Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fruitful Fall Galas

The scene at the Frick Collection's annual Autumn Dinner.
This past Monday night, the Frick Collection held its annual Autumn Dinner. It was a black tie affair and they honored international investment banker, collector and philanthropist Michel David-Weill. The dinner was held in the Frick’s East and West Galleries after a cocktail reception in the atrium garden.

The Autumn Dinner provides much needed support for the Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library – one of the greatest in the world. The guests’ generosity helps sustain the Frick in its work to present acclaimed exhibitions, enhance its unique research collections, serve thousands of New York schoolchildren, and remain that oasis for contemplation so dear to all who visit. This year they raised almost $1.1 million.
Benefit Chairman Susannah Weiss, Honoree Michel David-Weill, Hélène David-Weill, Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Sarah McNear, and Benefit Chairman Antonio Weiss
Candace and Frederick W. Beinecke
Sarah McNally and Lorin Stein
Catherine Flint and Sarah Flint in the Boucher Room
Philippe and Edith de Montebello with Richard and Isabelle Feigen
Mimi Stafford
Sarah McNear with Jean-Marie and Betty Eveillard
Honoree Michel-David-Weill and Honorary Chairman Walter A. Eberstadt
Bob Haboldt with Carolyn and Malcolm H. Wiener
Robert and Karolina Albertson
Hendrikje Crebolder and Wouter Han
Frick CFO Robert Goldsmith and Joanne du Pont Foster
Susan and Henry P. Johnson
Ian Wardropper, Honoree Michel David-Weill, Antonio Weiss, Susannah Weiss, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Margot Bogert
Jerry Ann Woodfin-Costa and Victor Costa
David Owsley, June Dyson, and Barbara and James S. Reibel
Guests enjoy the Library gallery
Arie and Coco Kopelman
Frick Director Ian Wardropper, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Margot Bogert, and Honoree Michel David-Weill
Charles S. Moffett, Cécile David-Weill, and Robert Couturier
Guillaume Fouilleron, Eiko Assael, and Nicola Knight
Russell Grant and Barbara de Portago
A. Alred and Judith Taubman
Anne Goldrach, Alain Goldrach, and Helen Clay Chace (great granddaughter of Henry Clay Frick)
Teresa Longyear and David Bull
Guy and Kristina Wildenstein
Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher
Beatrice Santo Domingo, Gil Shiva, and Lynn Nesbit
Linda and Fritz Hobbs
Ambassador Howard Leach and Gretchen Leach
Doug Gould and Pauline Eveillard
Seymour R. Askin with Sally and Howard Lepow
Robert Froelich and Emily T. Frick
Emily T. Frick and Horace Wood Brock
Ambassador Felix G. and Elizabeth Rohatyn
Judson Traphagen and Megan Meagher
Lynn Nesbit and Ezra Zilkha
Stephen K. Scher and Janie Woo Scher
Larry and Marilyn Friedland
Peter and Sophia Blanchard
Fernanda M. Kellogg and Kirk Henckels
Cetie Nippert Ames, Konrad K. Keesee, and Irene Roosevelt Akin
Henry Arnhold, Nina Beattie, and Candace Beinecke
Martha Fleischman, Barbara G. Fleischman, and Londa Weisman
Jerry Bogert, Mark Schaffer, and David Goldman
Anne Sidamon-Eristoff and Helen Clay Chase
Oscar and Annette de la Renta with Beatrice Santo Domingo
Guests in the Oval Room
Dinner is served ...
Frick Director Ian Wardropper presents honoree Michel David-Weill with an engraved silver tray from Tiffany and Co.
Anjali Melwani and Sandeep Mathrani
Sebastien and Caroline Mazella di Bosco
Michael E. Gellert and Anne Goldrach
Melinda Sullivan and Frick Director Ian Wardropper
Elisabeth de Picciotto and Garrett Moss
Molly Schreiber, Ayesha Bulchandani-Mathrani, and John Schreiber
Thierry Despont and Claude Wasserstein
Susan Gutfreund and Robert Couturier
Last Wednesday, Carnegie Hall launched its 2013–2014 season with a gala dinner in the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom raising nearly $3.4 million in support of Carnegie Hall's artistic and education programming.  The gala dinner, which was attended by more than 600 guests, was chaired by Annette and Oscar de la Renta and co-chaired by Mercedes T. Bass, Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Ann Ziff. For the tenth consecutive season, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was the Opening Night Gala lead sponsor. 
Gala Co-Chair Mercedes Bass, Carnegie Hall Chairman Sanford I Weill, and soprano Anna Netrebko
Carnegie Hall Chairman Mr. Sanford I. Weill and Mrs. Joan Weill
Trustee Judy Zankel and Mr. Noman Benzaquen
Ara Guzelimian, Janet Clough, Emanuel Ax and Yoko Nazaki Ax
Composer in Residence David Lang and wife Suzanne Bocanegra
Kristina Wallison, Trustee Gilbert Kaplan, Lena Kaplan, and John Kaplan
John Pomerantz and Trustee Mrs. Laura Pomerantz
Mrs. Leni May and Trustee Peter May
Mrs. Marina French and Trustee Dr. Thomas Sculco and Mrs. Cynthia Sculco
Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen and Tom Murro
Violinist Joshua Bell addresses the gala attendees
Opening Night Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria
Leonardo Genovese and Esperanza Spalding
Katherine Melchior Ray, Rashid Silvera, Eric and Dori Fisher
Gala guests dance the night away
Robert A.M. Stern and Gala Co-Chair Mercedes Bass
Joan Weill, Darren Walker, and Jessye Norman
John and Laura Pomerantz, Terry and Tina Lundgren, Robert F. Smith and Hope Dworaczyk
Hope Dworaczyk and Robert F. Smith
Valerie Simpson and Terri Lyne Carrington
Sopranos Jessye Norman and Anna Netrebko
Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Valerie Simpson
Trustee Terry Lundgren and Tina Lundgren
Carnegie Hall Trustees Laura Pomerantz and Peter W. May
Adrienne Arsht, Darren Walker, Jessye Norman, and Charles Hamlen
Robert Shmalo and sister Lauren Shmalo
The Pink Agenda, the not-for-profit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals, kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by andPainting the Town Pinkand at its Sixth Annual Gala in New York City on Friday, October 4. The sold-out event, which included a silent and live auction raised over $125,000.

