First Responders

First Responders at the Women's Media Center Women's Media Awards.
The Teak Fellowship, New York City's leading education access program, recently held its Bowling Bash at Lucky Strike Lanes to honor Randall Winn, Managing Partner of CapitalKey Advisors, Inc.

Friends of Teak, business leaders and the socially prominent joined the evening to support Mr. Winn and to celebrate TEAK's thirteenth year help awareness and funds for some of New York's brightest, low-income students attend prestigious high schools and ivy-league colleges.

The event brought 300 friends of the program together, and it surpassed its fundraising goals – raising over half a million dollars.
Tamara Winn, Randy Winn, Todd Kwao-vovo, Justine Stamen Arrillaga, and Florence Kwao-vovo.
Chad Ruble and Ross Intelisano. Nina Davidson and Tammy Rennert Winn.
Dave Cody, Ashley Doyle, Alison Cody, Blair Pillsbury Enders, and Laura McVey.
Lynn Sorenson, Henry McVey, Randy Winn, and Luciano Coster.
Robert W. Reeder and Jill Olson. Cliff Lanier and Henry McVey.
Julie Huang, My Kahn Ngo, and Carol Van Atten.
Lucienne Green, Rashidah Green, Meredith Resnick, novelist Amy Waldman, and Dyese Taylor.
Helen Kim and Eunni Cho. Kaki Alexander and Lauren Frasco.
Sue and Steve Mandel and family.
Bastian Berthon, Louis Degroote, and Christian Montoya.
Caroline Rowley. Justine Stamen Arrillaga, John Arrillaga, Jr., and Melissa Wu.
Kim Fennebresque, Anne Brennan, Anne Black, and Robert W. Reeder.
Robert Kaplan, Kim Fennebresque, and Randy Winn.
Howard Borowick (high-fiving) his family.
The Women's Media Center 2011 Women's Media Awards was held Wednesday, November 30th at Tribeca 360 in New York City. The Awards honored CNN Anchor & Special Correspondent  Soledad O'Brien; CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent & 60 MinutesCorrespondent Lara Logan; Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications  Maggie Wilderotter; Yanique Richards of The Howard University Association of Black Journalists, and Sady Doyle as recipient of the 2011 Women's Media Center Social Media Award.

The event was hosted by Four-time Emmy-Winner Wanda Sykes.
Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, and Jane Fonda.
All three of the Women's Media Center co-founders – Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem attended the event. Other VIP attendees included: honoree CNN's Soledad O'Brien; Honoree Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications, who received the Business Media Award; Honoree Yanique Richards, who received the Carol Jenkins Young Journalists Award; Jodie Evans, Chair of the WMC Board, Co-founder of CODEPINK / Peace, Environmentalist, Women's Rights & Social Justice Activist; Donna Deitch, Award-winning Film and Television Director; Carol Jenkins, Author, Former WNBC Anchor, ex-President of The Women's Media Center/The Huffington Post; Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook; Loreen Arbus, First women to head up programming at a major U.S. Network/Disability Rights Activist/Producer/Founder & Chair of Women Who Care; Mona Eltahawy, renowned journalist; Julie Burton, President of The Women's Media Center; Margo Martindale, 2011 Emmy Award winning Actress for the series Justified, who presented the award to Soledad O'Brien; Luis Ubinas, President, The Ford Foundation; Dr. Deborah Tolman, Co-founder of Spark; Arianna Huffington, President and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group; Sheila Nevins, President of Documentary and Family Programming for HBO and Cinemax; Lauren Embrey, Philanthropist/Film Producer; Ursula Burns, Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox and the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 Company; Jewelle Bickford, Senior Strategist at GenSpring Family Offices; Cathleen Black, Former Chairman of Hearst Magazines, Former Chancellor of New York City Schools; Camilla Barungi, model Project Runway/entrepreneur/women's rights activist; Margaret Brennan, anchor and reporter, Bloomberg News Television.
Carol Jenkins, Julie Burton, Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem, and Jane Fonda.
The Women's Media Center was founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media. This is accomplished by promoting women as subjects and decision-makers within the media, training women and girls so they are media-ready and media–savvy, monitoring and exposing sexism in the media, and creating innovative new media and original content. The Women's Media Center is directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women are present in the newsrooms, on air, in print and online, as sources and subjects.
Margaret Brennan. Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington.
Sady Doyle, Miriam Zolla Perez, and Deanna Zandt. Camilla Barungi.
Wanda Sykes, Jane Fonda, and Soledad O'Brien. Yanique Richards.
Soledad O'Brien, Carol Jenkins, and Wanda Sykes.
Jodie Evans and Donna Deitch. Maggie Wilderotter and Mike Dugan.
Maggie Wilderotter Mike Pellicone, and Tim Mahoney.
The 2011 Miracle on Madison Avenue philanthropic holiday shopping event on December 4th highlighted its Silver Anniversary and 25 years of support to benefit The Children's Aid Society in New York. The Silver Institute: Silver Promotion Service (SPS) served as one of the lead sponsors. Over 80 premier luxury and jewelry retailers on Madison Avenue donated 20% of the day's sales to the Children's Aid Society.

