Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fact vs Fiction

Dr. Eva Dubin, Dr. Elisa Port, Dr. Kerin Adelson, Dr. Sheryl Green, Dr. Phil Landrigan, Dr. Guy Montgomery, Dr. Laurie Margolies, Dr. Carlin Vickery, and Perri Peltz at The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute's second annual Fact vs Fiction luncheon.
Last Wednesday, the Rockefeller University hosted its Parents & Science "Celebrating Science" Benefit Lecture and Dinner, the annual occasion where the university brings together world-class scientists, renowned child health care experts, and parents and grandparents interested in the most recent scientific advances revolutionizing our understanding of human development and diseases of childhood. In addition to a compelling lecture offered by Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, the benefit marked a convivial evening attended by some of the brightest names in science, medicine, and New York Society. An elegant tented dinner followed the lecture on the university's esplanade, a highlight of which was its spirited auction conducted by renown Sotheby auctioneer, Hugh Hildesley.
Hugh Hildesley
Some of the evening's guests included: Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Russell and Judith Carson, David and Julia Koch, Hugh and Connie Hildesley, Howard Berkowitz, Eliza and Alex Bolen, Daniella and Greg Coules, David Cundey, Blair Pillsbury Enders, Olivia Flatto, Lauren and Briank Frank, Desiree Gruber, Shoshanna Gruss, Alexandra and Phillip Howard, Ben and Anne Huneke, Talbott and Carter Simonds, Celerie Kemble and Boykin Curry, Melissa and Keith Meister, Claudia Overstrom, Celine Rattray, Ashley and Alexander von Perfall, Betsy and Robert Pitts, Hartley and Amy Rogers, Kimberly and Jonathan Schulhof, Sydney Shuman, Fiona Waterstreet, Eden Williams, Silvia and Sophocles Zoullas and many more.
Keith Miesto and Josh Sandbulte
Judy Berkowitz
David Cundey, Kie Cundy, and Maryellen Cundey
David and Susan Weil
Hartley Rogers and Amy Falls Rogers
Melanie Shorin, Pat Rosenwald, and John Rosenwald
Betsy Perry
Chris and Courtney Rae
Mike and Kristen Kaufman
Christy and Kevin Hammond
Karen Sonneborn and Daniella Lipper Coules
Fiona Waterstreet
Sebastian and Natalia Echavarria
Philip Howard, Sydney Shuman, and Alexandra Howard
Tara Agroskin and Dan Agroskin
Sarah Fiszel and David Fiszel
Nancy Brown, Dolly Bross Geary, and Jack Geary
Andrea Glimcher
Kamila Islam and Munib Islam
Beth Kojima and Lauren Frank
Celerie Kemble Curry and Boykin Curry
Karen Sonneborn and Alexander von Perfall
Joseph Gleber and Sydney Shuman
Olivia Flatto and John Hoffman
Gillian Miniter
Russell Carson and Julia Koch
Sophocles Zoullas, Silvia Zoullas, and Harltey Rogers
Claudia Overstrom and Betsy Pitts
Eliza Bolen, Ashley von Perfall, and Shoshanna Gruss
Carter Simonds
Celine Rattray and Eden Williams
David Koch and Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Simon Roosevelt and Natalia Echavarria
The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at The Mount Sinai Medical Center held its second annual Fact vs Fiction luncheon on September 30th at 320 Park Avenue.  More than 150 women attended the unique event at which Dubin Breast Center physicians answer offer answers to common questions, decipher the myths from the truths, and open up a dialogue about breast health and cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. 
Named for Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD, physician, philanthropist, and breast cancer survivor, the center provides state-of-the-art care and conducts groundbreaking research. It is one of the only clinics in New York City to offer innovative new technologies such as 3D mammography, which provides earlier and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, and advanced procedures such as seed localization, which allows surgeons to target and remove breast tumors more precisely.

Perri Peltz, former television news journalist and public health advocate moderated the discussion. Among the guests were Judith Ripka, Carol Mack, Nina Wexler, Allison Lutnick, and Jamie Niven.  The center’s director is noted breast surgeon Elisa Port, MD.  Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to fund the Center’s general operating costs. 
Susan Kessler, Lise Evans, Beth Canavan, and Jamie Niven
Perri Peltz
Susan Kessler and Lise Evans
Paula Cleary and Trish Paliotta
Dr. Eva Dubin
Lauren Rosenkranz, Shawn Warren, Pamela Sanders, and Jenny Klein
Efva Attling, Eva Dahgren, Chris Mack, and Natasha Silver
Dr. Elisa Port, Natalia Nastaskin, and Kelly Kushnir
Judith Ripka and Dr. Elisa Port
Allison Lutnick and Caryn Zucker
Laura DeMare, Vivian Fisher, Shawn Warren, and Steffani Howell
Gabrielle Bacon, Chris Mack, Lise Evans, and Susan Kessler
Vivian Fisher, Nina Wexler, and Laura DeMare
Dr. Eva Dubin and Jamie Niven
Karin Barkhorn and Linda Buckley
Pamela Sanders, Nina Wexler, and Lauren Rosenkranz
Karen Silveira, Beth Canavan, and Annette Healy
The Junior Council kicked off its 2013-2014 season on Thursday, October 3, with a private screening of Penguins in the Museum’s LeFrak IMAX Theater and a cocktail reception. Penguin City, on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as 6 million penguins. The young male King Penguin at the center of Penguins must earn his place among the island inhabitants while finding a mate and raising a family. The film follows him through the most challenging time in a King Penguin’s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators.