The event attracted four hundred movers and shakers in the fields of finance, fashion, medicine, philanthropy and beyond, and included a presentation of a $250,000 check to Myra Biblowit, President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.and During the presentations Kara Council was recognized for her character, courage, optimism, and outstanding leadership in the fight against breast cancer.
BCRF President and CEO Myra Bilblowit, Estee Lauder Companies Executive Chairman William Lauder, and the board of directors of The Pink Agenda
andFor all of the strides that have been made in the fight against breast cancer, young professionals have remained under-engaged and underutilized in the search for a cure,and said Jaquelyn M. Scharnick, Founder and President of The Pink Agenda.and andThe Pink Agenda is changing that, and we look forward to ringing in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by bringing our message—and a whole lot of fun—to a new generation of philanthropists, while increasing our financial support of groundbreaking research.and

Honoree Kara Council said, andI am impassioned by the work that The Pink Agenda is doing and I am happy to share my story as a way of demonstrating the impact that research can have and thatandthere can be a beautiful and empowered life after diagnosis, after treatment, and even after surgery.and
Kara Council
Sponsored by Bormioli Rocco and held at Lower East Side landmark the Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, the annual gathering is The Pink Agendaands premier fundraising event, providing young professionals with a meaningful opportunity to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, as well as a great night out. Special thanks to Magnolia Bakery, William P. Lauder and Lori Tritsch for their generous support.and Music was provided by DJ Vikas Sapra.

In addition to program opener by Chris Benz; who was joined by his mother Becky Benz who is a breast cancer survivor, other notable guests included Estee Lauder Companies Executive Chairman William Lauder, Lori Tritsch, The Pink Agendaands Director Samantha Tritsch, Miss USA Erin Brady, The Pink Agenda Founder and Honorary Chair Liana M. Douillet Guzmán, The Pink Agenda Founder and President Marisa Renee Lee.
The Pink Agenda Founder and President Jaquelyn M. Scharnick, Chris Benz. and Kara Council
Lori Tritsch, The Pink Agenda Director Samantha Tritsch, and William Lauder
BCRF President and CEO Myra Bilblowit, Chris Benz, and Becky Benz
William Lauder, Miss USA Erin Brady, and Samantha Tritsch
DJ Vikas Sapra
Last Wednesday evening at the Stark Showroom in the D&D Building, Scalamandré hosted a book party in honor of "Scalamandré: Haute Decor" by Steven Stolman. It was the New York launch of the book, which is the charming telling of the Scalamandré story. Louis Renzo, Scalamandré's CEO and owner, hosted, and Swifty's catered.
Steven Stolman and Jamie Drake
Rich Wilkie and Patrick Murphy
Louis Renzo and Lauren Grushkin
Paul Bowden and Bob Dowling
Alexa Hampton and Mario Buatta
Gail Karr, Steven Stolman, and Michael Krumpe
Amy Bader and Neil Bader
Mark Jacoby and Diana Jacoby
Judy Hadlock
Bob Gaynor, Richard Kurtzer, and Dwayne Clarke
Alexa Hampton and Ken Wyse
Ellen Welsh and Maribeth Welsh
Carolyn Sollis, Young Huh, and Janice Langrall
Jack Bochonok and Tony Hoyt
Ken Bijur and Susan Branch

Photographs by Christine A. Butler and Mary Hilliard (Frick); Jonathon Ziegler/PatrickMcMullan.com (Scalamandre).