Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Fall Party Scene

The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Gucci Host the Fall Party at
The Four Seasons Restaurant.
Last Tuesday, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) Associates Committee and Gucci hosted the annual Fall Party at the Four Seasons Restaurant. The evening was co-hosted by Amber Heard and Dree Hemingway. Co-chairs were Allison Aston, Veronica Swanson Beard, Ferrebee Taiube, and Eleanor Ylvisaker. Vice-chairs were Shoshanna Gruss, Dara O’Hara, and Claudia Overstrom.

More than 360 guests were welcomed in the poolroom by Associates Chairman Lisa Errico. There was an auction conducted by Eliza Osborne of Sotheby’s of exotic getaways and exclusive packages. Following dinner, guests hit the dance floor and danced until the late hours to the music of DJ Jus Ske.
They raised $340,000 for the Society’s Pediatric Family Housing Endowment, which pays for overnight stays when children and their families come from out of town for treatment at MKSCC’s Department of Pediatrics, and are unable to afford this expensive themselves. In the past year, approximately 225 pediatric patients and their families were accommodated for over 1000 nights in New York City through this endowment. The program allows children the comfort and support of being close to their family while receiving cancer treatment, which can require them to be in New York for weeks, even months, at a time.

For more information visit: www.thesocietyofmskcc.org.
Alexis Clark and Alina Cho
Amber Heard and Tasya Vanree
Dr. Annette Rickel
Bart Scott and Starr Scott
Alexandra Lind Rose
Allison Aston, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Ferebee Taube, and Veronica Swanson Beard
Maria Villalba
Alexia Ryan
Bettina Mirsepahi
Bronson Van Wyck, Lauren Remington Platt, and Andrew Frye
Claiborne Swanson Frank and Chessy Wilson
Byrdie Bell, Derek Blasberg, Jen Brill, and Dani Stahl
Dree Hemingway
Eleanora Kennedy
Juliet Baubigny and Amy Griffin
Claudia Overstrom
Christina Smith
Dorrit Morley and Mary Snow
Harry and Jill Kargman
Caroline Dean and Mark Gilbertson
Graziano de Boni
Lisa Errico and Claudia Overstrom
Dani Stahl
Eliza Osborne
Lenora Klein, Tim Campbell, and Sheila Cirillo
Lydia Fenet and Lara Meiland Shaw
George Getz, Kate and Chris Allen, and Kate Pickett
Natalie Leeds Leventhal, Alvin Valley, Beth Amarosi, and Jim Brodsky
Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton
Melissa Hawks and Kate Maloney
Heather Leeds
Jen Brill
Julie Macklowe
Jill Roosevelt
Mary and Ian Snow
Marcie Pantzer
Kate Doerge
Dr. Lisa Airan
Dr. Robert Grant and Alison Minton
Lauren Remington Platt
Marnie Worth, Blair Husain, and Chiara Edmands
Christina Cuomo and friend
Patrizio di Marco and Amber Heard
Shoshanna Gruss and Ann Grauso
Stephanie LaCava
Valerie Boster
Vivienne Strauchen
Hillary Hogan and friend
Veronica Beard and George Getz
Sylvana Durrett and Amy LaRocca
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), the world’s first child protection agency, honored Vice Chairman of Lazard, Steven J. Golub, and Emmy-award winning journalist and Dateline NBC correspondent, Chris Hansen at its 2010 Gala on last Thursday night at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

