Thursday, November 12, 2009

Urban Visionaries

Lung Cancer Research Foundation's annual luncheon at the Plaza.
The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) announced plans at a kick-off reception for their first annual Platinum Jewels In Bloom event scheduled for April 8-17, 2010, to benefit the Central Park Conservancy.

The kick-off was hosted by Elizabeth Stribling, in a Stribling & Associates LTD townhouse at 132 East 62nd Street. The guest list included Gillian Miniter, president of the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, Douglas Blonsky, president of Central Park Conservancy and Matthew A. Bauer, president of the Madison Avenue BID.

A preview of the ultimate Platinum Jewels in Bloom floral display was created by Marian Kelly Fine Flowers and featured a strategically placed 95 carat platinum and white diamond flower brooch from GRAFF. Guests were entertained by pianist Ron Oswanksi and passed trays with fresh flowers and white wine were served by Anstice Carroll Catering.

Platinum Jewels in Bloom is a multi-tiered, 10-day celebration highlighting Madison Avenue as one of the world’s premiere luxury jewelry retail destinations that will showcase the jewelry brands that have established flagship boutiques on Madison Avenue.
Jewels in Bloom: white and yellow diamond brooch set in platinum featuring 95 carats by GRAFF. Floral by Mariann Kelly Fine Flowers.
The event is designed to make Madison Avenue bloom with Central Park flowers and the world’s most exquisite platinum jewelry creating a veritable flower show in the windows and in the participating premiere boutiques that reside in the Madison Avenue BID between East 57th and East 86th Streets.

The floral arrangements will be curated by the horticulturalists of the Central Park Conservancy and will feature strategically placed fine jewelry that focuses on platinum. In addition, each participating boutique has the opportunity to host private receptions hosted by a patron of the Central Park Conservancy. A portion of sales will be donated to the Central Park Conservancy in celebration of its 30th Anniversary.

The roster of participating jewelry boutiques to date includes Aaron Basha, Baccarat, Canturi Jewels, Cartier, Chopard, Christofle, Damiani, David Yurman, DeGrisogono, Di Modolo, DuMont Estate Jewelry, Graff, Jaded, Kwiat, Leviev, Mauboussin, Pattrizzi & Co. Auctioneers USA, Pomellato, Stephen Russell, Yael Sonia, and Zig Zag Designs. Platinum Jewels In Bloom is sponsored by the Platinum Guild International USA and W Magazine.
Douglas Blonsky, Central Park Conservancy President, Elizabeth Stribling, and Matthew Bauer, Madison Avenue BID President
McDowell Winn, Kamie Lightburn, and Elizabeth Stribling
Gail Winston, Chair of Madison Avenue BID Marketing Committee and Carineh Martin, Canturi Jewelers
Kamie Lightburn and Gillian Miniter
McDowell Winn and Kamie Lightburn with Peter Kairis, GRAFF Managing Director
Terri Coppersmith and Peter Kairis
Rosita Sarnoff and Barbara Evans-Butler, Stribling & Associates
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Monday, a week ago, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation held its Awareness Symposium and Luncheon at the Plaza.
Jim Dougherty, Dr. Jimmie Holland, Laurie C. Carson, Dr. Deborah Schrag, and Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof, Elizabeth Peabody, Pippa Gerard, Bill Carson, Laurie C. Carson, and Jim Dougherty
Michelle Wolkoff, Pippa Gerard, Laurie C. Carson, Kimberly Kravis Schulhof, and Sarah Perl
The luncheon was chaired by Laurie C. Carson, Pippa Gerard, Kimberly Kravis Schulhof and Michele Wolkoff. Keynote speaker was Dr. Thomas Lynch and there was a special presentation of the LCRF 2009 Scientific Merit Award to Dr. Christopher Bakkenist of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
Lara Metz, Brett Heyman, Danielle Englebardt, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Jean Steinberg, and Carol Weisman
Lynn Zises Green, Susan Zises Green, and friends
Samantha Boardman, Kimberly Kravis-Schulhof, Caryn Zucker, Simone Levinson, and Danielle Ganek
Since its inception in 2006, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation has raised more than $2.4 million to help support research of the highest scientific merit at leading cancer centers across the country.
Dudley Mason and Clelia Zacharias
Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl
Laurie C. Carson and Susan Zises Green
Jenny Slaton Green, Margareta Slayton, and Karen Cohen
Bill Carson, Susan Stevenson, Wendy Routh, and Shabnam Kazmi
Susanne Turkewitz, Judy Spiegel, Andrea Schlossberg, and Roberta Brudner
Dr. Christopher Bakkenist receiving the 2009 Scientific Merit Award from Jim Dougherty
Coco Kopelman and Bill Carson
Michelle Wolkoff and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Shafi Roepers and Sarah Ayers
Phyllis Mack, Susan Allen, and Judy Spiegel
Danielle Ganek and Caryn Zucker
Anne Waterman, Kelly Mack, Erin Iorfida, and Chris Mack
Marie-Josee Kravis and Kimberly Kravis-Schulhof
Eleanor Ylvisaker and Eleanor Dejoux
Elizabeth Howard, Wendy Breck, and Martha McLanahan
Sydney Shuman, Wendy Breck, and Susan Warner
Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Ellie Wohl, and Binnie Bauer
More than 400 guests attended Legends 2009, Pratt Institute’s largest annual scholarship benefit, which raised $400,000 for student scholarships. They honored Marc Jacobs, David Rockwell, and Patti Smith.