Presented by the Children's Aid Society and Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), the festivities kicked off with a Miracle Shoppers Silver Salute reception at the Georg Jensen Madison Avenue flagship store. Georg Jensen Legacy Bowls were available as a gift with $150 donation. Co-hosted by the store and the Silver Institute, donations collected at this reception were given to The Children's Aid Society.
Miracle on Madison at Douglas Elliman.
"The opportunity to support the Children's Aid Society and the retailers on Madison Avenue who focus on silver jewelry and gifts on the events' silver anniversary offered a unique set of circumstances" said Michael Barlerin, Silver Promotion Service Director. He added, "This is the first step in a program to promote silver as the 25th anniversary gift."

The Children's Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Its mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation's largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York's neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. To learn more, www.childrensaidsociety.org.
Ribbon Cutting: Matthew Bauer, President of Madison Avenue Business Improvement District; Mark Edmiston, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Aid Society; Donna Glazer Pressman; Richard Buery, President and CEO of Children's Aid Society; Michael Barlerin, Director of Silver Promotion Service (SPS).
Amy Rosi at Georg Jensen. Miracle on Madison Tree with Silver Trimmings at OC Concept Store Kid's reception.
Patrick Minson, Jane Quinn, and Pat Jrayson.
Susan Bruder and Juliet Arrieta. Jane O'Connor and Lyss Stern.
Matthew Bauer, Michael Barlerin, Richard Buery, and Mark Edmiston.
The Morris Animal Foundation hosted the “Leading the Way” Inaugural Gala on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at a private club in New York City. The event, chaired by Kate Edmonds DonnerDavid HaworthBarbara Regna and Jean Shafiroff, featured cocktails followed by a three-course dinner and dancing. A friendly parrot named Señor was in attendance welcoming guests into the cocktail hour.

The ballroom doors opened to an exotic safari of animal silhouettes, banana leaves and orchids. A sea of leopard dresses and animal print ties filled the dance floor as Alex Donner and his Orchestra played animal melodies while donning various masks. Father Richard gave a benediction for the animals, which set the mood for a fabulous night in honor of our furry friends.
Anne Van Ness, Katlean de Monchy, Sharon Bush, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Kate Edmonds Donner, Barbara Regna, and Michelle Rosenblum.
The inaugural gala honored Dr. Philip J. Bergman DVM, MS, PhD, an innovative scientist on the forefront of veterinary medical research. Dr. Bergman is a board- certified veterinary oncologist who is the Principal Investigator of the first melanoma cancer vaccine approved in veterinary patients.

Morris Animal Foundation, founded in 1948 by a visionary entrepreneur and veterinarian Dr. Mark Morris, is the largest nonprofit organization that funds research to protect, treat and cure animals worldwide. It is leading the way by championing groundbreaking research studies that benefit companion animals and wildlife in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Its top notch research has funded studies to find treatments and cure even the most complex diseases.
Auction items.
The dinner scene.
Notable attendees included; Dr. Philip J. Bergman DVM, MS, PhD, Sharon Bush, Geoffrey Bradfield, Alex Donner, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Donner, Vicki Downey, Katlean De Monchy, Kate Edmonds Donner, Lucia Wong Gordon, Dr. David Haworth, DVM, PhD, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Edward Johnston, Alison Minton, Ann Rapp, Barbara and Peter Regna, Ashe Reardon, Hope Auchincloss Whipple, Michael Kempner, Lawrence and Helen Remmel, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Jackie Shafiroff, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Guy Robinson and Elizabeth Stribling.

