|The Cancer Research Institute's 28th Annual “Through the Kitchen” Dinner at the Four Seasons.|
|Last Sunday night the Cancer Research Institute held its 28th Annual “Through the Kitchen” Dinner at the Four Seasons. This is the only charity event in New York where guests are invited to walk through a great restaurant’s legendary kitchen and help themselves to whatever their little hearts (probably with eyes bigger than their stomachs) desire.
The evening benefits the Irvington Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute, a non-profit organization that is advancing the next wave in cancer treatment with a new class of therapies, such as cancer vaccines that harness the immune system’s natural ability to target and eliminate cancer and prevent its recurrence.
|They had a huge turnout evening including our Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Diana Taylor, Deputy Mayor Patty Harris, Chancellor Joel Klein, Nicole Seligman, Commissioner Ray Kelly, Veronica Kelly, former NY Comptroller Carl McCall and Joyce Brown, former NY Governor George Pataki and Libby Pataki, Charles Gargano, Prince Palden Namgyal, Lynn, Lady de Rothschild; Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Peter Duchin, Gillian Miniter, Cy and Peggy Vance, Leonard and Allison Stern, Zarin Mehta, Laurie Tisch, Lally Weymouth, Kenneth and Elaine Langone, Thierry Despont, Carol and Earle Mack, Liz and Jeff Peek, Rand Araskog, Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Amelia Ogunlesi, Adebayo Ogunlesi, Marlene Hess and James Zirin, Mrs. Stephen M. Kellen, Ronnie Heyman, Richard Ziegelasch, Ashley Leeds, Christopher Harland. Event Chairs were Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg, Christine and John Fitzgibbons, Lee and Jamie Niven, and Margaret and Andrew Paul, and founding chairs were Lauren and John Veronis.|
|The Mann Foundation held its 5th Annual Mann of the Year Awards, an event honoring the prominent men and women from Wall Street, Real Estate, and Fashion. The Mann of the Year Awards, as they are called, in honor of founder, publisher Jeff Mann, pay tribute to individuals who go out of their way to provide excellent service to clients as well as the community.
This year the Awards were held at Cipriani 42nd Street.
|ESPN SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn was the presenter having received the prestigious Woman of the Year at last year’s gala. Honored were award winning NBC journalist Dawn Fratangelo as “Women in the Year; Dr. Larry Rosenthal, The Rosenthal Apa Group as “New Yorker of the Year”; Mann of the Year Awards also went to Bruce Gomberg of Amper, Politziner & Mattia for Apparel; Cory G. Zelnik of Zelnik & Company LLC for Commercial Real Estate; Investment Management Group, at Schulte, Roth & Zebel LLP and R. Douglas Rice of R.D. Rice for Residential Real Estate.
|As always, the gala benefited the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Mount Sinai. With much support from friends and family The Mann Foundation believes that a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease is on the horizon. Together with the ADRC, the Mann Foundation hopes to one day find a cure for the devastating disease which took the life of Mr. Mann’s mother, Marion Mann.|
|This past Saturday, on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Maria Snyder, former model now fashion designer and eco-pioneer, debuted her Eco Boys and Girls in an eco-friendly art installation and animated educational film at the Liberty Science Center.
The event began with a ferry ride across the Hudson for her guests – parents and children including Helena Christensen and son Mingus and Kelly Killoren Bensimon and daughter Sea, to Liberty State Park.
Dr. Emlyn Koster, president and CEO of the Liberty Science Center, along with Lisa Jackson, Chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EP), welcomed guests. Dr. Noel J. Brown, Founder of Friends of the United Nations (FOTUN), endorsed the Eco Boys and Girls as the Millennium Kids and the youngest Members of the United Nations. John I. Wilson, Executive Director of the National Education Association (NEA), approved a partnership with the Eco Boys and Girls to create curriculum for classrooms across the nation.
Eco Boys and Girls was created by Maria to encourage children to take ownership of the planet. The characters she created include Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray Recycle, and Sammy Sun. All were on hand to teach messages of love, peace and environmental awareness during the fun filled adventure for children.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com|