Kingly Pursuits and Magical Evenings

Mr. and Mrs. Mardsen Cason, Mrs. Raymond Kelly, Mrs. Buzz Aldrin, Mr. Rick Friedberg, Mrs. Francine Le Frak-Friedberg, and Mr. and Mrs. John Carrington
We’re six months late on this but better late than never. Last June 25 in France at the Palace of the Sun King, Versailles, the American Friends of Versailles held Le Grand Bal des Topiaires under the “high patronage” of Madame Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. The event was a “Benefit Extraordinaire” for the restoration of the Magical Pavillon Frais.
Chateau de Versailles
Cristina de Voguë, Bertrand du Vignaud, Pietro Meschi, Mrs. Pilar Molyneux, and Mr. Juan Pablo Molyneux
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marsh, Mr. Coley Kellogg, Miss C.C. Kellogg, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Kellogg, and Mr. and Mrs. David R. Hamilton
Honorary Chairmen of the American Friends board of directors are The Honorable and Mrs. Henry A. Kissinger, the Honorable and Mrs. Howard Leach, the Honorable and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn, S. E. l’Ambassadeur de France et Madame Francois Bujon de l’Estang, Monsieur Jean-Jacques Aillagon, President, Chateau de Versailles, Baro et Baronne Roland de l’Espee, Le Vicomte de Rohan. Mrs. David Hamilton is the founder and President of American Friends of Versailles.
Mr. and Mrs. James Bay
Mrs. Buzz Aldrin, Mrs. David R. Hamilton, and Mr. Patrick Callahan
Mrs. Benno Graziani and Madame Caroline Sarkozy-Fournier
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Callahan
Mrs. Pablo de Edwards, Mrs. David B. Horn, Mrs. David R. Hamilton, and Mrs. Bonnie Deutsch
Mrs. Bonnie Deutsch, Mr. Joseph Kinnibrew, and Mrs. David B. Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Galvin
Mrs. Charles Brandes
Mr. Todd Hassen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hassen, and Mr. Tyler Hassen
Mrs. Charles F. Nadler
Mr. Colin Eckles, Miss Alexis Tobin, Mrs. David R. Hamilton, and Mr. Steven Rockefeller, Jr.
Mrs. Maria Manetti Farrow
Mr. and Mrs. Ducan Goldie-Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. William Hood, Mr. Tyler Hood, and Miss Seide Ouch
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Horn
Madame Nicole Salinger and Mr. Christopher Walling
Mr. Jay Krehbiel and Mademoiselle Ondine de Rothschild
Monsieur Arnaud de Minvielle and Madame Anne-Marie de Ganay
Vicomte de Rohan and Mrs. Frederick Krehbiel
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rollins
Vera Wang and Angela Chen
Mr. and Mrs. William Maroney
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation hosted its annual "A Magical Evening Gala" at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway and 45th Street this past Wednesday. This years gala honored IBM with the Visionary Leadership Award, being accepted by Dr. John E. Kelly, III, Senior VP and Director of Research. Additionally, the Dana Reeve HOPE Award was presented to Marsha Williams, and the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award was presented to the Gonzalez-Bunster family.
Matthew Reeve with The Gonzalez-Bunster Family
The Gonzalez-Bunster family
The Starlight Orchestra
The dessert
The dancing ...
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Miss USA Rima Fakih
Jennifer Williams
Mary Alice Stephenson
Jesse Ruben and Zack Weinstein
Helena Helaine, Geoffrey Bradfield, and Lauren Day Roberts
Jesse Ruben
Caronlina Gonzalez-Bunster and Luis Gonzalez
Francine LeFrak, Christina Carlino, and Rick Friedberg
Jesse Billauer
Percy Gibson and Joan Collins
Jennifer Williams, Shontelle, and Selita Ebanks
Francine LeFrak and Christine Quinn
Francine LeFrak and Joan Collins
John Demsey and Jane Larkworthy
Bob Balaban
Lauren Day Roberts and Chie Imai
Rick Friedberg, Calab Kambsu, and John Demsey
Will Reeve and Marsha Garces Williams
Zelda Williams, Marsha Garces Williams, and Cody Wiilliams
Mary Alice Stephenson and Selita Ebanks
Jeffrey Costello, Selita Ebanks, and Robert Tagliapietra
Alexandra Reeve Givens and Garren Givens
Starlight Orchestra leader
Alexandra Reeve Givens and Dr. John E. Kelly
Hunt Slonem, Nicole Sexton, and Miss USA Rima Fakih
Alan T. Brown
A week ago Tuesday, 270 guests attended The American Folk Art Museum Fall Benefit Gala at the Tribeca Rooftop (Two Desbrosses Street, New York City) including dinner, awards, auction and dancing. The museum recognized Advocates For The Arts and honored individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts and culture around the globe. The Gala raised over $750,000.