Mr. Hansen was honored with the Strength of Our Society Award for his groundbreaking investigative reporting into on-line child predators. Emmy-award winning journalist and Inside Edition host Deborah Norville was emcee, and Grammy nominated singer Sophie B Hawkins, best known for her best selling singles -- As I Lay Me Down and Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover performed.
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's 2010 Gala at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.
Mary Joan Hansen, David Stack, Deborah Norville, Sophie B Hawkins, Chris Hansen, Mary Polido, Steven Golub
Mary Joan Hansen, David Stack, Deborah Norville, Sophie B Hawkins, Chris Hansen, Mary Polido, and Steven Golub
Among those attending: Steven J. Golub (honoree), Chris Hansen (Strength of Our Society Award honoree), Amanda and Neil Friedman (Gala Chairman), Karl Wellner, Paul M. Meister (Gala Chairman), Jacquie and Jerry Storch (Gala Chairmen), James H. Quigley (Gala Chairman), Sophie B. Hawkins (Singer), Thomas Meehan (Tony® Award Winning Writer; Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), Nicole Lapin (CNBC Correspondent), Judge Mathis, Elizabeth E. Bartlett, Amanda and Peter Espy, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pepe Fanjul, Ara and Rachel Hovnanian, the Honorable Joseph M. Lauria, Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., Tatiana and Thorne Perkin, Debbie and Jeff Rothschild, Elissa and Frank Sommerfield, Mr. and Mrs. M. David Sherrill.
Bruce Fisher, Mary Beth Gustafsson
Bruce Fisher and Mary Beth Gustafsson
Faye Golub, Steven Golub, Roger Golub
Faye, Steven, and Roger Golub
Douglas Dietrich, Julie Dietrich
Douglas and Julie Dietrich
Matt Semino, Linette Semino
Matt and Linette Semino
Lorna Haughgon, Jacqueline Vong, Marisa Marionakis
Lorna Haughgon, Jacqueline Vong, and Marisa Marionakis
Donna Muscari, Joe Muscari
Donna and Joe Muscari
Benjamin Winter, Susan Winter
Benjamin and Susan Winter
? Gaston, Sophie B Hawkins
Ms. Gaston and Sophie B Hawkins
Thomas Meehan, Carolyn Meehan
Thomas and Carolyn Meehan
Betsy Bartlett, Jones Yorke
Betsy Bartlett and Jones Yorke
Michael Belsky, Theo Belsky
Michael and Theo Belsky
Kara Young, ? Georgiopoulis
Kara Young and Georgiopoulis
Chani Todd, John Churchill
Chani Todd and John Churchill
Chris Hansen, Mary Joan Hansen
Chris and Mary Joan Hansen
Mary Pulido, Rob Arango
Mary Pulido and Rob Arango
Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen
Bhavana Smith
Bhavana Smith
David Stack
David Stack
Ashley Staats. Davin Staats
Ashley and Davin Staats
Peter Espy, Lincoln Frank
Peter Espy and Lincoln Frank
Henry Topping, Whitney Topping
Henry and Whitney Topping
Elissa Lumley, Mario Lacouture
Elissa Lumley and Mario Lacouture
Sophie B Hawkins
Sophie B Hawkins
Tatiana Perkin, Amy Gerry
Tatiana Perkin and Amy Gerry
Last Wednesday night Christina and Cary Potter hosted a cocktail reception for AmeriCares at the home of Alex Lari. The reception featured a presentation by AmeriCares president and CEO Curtis R. Welling who has directed the organization’s response to dozens of emergencies including the cholera outbreak in Haiti, devastating flooding in Pakistan, the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the Gulf Coast oil spill, hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asia tsunami.

During the reception, Welling announced that AmeriCares had, since its founding in 1982, delivered and distributed more than $10 billion in medical assistance to 147 countries, including the United States.

AmeriCares vision is to help many more people live longer, healthier lives through its global health and disaster relief programs. The organizations medical gift-in-kind model enables pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers to donate essential products that are delivered and distributed to a network of more than 2500 hospitals, clinics and community health organizations, improving access to medicines for millions of people around the world.

Guests and supporters attending included: Patrick Durkin, Bill and Cory Laverack, Elizabeth and Jay Chandler, Joe Merrill, Darryl Tookes, Wendy Reyes, Jack Radgowski, Tim O’Hara, Curt and Angel Schade, Barbara de Portago, Michele Gerber Klein, Tom Brown, Elizabeth Kabler, John Bradley, Clare Potter, Jennifer Potter, Marianna Kulukundis, Liliana Cavendish, Cindy Guyer, Lisa Jackson, Brad Davis, Katie Welling and Dr. Frank Bia, Sophie Stenbeck, Steven Weisman.

