|On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's (MSKCC) Associates Committee and Gem Palace hosted the annual Fall Party at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. The glamorous evening was co-chaired by Allison Aston, Cynthia Smith, Ferebee Taube, and Eleanor Ylvisaker.
The evening included cocktails, dinner, and dancing for a high-profile crowd from the worlds of fashion, music, arts, philanthropy, and New York society. Over 350 guests were welcomed in the poolroom by Associates Chairman Lisa Errico. During dinner Dr. Richard J. O'Reilly, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center spoke to the importance of the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment's work for children cancer patients and their families. Dr. O'Reilly's speech was followed by Sotheby's auctioneer Jamie Niven leading a live pledge ask, which broke the record for an amount raised at the Associates Committee Fall Party.
|At the end of the evening the event raised over $490,000 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 renowned Department of Pediatrics and are unable to afford this expense themselves.
The Associates Committee has pledged to raise $2 million over five years for the Pediatric Family Housing Program. For more information, visit www.thesocietyofmskcc.org.
|Guests included: Angie Harmon, Nina Garcia, Charlotte Ronson, Dr. Annette Rickel, President of The Society of MSKCC, Jana Pasquel de Shapiro, Siddharth Kasliwal, Allison and Jay Aston, Cynthia Smith, Eleanor and Jon Ylvisaker, Lisa and Christopher Errico, Shoshanna and Josh Gruss, Dara and Tim O'Hara, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Muffie Potter Aston, Veronica and Jamie Beard, Hayley Bloomingdale, Tabitha Simmons, Patricia Lansing, Bara and Alex Tisch, Kimberly and Jonathan Schulof, Meredith Melling, Jamie Niven, Blair and Fazle Husain, Lauren Remington Platt, Maggie Betts, Natalie Leeds Leventhal and Laura Vassar.|
|Late last month, Anna and Brian Haughton, founders of the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, hosted a cocktail reception at the Park Avenue Armory for supporters of the annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting.
For 23 years, the prestigious "International Show" has been one of the most glamorous showcases for top dealers from Europe and the USA. "We are delighted to again be hosting The Fund for Park Avenue event at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show," said Anna Haughton. "The beautiful malls on Park Avenue enhance the quality of life for millions of New Yorkers and visitors every year. The tree lights are especially magical at Christmas time and represent such an important tradition in New York."
Fund for Park Avenue President, Barbara McLaughlin said, "Each year the community comes together to ensure that this tradition continues." She emphasized that the Tree Lighting has always been privately funded and that the annual contributions The Fund receives are what allows the tradition to continue.
|Barbara McLaughlin and William Castro|
|Trees were first lit on Park Avenue in 1945 by a small group of Park Avenue families, led by Mrs. Stephen C. Clark. They wanted to honor the men and women who had died in WWII. Today, the illuminated trees are a memorial to all who have lost their lives defending our country. Mrs. McLaughlin encouraged the guests to explore the show and also to sample the wine generously donated by Clos du Bois and the sweets provided by Magnolia Bakery.
The process of installing and lighting the trees on the Avenue begins around Veteran's Day each year and finishes just in time for the Tree Lighting Ceremony (which is always the first Sunday evening in December), outside of the Brick Church (Park Avenue and 91st Street).
Among the supporters and art lovers in attendance on Monday night were: Members of the Lighting Committee: Amy and Carter Beal, Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels. Fund for Park Avenue Board members included: Derek Limbocker, Mary Davidson, Ron Spencer, Helena Martinez and Judith Steckler. From the NYC Department of Park & Recreation there was William Castro, Manhattan Borough Commissioner, and Larry Scott Blackmon, Deputy Commissioner, Community Outreach.
