon. Mary Ourisman and Luce Churchill
Brad Zervas and Bill McKnight
Bill McKnight, Robert Sterling, and Donald Miller
Monique Merrill, President of The Women's Board
Greer Taylor
Victoria Amory
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 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.
Jerome Shapiro, Abby Levin, and Peter Stern
Mike and Janna Stern
Justin Baer and friend
Aaron Zises
Tracy Leiken, Marissa Sloan, and Jay Chernikoff
Evan Weinberg and Shanna Weinberg
Pamela Wohl and Abby Levin
Keith Rosenbloom, Brooke Milstein, and Ari Ackerman
Peter Stern and Aaron Zises
Andrew Waranch and Adrienne Bavar
Lee Brodsky, John Schulman, and Evan Weinberg
Lindsay Crames and Julia Shapiro
Michael Baron and Christine Pope
Michael Lewittes and Ben Prusky
The Lycee Francais de New York celebrated its 10th annual Gala at 7 World Trade Center this past Friday night.
Olivier Sarkozy and Ginevra Caltagirone Guarducci
Alejandra and Jeffrey Kluger
Alex de Betak and Charlotte Sarkozy
Janie and Marc Moyers
Beatrice Pei and CC Pei
Jenny Oughourlian and Melissa Meeschaert
Camille and Jacques Roizen
Assouline and Martine Prosper
Emilie Bosak and Manuel Asensio
Elsa Berry, Katia Toledano, Sidney Toledano, and Charlotte Sarkozy
Magalee Laguerre Wilkinson
Susan Fales-Hill
Cristine Rashmanis, Elsa Berry, Fabrizio Freda, Maryane Freda
Eddie Stern, Jocelyne Stern
Eric and Sandra Ripert
Kerri Lee Carroll, Martin Russo
Charlotte Sarkozy, Yannick Noah, and Olivier Sarkozy
Francois Sarkozy, Nathalie Sann, and Ted Sann
Jennifer Oughourlian and Selma Soussane
Saskia and Terrance Keeley
Sandra and David Armstrong
son Levasseur, Roya Heidari, and Carole Marshi
Benedite Fournier, Olivier Bialobos, and Charlotte Sarkozy
Mina and Yan Saquet
Olivier and Laurence Stip
Stacey Bronfman and Bernard Malandrino
Laura Brit Lobos, Catherine Godbille-Koechlin, and Nicholas Koechlin
Nastassja O'Bradaigh and Veronica Bulgari
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.
Alana De La Garza and Linus Roach
Bill Irwin
Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
Aasif Mandvi
Judah Friedlander
Christopher Cerf
Gilbert Gottfried
John Oliver and Katie Norley
John Patrick Shanley
Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
Anna Ortiz
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Norman Stiles
Matt and Alex Wolff
Susie Esseman
Gia Gianfriedo
Paul F. Thompson and Janie Haddad
Polly Draper
Simon Beaufoy
Talia Balsam and John Slattery
Sam Waterson
Dean Winters
Michael Wolff, Matt Wolff, Alex Wolff, and Polly Draper
S. Epatha Merkerson
Robert Siegel and Jen Cohn
Sarah Treem

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