For more information on AmeriCares visit www.americares.org.
Curtis R. Welling, Katie Welling, Tom Brown
Curtis R. Welling, Katie Welling, and Tom Brown
Darryl Cookes, Joe Merril
Darryl Tookes and Joe Merril
Curtis R. Welling, Alex Lari
Curtis R. Welling and Alex Lari
Shawn Emamjomeh, Christina Potter, Cary Potter
Shawn Emamjomeh, Christina Potter, and Cary Potter
Emil Henry, Bill Laverack
Emil Henry and Bill Laverack
Victor Wyman, Liliana Cavendish
Victor Wyman and Liliana Cavendish
Elizabeth Spencer, Elizabeth Chandler, Jay Chandler
Elizabeth Spencer, and Elizabeth and Jay Chandler
Claire Potter, Tom Brown, Jennifer Potter
Jennifer Potter, Tom Brown, and Clare Potter
Dr. Frank Bia, Curd Schade
Dr. Frank Bia and Curd Schade
Samir Tahan
Samir Tahan
Hemali Ajmera
Hemali Ajmera
Marianna Kalukundis
Marianna Kalukundis
Cory Laverack, Angel Schade
Cory Laverack and Angel Schade
Barbara De Portago, Alex Lari, Michele Gerber-Klein
Barbara De Portago, Alex Lari, and Michele Gerber-Klein
Matt Semino, Linette Semino
Matt and Linette Semino
Jim Freeman, Sonomi Yamada
Jim Freeman and Sonomi Yamada
Sophie Stenbeck, Christina Potter
Sophie Stenbeck and Christina Potter
Melissa Woolford, Patrick Durkin
Melissa Woolford and Patrick Durkin
Joyce May
Joyce May
Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson
Two Wednesdays ago, on November 10th, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) held its annual Raising the Stakes at Capitale located at 130 Bowery in New York City. Proceeds from this exciting and fun-filled evening will help PDF continue its vital work of funding promising scientific research.

300 guests enjoyed a evening of playing various casino games, a delicious buffet dinner, live music and dancing and a chance to win exciting prizes contributed by Bose, Macy’s, Dyson, Keurig, The Daily Show, Steve Madden, the New York Knicks and the New York Sports Club.
Event Co-Chairs were Jose Cruz, Peter Dorn, Dan Spanton, Amy Sole and Jeffrey Zygler. Mr. Cruz summed up his commitment to the cause: “My involvement stems from the fact that my grandmother has Parkinson’s. I see what she goes through every day and wanted to help her and others by contributing time and energy to PDF. I think this event is a great way to raise money for a fantastic organization that helps so many people.”

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. Created by William Black, the founder of Chock Full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business.
Lauren Rand, Elyssa Sabloff, Erin Steinberg, Randi Neihaus, Paul Massie, Alana Salzberg, Genna Farber
Lauren Rand, Elyssa Sabloff, Erin Steinberg, Randi Neihaus, Paul Massie, Alana Salzberg, and Genna Farber
PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease. PDF is working for nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and care partners through educational programs and support services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $85 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world.

For information on the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, please visit www.pdf.org.
Drew Kraatz, David Song, Kyle Spidle and Leslia Intoppa
Drew Kraatz, David Song, Kyle Spidle, and Leslia Intoppa
Erica Capello, Dianne Oplinger, Amy Sole
Erica Capello, Dianne Oplinger, and Amy Sole
Gene Gurkoff and Robin Elliott
Gene Gurkoff and Robin Elliott
Eliane Dweck and Jose Cruz
Eliane Dweck and Jose Cruz
Daniel Schiffman, Nancy Ozelli
Daniel Schiffman and Nancy Ozelli

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (MSKCC)
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