Monday, June 24, 2013

Midsummer Night Drinks

Guests listen to Nelson Peltz, Dean O’Hare, Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei, chief of the Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon in chief, Hospital for Special Surgery, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Brian Williams speak throughout the evening at Hospital for Special Surgery's 30th Annual Tribute Dinner.
Hospital for Special Surgery, the number one hospital for orthopedics in the nation, held its 30th Annual Tribute Dinner on Monday, June 17, 2013 at The Waldorf=Astoria.

The event, which raised more than $2.5 million and had more than 1,000 guests, was hosted by Brian Williams, anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News and Rock Center. The City of New York was honored, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg accepting the award on the City's behalf. Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Chief of the Scoliosis Service, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei, chief of the Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News anchor
Honored guests included the hospital's leadership and world-class physicians and health-care professionals; along with Dinner Chair Nelson Peltz, founding partner, Trian Fund Management LP, and Dinner Co-Chairs Kathryn C. Chenault, HSS trustee; Alan S. MacDonald, vice-chairman, Citigroup, chief client officer; William R. Salomon, honorary chairman, Citigroup; and Patricia G. Warner, HSS trustee. Other special guests include Pia Lindstrom; Cynthia and Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon-in-chief, Hospital for Special Surgery; Dean O'Hare, co-chair, HSS Board of Trustees.
Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei addresses guests after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, No. 10 in neurology and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Philip Wilson Jr., surgeon in chief emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery, Hilda Boachie Adjei , Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei, chief of the Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, HSS Trustee Patsy Warner, Louis Schapiro, CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon in chief, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Cynthia Sculco
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Emme Deland, Veronica St. Pierre, HSS Trustee Herbert Black, and Dr. Jonathan Deland
Michael Reed, Joan and Barrie Damson, HSS trustee, HSS Trustee Craig Ivey, and Chelsea Reed
Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei, chief of the Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Hilda Boachie Adjei, Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon in chief, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cynthia Sculco, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Alex Egan, Celene Menschel, Ronay Menschel, and Chairman Emeritus, HSS Board of Trustees, Richard Menschel
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kathleen O’Hare, Dinner Chair Nelson Peltz, and Co Chair, HSS Board of Trustees, Dean O’Hare
Brian Cleek (PGA), Justin Maher (Giants), Leogh Weiss (Giants), and Dara Cattani
Dr. Douglas E. Padgett, and Debra and Dr. Bernard A. Rawlins
Dr. Oheneba Boachie Adjei, chief of the Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Miles Vern, and Barry and Lila Bloom
Ann Jackson and Kendrick Wilson, III, co chair Board of Trustees Hospital for Special Surgery and Vice Chairman BlackRock with Cynthia and Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon in chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
Grace and Chris Meigher with Peter and Martha Webster
Jane and Dr. Michael Lockshin
Ona Wang and Dr. Steve K. Lee
Janet and Dr. David Levine with Marina Kellen French
Dr. Edward Craig, HSS Trustee and Dinner Co Chair Patricia Warner, and Brian Williams
Trevor Gibbons, Cynthia Sculco, Sarah Jane Gibbons, and Dr. Thomas Sculco, surgeon in chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
Kendrick Wilson, III, co chair Board of Trustees Hospital for Special Surgery and Vice Chairman BlackRock and HSS Trustee Robert K. Steel
Co Chair, HSS Board of Trustees, Dean O’Hare and Greg Georgieff
Louis Shapiro, CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ann Jackson, and Kendrick Wilson, III, co chair Board of Trustees Hospital for Special Surgery and Vice Chairman BlackRock
HSS Trustee and Dinner Co Chair Alan MacDonald with Patti Roberts
HSS Trustee Patricia Warner, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Dr. Peggy Crow with Steve and Laura Robbins and Craig Ivey
Dr. David Altchek, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service co chief, Hospital for Special Surgery, with his wife Anne Altchek
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and HSS Trustee William Salomon
HSS Trustee Herbert Black and Louis Shapiro, CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery
Celene Menschel and Alex Egan
HSS Trustee and Dinner Co Chair Kathryn Chenault with Chairman Emeritus, HSS Board of Trustees, Aldo Papone
Last Saturday night's 13th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks nearly 500 friends and supporters gathered at Villa Maria, the stunning Water Mill home of Vince and Louise Camuto, for a wonderful evening of fun, food and cocktails, all benefiting God's Love We Deliver. This signature event supports one of New York City's most beloved charities, the only organization of its kind that cooks and home delivers nutritious meals to clients living with severe illnesses, their children and senior caregivers.
Louise Camuto, Vince Camuto and God's Love We Deliver Board member Margaret Russell
Seen at the event were: Vince and Louise Camuto, Dennis Basso, Jason and Haley Binn, Yildiz Yuksek Blackstone and Richard Blackstone, Geoffrey Bradfield, Mark Brashear, Claudio and Debra del Vecchio, Karen and Jefferson Hughes, Ford Huniford, Christopher Idone, Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, David Kleinberg, Esther Newberg, Roland Nivelais, Fernanda Niven, Nathan Orsman and Jose Castro, Jeff Pfeifle, Andrew Rosen and Jenny Dyer, Margaret Russell, Chuck and Donna Turlinski, David Wine and Vicente Wolf.

