Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Angels and legends

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research held its signature fundraiser, the Angel Ball, at Cipriani Wall Street.
Pratt Institute held its Legends 2010, a scholarship benefit honoring fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, artist Ellsworth Kelly, and philanthropist and patron of the arts Emily Fisher Landau last Wednesday with a dinner and awards ceremony and special performance by Rosanne Cash.

Hilfiger was presented his award by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips-Van Heusen Emanuel Chirico. Kelly was presented his award by Museum of Modern Art President Emeritus Agnes Gund; and Mrs. Landau was presented her award by Director of Universal Limited Art Editions Bill Goldston.
Students attending Pratt's Legends 2010 scholarship gala
Students attending Pratt's Legends 2010 scholarship gala
Students attending Pratt's Legends 2010 scholarship gala
Rosanne Cash performing
The evening was hosted by Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte and Board of Trustees Chair Mike Pratt. Trustees Kurt Andersen and Amy Cappellazzo, and Pratt friend Marjorie Kuhn served as co-chairs.

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is the largest independent college of art and design in the northeastern United States, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the schools of architecture, art and design, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Pratt is located on 25 landscaped acres in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn and has a Manhattan campus in a renovated seven-story building on West 14th Street in Chelsea.
Carmen McCleod with Pratt alumna and artist Mickalene Thomas
Legends 2010 Honoree Tommy Hilfiger with wife Dee
Amy Phelan and John Robshaw
Pratt Trustee David O. Pratt and Jan Pratt
Legends 2010 Honoree Tommy Hilfiger with Rosemary Lois
Ellsworth Kelly accepting his Legends 2010 award
Legends 2010 Honoree Emily Fisher Landau
Recent Pratt alumni Jeff Dodd, Nina Zilka, and David J. Krause
Concetta Stewart, Dean of Pratt's School of Art and Design, with Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Acting Chair of Pratt's Fashion Design Department
Michael Pratt with Jane and David Walentas
Pratt Trustee Robert Siegel, Pratt Industrial Design Chair Steve Diskin, and Ruth Lande Shuman
Pratt students Krissa Cavouras, Eric Goud, Jean McCullum, and Sophie Peters
LaQuan Smith and Devorah Rose
Pratt Trustee James D. Kuhn, Joey Kuhn, and Legends 2010 Co-Chair Marjorie Kuhn
Legends 2010 Co-Chair with Marjorie Kuhn, Jennifer Goodkind, and Susan Barron Trenk
Agnes Gund, Legends 2010 Honoree Ellsworth Kelly, and Jo Carole Lauder
Bill Goldston, Joni Weyl, and Sidney Felsen
Legends 2010 Co-Chairs Amy Cappellazzo, Kurt Andersen, and Marjorie Kuhn
Legends 2010 Honoree Ellsworth Kelly
Pratt Trustee Juliana Terian Gilbert, Bruce Gilbert, and Jenny Hilfiger
Martine and Prosper Assouline with Dee Hilfiger
Mark and Susan Stumer with Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte
Last week at Cipriani Wall Street Denise Rich hosted the 2010 Angel Ball to benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. They honored four outstanding individuals for their commitment and dedication to the fight against cancer: the lead guitarist of U2, The Edge and his wife, director, choreographer and dancer Morleigh Steinberg; COTY, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bernd Beetz; and Sean Parker, Managing Partner of the Founder’s Fund and creator of online music sharing site Napster and Facebook Causes. Entertainment Tonight correspondent Samantha Harris served as the emcee for this year’s Gala.

