Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Outstanding Volunteerism

Golden Hearts volunteers at God's Love We Deliver's Seventh Annual Golden Heart Awards
More than 700 guests attended God's Love We Deliver's Seventh Annual Golden Heart Awards on Wednesday, October 16, raising over $3 million for the New York non-profit and making it the largest and most successful event in the organization's 28-year history.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was presented with the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service by fashion designer and God's Love board member Michael Kors and Conde Nast Artistic Director and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. Upon receiving her award, Clinton spoke about the unique American quality to solve problems as a community and the increased importance of giving in this time of economic uncertainty.
Hilary Swank, Michael Kors, and Anna Wintour
Sigourney Weaver
Julianna Margulies
Karlie Kloss and Bette Midler
In addition to Secretary Clinton, Aerin Lauder, who is the creative director at Estee Lauder Companies and a longtime philanthropist, was presented with the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement by renowned fashion model Iman. Karen Pearl also presented Jeff Gates and Mike Moran, both long-time volunteers and donors, with the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

The sold-out gala, which was held at Spring Studios in Manhattan, featured a welcome from famed singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian Bette Midler, dinner, awards presentation and a live auction.
Sylvia Vogelman, Jonah Disend, Jon Gilman, Michael Sennott, and Karen Pearl
Other attendees included Hilary Swank, Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Munn, Iman, Sigourney Weaver, Kyle Maclachlan, Julianna Margulies, Aerin Lauder, Jane Lauder, Blaine Trump, Ariana Rockefeller, Miroslava Duma, Hilary Rhoda, Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, Giovanna Battaglia, Alexandra Richards, Helena Christensen, Anja Rubik, Alana Zimmerman, Alyssa Miller, Doutzen Kroes, Elettra Wiedemann, Harley Viera-Newton, Derek Blasberg, Terry Richardson, John Idol, Jeff Gates, Mike Moran, Jason and Haley Binn.

The Golden Heart Awards are presented annually by God's Love to honor the important contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to the organization's cause. Funds raised at the event help ensure that no person in the metropolitan area suffers the dual crises of hunger and life-altering illness.

For more information on the Golden Heart Awards, visit
Kate Suhr and Laura Michalchyshyn
Jens Audenaert and Katy LeBlanc
Nicholas and Maryann Kavalleratos
Denise Pagan, Stephen Covello, and Candy Bonder
Michael Sennott, Scott Bruckner, Erik Bottcher, Brian Ellner, and Andy Tobias
Harry Smith, David Terveen, Ashley McDaniels, Neil Rosenberg, Laura Kirkpatrick, and James Bellante
Barbra Locker, Scott Bruckner, Alan Levin, and Karen Pearl
Chris Riley, Jonathan Tisch, Blaine Trump, and Pat Riley
Karen Pearl, Jeff Gates, Michael Moran, and Scott Bruckner
Lynda Carter, Steve Simon, and Chris Reilly
Nancy Mahon, Richard Feldman, Jeff Gates, and Michael Moran
Michael Kors, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Anna Wintour
Robby Browne, Alan Rogers, and Sheridan Wright
Stephen Covello and Guests
Miroslava Duma
Iman and Bette Midler
Barbra Locker, Karen Pearl, Alan Rogers, Penny Zuckerwise, and Robby Browne
Jeff Krauss, Chris Leavitt, Jennifer Hudson, and Chris Poore
Bruce Nelson, Bri Schulz, and Jeff Krauss
Guest, Mike Meagher, Debbie Zoulas, and Steve Smith
Philippe Brugere Trelat, Mitchell Draizin, and Michael Sennott
Mark Lehrer and Guest
Hilary Swank, Linda Wells, and Olivia Munn
Jeff Gates, Brian Ellner, and Mike Moran
Sigourney Weaver and Jim Konetsky
Aerin Lauder and Hamish Bowles
John Idol, Lawrence Stroll, and Francisco Costa
Hilary Rhoda and Jennifer Hudson
Haley Viera Newton, Derek Blasberg, and Giovanna Battaglia
Adam Lippes and Marjorie Gubelmann
Kyle MacLachlan and Lisa Pomerantz
Cindy Little and Tina Toronto
Jack deLashmet, Rebecca Bond, Haley Binn, and Adam Rathe
David Ludwigson and Fran, and Barry Weissler
LaMont Craig, Pat Riley, Bette Midler, and Paul Oakley stovall
Gerry Madigan and Karen Naber
Natalie Levin and Emmett Findley
Jennifer Hudson and Lynda Carter
Constance Jablonski and Hilary Rhoda
Jane Lauder and Aerin Lauder
Lance LePere and Bette Midler
Linda Fairstein and Michael Goldberg
Richard Pipia and Gerry Madigan
Vicente Wolf and Margaret Russell
Mark Lanspa and Michael Sarkozi
Alyssa Miller and Doutzen Kroes
Gopa and Jay Dobson
Amanda Freitag and friend
Adrian Kahan, David Farber, and Debra Kanabis
Blaine Trump and Steve Simon
Daniel Tuttle
His Royal Highness, The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, was honored at the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club's (SSMAC) 17th Annual Military Ball held on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at the Hotel Pierre in New York City. SSMAC also saluted Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy and ABC news correspondent Bob Woodruff.

During the festivities, the Duke of York was presented with the first "Hands Across the Sea Award." Accepting the "Distinguished Leadership Award" for Admiral Greenert was SSMAC Chairman and CEO, Ivan Obolensky. Bob Woodruff received the "Distinguished Media Achievement Award."

