Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New York Members

Audubon Young Members 2013 Fall Benefit Host Comittee
Last Wednesday evening, the Audubon Young Members of New York took flight south to the Meatpacking District's AVENUE to flock for the AYM Fall Benefit.  Guests enjoyed cocktails courtesy of Avenue and organic vodka sponsor American Harvest, nibbled on pizza courtesy of Artichoke and danced to the rug cutting tunes of DJ Luther Riggs.  A most festive evening, one could watch the twirling about of CFDA designer Carlos Falchi with Benefit Chair Ann Morrison Calvert and Falchi daughters.

An expansive silent auction spread including everything from Polo Lessons in Greenwich, CT to a piece of art by Faust was up for bids. 100% of the funds raised go to support and sustain Audubon New York's important education, advocacy, and on the ground conservation efforts. AYM's vision is to create healthy, well-managed habitats that support viable populations of birds and other wildlife in the Atlantic Flyway in order to enhance the enjoyment of nature and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
Adrienne Rudkin
Guest included Ann Morrison Calvert (Fall Benefit Chair), Monica Brouwer, Alexander Cook, Stephanie Cozzi, Juliet Falchi, Jennifer Ritter, Adrienne Rudkin, Peter Stamm, Teddy Winthrop, Eva Yean, Minot Amory, Brandon Buchmayr, Christina Eberli, Lauren Douglas, Patricia Dunne, Carlos Falchi, Lee Falchi, Kate Falchi, Amanda Goss, Taylor Colson Horton, Jessica Houghton, Nicole Howard, Winnie Lewis, Jenna Manula, David Mehlman, Douglas Graham Moore, Jr.,Carolyn Niemann, Arielle Patrick, Joshua Pino, Katie Jo Righi, Jeremy Rosenberg, Morgan Scott, Austin Simon, Richard D. Thomas, James Tierney Tang, Kim Taylor, Amy Whang, and Lizzy Wild.

For more information on Audubon's Young Member Group and to join, click here.
Ann Morrison Calvert, Austin Simon, and Robin Andachter
Ann Morrison Calvert and Tommy Gilbert
Arielle Patrick and Madeleine Haddon
Carlos and Alex Falchi
Ashia Shiekh and Jennifer Zaso
Austin Simon, Kelly Cravens, and Madeline Nickels
Christina Eberli
Brandon Buckmyer and Teddy Winthrop
Jenna Manula and Kate Schmidt
Joshua Pino
Joe Vollen and guest
Juliet Falchi, Jennifer Ritter, and Eva Yean
Katie Jo Righi and James Tierney Tang
Monica Brouwer and Eva Yean
Morgan Acott, Ashia Shiekh, and Ann Morrison Calvert
Peter Stamm, Brandon Buchmayr, and Teddy Winthrop
Steph Cozzi (R) and guests
Teddy Winthrop and guests
American Friends of Blérancourt celebrated its annual gala dinner on November 11th at the Pratt House to honor U.S. former Ambassador to France Craig Stapleton. Three special weekend events preceded the gala: a reception at the Hunt Slonem Gallery, a visit to the Paule Ka Fashion Showroom and a reception with gallery talk on a Camille Roche mural at the Dumonteil Gallery. The exquisite menu was prepared by master French chef Daniel Boulud who was present at the event. Champagne was provided by Paul Goerg.
Guests at the gala included: Baroness Didi d’Anglejan, AFB President Eugénie d’Anglès, French Consul General Bertrand Lortholary, Miles Morgan, Carla Darlington, Jay Paul, Nancy Gehman, Jean Astrop, Sonja Morgan and James Girard among others.

The two curators who came in from France were present, and the curator-in-chief Anne Dopffer gave a presentation showing plans for the French-American Museum’s upcoming expansion.
Baroness Didi d'Anglejan and Miles Morgan
Ambassador and Mrs. Craig Stapleton
Group
Daniel Boulud, George Sape, and Ambassador Stapleton
Nancy Gehman, Irene Goodkind, Elaine U. Leary and Susan Kelly
Carla Darlington, Didi d'Anglejan, Jean Astrop, Eugenie d'Angland and Irene Goodkind
Mario Rinaldi, Sonja Morgan and Franck Laverdin
Andrew Kotchoubey and Jean Astrop
Lucinda Herrick, Franck Laverdin and Simone Galton
Anne Dopffer, Mathilde Schneider and Alan Govenar
Jay Paul, Henrico and Nancy Balboa
Eric Jirgens and 2 nephews
Carla and Henry Darlington
Paul Ross and Anne Bricker
George Sape, Elizabeth Munson, Andrew Kotchoubey and Ambassador Stapleton
Lucinda Herrick, Dorian Dumonteil and Franck Laverdin
French Consul General Bertrand Lortholary and Eugand nie d'Angland s
Nancy and Jerry Gehman and Irene Goodkind
Susan Kelly and Baroness didi d'Anglejan
On Friday, November 8, the New England Society in the City of New York hosted its 208th Annual Dinner at the Metropolitan Club. Members and friends gathered to honor Deborah and Charles Royce with the Reginald T. Townsend Award. The fundraising event supports the Society’s scholarship program for New York City students attending New England colleges and universities.
Cocktails at the Metropolitan Club
The Royces are actively involved in the restoration of numerous buildings and “Main Street” revitalization projects in New York and New England, including the Avon Theatre Film Center, a 1939 landmark in Stamford, CT, and The Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI. Upon accepting their award, Deborah and Charles spoke about the importance of creating a sense of community and place through this work, and how they weave their individual passions together through their restoration projects.