Rich founded Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research 14 years ago in memory of her daughter Gabrielle, who imparted a dying wish to raise funds for those who are suffering before she passed away at age 27 from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). To date, Rich’s Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $13 million to cutting-edge medical researchers in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers.
Lorraine Schwartz and friends
Each year, Denise Rich hosts this signature fundraiser for the Foundation called the Angel Ball. Through the event, A-listers and business leaders donate millions to the cause, making it one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support to blood cancer researchers. This year was no different.
Brinah and Brooke Milstein
Romero Britto and Sabina Forbes II
Donald and Robin Toresco
Ivana Trump
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Nimer
Richard Kilstock and Daniella Rich Kilstock
DJ Cassidy
Josh Groban and Sam Moore
Denise Rich, Bernd Beetz, and Carmindy
Monyetta Shaw and Ne-Yo
High Voltage
Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca
Denise Rich and Samantha Harris
Jan and Mike Zimet
Morleigh Steinberg and The Edge
Rachel and Michael Heller
Bernd Beetz and Carmindy
Kim Kardashian
Rosie Perez
Cindy Guyer
Sean Parker
Ilona rich Schachter, Daniella Rich Kilstock, and Denise Rich
Anthony Kennedy Shriver
Alyssa Miller
Michele Herbert
Victoria Silvstedt
Marty Richards and Romero Britto
Morleigh Steinberg and The Edge
Frank and Michelle Rella
Denise Rich and Bernd Beetz
Anya and Gallina Novikov
Marcy and Michael Warren
Jacob the Jeweler with friends
The Edge and Sam Moore
Gail and Howard Sobel
Nikki Haskell and Bonnie Pfeiffer
Krista Justiss and Mark Linn Baker
Rod and Judy Gilbert
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley
Inez Weinstein
Denise Rich and Michelle Rella
Bernd Beetz, Katharina Harf, and Vera Wang
Ian and Crystal Behar
Steve Boxer and friend
Bob Roberts and Larry Rosenthal
Alexa Winner and Russell Simmons
Fountain House, the world’s leading provider of rehabilitation services for men, women, and young adults living with major mental illness, held its third annual Fall Fête also last Wednesday night. 

The event Chairs were: Byrdie Bell, Sarah and Jeremy Goldstein, Jennifer and Erik Oken, Lil Phillips, Madeleine Potvin, Elizabeth Pyne, Katie Tozer, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and Katie Zorn. Vice Chairs were: Kate and Chris Allen, Anne and George Baker, Phoebe Booth, Mark Bryant, Kathleen and Reha Kocatas, Tatiana and Thorne Perkin, Frances Schultz and Tim Whealon. The cocktail reception was sponsored by Fendi and held in their Fifth Avenue location followed by dinner and dancing at The Racquet and Tennis Club. Judith Ripka provided a jewelry bar and raffle prizes at the dinner.
Kenneth Dudek with Co-Chairs
The success of Fountain House lies in its positive and comprehensive approach to recovery. It focuses on members’ strengths, abilities, hopes, and dreams, rather than weaknesses or disabilities. Fountain House believes that every person with mental illness has the potential to succeed and can do so with community support. For 1,300 people annually, they provide support in finding a home, returning to school, re-entering the workplace, and re-establishing connections to family, friends, and the larger community. The Fountain House model has been replicated in more than 400 locations in 30 countries and 32 states, serving more than 55,000 people with mental illness worldwide.
Elizabeth Pyne and John Royall
Nicole and Keith Cunningham
Susan and Hank Sandlass
Chrissy Gafney and Alexandra Steel
Sunny Biasi, Duane Biasi, and Sarah Goldstein
Eliza Gaede, Tessa Myers, Jeremy Goldstein, and Kelly Robson
Michael Dorrian and Amanda Essex
Madeleine Potvin and Allison Tarris
Peter Davis and Sarah Howard
Lindsay and Michael Bracken
Minnie Mortimer
Mark Gilbertson and Alexandra Lind Rose
Stacy Van Praagh and Tatiana Perkin
Kathleen Kocatas, Tim Whealon, and Jennifer Oken
Byrdie Bell, Sarah Howard, and Katie Zorn
Robby Mountain and Christy Richardson
Alex Moeckel and Julia Vandersloot
Katie Tozer and Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
Kate Allen and Vaughn Dorrian
Anthea Arff-Petterden, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, and Line Vagsmyr
Stewart Manger with Laura and Ben Harris
Guy Emile Harley and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech
Lucy Phillips and Bo Phillips
Alexander Saint with Amand and Palmer O'Sullivan
Andy and Kate Bellin
Bryce VanElswyk and Aila Main
Julia Collier
Phoebe Gubelmann and Tantivy Bostwick
Lauren Duff and Bill Manger
Liz Fagan Herman, Lil Phillips, and Leslie Heaney
Mark Bryant and Jillian Dean
Photographs by Rob Rich (Angel Ball); Kevin Wick (Pratt).
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