Each year, SSMAC salutes a branch of the United States military. This year, the United States Navy and the Royal Navy were honored. Members of the military, veterans and supporters annually attend this event to pay tribute to our brave men and women who have served their country.
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York and Military Ball Grand Chairman and Mrs. Ryland E.D. Chase
Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs and Sue Jacobs
Among those who attended the Military Ball were: Ivan Obolensky; Lord Nicholas Windsor; John and Margo Catsimatidis; Cynthia and Tony Maltese; Margaret and Gregory Hedberg; Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy; Colonel Mark Maddick, (British Military Advisor to UN); Rita Cosby; Jacqueline Astor Drexel; Mitzi Perdue; Helen Roosevelt; Ari Fleischer and Cavalier Philip Bonn.

SSMAC, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization relies solely on private donations and receives no state or federal Funding. All proceeds from the Military Ball are tax-deductible and support SSMAC and its mission of "Serving Those Who Have Served Their Country". Since 1919, Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club (SSMAC) has served America's military personnel, American allies and all military veterans with "Home Away From Home Accommodations" in the heart of New York City.
Bob Woodruff and Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
Sgt. Jim Bavaro and Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
Igor Babailov and Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
Military Ball Grand Chairman Ivan Obolensky and Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Military Ball Grand Chairman Ivan Obolensky and Military Ball Grand Chairman, Mrs. Rylan
Marvin Scott and Bob Woodruff
Margo Catsimatidis, Serphin Maltese, and Constance Maltese
Margo and John Catsimatidis, Rita Cosby, and Tomaczek Bednarek
Col Raymond J Lustig
Susan and Robert Frederick
Sylvia Tosun and Anton Bass
Brig. General Arnold Albert and Lt. Commander Beth Kleiman
Ged Regensburger and Mitzi Perdue (Mrs. Frank Perdue)
Douglas McGowan, Paula McGowan and President of the United War Veterans Council, Vince McGowan
Anne and George Manos
SSMAC Military Ball Junior Committee
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York and Lord Nicholas Windsor
Christina Maltese, Anthony Maltese, A.J. Maltese and Military Ball Sponsor's Committee Co-Chairman Cynthia Maltese
Sherry and Bruce Laue
Christine Loomis and Dr . Wellington S Tichenor
Gene Panasenko, Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy and Rod O'Connell
Regina and Rainer Greeven
Helen Roosevelt and John Gall
Captain Frank H. Arlinghaus, David Gurfein, Vivian Gurfein and Captain Lindsay Pirek
Martin Shafiroff and Military Ball Sponsor's Committee Chairman Jean Shafiroff
Jackie Astor Drexel
Princess Lucritia Obolensky
Jennifer and Christopher Cathers
USO Liberty Bells
The United Hospital Fund paid tribute to Peter W. May, Tracy Reese, and Jim Tallon at its annual gala, held this evening at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. They each received an award for their respective contributions to improving health care in New York.

Drawing a crowd of close to 700, the event marks the opening of the Fund's 135th fund-raising campaign for its work to shape positive change in health care in New York.

Peter W. May, president and founding partner of Trian Partners, received the Health Care Leadership Award for his exceptional leadership of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and for his steadfast commitment to building an innovative and integrated 21st-century health care system.
Norma and Jim Tallon
The Health Care Leadership Award was established by the United Hospital Fund in 1998 to recognize strong and sustained leadership aimed at improving health care in New York City. Previous recipients of the award include Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Kenneth Raske, James and Merryl Tisch, Anthony Watson, Martin D. Payson, John K. Castle, Mathilde Krim, PhD, Sanford I. Weill, and Maurice R. Greenberg.

Tracy Reese, president and creative director of T.R. Designs, Inc., received the Distinguished Community Service Award, for her important work, with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the New York City AIDS Fund, in the continuing battle against HIV/AIDS. (Established by the New York Community Trust in 1989, and with lead support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine, and with assistance from other funding partners including United Hospital Fund, the AIDS Fund has awarded more than $20 million in grants to 185 nonprofit organizations in New York City.)
Tracy Reese and Roger Ferguson
Harriette and Edgar Mandeville
Established by the Fund in 1987, the Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes volunteer leadership that significantly improves health care in New York City. For an eighth year, the Distinguished Community Service Award has been generously supported by TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the medical, academic, research, and cultural fields.

Jim Tallon was recognized with a Special Tribute marking his 20th anniversary as president of the United Hospital Fund. Over two decades Jim has been an important voice for change and improvement in the health care system. His ability to engage policymakers, payers, providers, and other health care stakeholders with diverse views in productive dialogue has brought the Fund to renewed prominence.

The benefit chairmen were J. Barclay Collins II and Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.

The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York. For more information, please visit
Andrew Borrok with Leni and Peter May
Nirav Shah, Merryl Tisch, and Nidhi Shah
Allan Weissglass and Barclay Collins
Byron Lars and Chris Isles
Andrew and Leslie Blauner
Patrick Tallon, Michael Tallon, and Julia Tallon
Alfred and Gail Engelberg
Josh Kuriloff and Lee Perlman
Len McNally and Stan Herman
Pierre DeJean, Dan Conmy, and Vernon McKoy
Arthur Klein and Ken Raske
Jennifer Price, Patricia Levinson, and Barry Price
Steven Hochberg and Kathy McGovern Kearns
Michael Stocker, Carol Raphael, David Levy, and Amanda Bowman
Deborah Bachrach, Joe Baker, and Phyllis Lantos
Eudora Huang, Gary Smith, and Karen Castellano

Photographs by Patrick McMullan, Annie Watt, and Emmett Findley, Rommel Demano (God's Love); Annie Watt (Military Ball).