Monday, May 21, 2012

Women Who Care

Robin Roberts, Amy Lee, Loreen Arbus, Robin Givens, Paula Zahn, Ellen Levine, Patricia Duff, and Cynthia McFadden at the 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
The Animal Medical Center (AMC) hosted its Fourth Annual Living Legends Luncheon at The Harmonie Club in NYC on Wednesday, May 9 to celebrate the amazing stories of two companion animals – Blueberry the Chihuahua and Ruby the Cat – who received life-saving treatment from The AMC's Neurology Service. Barbara Hoffman, Kane Nussbaum, Marilyn Sorensen, Helene Stein and Eva Usdan were Co-Chairs of the event.
AMC's 2012 Living Legend Blueberry the Chihuaha
AMC's 2012 Living Legend Ruby the Cat
Nearly 175 guests were in attendance. Some notables included Nancy Kissinger, Elaine Langone, Robert Liberman, Katharine and William Rayner, Ellen Marcus and Emilia Krimendahl.

Funds raised from the Living Legends Luncheon will continue to support The AMC, a non-profit teaching institution, which is universally recognized as one of the world's most comprehensive hospitals for companion animals. With a distinguished 102-year legacy, The AMC sets the standard for quality medical care, research breakthroughs and education.
Eli Hoffman, Nancy Kissinger, Event Co-Chair Barbara Hoffman, Janet York, and Priscilla Snyder
Jeanne Siegel and event Co-Chair Marilyn Sorenson
Wendy Lehman Lash and Libby Monaco McCarthy
Bluberry seeing his favorite vet, Dr. Gehrke
Dr. Chad West with event Co-Chair- Barbara Hoffman
Trustee David Ford and Chairman Robert Liberman
Rosetta Bruni, Bluberry, Dr. JP McCue, Dr. Chad West, Dr. Josh Gehrke, Katherine Scharhon, Danielle Morgan, Ruby, CEO Kate Coyne, and Dr. Bronwyn Riggs
Robert Liberman and Alex Goelet
Emilia Krimendahl and Ellen Marcus
The 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City was held Thursday, May 3rd at Cipriani 42nd Street. The sold-out event celebrated the accomplishments of extraordinary women as caregivers, volunteers, and professionals.

Loreen Arbus, Disability Rights Activist/Philanthropist/Producer, is Founder & Chair of Women Who Care. Ellen Levine, Editorial Director, Hearst Magazines is Honorary Chair. Donna Hanover served as Host for the event for the 11th consecutive year. Robin Givens & Paula Zahn are the Co-Chairs of Women Who Care.
11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon Benefitting UCP of NYC
Highlights of this year’s Women Who Care event included award presentations by nearly a dozen celebrities and VIPS: BARBAR A ANNIS, Founder & CEO, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc., was presented the Women Who Care Award by CYNTHIA MCFADDEN, Six time Emmy® winner & Co-Anchor of Nightline & Primetime.

PATRICIA DUFF,  Founder of The Common Good, was presented the Women Who Care Award by MARIA CUOMO COLE, Chairman of the board, Help USA

AMY LEE, Lead Singer & Co-Founder of the Grammy-nominated band Evanescence was presented the Luella Bennack Service Award by: CARA BUONO, Emmy® nominated star of Mad Men fame.

ROBIN ROBERTS,  Co-Host of ABC’s Good Morning America was presented the Women Who Care Award by DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Chairman and Founder, DVF Studio & Award Winning Designer.

MARGARET PUDDINGTON,  Founder of the Coalition of Families for Direct Support Staff in Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, was presented with the Karen Hansen Caregiver Award by SUSAN LUCCI, Emmy® winner, New York Times Best Selling Author & former Women Who Care AwardHonoree.