For more information about the Morris Animal Foundation, visit www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.
Jose Pincay with Senor.
Alex Donner and Kate Edmonds Donner. Paige Van Ness, Candace Gonzalez, and Bill and Ann Van Ness.
Geoffrey Bradfield, Chiu-Ti Jansen, and Lucia Hwong Gordon.
Pam and Joseph Donner.
Ashe Reardon and Brooks Huston. Guy Robinson and Elizabeth Stribling.
Jean Shafiroff, Kate Edmonds Donner, Dr. David Haworth, and Barbara Regna.
Nancy Amling and Harriet Edwards. Jason Grant and Aiison Minton.
Dr. Phillip J. Bergman and Dr. David Haworth.
Allie Barot and Hope Whipple. Grayson Handy.
Father Richard Seagraues. David Petrie and Caroline Jacobs.
Kate Edmonds Donner, Cassandra Seidenfeld, and Christina Alibrandi.
Jere Patterson and Sarah Hunter. Pam Laudenslager and Guy Lawrence.
Dr. Phillip J. Bergman and Ann G. Rice.
Helen and Larry Remmel. Sharon Bush and Gregory Speck.
The Jerusalem Foundation and the Jerusalem Season of Culture hosted an exciting and art-filled fundraising event on Thursday, December 8, at Sotheby's in New York City. The evening began with cocktails at 6:30 which was followed by a private dinner that featured a special Israeli flavored menu. Chef Ezra Kedem created a special eggplant carpaccio appetizer. The evening was a benefit for the Jerusalem Foundation's cultural programs and the Jerusalem Season of Culture, which promotes artistic experiences spanning the worlds of dance, music, poetry, philosophy, visual art, new media and more.
 
Among those attending the event were Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Board of the Jerusalem Foundation, Inc., Israeli Consul General in New York, Ido Aharoni, Josh Bernstein the Explorer from "Digging for the Truth", Charles Bronfman (Philanthropist), Professor Ruth Gavison, Michael Mukasey (Former U.S. Attorney General), Bernard Nussbaum (Former Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton), Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, Fred Lawrence (President of Brandeis University), Lynn Schusterman (Philanthropist), Mark Sofer, President, Jerusalem Foundation (former Israeli ambassador to India and Ireland), Carl Spielvogel (former ambassador to the Slovak Republic).
Dr. Roberta Gausas, Allen Model, Alan Hassenfeld, and Vivien Hassenfeld.
The event also served to celebrate Teddy Kollek's 100th year. Mr. Kollek immigrated to Israel in 1935 and was instrumental in ensuring the security of the State of Israel. He was Mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993, re-elected five times, and founder of the Jerusalem Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1966 to serve as the primary instrument for molding and developing the city. Mr. Kollek's 28 year tenure as Mayor reflected a combination of far-reaching activism and great vision, while developing Jerusalem into a modern city. He was once called "the greatest builder of Jerusalem since Herod". He spearheaded the creation of new neighborhoods, the beautification of the city, the promotion of better relations between residents and the strengthening of Jerusalem's status as capital of Israel. Mr. Kollek also founded the Israel Museum and became Chairman of its Board of Directors.
 
Sylvia Hassenfeld,
a long time donor and friend of the Foundation and James Snyder, Director of the Israel Museum, who just recently oversaw a $100 million campaign to renovate the Museum and double the gallery space, was honored with the 'Builders of Jerusalem Award'.
Sylvia Hassenfeld and Ellen Block.
James S. Snyder was also honored with a 2011 Builders of Jerusalem Award Since 1997, he has served as the Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum.  He recently oversaw the $100 million renewal of the Museum which included the doubling of gallery space, reinstallation of the Museum's encyclopedic collections and the creation of new entrance facilities and public spaces.
 
The evening also marked the premiere opening of the exhibition and annual auction of 'Israeli & International Art'. Featuring the property from the Estate of Lillian Cottin, New York, this collection notably includes three large, rare synagogue interiors by Marc Chagall from 1931 and 1935, which have been in the collection since 1945. Other highlights include important works by Mordecai Ardon, Reuven Rubin and Nahum Gutman. The auction will take place tomorrow, December 14 at 2pm, at Sotheby's.
Craig Reicher and Steven Scheinfeld.
Neal Goldman and Kristen Barron.
Harry Bloomfield and Mitchell Rudin.
Ilan Kaufthal, Gabrielle Coren, and Ruth and Ted Mirvis.
Rich Oldenburg and James Snyder.
Rivka Saker and Angelica Berrie.
Laura Gurwin-Pflug, Michael Lesser, and Mindy Schneider.
Dr. Jordan and Erica Kassalow.
Photographs by Anniewatt.com (Morris); Richard Lewin (Jerusalem Foundation).
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