The 200 guests in attendance enjoyed dancing to the music of the Alex Donner Orchestra and bidding in the Silent Auction. A terrific evening was had by all thanks to co-chairs Mary Latimer-Chung, Harry Chung, and Arnold and Hilda Neis.
President Anne Hall Elser, Townsend Honorees Deborah and Charles Royce
President Anne Hall Elser and JP Morgan Award Recipient Jay Sherwood
Stephen J. Storen, Judy Bliss, and William Muir Manger, Jr
Jessica McShane and Alexandra Porter
Ginny Pope and Charles Pope
Nancy Sakas, Sky Underwood Cardile, and Denise Ortell
Thomas Farrell, Jeannine Heath, David Heath, and Nancy Farrell
Oksana Tikhonova and Richard B Perkins
Annual Dinner Dance Co-Chairs Harry Chung and Mary Latimer-Chung
Scott Glascock and Ann E Vellis
Floyd Mckinnon, Barbara Mckinnon, Nancy Barton, James Barton, and Dorie Klissas
Merrie Martinson, Jay Sherwood, Susan C Winslow, and Robert Chan
Jane Pflug, Alex Donner, and Jan Whitman Ogden
Nancy Neis and Robert Rubin
William Forster and Linda Hart
Susan Sterling, Michael Beddard, Charles Royce, and Deborah Royce
John Dewey, Lucy Kirk, Sam Milliken, and Bob Ashton
Andrea Rose Rousseaux and Charles E Dorkey III
Michel Witmer, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Dino Rivera, and Michael Kovner
Tom and Heidi McWilliams
Karen Bevan and Stuart Bevan
NES Scholars Niamh Sheehan and Alexandra Garcia
Bill and Connie Greenspan
Alexandra Hoyle and Eric Hoyle
Sunny Hayward and Richard S. Johnson
Annual Dinner Dance Co-Chairs Hilda Neis and Arnold Neis
Doran Mullen and Erinmaura Condon
Colleen Hills and Tom Hills
The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter held their 19th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30PM at the New York Marriott Marquis (Broadway at 45th Street). Cocktails and silent auction began at 6:30PM, followed by dinner and an awards presentation. The event had 600 attendees and raised $1.136 million.

Rivera with Richard Essey, recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award
Honorees included New York Yankees pitching great Mariano Rivera, former New York Mets pitcher and sports broadcaster Ron Darling and former New York Giants quarterback and broadcaster Phil Simms. The former New England Patriot Kevin Turner, who has ALS and is actively involved in ALS research, was also honored and gave a very moving speech.

ESPNs Jeremy Schaap served as the emcee with former NFL Player, and current YES Network host, Howard Cross serving as the night’s auctioneer. Honorary Chapter Board Members David Cone, Rod Gilbert and Tommy John were also in attendance.

As one of The ALS Association's leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter encompasses New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and Northern & Central New Jersey and plays a major role in promoting the mission to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit health organization dedicated solely to fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  The Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy – providing help and hope to those facing the disease.  ALSA is a member of the National Health Council. For more information, visit http://www.als-ny.org
Benefit Co-Chair Alan Griffith, Honorees Ron Darling and Mariano Rivera, Chapter President and CEO Dorine Gordon, Honoree Phil Simms
Benefit Co-Chairs David Lubars and Alan Griffith, Ron Darling and Mariano Rivera, Pres and CEO Dorine Gordon, Phil Simms, Hon. Board Tommy John, and Board Chair Richard Rose
Board Members with Honorees Mariano Rivera and Phil Simms with Howard Cross
Former NFL player and the night's auctioneer Howard Cross
Honoree and Former Giants quarterback Phil Simms
Honorees Ron Darling, Mariano Rivera and Phil Simms
Honorees Mariano Rivera and Phil Simms with Chapter Honorary Board Member Tommy John
Board of Directors Member Allen Popowitz with Honoree Ron Darling
U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel with Honoree Ron Darling and Board of Directors Member Lee Brodsky
Former NFL player Kevin Turner receives the Lou Gehrig Sports Award, given by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, from the ceremony's emcee Jeremy Schaap

Photographs by Jack McCoy (ALS); www.AnnieWatt.com (NES)