Guests were invited to enjoy a smorgasbord of Swedish specialties by chef Görgen Tidén.
Gods Love Staff
Throughout the evening, in between dining, laughing and talking, guests also enjoyed coffee from RED THREAD GOOD Coffee, a new sponsor of God's Love, and microgreens from Koppert Cress USA.

Delicious butlered hors d'oeuvres such as summer vegetable rolls, croque-monsieurs and steak frites were catered by Canard, Inc. along with a variety of one-bite burgers and sweets such as toffee pecan brownies and mini lemon ice cream cones. Pernod Ricard USA generously donated all beverages at the bar including the event's specialty drinks, Absolut® Madras, Absolut® Red Thread Good Dreamy Chocolate Almond Cocktail and Absolut® Citron Lemonade, all delicious concoctions for the warm summer evening. Guests danced the night away to the music compiled and spun by DJ Karin Ward.
Jeff Pfeifle, Sue Chalom, Dennis Basso, Scott Bruckner, and Geoffrey Bradfield
Julie Lichtstein, Michelle Francis, Lisa Sherman, and Vivian Pollack
Dan Wright, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Chris Poore
Scott Bruckner and T.R. Pescod
Vince Camuto and Louise Camuto
Michael Sennett, Karen Pearl, Scott Bruckner, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Chris Poore
Richard, Jane and Jeffrey Novick
Randy Kempner, Tony Ingrao, Louise Camuto, and Vince Camuto
LaMont Craig, David Ludwigson, Jon Gilman and Barbra Locker
Mark Lanspa, Rebecca Bond and William Wright
Haley Binn and Jason Binn
Ned Allie, Lester Weingarten, Richard Haney Jardine, and Maurice Mann
Alan Rogers, Charlotte Moss and John Yunis
Jerry Madigan and Jamie Zimmerman
Alan Rogers and David Ludwigson
Dan Wright, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Chris Poore
Cory Ingram and Louise Camuto
David Wine, Robby Browne and friends
Karen Pearl, Vicente Wolf, and Margaret Russell
Jon and Rebecca Bond
Matthew Smyth and Christopher Idone
Michael Sennott, Karen Pearl and Terry Meehan
Michael Librett, Shana Librett, Stephen Cavello, Peter Panagiotopoulos, and Nick Kavallieratos
Candy Bonder, Mark Lehrer, Gaby Lehrer and Karen Pearl
David Ludwigson, Doron Sabag, Jim Hoffman Faris and Karen Naber
Penny Zuckerwise and Barbra Locker
Jon Gilman and Brad Learmonth
Sylvia Vogelman, Michael Sennott, Joan Garry, Lisa Sherman, Terrence Meck, Breton Alberti, and Scott Bruckner
Brad Learmonth, Jon Gilman, Haim Hassin and Jean Fleischhacker
Perry Eisman, Karen Pearl, andPeter Lichtenthal
Veronica Henkel and Em Findley
Last Monday, nearly 300 supporters of The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation gathered at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York for the organization's 21st Annual Dystonia and Parkinson's Golf Invitational. The event raised more than $1.3 million to help find better treatments and cures for dystonia and Parkinson's disease. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes uncontrollable, painful muscle contractions and spasms. Closely related to Parkinson's disease, it affects an estimated 500,000 people in North America – more than Huntington's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease and muscular dystrophy combined.

