Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Locally, nationally, and internationally

The United Hospital Fund's 134th fund-raising campaign at the Waldorf.
On the first day of this month, the United Hospital Fund, before a crowd of 700, paid tribute to Karen Davis, Elizabeth J. McCormack, and Josh N. Kuriloff at its annual gala, its 134th fund-raising campaign, held at the Waldorf.  The honorees received an award for their contributions to improving health care in New York.

Karen Davis received the Health Care Leadership Award for her pioneering leadership in health care—locally, nationally, and internationally—and for a rich and extremely productive career guided by the philosophy that all Americans should have access to the highest-quality health care. Since becoming president of the historic New York City-based Commonwealth Fund in 1995, she has raised its national and international profile, and truly placed the foundation at the center of change in the way health care is delivered and paid for in America.
Elizabeth J. McCormack, chairman of the Partnership for Palliative Care, received the Distinguished Community Service Award. She formed the nonprofit five years ago to stimulate public awareness and professional adoption of palliative services as an integral part of health care. Her goal was to expand and ensure access to the specialized medical, nursing, and social services that help people with chronic and other illnesses, and their families, better cope and live with the challenges that serious illness brings.

Established by the Fund in 1987, the Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes volunteer leadership that significantly improves health care in New York City.
Marie and the Hon. Micah Kellner with Elizabeth J. McCormack, recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award
Josh N. Kuriloff, vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, was recognized with a Special Tribute for his outstanding service to New York’s health care community. In addition to serving on the Fund’s board since 1999, he played a key role in establishing and developing the Fund’s New Leadership Group, which encouraged young business professionals to learn about and see firsthand New York’s most pressing health care needs—and to support the Fund’s programs to address them.

The benefit chairman was J. Barclay Collins II, chairman of the United Hospital Fund, a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.  For more information, please visit
Karen Davis, recipient of the Health Care Leadership Award; Jim Tallon; David Blumenthal; and NYS Commissioner of Health Dr. Nirav R. Shah
Josh Kuriloff, recipient of the Special Tribute, with his wife, Amy, and son, Max
Gail and Al Engelberg, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., and J. Barclay Collins II
Andy Kelleher, Ed Moslander, Kevin Nazworth, and Loris Eminente
Steve Anderson and Christina Proscia
Lee Perlman, Frank Cracolici, Beth Essig, and Dr. John W. Rowe
Donna Moylan and Dr. Benjamin K. Chu
Dr. Philip O. Ozuah, Ken Raske, Dr. Steven M. Safyer
Dr. Edgar and Harriette Mandeville
Robert and Judith Hall with Patricia Levinson
Louis Fair, Jr. and Blenda Wilson
Brian Biles, Patricia Neuman, Jennifer Rentas, and Diane Rowland
Alan Aviles, Dan Sisto, and Dr. Linda Brady
Drs. Robert E. and Anna Kelly
John J. and Ingrid Connolly
Patricia J. Wang and Karen Heller
Dr. Harris M. Nagler, Martin D. Payson, and Dominick M. Stanzione
L. Jablonowski, Reg Foster, and Sally J. Rogers
On Wednesday, October 3rd The Bowery Mission held its Eighth Annual Celebration of Hope Auction at The Bowery Hotel. The event was generously underwritten by The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

The evening featured an impressive silent and live auction as well as a generous array of food tastings hosted by some of the Bowery's best restaurants and bakeries: Beauty and Essex, Bowery Diner, DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Freemans, Gemma, Pulino's Bar & Pizzeria, Veselka Bowery, and Little Cupcake Bakeshop.

The evening raised $141,000 for The Bowery Mission's Women's Center, Manhattan's only faith-based residential recovery program for homeless women. The Bowery Mission Women's Center at Heartease Home is committed to the vision of a safe home where a woman without shelter, without hope and without an advocate can find spiritual, emotional and physical restoration. Visit to learn more.
Laurie-Anne Bentley and Blair Nordby
Saritha Gateau and Donna Woolridge
Teresa Winans, Anna Winans, and Harry Chung
Jamey Nordby, Richie Horowitz, and Ed Morgan
Carrie Dolan, Jason Birchard, and Tony Rotella
Steven and Kim Espinosa
Alexandra Nicklas and Sylvia Hemingway
Tahasha Impastato and Dick Impastato
Jeff Olsen, Amy Olsen, Tom Caputo, and Janet Caputo
Joe Sano, Ed Morgan, and Father Francis
Catherine Cazes-wiley and friend
Carola Mack, Veronica Kelly, Eugene Kelly, and Veronica Kelly
Tom McDonald, Karen Salerno, Harmer Johnson, Paul Wolff, and Carol Wolff
Soulymane Syibe and Stephen Hayek
Jillian Gutman and Neil Grosscup
Mary Latimer Chung, Leo Schuster, and Judy Morgan
Elizabeth Saikia and ?
Marion Meythaler, Sarah Klug, and Mary Sunny McCoy
Cheryl Mitchell, Debbie Jonnes, and Jill Lamar
Jan Nagel and Beverly Sloan
Marianne Veth and Chuck Veth
Summer Brown
Summer Ellis, John Ellis, Mary Sunny McCoy, and Marion Meythaler
Jaime Sudberg, Becky Flammino, and Erica Koffler
Last Sunday afternoon the non-profit Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC) held its annual fall luncheon fundraiser in upstate Stanfordville, NY. Co-chairs Kathleen Augustine, Helen Blodgett and Gloria Callen welcomed four hundred guests to Helen's beautiful Rocky Reef Farm. This year the luncheon honored retiring board members Everett Cook and Marta Nottebohm for their longstanding service and dedication to land conservation.