Paula Zahn - Co-Chair of Women Who Care & Emmy® Award winning Host of On The Case With Paula Zahn and Women Who CareCo-Chair Robin Givens gave opening remarks, and Host Donna Hanover introduced Women Who Care Founder/Chair Loreen Arbus.
Amy Lee, Loreen Arbus, Susan Lucci, and Donna Hanover
In addition to Cara Buono, Maria Cuomo Cole, Cynthia McFadden, Diane von Furstenberg and Susan Lucci, celebrity presenters included: Camilla Barungi, Project Runway-Supermodel/Entrepreneur & Activist; Frank Bennack Jr. -  President and CEO of the Hearst Corporation; Maurice DuBois - Four time Emmy® winner & Anchor CBS Evening News in New York; Ellen Levine - Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines; Ali Stroker - Star of The Glee Project; Mike Woods - Meteorologist & Reporter, Fox 5’s Good Day New York; Kurt Yaeger - Star of the hit film Dolphin Tale & the upcoming The Pod & The Real Deal.

Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community,” said Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care. “It honors the memory of my mother, Isabelle Goldenson, who co-founded with my father, Leonard H. Goldenson, Founder/Chairman, ABC, the 5th largest health agency in America. It also honors Miss Karen Hansen who took care of my older sister from age two, all the years of her life, without ever taking a vacation.”

Former Woman Who Care Honorees attending included: Roxanne Mankin Cason, Helene Craner, Francine LeFrak, Dr. Pamela Gallin, Maureen Lippe, Susan Lucci, Patrice Tanaka, Willie Mae Goodman, Joan Jedell, JoanAnn Natola, Judith Livingston, Susan Williams, Terrie Williams and Marie Wilson.

Hearst Corporation was Presenting Sponsor of Women Who Care.
Barbara Annis, Loreen Arbus, and Patricia Duff Amy Lee and Robin Givens
Barbara Bradley Baekgarrd Jill Flint Kafi Drexel
Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community,” says Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care. “It is a celebration of women who have deep concern for others and are passionately committed to giving back. Their extraordinary accomplishments and great character have inspired women around the world to achieve their full potential.

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC) is one of America’s most established non-profits offering services, information, and support to children and adults with disabilities throughout New York City. UCP of NYC currently serves more than 14,000 individuals and family members through more than 75 comprehensive programs. The Mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. UCP of NYC is proud to be a provider, partner, and employer of choice.
Ines Rosales and Mike Woods Margaret Puddington and Susan Lucci
Robin Givens and Robin Roberts Robin Roberts and Diane von Furstenberg
Cynthia McFadden and Barbara Addis Patricia Duff and Maria Cuomo Cole
Stacey Tistale, Maurice Dubois, Loreen Arbus, and Javier Gomez
Frank A. Bennack Jr.
Cara Buono and Amy Lee Catherine Crier and Ted Turner
The Children's Storefront, a non-profit tuition-free school in Harlem, hosted its 8th Annual Harlem Luncheon at the National Black Theater in Harlem. This year's keynote speaker was New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Gail Collins. The chairperson for the event was Storefront Trustee, Holly Peterson.
The event included a performance by the Storefront Gospel Choir
The Children's Storefront serves 174 pre-K through eighth grade students. Now in its 46th year, it is strongly committed to helping children who face tremendous obstacles in pursuit of their education.
Veronica Stubbs and Mary Quinlan
Emily Preston and Candace Cardwell
Celia Ores, Donna Cephas, and Douglas H.White
Lise Evans, Holly Peterson, and Amanda Low
Daniel Brewer and Christine LaSala
Andrew Wiener, Michael Williams, and Celia Santana Feinberg
Judy Silverstein, Pam Baptiste, Nancy Kliot, Joan Danziger, and Jody Heyward
Wendy Reynoso, Anthony Wright, and Gail Collins
Dr. Sally Peterson
Last Monday night, May 14th, Lapham’s Quarterly hosted its first annual gala, the DECADES BALL: The 1920s, at 583 Park Avenue.

Leonard Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. was Benefit Chair and Oskar Eustis hosted the evening. The star-studded program included Anne Hathaway reading Dorothy Parker, Sam Waterston reading Don Marquis, Benjamin Walker reading Ernest Hemingway, Colin Donnell singing Cole Porter and Maude Maggart singing Noël Coward. Lin-Manuel Miranda will present the Janus Prize to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow.
Sam Waterston.
Montblanc provided the Janus Prize: a limited-edition F. Scott Fitzgerald writing instrument.