Willie Geist, co-host of NBC's Today and MSNBC's Morning Joe, served as emcee of the event that honored his father Bill Geist, a long-serving CBS news correspondent who announced, last year, that he was living with Parkinson's disease. BlackRock, Inc. was this year's corporate chair.
Jody Geist, Bill Geist, Willie Geist, Bonnie Strauss, and Paula Stein
The Foundation has raised more than $30 million to provide seed money to scientists working on over 200 projects around the world. These investments have been the catalyst for an additional $62 million in research funding from the NIH.

Katie Loeb,
a member of the Young Leadership Council, whose grandfather has Parkinson's, was recognized for her extraordinary enthusiasm and dedication in helping raise funds and public awareness about dystonia and Parkinson's disease. She was presented with the Foundation's Scott M. Johnson Memorial Award named in honor of a member of the Young Leadership Council who lost his life on September 11th.
Jeff Feingold, Nancy Rackoff, Paula Stein, Amy Leeds, Nancy Wolk, and Harold Strauss
Strauss concluded the evening by thanking all those who attended the event. She added, "Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our friends, donors, sponsors and incredible staff. Each has been a remarkable pillar of hope, courage, and continuing support who have made our years of achievements in research, treatments, and clinical care possible."

The day-long event included lunch, a Pro-Am golf tournament, cocktails, dinner, and a live auction. In attendance were Mark Standish, president and co-CEO of RBC Capital Markets Corp; Morris Offit, chairman of Offit Capital; and Thomas W. Strauss, chairman of Ramius, a Cowen Group company, who announced the day's top golf winners.

Jamie Niven, chairman of Sotheby's America, once again served as auctioneer for the live auction, which featured A Decadent Dinner for 12 prepared by celebrity chef David Burke; a golf outing hosted by a club member at the esteemed Shinnecock Golf Course; and a week's vacation at the Villa Avalon in St. Barths; among other luxurious items.
Bob Joyce, Seth Goldman, Ron Hersh, Paul Bruce, and Dan London
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1995 by Louis Bachmann (1916-2000) and Bonnie Strauss in order to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson's disease, and to provide medical and patient information. Key among its efforts, the Foundation funds scientific and clinical research and helps raise awareness of Parkinson's disease and dystonia among the general public and the medical community.
Stefanie Offit, Dan Offit, Ned Offit, Nancy Offit, and Morris Offit
Fran Klingenstein, Fran Ehrlich, and Karen Cohen
Allison London and Katie Loeb
Edgar Cullman and Ellie Cullman
Tish Certo, Susan Cullman, and John Kirby
On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Central Park Conservancy brought together more than 700 guests to the annual Taste of Summer held at Bethesda Terrace. Guests came to marvel at the fusion of Central Park's beauty and New York's exquisite cuisine.

The event featured tastings prepared by New York's top restaurants, a luxury-filled silent auction and music by Alexandra Richards. The event was attended by politicians, business leaders, and New Yorkers in support of the Central Park Conservancy's mission to restore and maintain Central Park raising close to $1 million.
John DeLucie
More than 30 restaurants participated in the annual foodie bonanza serving tastings throughout the night. Guests dined on Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Marinated Cucumbers & Remoulade Sauce from The Central Park Boathouse, Matinicus Maine Lobster Rolls from P.J. Clarke's, Ravioli Alla Salvia: Ravioli filled with Baby Organic Spinach in a Butter & Sage Sauce from Serafina, Seared Scallop over Prosecco, Green Onion Foam with Black Norcia Truffle Petal from East 12th Osteria, and Fegatini Crostini: Duck Liver Mousse with Passito Wine from soon-to-open Ristorante Morini. Crown Group Hospitality hosted The Taste Café featuring dishes from John DeLucie including the Nicoise Tuna Tartare from The Lion, Marinated Lamb Coconut Chutney on Papadum from Crown and Bill's Bolognese with Soft Polenta & Pecorino from Bill's Food & Drink.
Boathouse Crabcakes
William Grant & Sons, a family-owned and independent distiller, was the exclusive spirits partner at this year's Taste of Summer. The night highlighted the line of handcrafted and small batch spirits in specialty cocktails using Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Reyka Vodka, and Hudson Whiskey. Solerno welcomed in the Solerno Caribeño, Reyka refreshed in the Reyka Collins, Icelandic Vesper, and Reyka Sonic, and Hudson Whiskey delighted at the "Make Your Own Manhattan" bar.

