Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We Are Family

The scene at Cartier for a kick-off party for the French Heritage Society.
The younger set first gathered at Tiffany’s for cocktails on the fourth floor, which was followed by dinner and dancing to D.J. Ray Jarrell’s swinging music at the 21 Club. The benefit raised $110,000 for the many important programs run by Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the 116-year-old Upper East Side human services provider.
Barbara Regna, Kirk Ressler, Diana Quasha, and Peter Regna
Blakely Griggs and Cindy Ketchum
Christopher Spitzmiller
Michael and Brent Winston
Doug Steinbrech, Amy Hoadley, and Mark Gilbertson
Kathy Prounis and John Truex
Richard Lambertson and John Truex
Margot Takian and Mary Van Pelt
Caroline Coleman and Jaime Heijman
Frederica and Leigh Lauder
Kathy Prounis and Jaime Heijman
Vicky Ward, Mary Snow, and Whitney Douglass
Charles and McDowell Winn
Ian Snow and Whitney Douglass
Jackie and Chris Keber
Harry Davison and Marilyn Farham
Sue Chalom and Geoffrey Bradfield
Katie and Michael Evans
Melanie Holland, Amy Hoadley, and Marina Killery
Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalobos
Lorne Weil, Kathy Angele, and Farah and Karl Roessner
Luke Parker Bowles and Jeff Sharp
P. Allen Smith and Lindsey Harper
Valerie Lettan, Gloria Fieldcamp, Francisco Ballistar, and Evelyn Thompkins
Lee and Wendy Chaikin
Warren Scharf and Diana Quasha
Susan and Hunter Cushing
Last Tuesday night, a week ago, Cartier hosted a cocktail reception to honor French Heritage Society at its Fifth Avenue Cartier Mansion. The event celebrated the work and dedication of it's 3rd Annual Gala Co-chairs, CeCe Black, Jean Shafiroff and Margo Langenberg.
Tori Ross, Whitney Wolfe, Robert McKenna, Tiffany McKenna, and Alexandra Pappas
Whitney Wolfe, Michele Gerber-Klein, Yvonne Burke, and CeCe Black
The Gala will take place on November 16th and will honor Chef Ariane Daguin. This Gala comes in anticipation of the French Heritage Society's 30th Anniversary, which will inlcude a cutural trip through Gascony culminating in a spectacular Gala Dinner and Ball and fireworks finale at the Chateau de Fontainebleau.
Jean Shafiroff, Margo Langenberg, CeCe Black, and Elizabeth Stribling
Barbara Regna, Peter Regna, Bill Schlight, and Cheri Kaufman
Ariane Daguin, Elizabeth Stribling, Odile de Schietere-Longchampt, and George Sape
Elizabeth Stribling and Anthony Ledru
Guy Robinson and Elizabeth Stribling
Marc de Gontaut Biron and Countess Elisabeth de Kergorlay
Jonathan Mortenson and Caroline Holden
The Feminist Press at The City University of New York celebrated their 40th Annual Gala on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The night had 390 guests and raised $300,000.

The night’s honorees included Filmmaker Mira Nair, Artist Sandra Levine, Attorney and Activist Rebecca Seawright and Scientist Nancy Wexler. Special guests included Uma Thurman, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and performance artist Karen Finley.

In addition, there was a special presentation honoring Forty Feminists under 40 including Tony nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl, Shira Koch Epstein, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Worker’s Alliance Bhairavi Desai and Christie’s Lydia Fenet.

The Gala benefits The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, the oldest continuing women’s publisher in the world.  
Board Member Helene Goldfarb, Executive Director Gloria Jacobs, Honoree Sandra Levine, and NYC Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Author and 40 under 40 honoree Tayari Jones
Commissioner and Chair of the NYC Commission on Human Rights Patricia Gatling, Honoree Rebecca Seawright, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, and Maggie Goldstein
Senior Vice President, Christie's, Lydia Fenet, Uma Thurman and Mira Nair during Auction
Former Board Members Dorothy Helly, Maxine McCants, and Publisher Emerita Florence Howe
Uma Thurman Presenting to Mira Nair
Mira Nair
Jay Hershenson, Bradley Hershenson, Haley Hershenson, Rebecca Seawright, Susan Seawright, and Connie Seawright
Last Wednesday noontime at the Waldorf=Astoria, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation held its Symposium and Annual Awards Luncheon where $33 million in grants were awarded to 172 deserving scientists from the very best medical research centers across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. More than 1000 guests attended and they helped raise nearly $2 million.