This glamorous evening celebrated Lapham’s Quarterly’s success, now in its fifth year of publication. Guests will included Woody Allen, Calvin Trillin, Francine Prose, Stuart Woods, and Jane and Brian Williams.
Ron Chernow, Lapham's Quarterly Director of Development Laurie Eustis, and Editor and Publisher of Lapham's Quarterly Lewis Lapham.
Lapham’s Quarterly is the creation of the distinguished, highly-opinionated Lewis Lapham who is now the Editor and Publisher of this distinguished literary magazine, unlike any other. Anybody who likes to read fiction, history, political affairs, current events, whatever, will love this publication.

If the Decades Ball sounds like something you would have like to be present at, then this is the book for you. Take my word for it. It’s beautifully published and can be collected like books. Check it out at Barnes & Noble or subscribe. I found that it sells out quickly at the bookstore so maybe a subscription is the best idea after you’ve read a copy.
Shayne Sangerman, Stuart Woods, and Jeanmarie Cooper.
Morley Safer and wife Jane.
Monica Lamontagne, Nicole Seidel, and Laurie Eustis.
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis, Vanessa Nadal, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Stacey and Tom Siebel.
Ron Chernow and performer Maude Maggart.
Benefit Chair Leonard Riggio and Louise Riggio.
Anne Hathaway and Lewis Lapham.
Alan Patricof and Amy Fine Collins.
Lewis Lapham and guests.
Ralph Nader and guests.
Hugh Malone, Anne Bass, Amy Fine Collins, and Konstantin von Bismarck.
James Salter, Sandy Gotham Meehan, and guest.
The Thirteenth Annual Spring Luncheon, presented by the Food Allergy Initiative, took place on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Some 550 supporters attended the event, which has raised more than $784,000 to date.  Proceeds will benefit the Food Allergy Initiative’s research, education, and advocacy programs aimed at finding a cure and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.

Abbey Braverman, Roxanne Palin, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff were this year’s Co-Chairs.  Melissa Rosenbloom was the Event Advisory Chair. Jessica Mukasey Barkoff, Elizabeth Hecker, Jamie Lichtenberg, and Lana Platin were the Goodie Bag Co-Chairs.  Liana Silverstein Backal, Nicole Lenner, Melissa Meyers, and Jennifer Fisherman Ruff were the Raffle Co-Chairs. This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Hugh Sampson, an internationally known researcher and Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Julie Menin, Chairperson, Manhattan Community Board 1, updated the audience on FAI’s public policy achievements.  Lori Stokes, Anchor, WABC-TV, was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Heather Braverman, Abbey Braverman, Julia Braverman, Zachary Wolkoff, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Alexi Wolkoff, Tyler Wolkoff, Roxanne Palin, and Amanda Palin
The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for food allergies, which affect up to 15 million Americans, including 1 in 13 children—two in every classroom. Founded in 1998, FAI is the world’s largest private source of funding for food allergy research. Since its inception, the organization has committed nearly $77 million toward research, clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment, public policy initiatives to increase federal funding for research and create safer environments, and educational programs to heighten understanding and raise awareness.
Kelly and Mia Sacks
Avis Richards, Cheri Golub, and Lyss Stern
Lawrence Rosenbloom, Gabby Rosenbloom, and Melissa Rosenbloom
Harriette Rose Katz and Melissa Rosenbloom
Paula Patrice and Helen Jaffe
Roxanne and Dean Palin
Lori Stokes, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Abbey Braverman, and Roxanne Palin
Liana Silverstein-Backal and Arthur Backal
Steven and Abbey Braverman
Podi Constantiner, Caren Constantiner, Laura Constantiner, and Erica Stein
Malaak Compton-Rock, Lori Stokes, Sharyn Mann, and Erica Reid
Mary Jane Marchisotto and Denise Bunning
Nina Shapiro and Jennifer Ruff
Julie Leff, Deguan Stroud, and Jennifer Bruynesteyn
Dr. Hugh Sampson
Nina Davidson and Lizzie Tisch
Agnes Jacobs and Julie Menin

Photographs by Lucas Stoffe & Beowulf Sheehan (Lapham's Quarterly); Patrick McMullan (FAI)
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