Guests included Terry Winters, Pratt Alumnus and painter; Stefan Sagmeister, Steven Sebring, Karim Rashid, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Patrick McMullan, Paul Banks, Robert Siegel, Robert Pincus-Witten and Carlos Zapata.
David Rockwell, Kurt Anderson, Patti Smith, Marc Jacobs, Amy Capellazzo, Marjorie Kuhn, and Mike Pratt
The Pratt family
Patti Smith performing
The Legends 2009 evening was hosted by Pratt President Thomas Schutte and Board of Trustees Chair Mike Pratt. Pratt Trustees Kurt Andersen, Amy Cappellazzo and Pratt Friend Marjorie Kuhn served as co-chairs.
Anita Cooney, Richard Meier, and Sally Wu
Corice Arman, Chuck Storer, and June Kelly
Marc Jacobs and Josh Sobel with fans
Marc Jacobs making more fans
Ivana Puric, Karim Rashid, and Peter Barna
Martin Rich, Lena Lievman, Ted Lievman, Arnold Syrop
John Danzer, Deborah Buck, and Todd Galitz
Helena Christensen
David Rockwell, Patti Smith, and Marc Jacobs
Jimmy Kuhn, Joey Kuhn, Marjorie Kuhn
Madeline Gingold, Carl Spielvogel, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Amy Capellazzo
Amy Capellazzo, Marc Jacobs, and Patti Smith
Michelle Harper and Waleed Khairzada
John Reinhold, Ivy Crewdson, and Scott Campbell
Patti Smith and Steven Sebring
Terry Winters, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Jessie Smith, and Michael Campbell
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The Special Projects Committe of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center honored Dr. Larry Norton at "21."
Anne and Mario Grasso
Caroline Dean and Mark Gilbertson
Deborah Walker and Patty Grunebaum
Mark and Heather McDonald
Fred Bancroft with Mary and Ian Snow
Heather McDonald, Tris Deery, and Ellen Niven-Deery
Bettina Burda, Franz Burda, and Debbie Bancroft
Rachel Norton, Dr. Larry Norton, and Deborah Zoullas
Dennis Basso, Elizabeth Lindemann, and Michael Cominotto
Josyann Abisaab, Michel Bogard, and Veronica Bulgari
Karen Roseman, Barry Roseman, and Claudia Aronow
Libby Fitzgerald and Lisa McCarthy
Libby and Terry Fitzgerald
Tom and Ingrid Edelman
Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Eduard E. van der Geest, Josyann Abisaab, Veronica Bulgari, and Frederic Fekkai
Fernanda Kellogg and Bambi Putnam
Peter Tobeason, Susie Bancroft, and George Grunebaum
Ruth Fleischmann, Ted McGraw, and Christie McGraw
George and Deborah Panaiotopoulos
Frederic Fekkai and Shirin Von Wulffen
Martin and Laila Jabban
Nancy Coffey, Stephen Bochner, and Lisa Bochner
Nathan Saint-Amand, Emilia Saint-Amand, and Stephen Sherrill
George and Maryanne Greenfield
Martin DeJong, Miriam Kruieshoop, Serena van der Geest, and Eduard E. van der Geest
Earlier last month, The United Hospital Fund honored James and Merryl Tisch, longtime health care leaders in New York; J. Ira Harris, founder of the Harris Obesity Prevention Effort (HOPE) at the NYU Langone Medical Center; and Lee H. Perlman, president of GNYHA Ventures, Inc.; for their respective contributions to improving health care in New York.