The 2011 Advocates For The Arts were: Los Angeles philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale, contemporary art collectors Edythe and Eli Broad, one of America’s foremost interior designers Mario Buatta, the Cairo-based Orientalist art collector based Shafik Gabr, philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, philanthropist Latifa Kosta, and artist, Kiki Smith. The honorees reflect the American Folk Art Museum chairman Laura Parsons’ instructions that the recipients represent diversity.
Bloomingdale Family
The Bloomingdale family
Guests that attended The American Folk Art Gala included: Louise B. and Edgar M. Cullman, Lucy and Mike Danziger, Jerry Lauren, Petra and Stephen Levin, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Berry Bloomingdale and Stephen Keller, Justine and Robert Bloomingdale, Polly Bloomingdale, Commissioner Kate Levin, Jackie Weld and Rod Drake, Emily Frick, Georgette Mosbacher, Robert and Marjorie Hirschhorn, Alexander Kennedy, Leslie Keno, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy, Wendy and Stephen Lash, Anne Nixon, Anges E. Nixon, Carl Katz, Darren Walker, Jean and Marton Shafiroff, and Carlo Tunioli.

The Gala Chairs were Yaz and Valentin Hernandez with Laura and Dick Parsons.
Allan Katz, Penny Katz, Lisa Butler, ?
Allan Katz, Penny Katz, Lisa Butler, and Guest
Latifa Kosta, Cathy Hardwick
Latifa Kosta and Cathy Hardwick
Jenny Lauren, Jerry Lauren
Jenny Lauren and Jerry Lauren
Cathy Hardwick, Shafik Gabr, Eleanora Lauren, Yaz Hernandez, Latifa Kosta
Cathy Hardwick, Shafik Gabr, Eleanora Lauren, Yaz Hernandez, and Latifa Kosta
Shafik Gabr, Richard Parsons, Gigi Gabr
Shafik Gabr, Richard Parsons, and Gigi Gabr
Tom Shiah, Jackie Weld Drake
Tom Shiah and Jackie Weld Drake
Polly Bloomingdale, Justine Bloomingdale
Polly and Justine Bloomingdale
Shafik Gabr, group
Shafik Gabr and group
Cathy Hardwick, Latifa Kosta, Mario Buatta
Cathy Hardwick, Latifa Kosta, and Mario Buatta
Kim Hartswick, Kiki Smith
Kim Hartswick and Kiki Smith
Sheila Johnson, Richard Parsons
Sheila Johnson and Richard Parsons
Petra Levin, Valentin Hernandez, Patti Roberts
Petra Levin, Valentin Hernandez, and Patti Roberts
Kendra Daniel, Allan Daniel, Sara Berger
Kendra and Allan Daniel, and Sara Berger
Eleanora Kennedy, Michael Kennedy
Eleanora and Michael Kennedy
Betsy Bloomingdale, Robert Bloomingdale
Betsy and Robert Bloomingdale
Penny Frick, Edgar Cullman
Penny Frick and Edgar Cullman
Lisa Butler, ?
Lisa Butler and Guest
Joyce Cowin, Jan Willem van Bergen Henegouwen, Phyllis Kossoff
Joyce Cowin, Jan Willem van Bergen Henegouwen, and Phyllis Kossoff
Laura Parsons, Richard Parsons, Yaz Hernandez, Valentin Hernandez
Laura and Richard Parsons, and Yaz and Valentin Hernandez
Berry Bloomingdale, Betsy Bloomingdale, Hayley Bloomingdale, Polly Bloomingdale, Justine Bloomingdale
Berry, Betsy, Hayley, Polly, and Justine Bloomingdale
Betsy Bloomingdale, Georgette Mosbacher
Betsy Bloomingdale and Georgette Mosbacher
Lucy Danziger, Betsy Bloomingdale
Lucy Danziger and Betsy Bloomingdale
Jean Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff
Kiki Smith
Kiki Smith
The New York Junior League hosted its 12th annual auction on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Sotheby’s Auction House. The fall fete-themed auction, one of the NYJL’s largest fundraisers, generated vital funding for NYJL’s charitable activities – including signature program's like the playground improvement project. This year’s playground, Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side, marks the 20th playground restoration the NYJL has undertaken.

Over 600 guests attended the gilded evening which consisted of fabulous live and silent auctions, cocktails and dancing. With over 150 silent auction items and 10 live auction packages, coveted items included American Ballet Theater passes; a New York Giants fan pack with field passes to the New York Giants /Philadelphia Eagles game; David Yurman jewelry; Saturday Night Live tickets; a Miami getaway; a private party at the Cynthia Rowley store; a seven-night Caribbean vacation; and three nights at the Las Ventanas Al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico. 
2011 Outstanding Sustainers Deane Allen Gilliam and Diann Rohde and the Outstanding Volunteers Shari Elizabeth Aser, Desiree Fish, Suzanne Elizabeth Manning, Laura D. Matiz, and Caroline Tyburczy
Jin Joshi admiring some of the artwork up for auction
Committee Co-Chairs Lori Silverstein, Elena Pavloff, and Josette Winograd
Committee Members April Doktor, Mary Bruhn, Sara Aiello, Jin Joshi, Casey Cammatte, Katie Steckler, and Cynthia Greenberg
Nicole Manrodt, Katie Lindquist, and Chelsea Vukelic
Heidi Michitsch
Fall Fete attendees
Live Auction Bidding

Photographs by Rob Rich (Reeve Foundation)
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