Co-chairs included W. Jameson McFadden, Holly and Martin Okner, Lori and Zachary Pomerantz, Robin and Brad Roberts, Gaelin Rosenwaks, Heather and Ross Schulman, Zoe and Iain Wilson.
Guests in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals
The American Museum of Natural History’s Junior Council is one of New York City’s most stimulating membership groups for young philanthropists. Founded in 1994, the Junior Council supports the Museum’s mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate–through scientific research and education–knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. Each year, Junior Council members participate in special events that offer them an intimate view inside the Museum’s collections, activities, and exhibitions. Junior Council members go behind the scenes at one of the world’s preeminent museums, meet some of the nation’s most distinguished and engaging scientists, and preview the latest exhibitions.
Co-chairs Martin and Holly Okner
Steering Committee members Peter and Stewart DiFiore
Max Nowak, Lexi Milstein, Susy Schieffelin, and Adam Klopp
Steering Committee members Andrew Goldberg, Kellan Finley,and Susan and Joe Shatz
Katia Menegon, Steering Committee member Alessia Menegon, and Ariella Menegon
Katherine Brown (left) and friends
Kate and Ian Ferreira
Steering Committee members Michael Lackman and Ruth Ann Blankenheim with friends
Grace Randolph, Elissa Suslow, Rebecca Prowler, and Courtney Drayer
Co-chairs Iain and Zoe Wilson with Cynthia and Tim Irons
Sandrina Bencomo and Steering Committee member Emanuel Michael
Co-Zach Pomerantz, Wyatt Knaster, and Jason Knaster
Co-chair Gaelin Rosenwaks and friends (second from left)
Co-chairs Zach and Lori Pomerantz
Ryan Bailes, Margaret Jones, Ivan Marshalleck, and Sholom Ellenberg
Alex Mareska and Gillian Walters
On Tuesday, September 24th, His Excellency, President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad and African Parks Network CEO, Peter Fearnhead, jointly announced an expanded elephant protection plan for Chad. Held at The River Club of New York, it was standing room only as conservationists, funder, and the media turned out to support this meaningful announcement. Guests included Rob Walton, David Bonderman, Marvin & Donna Schwartz, African Parks Foundation Board Chair, Ron Ulrich and Foundation Director, Nicole Mollo.
Mahamat Issa Halikimi, Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, Michel Reveyrand, and Gilles Desesquelles
Larry Hite, Ron Ulrich, and Sharon Hite
Kathy Moran, Darlene Anderson, and Nicole Mollo
Mr. Mahamat Zene and Mr. Issa Ali Taber
Natalie Anderson, Debra Wheat, and Pam Ulm
Colleen Rudolf
James Coleman and David Laughlin
Davina Dobie and Bryan Christy
Wendy Elliott
Carolyn Clayton Pilkington and Nicole Mollo
Heidi Lange and Christy Ulrich
Elizabeth McKay and Edward Bretschger
Gilles Desesquelles, Mr. Issa Ali Taber, and Mr. Adoum Younousmi
Marvin and Donna Schwartz
Nancy Abraham and Kathryn Fuller
Tom Gallagher and Jon Cummings
Davina Dobie, Nicole Mollo, and Krista Kreiger
Liz Kelly
Raoul Witteveen and Peter Fearnhead
Maura Rose and Charles Schwartz
Jean Claude Nzamba and Rob Walton
Michael Barrett and Tina Grody
Christina Russo and Fen Montaigne
Kathy Moran and Tom Gibian
M. Sanjagan
Susan Johnson
Michel Reveyrand de Menthon, Excellency, and Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, Head of State
Nicci Young Wiese
Sarah Otterstrom, PhD
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, sports fans, supporters and friends gathered at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for the Police Athletic League’s 19th Annual SportsNite Dinner, honoring The Madison Square Garden Company. The event, which welcomed 300 guests and raised over $330,000 for the nonprofit, was emceed by Al Trautwig and included a blockbuster auction with autographed memorabilia, New York City’s hottest restaurants and one-of-a-kind experiences.
Philip Suarez, Allan Houston, Howard J. Rubenstein, and Rod Gilbert
The event was chaired by Howard J. Rubenstein and Philip Suarez, and some of the special guests included Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Robert M. Morgenthau, Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Robert J. McGuire, John B. Osborn, John A. Catsimatidis, Rod Gilbert, Allan Houston, and Tony Lo Bianco. Auction items included one-of-a-kind sports experiences and memorabilia including the baseball Mariano Rivera used to record his major league-record 602nd save, opportunities to Meet & Greet Eli Manning, Mark Messier, Walt “Clyde” Frazier and Derek Jeter, New York Knicks Ballkid Experience, Yankees Legends and home game packages, A Day at the Races at Belmont Park, Mets VIP and Suite packages, Rangers Game & Zamboni Ride, Tennis Racquet by Stan Smith, Lindsay Davenport, Kathy Rinaldi, Tom Gorman and Todd Martin, and a Superbowl Football by Hakeem Nicks of the Giants.
NYC Police Commissioner and PAL Honorary President Raymond W. Kelly with former NYC Police Commissioner and PAL Vice Chairman Robert J. McGuire
New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for 99 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to nearly 40,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.
Lucinda Franks Morgenthau, Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, and Robert M. Morgenthau
John A. Catsimatidis, Dr. Karen E. Burke, and Tony Lo Bianco

Photographs by Sean Smith, Longview Photography (Dubin);