Guests were treated to a delicious lunch, hayrides for the children, and a spectacular "birds of prey" demonstration by falconer Jennifer Pena of Flight of the Raptor. The luncheon also featured a fabulous silent auction chaired by Jodi Dady.

Proceeds of the luncheon and silent auction provide the organization with much needed funds to continue its conservation efforts. Formed over twenty seven years ago, DLC has protected over 35,000 acres of open land in Dutchess County. Mary Hilliard was there to catch the action ...
Hayrides for the children
Helen Blodgett
Felicity Bontecou and Fernanda Kellogg
Feli Thorne
Craig and Gloria Callen
Rocky Reef Farm Pumpkins
Mia and Jillian
Dady family
Jim Cornell, Larry Shapiro, and Tom Flexner
Everett Cook, and Judy and Russ Carson
Tom Flexner, Kathleen Augustine, Tim Bontecou, and Everett Cook
Oakleigh Thorne
Everett Cook and Marta Nottebaum
Pam Taylor, Eames Yates, Catherine Howard, and Taylor Pyne
Fritz Henze, Chris Mailman, and Jim Mack
John Teal, Tim Bontecou, and Guest
Nancy Hathaway
Falconer Jennifer Pena, George Langa, Diandra Douglas, and Stacy Langa
Tim Bontecou, Barbara Tober, Pam Howard, and Jackie Drexel
Kathleen Augustine, Marta Nottebaum, Everett Cook, Helen Blodgett, and Gloria Callen
Nancy Henze, Noel Melhado, and Molly Schaefer
Everett Cook, Marta Nottenbaum, Rebecca Seaman, and Tim Bontecou
Whitney Blodgett and friend
Peyrelongue Guerra family
Marta and Fernando Nottebaum and daughter, Olivia
Victoria Love Salnikoff and Jodi Dady
Donna and Dick Verrilli
Pam Doyle, Everett Cook, and Debbie Montgomery
Jessica and Peter Tcherepnine
Tom Flexner, Max Goodwin, and Ottavio Serena
Marion and Willem deVogel
Hilary and John Block
Hugo Cassirer, Sarah Buttrick, and Max Goodwin
Fernando and Marta Nottebohm
Libet Johnson and CeCe Cord
Ragnar and Laureen Knutsen
Bonnie and Grant Uger
Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra opened the NJSO’s 2012–13 concert season late last month with an Opening Night Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The concert program featured sensational pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Variations on “I’ve Got Rhythm” on a program of Jazz-Age American music.

The NJSO performed works by John Harbison and Ferde Grofé as part of the New Jersey Roots Project, as well as the work of a master of the Jazz Age—Duke Ellington’s Harlem. A dinner followed the NJSO performance.
Music Director Jacques Lacombe
NJSO ECE VP Marshell Jones Kumahor with Melissa and Marlene Jean
Music Director Jacques Lacombe with the NJSO and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
After his concert appearance on stage with the NJSO, Thibaudet treated dinner guests to a special encore performance.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra comprises some of the country’s finest musicians. Artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven outstanding venues throughout the state. Education and community engagement programs enrich the listening experience for children and adults alike. Select performances of the NJSO are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s major fundraising initiative—the NJSO Comprehensive Campaign—raised more than $35 million in support of the Orchestra.
Robyn Brenner, Executive Director of the Drumthwacket Foundation
Ingrid Novak of the NJSO with David Huber, NJSO Trustee and CFO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, and his wife, Ellen
Janet Lacombe and NJSO Board Co-Chair Ruth C. Lipper
Stephen M. Vajtay Jr., Michael Guariglia and NJSO Trustee Scott Kobler of McCarter English
Paula Stark with composers Sarah Kirkland Sinder, Steven Mackey of Princeton University and Dr. Robert L. Aldridge of Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts
Josh Weston, NJSO Life Trustee, and his wife, Judy
Roberta Renard of Renard Communications with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Janice Ellig, Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig, with Michael Lipper
NJSO Opening Night Dinner
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibudet takes a bow after a private performance of Gershwin's "Embraceable You" for dinner guests
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with guests Philip Crowley, Judy Orlando and John S. Tamagni
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with NJSO Chairman Emeritus Dr. Victor Parsonnet and his wife, Jane
Interim NJSO President & CEO Susan Stucker (center) with Trustees Linda Bowden, Regional President of PNC Bank, and Gerald Appelstein
Antoinette Cooper, NJSO Trustee and Director of US Private Banking and National Sales at TD Bank, with her husband, Lee Blair
Stephen Sichak Jr., NJSO Board Co-Chair and Senior VP at BD, with John Schreiber, President & CEO of NJPAC
Janet Lacombe with NJSO Principal Percussion David Fein
Linwood Oglesby of the Newark Arts Council, with Sharron Little of Prudential and guest
NJSO Interm President & CEO Susan Stucker with Mary Jo Sichak
NJSO Board Co-chairs Stephen Sichak Jr. and Ruth C. Lipper with Music Director Jacques Lacombe and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Photographs by (Bowery); Fred Stucker (NJSO).