|This past Tuesday night at the grand ballroom of the Plaza, the World Monument Fund held its annual Hadrian Awards. This year the Hadrian was given to Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, for his longtime support of historic preservation worldwide. Henry Kissinger made the tribute. The Watch Award was presented by Caroline Kennedy to the Duke of Devonshire for the restoration of the magnificent Chatsworth House estate.|
|The Women's Board of The Boys' Club of New York hosted its 64th Fall Dance on Tuesday, October 23, at 583 Park Avenue beginning at 7:30 pm with cocktails. Women Board members Shabnam Henry and Jackie Williams, with Allison Aston, Alexandra Lind Rose, and Kitty Sherrill, chaired the evening. The dinner dance raised funds to support BCNY's many recreational, educational, and cultural programs that empower New York's at-risk boys, enriching their lives and preparing them for brighter futures.
|The annual gala attracted New York's most prominent social leaders. Guests for the evening included new and long-time supporters of the Boys' Club, including Travis and Nicholas Acquavella, Marina and Tom Purcell, Jessica and Basil Zirinis, Sara and Charles Ayres, Tory Burch, Victoria and Francisco D'Agostino, Renee Rockefeller, Sarah and Gordon Faux, Dennis Basso, Nathalie and Edward Kaplan, Sherri and John Grace, Blair and Fazle Husain, Amy and John Griffin, Brooke Harlow and Kevin Lynyak, Colin Cowie, Rachel and Ara Hovnanian, Ritchey and David Howe, Karen Klopp, Anjali and Prakash Melwani, Tiffany and Claus Moller, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, Lisa and Chris Errico, Calvert and George Moore, Dara and Timothy O'Hara, Romaine Orthwein and Dave Gutterman, Hayley Bloomingdale, Sloan and Alexander Overstrom, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Carol Mack, Tatiana and Thorne Perkin, Tiffany Dubin, Betsy and Rob Pitts, Daisy Prince, Lindsey and Sam Pryor, Elizabeth Pyne, Ellen Niven and Tristram Deery, Serena Boardman and John Theodoracopulos, Ros and Fran L'Esperance, Alexia and Baird Ryan, Mary and Ian Snow, Amanda Starbuck, Kathy and Andrew Thomas, Elizabeth Krimendahl, Carmen Torruella, Diane and Lew van Amerongen, Alexis Van Der Mije, Cynthia and Jan van Eck, Peggy and Paul Bitler, Maria and Jerome Villalba, Merrill and Ashton Curtis, and Kate Werlein.|
|The Boys' Club of New York is the nation's oldest boys club, founded in 1876. Through its clubhouses and summer camp, BCNY offers programs that help boys and young men stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talents, develop healthy bodies, and just have fun. BCNY helps build boys into men of character with strong values, discipline, and a positive perspective that counters the negative forces found in today's world.|
|On October 11, 2012, the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund held its 27th Annual Gala at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The gala raised approximately $2.4 million with close to 1,150 guests. Robert H. Benmosche, President & CEO, American International Group, Inc., was honored.
Attendees included: Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, Superintendent of PAPD Michael Fedorko, NYPD Chief of Department Joseph Esposito, Rusty Staub, Mark Messier, Stephen J. Dannhauser, Chairman, New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, Kevin Parker, President, New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, Linda Giammona, Executive Director, New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.
|Colorguard and Bagpipers entered the gala with a group of children who are the beneficiaries of the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. There were also live performances by Grammy Award Winning Artist Estelle and Michelle Cleary who sang the National Anthem.
Gala Co-Chairs were David L. Herzog, Executive Vice President & CFO, American International Group, Inc. and John Q. Doyle, Executive Vice President & CEO of Global Commercial Insurance, American International Group, Inc. Brian Williams and Robert De Niro served as Honorary Chairs.
|NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, raised $1.5 million at its annual gala held on October 17th at the Plaza Hotel and honored James L. Speyer, MD, professor of medicine, medical director of the Clinical Cancer Center, and associate director of Clinical Hospital Operations at NYU Cancer Institute.
Each year, the NYU Cancer Institute Gala is held to celebrate the dedication of its physicians, scientists, nurses and other medical staff. Funds raised support the Cancer Institute’s remarkable progress through excellence in patient care, research, education, and prevention, under the leadership of its director William Carroll, MD, the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Professor of Pediatrics.
|After welcoming and expressing his gratitude to the gala’s more than 400 guests, Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, acknowledged this year’s honoree, Dr. Speyer, by saying, “Under Jim’s direction, the Clinical Cancer Center has continually raised the bar in outpatient oncology services since its opening in 2004. Jim is a model clinician and a consummate leader, someone who epitomizes our goal of providing compassionate care designed for the individual patient.”
Those in attendance included: Saba Bologna and Dr. William Carroll, Elisabeth Cohen, MD, Lori and Larry Fink, Trudy and Robert Gottesman, Sylvia Hassenfeld, Elaine and Ken Langone, Maya and Ed Manley, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter, Tracy and Stanley Shopkorn, Norma and Gordon Smith, Robin Smith, MD, PhD, Debora and Jes Staley, Alice and Tom Tisch, Billie Tisch, Cynthia and Jan van Eck, and Marica Vilcek and Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD.
|NYU Langone is undergoing the largest transformation in its history, adding some 2.1 million square feet to its footprint—currently the second largest redevelopment project in New York City, following the World Trade Center. Expansion is a necessary step for the Clinical Cancer Center, where they serve an increasing number of patients each year.
This December, NYU Langone’s new Ambulatory Care Center will dedicate two floors to oncology, increasing its space for clinical visits and exams and adding 26 new infusion chairs for a wide array of outpatient cancer services. These services will supplement the existing outpatient services available at the Clinical Cancer Center, the clinical arm of the Cancer Institute.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com; Jay Brady (NYU)