Since its inception in 1993, founded by Evelyn Lauder, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has raised nearly $300 million to support the most advanced and promsing breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime.
Evelyn Lauder, Pierce Brosnan, Kay Krill, Katharine Rayner & Anne Bass
Evelyn Lauder, Pierce Brosnan, Kay Krill, Katharine Rayner, and Anne Bass
The morning began with an enlightening Symposium discussing anti-hormone therapy and recent advances in this important avenue of breast cancer treatment that works by interfering with the dependence of many breast tumors on estrogen. Panelists included Alan Angela Hartley Brodie, PhD, University of Maryland; Nancy E. Davidson, MD, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Peter Greenwald, MD, Dr. PH, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Larry Norton, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; BCRF Scientific Director; and moderated by Clifford Hudis, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Chairman, BCRF Scientific Advisory Committee.
President Clinton President Clinton
President Clinton opened the BCRF Awards Luncheon
Immediately following, President Clinton opened the BCRF Awards Luncheon, which recognized the renowned researchers BCRF supports. The Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence honored Angela Hartley Brodie, PHD, of the University of Maryland, in recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments and the inaugural Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award was presented to Judy Craymer, producer of MAMMA MIA!, for her commitment to raising awareness of breast cancer around the globe and lifesaving funds for research. The Humanitarian Award was presented by actor Pierce Brosnan.
Perri Peltz, Danielle Ganek & Gigi Mortimer
Perri Peltz, Danielle Ganek, and Gigi Mortimer
Alex Robertson & Lizzie Tisch
Alex Robertson and Lizzie Tisch
Cynthia Lufkin & Muffie Potter Aston
Cynthia Lufkin and Muffie Potter Aston
Evelyn Lauder
Evelyn Lauder
Stephanie Ginsberg & Kinga Lampert
Stephanie Ginsberg and Kinga Lampert
Amy Fine Collins & Dana Stubgen
Amy Fine Collins and Dana Stubgen
Grace Meigher & Rochelle Hirsch
Grace Meigher and Rochelle Hirsch
Roz Goldstein
Roz Goldstein
Tommy & Dee Hilfiger
Tommy and Dee Hilfiger
Denise LeFrak
Denise LeFrak
Jamee Gregory, Audrey Gruss & Anne Eisenhower Flottl
Jamee Gregory, Audrey Gruss, and Anne Eisenhower Flottl
Virginie Bos & Sara Nestor
Virginie Bos and Sara Nestor
Elisha Daniels & Kelley Doyle
Elisha Daniels and Kelley Doyle
Pierce Brosnan, Judy Craymer, Evelyn Lauder & Myra Biblowit
Pierce Brosnan, Judy Craymer, Evelyn Lauder, and Myra Biblowit
Jane Hudis
Jane Hudis
Renee Bross Steinberg
Renee Bross Steinberg
Patsy Callahan
Patsy Callahan
Sharon Sager
Sharon Sager
June Schorr & Coco Kopelman
June Schorr and Coco Kopelman
Nancy Missett & Anne Sitrick
Nancy Missett and Anne Sitrick
Pierce Brosnan & Judy Craymer
Pierce Brosnan and Judy Craymer
 Lori Kanter-Tritsch & William Lauder
Lori Kanter-Tritsch and William Lauder
Wendi & Marshall Rose
Wendi and Marshall Rose
 Jenny Paulson & Joanne deGuardiola
Jenny Paulson and Joanne deGuardiola
Caryn Zucker & Tory Burch
Caryn Zucker and Tory Burch
Pamela Fiori & Karen LeFrak
Pamela Fiori and Karen LeFrak
Carolee Friedlander & Gail Hilson
Carolee Friedlander and Gail Hilson
Jackson Browne, Nile Rodgers with CHIC and Steven Van Zandt took the stage for show-stopping performances at this year’s 8th Annual Celebration Gala for We Are Family Foundation, delighting such guests as iconic photog Bruce Weber, B52s’ Kate Pierson, actor John Shea, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and evening hosts Rosie Perez and Mo Rocca. DJ Donna D’Cruz kicked off the festivities, providing music for the cocktail reception; later, an exciting live auction brought bidders to their feet with such items as a private one-on-one with Jackson Browne and a custom handmade “Jackson Browne” Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Seduction of Spirit Six-Day Deepak Chopra Experience, a Rock ‘n Roll Winter Weekend with Kate Pierson of the B52s, a collaborative portrait with celebrated fashion photographer Bruce Weber and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band-Signed Gibson Les Paul 1958 Jr. and Tickets to the 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards.
Nile Rodgers, Dianna Cohen, Jackson Browne, Norma Ramsey, Bailey Ramsey, and Russ Ramsey
Nile Rodgers, Kate Pierson, Jackson Browne, Dianna Cohen, Rosie Perez, and Nancy Hunt
After receiving the evening’s Humanitarian Award, Jackson Browne joined Nile Rodgers and Steven Van Zandt on stage, performing a selection of fan-favorites, including “Running on Empty” and “Somebody’s Baby,” which brought guests to their feet. Afterwards, Nile Rodgers and CHIC took over, performing such iconic tunes as “Le Freak,” “Good Times” and “I’m Coming Out” before the honorees, Foundation team and guests took the stage together to close the evening with a show-stopping rendition of “We Are Family.”
Bruce Weber
Kate Pierson, Nile Rodgers, and Rosie Perez
Donna D'Cruz
Jackson Browne
Nancy Hunt
Joanna Bennett
Senator Mark Warner, Bailey Ramsey, Norma Ramsey, and Russ Ramsey
U.S. Senator Mark Warner
Steven Van Zandt and Maureen Van Zandt
U.S. Special Representative Farah Pandith
Pastor James Wuye, Nile Rodgers, and Imam Muhammad Ashafa
Steven Van Zandt, Jackson Browne, and Nile Rodgers
John Shea
Rosie Perez and Nancy Hunt
Nile Rodgers

Photographs by Andre Beckles (Feminist Press)
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