Hosts included Central Park Conservancy Trustees and Event Chairmen Jay Mandelbaum, Gillian Miniter, John Paulson, and Norman Selby. Other notable guests included Ann Dexter Jones, Deborah Roberts, Fiona and Eric Rudin, Hunt Slonem, Jeffrey Toobin, Kitty Kempner, Liliana Cavendish, Commissioner Ray Kelly, Sandra Ripert, Suzanne Cochran, and many others.
Commissioner Ray Kelly and Veronica Kelly
Gillian and Sylvester Miniter
Pablo Alfaro, Anne Dexeter Jones, and Mark Amadei
Sandra Ripert and Angela Stulley
Barbara Cirkva and Bob Schumacher
Alexandra Richards
Deborah Roberts and Gillian Miniter
John DeLuci, Stephanie Smith, and Mark Amadei
Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Mcintosh
Gillian and Serena Miniter
Norman Selby and Eran Broshy
Suzanne and Bob Cochran
Hunt Slonem and Liliana Cavendish
Late last month at the Pierre Hotel in NYC, over 330 guests joined WIZO New York for their 16th Annual Children for our Children Fashion Show and Luncheon, Chaired by Fortune Dushey.

WIZO, The Women’s International Zionist Organization, is a worldwide non-profit organization that operates over 800 social welfare projects in Israel. Next to the Israeli government, WIZO is one of the largest providers of social welfare services that improve the lives of women, children and the elderly living in Israel.

The fashion show, which featured looks from Brooks Brothers and was styled by designer Nikki Kule, had more than 60 children parade the runway. Before the Fashion Show the audience was addressed by Counsel General of Israel to New York, Ambassador Ido Aharoni. Fortune Dushey spoke about the critical services which WIZO provides to the neediest sector of Israeli society.
Gail Perl, Co-President of WIZO USA, Mireille Manocherian, Fortune Dushey, Victoria Sakhai, and Evelyn Sommer, Founding President of WIZO USA
Marci Waterman, Chair of WIZO NY, Ronni Chera, Marjorie Harris, Marcy Sakhai, and Betty Sitt chaired the Benefit Committee. Brenda Abuaf, Eleanor Cayre, Nina Davidson, and Marielle Safra served as Journal Chairs. Drazie Ashkenazy, Esther Chetrit, Joy Kleeger, Gloria Nakash, and Tanya Zuckerbrot headed the Silent Auction Committee. Corie Adjmi, Jennifer Dayan, Amy Landy, Marcella Serure, and Jennifer Sitt headed the Raffle Committee. Debra August, Vivian Dayan, Elisabeth Domansky, Rachel Khafif, and Sarah Merians headed the Décor Committee, and Mireille Manocherian and Vicki Sakhai, once again, served as the Fashion Show Coordinators, this year also with the help of Joy Dushey and Nikki Kule, designer for Brooks Brothers. WIZO New York was also represented by a Next Generation committee lead by Celia Cayre, Margarette Dweck, Samantha Podolsky, and Tanya Serure. Rachel Shnay chaired the Teen’s committee.
Amb. Ido Aharoni
In attendance were WIZO USA Vice Presidents Caren Constantiner, Mira Sofer, and Joan Kahn who accepted an award on behalf of her granddaughter, Daisy Kahn, as well as WIZO New York Board Members and U.N. Representatives Lisa Ostad and Jackie Siegal. Daisy Kahn and Chloe Safra were recognized for their involvement in the WIZO’s B’nei Mitzvah Campaign. These young philanthropists chose to donate their gifts to WIZO, and for this were given special awards of honor.
Marci Waterman, Chair of WIZO NY, and Gail Perl, Co-President of WIZO USA
Marcelle Serure, Vivian Dayan, and Fortune Dushey
Margarette Dweck, Celia Cayre, and Ronni Chera
Jamie Mitchell and Lauren Schor Geller
Fortune Dushey and Tanya Zuckerbrot
Nancy Chetrit, Gail Perl, and Jill Martin

Photographs by Don Pollard (HSS); Patrick McMullan (God's Love); BIlly Farrell (CPC)