Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Philanthropy, community service, and advocacy

The Schwartz and von Simson Families at a family bowling party to benefit children’s health services at NYU Langone Medical Center.
KiDS of NYU Foundation, Inc., sponsored a family bowling party to benefit children’s health services at NYU Langone Medical Center on Sunday, January 25th at Chelsea Piers. Children from toddlers to teens, along with their parents, grandparents and guests, filled the 40 lanes, and also enjoyed roving magicians, face-painting, caricaturists, arts and crafts, and more.

The "bowling bash" was co-chaired by Dierdre and Joshua Laterman, Kimberly Pozner, Abigail Scheuer Atema, Lisa Anderson and Barry Goldfeder, and Jessica and Michael Weaver.
The Cox Family
The event raised $85,000. KiDS' next event, Springfling, will be held Wednesday, May 20th at The Plaza. This year’s Sprinfling will celebrate the extraordinary care provided to children at NYU Langone Medical Center by recognizing Joseph Levy, MD, director of pediatric gastroenterology.

KiDS of NYU, an organization of parents, physicians and friends, supports children's health services at NYU Langone Medical Center through philanthropy, community service and advocacy.
The Lesser Family
Abigail Scheuer Atema, Alice Tisch, and Susi Wunsch
The Yao Family
Guy, Meg and Chris Geslin with Trudy Elbaum Gottesman
Dr. Elisabeth Cohen, Dr. Catherine Manno, and Trudy Elbaum and Robert Gottesman
The Fox Family
The Baranoff Family
Barry Goldfeder, Sophie Watkinson, and Lisa Anderson
The Ginsburg Family
Dr. Michele Zaccario
The Weaver Family
The Dorosin Family
The Laterman Family
Bowling
Frances Bordoni with Dr. Achi and Irit Ludomirsky
Magic Tricks
The Pozner Family
The Radomisli Family
This past January 22nd, the International Humanitarian Aid Foundation held a dinner at Chelsea Piers to raise funds and to honor the late Preston Robert Tisch. The International Humanitarian Aid Foundation is the charity of Sammy Arthur, a man who was driver and personal assistant to Mr. Tisch for 22 years.
NY Giants: Justin Tuck, David Tyree, Antonio Pierce with Sammy Arthur, Brandon Jacobs, and Jeff Feagles
During those years, he watched his boss contribute to numerous charities and people in New York City and around the country. He learned from watching. The gala where they honored Mr. Tisch raised $250,000 to send doctors, nurses and food to Ghana and to other areas in need, to provide life saving surgeries and aid.
Antonio Pierce and wife, Jocelyn Maldonado
Brandon Jacobs and Joan Tisch
Billie Tisch
Tom Tisch, former Judge Sol Wachtler, and Andrew Tisch
Dr. Robert Grossman and Alice Tisch
Ann Tisch and daughter, Charlotte Tisch
Jon Tisch and Fred Wilpon
Jonathan Tisch, Lizzie Tisch, and Justin Tuck
Joan and Laurie Tisch
Reggie Jackson, Yankee Hall of Famer, and Sammy Arthur
Jon Tisch and Bruce Beck
Drew Nierpont and Reggie Jackson
Seve Tyrell, singer, who performed for the crowd
The Cinema Society and its founder Andrew Saffir, along, with designer Pamella Roland and Svedka, hosted a screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The film has garnered the most Oscar nominations (13) for 2008.

Best Supporting Actress nominee Taraji P. Henson and the film’s director, David Fincher (nominated for Best Director), were both on hand for the screening and party at the Tribeca & Soho Grand Hotels.
Sydney DeVos and Pamella Roland
Ellen Fobes and Sean Evans
Taraji Henson and Andrew Saffir
Danny Masterson
Mary-Kate Olsen
Moby
Ciara
Bradley Cooper
Amy Sacco and Andrew Saffir
Debbie Harry
Chace Crawford
Cheyenne Jackson
Charlotte Ronson
Cynthia Rowley
Rachel Roy
Sandy Brant and Ingrid Sischy
S. Epatha Merkerson
Andrew Saffir, Pamella Roland, Taraji Henson, and David Fincher
Daniel Benedict and Johannes Huebl
Richard Meier
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo
Stefano Tonchi
Bettina Zilkha
Dylan Lauren
Irina Pantaeva
Judith Light
Heather Matarazzo and Caroline Murphy
Karen Duffy
Keytt and Alex Lundqvist
Kelly Bensimon
Liya Kebede
Lee Radziwill
Olivia Palermo
Davis Lauren and Lauren Bush
Noah Bean
Lonneke Engel and Mallory June
Renee and Richard Steinberg hosted an intimate cocktail party at The Core Club to kick-off Guild Hall’s 24th Annual Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards. This special pre-celebration officially announced that Candice Bergen, Ken Auletta, Jennifer Bartlett and Donald Zucker will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC on March 2nd. These honorees will receive this prestigious award for their work in Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Visual Arts and Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors, respectfully. Academy Award winning screenwriter Marshall Brickman will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the upcoming gala.

At The Core Club honorees Donald Zucker and Ken Auletta mingled with friends and supporters of Guild Hall including Academy of the Arts President Roy Furman and Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, Leila and Mickey Straus, Pamela and Edward Pantzer with their son Jason and his wife Tricia, Somers Farkas, Kipton Cronkite, Cheryl Minikes, interior designer Rona Landman, Alice Judelson, Renee Lucas, Kevin Pancher MD, Elaine Sargent, Mark W. Smith, Ashu and Vinayak Singh, Mike Clifford, Richard Alvazado and Cindy Guyer.

For tickets and table information for Guild Hall’s 23rd Annual Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards on March 2nd please contact Livet Reichard Co., Inc. at 212.868.8450 or fax 212.868.8455.
Richard Alvazado and Cindy Guyer
Ken Auletta and Donald Zucker
Leila Straus, Somers Farkas, and Mickey Straus
Edward and Pamela Pantzer
Roy and Frieda Furman
Mike Clifford, Renee Steinberg, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, and Richard Steinberg
Vinayak and Ashu Singh with Tricia and Jason Pantzer
Mark W. Smith and Alice Judelson

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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