|Carolyn MacKenzie, Ian MacKenzie, Susan Burke, Coleman Burke, and Mary Davidson|
|Other guests included: Patricia Burnham, Bill Brock, Nicole Limbocker, Konrad Keesee and grandson Blake, Jean Shafiroff, Michel Cox Witmer, Susan Burke, Ronald Spencer, Marie Norton, Jonathan Tait, Joan Nicholas, Ellen Harris, R. Couri Hay, JoAnne Blair, Joyce Cowin, June and Paul Schorr, Christy Porter, JoAnne and Roger Goodspeed, Lenise Logan, Eileen and Robert Judell, Donna Raeburn, Janet Davis, Tom Bishop, Helenmarie Rodgers, Kristen and Daniel Oliver, Ruth and Neil Underberg, Tania Isacoff, Wendy Sarasohn, Stephanie Hessler, Margaret Hill, Ellie Michael Crames, Susan Relyea, Marlene Cooney, Lynn Andress, Maria and Kenneth Fishel, Pat and Stephen Attoe, Alison McCall, Peter Eliel, Norman Rau, Ruth and Neil Underberg, Charlotte Vott, Craig Tozzo, Cate Lyn Henry, Carolyn and Ian MacKenzie, Dina and Jeffrey Tranen, Susan and Douglas Kerridge, Natalie Miasnikova, Dina and Jeffrey Tranen, Lynn Andress, Shelley Weinstock, Shirley and Jim White and Cookie and Joel Yunis.
For more information, visit www.fundforparkavenue.org.
|Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels|
|Craig Tozzo, Christy Porter, and JoAnne and Roger Goodspeed|
|Mary Davidson, Nicole Limbocker, and Derek Limbocker|
|Daniel Olover, Kristen Oliver, Douglas Kerridge, and Susan Kerridge|
|Bill Brock, Patricia Burnham, and R. Couri Hay|
|Ronald Spencer, Larry Blackmon, and Lenise Logan|
|JoAnne Blair with Shirley and Jim White|
|Donna Raeburn and Janet Davis|
|Ruth and Neil Underberg|
|June and Paul Schorr|
|Maria and Kenneth Fishel|
|Suzy and Fred Bancroft|
|Eileen and Robert Judell|
|Konrad and Blake Keesee|
|Mr. and Mrs. Loeber Landau|
|Helenmarie Rodgers and Tom Bishop|
|Amy and Carter Beal|
|Stephanie Hessler and Margaret Hill|
|UJA-Federation of New York brought together more than 250 leading young professionals from New York's real estate, construction, and allied trades industries, for one of the most exclusive nights in the industry, The REX Premiere, at Bar Basque in Manhattan to kick off the 2012 campaign.
Jules Demchick and Evan Stein of J.D. Carlisle Development Corporation spoke to the attendees about the financing and development of the Eventi property.
|Vlad Shneyder, Jules Demchick, Evan Stein, and Alfonso Kimche|
|REX, UJA-Federation of New York's young Real Estate Division, offers a wide range of opportunities to interact with leading real estate professionals including developers, owners, financiers, attorneys, and investment strategists between the ages of 25 and 45. Through involvement with REX, professionals impact the real estate social landscape and explore issues that delve beyond the New York real estate community by helping those in need in New York, in Israel, and around the world.
Alfonso Kimche, of North Hill Capital Management, LLC, served as REX Steering Committee chair, Lee Deutsch, of National Granite Title Insurance Agency, Inc., served as REX Steering Committee vice chair, and Rod Kritsberg of HaysVentures LLC, Shane Neuringer of Matrix Real Estate Advisors, LLC, and Bernard Schwartz of Steven Kamali Hospitality were the REX Premiere Chairs.
|Jordan D. Tolman, Melissa Schwartz, Jesse Feldman, Joseph Koicim, Michael Vickers, and Scott Harris|
|Rod Kritsberg, Bernard Schwartz, and Alfonso Kimche|
|Noah Bilenker, Bill Stempel, Peter Weiss, and Micah Goodman|
|Jonathan More, Brian Cooper, Nazila Jarrahian, and Peter Weiss|
|Marc Fells, Jarett Fein, and Brian Ray|
|Peter Zinkovetsky, Orli Vadai, Dana Tycher, and Seth Reisman|
|Lauren Davidson and Michele Mahl|
|Jonathon Yormak, David Valger, and Josh Zegen|
|Ian Miller, Danny Matz, and Matthew Kasindorf|
|Michael Schonbraun, Brian Cohen, and Brian Lichter|
|Rod Kritsberg, Bernard Schwartz, and Ben Haghani|
|Michael Vickers and Shane Neuringer|
|Lee Deutsch and Alfonso Kimche|
|William Friedland and Shimon Shkury|
|Samuel A. Blank and Jared Starr|
|Bram Weber and Jonas Katzoff|
|PatrickMcMullan.com & Jimi Celeste (SMSKC); Michael Priest (UJA); Laurie Lambrecht (Fund for Park Avenue).|