The awards were presented at the United Hospital Fund’s annual gala, held at the Waldorf-Astoria. Drawing a record crowd of more than 900, the event marked the opening of the Fund’s 131st fund-raising campaign to support the Fund’s work to shape positive change in health care in New York.
Paul Turitzin, Christopher Duttwyler, Christine Smith, Jason Hill, Deney Chau, Vincent Ferguson, John Lowrie, Maryann Shegelski, and Greg Braca
The benefit chairman was J. Barclay Collins II, executive vice president of Hess Corporation, who is also chairman of the United Hospital Fund.

The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York. For more information, please visit
J. Barclay Collins II, chairman of the United Hospital Fund; James and Merryl Tisch, recipients of the Health Care Leadership Award; and Jim Tallon, president of the United Hospital Fund
Sally Rogers and John Simons
Sheila Abrams and Bert Scott
Gail and Alfred Engelberg
Lee Perlman and wife, Linda Riefberg
Robert Osborne and Elaine Berg
Kenneth Raske and Dr. Steven Safyer
Dr. Bruce Vladeck, Pamela Brier, and Gregory Burke
Elaine and David Gould
Richard Hiller and Robert Greene
Michael Noone, Joe Goldgrab, and Maliz Beams
Tonya Murray and Nancy Heller
Alan Aviles and Dr. Ramanathan Raju
Dr. Andrew Brotman and Ken Langone
Robert J. Hochberg; Jackie Harris Hochberg, and Roger Ferguson
Cooper Union held is 150th Anniversary/Urban Visionaries Award Dinner Monday, a week ago, at 7 World Trade Center, honoring distinguished figures whose outstanding contributions to city life exemplify the values championed by The Cooper Union.
First row: Yoko Ono, honoree visual art, Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., honoree engineering and science, Leslie Hewitt, honoree, emerging talent and Cooper Union School of Art alumna.
Second row: Cooper Union President George Campbell, Jr., Terry J. Lundgren, honoree, urban citizenship, Cesar Pelli, honoree, architecture, Thom Mayne, honoree, The Lafayette Medal, Cooper Union Chairman, Board of Trustees Ronald Drucker.
Dinner Chairs were Corice Canton Arman, Clo and Charles S. Cohen, and Anita and Neal Slavin. They honored: Terry Lundgren, Yoko Ono, Cesar Pelli, Shirley Ann Jackson PhD., Leslie Hewitt, and Thom Mayne.
CU President George Campbell Jr., Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., honoree engineering and science, Dr. Morris Washington
Cooper Union Trustee Audrey Flack, Cooper Union President George Campbell Jr., Yoko Ono, honoree, visual art
Mindy Lang and Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union Saskia Bos
Leslie Hewitt, honoree, emerging talent and Cooper Union School of Art alumna
Ina Saltz and Seymour Chwast
Lauren Buys, Terry J. Lundgren, honoree, urban citizenship, Cooper Union President George Campbell, Jr., E. Blake Moore, Jr, Cooper Union Trustee Cindy Weiler
Jean Oei, Thom Mayne, honoree, The Lafayette Medal, Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union Anthony Vidler
Clo Cohen, dinner chair, Yoko Ono, honoree, visual art, Cooper Union Trustee Charles S. Cohen, dinner chair
Susan de Menil and Cooper Union Trustee Francois de Menil
Neal Slavin, dinner chair
Corice Canton Arman, dinner chair
Terry J. Lundgren, honoree, urban citizenship and Lauren Buys
Cooper Union Trustee Charles S. Cohen, dinner chair, and Cesar Pelli, honoree, architecture
Cooper Union Chairman, Board of Trustees Ronald Drucker, Thom Mayne, honoree, The Lafayette Medal, Cooper Union President George Campbell Jr.
Cooper Union Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ronald Drucker, Yoko Ono, honoree, visual art, Cooper Union President George Campbell Jr.


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