Monday, January 7, 2013

Women of distinction

The 47 women of distinction at the 58th Anniversary of the International Debutante Ball.
47 women of distinction from the United States and abroad made their bows to over 700 guests at the 58th Anniversary of the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria. The debutantes represented China, England, France, The Netherlands, Scotland and fifteen American states. Each debutante was accompanied by her own escort in white tie and tails, and a military cadet in dress uniform who carried the flag of the country or state which she represents.

The ball was founded in 1954 by Beatrice Dinsmore Joyce as a charity and the tradition continues today directed by her niece, Mrs. Gregory Scott Hedberg. This year the Honorary Chairmen were Mrs. David Hamilton and Mrs. Julia I. Kauffman and Chairmen included Anne Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, Mrs. D. David Eisenhower, and Princess Chantal of France.
The International Debutante Ball Foundation supports numerous charities including The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club, a home away from home for the military and their families.

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Jessica Catherine Jones and Ted Guevel
William Pierrepont, Courtney Fischer, Nicole Fischer, and Michael Rolla
Count and Countess Ulrick Christian Trampe, and Mackenzie Peyton Nix
Olivia Claire Neale
John Luke, Mark, Madison, and Becky and Boone Powell
Zachary Dinan, James Dinan, Katie Dinan, Elizabeth Miller, and Michael Dinan
Mark Rodeo, Dr. Scott Rodeo, Caitlyn Rodeo, Dr. Christine Frissora, Sarah Rodeo, and Scott Rodeo, Jr.
Georgina Lara Booth and Natasha Emily Booth
The Hon. Iona Murray and William Murray
Malcolm Pray, Nicole Fischer, Sabrina Forsythe, and Courtney Fischer
Elizabeth Mitchell and Princess Lucretia Obolensky
The Jones Family
Noble, Wallace, Martha Lauren, Lanette, and Madison Smith
Christopher D'Orazio, Theresa Marie Rhodora D'Orazio, and Kyle Ram
Coby Kramer, Tatum Tulane Bass, and Brandon Owens
Margaret Hedberg and Consuelo Vanderbilt
Lina, Monica, and Christina Beltran
Briana Kresic and Abigail Tufts
Crisler and Grace Quick
Michelle Tedesco, Renee Boiardo, Andrea Boiardo, and Katrina Keating
Olia Lau and Charles Wang
Cole Rumbough, Whitney Schott, and Leah Rumbough
Amanda and Austin Crown
Adam, Ellen, and Alexandra Crown
Countess Dagmar DeBrantes and Edward Westlow
Becky, Bill, and Ryland Hughes
Gregory and Margaret Hedberg, Dr. Paul Sullivan, Julia Irene Kauffman, and Alison Chase
Paget and Susie Kern, and Kae and Lilly Jonsons
Mary Louisa Miller, and Palmer and India Nix
Mark Rodeo – It's been a long night
Delia von Neuschatz for NYSD: ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos and filmmaker David Lynch hosted “An Historic Night of Jazz” to benefit the David Lynch Foundation at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall located in the Time Warner Center.  Featuring performances by Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Terri Lyne Carrington, the sold-out gala event was held in honor of Lisa and Dr. Mehmet Oz and Barbara and Ray Dalio.  Guests included Liv Tyler, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld and San Francisco Giants pitcher, Barry Zito.
David Lynch
The David Lynch Foundation is a nonprofit organization which partners with schools, military bases, hospitals, prisons, battered women’s and homeless shelters to teach non-religious  Transcendental Meditation (TM) techniques to help adults and children overcome post-traumatic stress (PTS), enhance performance and learning ability and promote general well-being. 

The stress-reducing benefits of TM have been well-documented in numerous studies published in scientific journals such as the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine and the American Heart Association’s Stroke and Hypertension.

Devotees of Transcendental Meditation include Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Scorsese, and Candy Crowley.  Proceeds from the benefit will provide TM programs for at-risk youth in underserved schools, veterans with PTS and their families and women and girls who are victims of violence, abuse and rape.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years.
Dr. Mehmet Oz with his wife, Lisa
Ray and Barbara Dalio
Barry Zito and his wife, Amber.
Liv Tyler
George Stephanopoulos
Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation
Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington
Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
Rita Cosby
John and Kara Hagelin
CMS (ret) Edward W Schloeman
Michael Ortiz and his wife, Deborah. Upon retiring from a 22-year career as a law-enforcement first-responder, Michael began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He and his wife spoke movingly to the assembled crowd about how TM has helped him recover from PTSD when other therapies failed.
Velia Nader
Liv Tyler answering questions about TM to the press.
Greg Sextro and Adrien Daller recording the evening's event for the David Lynch Foundation.
Project Sunshine’s Young Leadership Committee, chaired by CeCe Barfield, William Sinclair, Elizabeth Steel and Anna Varshisky, hosted their Third Annual “Naughty & Nice” holiday fundraiser at The Bowery Hotel on December 12th. Model and dancer, Damaris Lewis, was one of more than 350 guests who attended the event, which raised important funds to support Project Sunshine’s programming for children in medical facilities. The evening featured music by DJ duo The Chainsmokers, photo booth by MRI Lightpainting, and open bar sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, MacRostie Winery, and Peroni.

Project Sunshine empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of over 10,000 volunteers to bring programming - recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) - to over 60,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 150 major cities across the United States and internationally in Canada, China, Israel and Kenya. For more information about Project Sunshine, please visit:
Bess Chapman, Kate Marshall, Anne Haberman, Abigail Stone, and Anne Cook
Lisa Semm, Kristine Davis, and Christine Campbell
Eli Walker and Joe Bernik
Aimee Denaro, Tom Fitzgerald, and Jamie Ablett
Stefania Rincon and Matthew Gates
Margaux McGrath and Seanna Senior
Paul Stamas, Stephanie Xethalis, Jarrett McGovern, and Rose Martincak
Ashley Rissolo and Amanda Ens
Joanna and Matthew Santiago
Anita Halton, Sarah Lawrence, and Hope Yates
Anna Varshisky, Elizabeth Steel, Lisa Semm, and Emily Daman
CeCe Barfield, William Sinclair, Elizabeth Steel, and Anna Varshisky
Quemuel Arroyo, Allison O'Hanley, and Serena Piol
Rose Martincak and Paul Stamas
Montgomery Brown, Sam Martin, and Tyler MacDonald
Beatrice Kernan and Maddi Clarke
Dawn Wilson and Andrea Frett
Nicole Basabe and Dennis Kim
Erin Wylie and Alexandra Segalas
Amanda Luskin, Abby Rice, Brooke Richman, and Kylie Gattinella
Andrew Gough and Catherine Wert
Matthew Rainwater and Anna Ivanova
Zack Sufrin and Kate Hesel
Asya Varshisky and Kelley Weir
Matt Klein and Matt Somma
Cheryl Wak and Jing Ri
Joseph Weilgus and Ben Strouse
Katrina Frantz and Mimi Pitney
Paige Pedersen and Piret Aava
Kristen O'Neill, Evan Speiser, and Alexandra O'Neill
Christopher Wolf, Caroline Owens, and Melissa Evans
Angela Redai and Brittany Kligman
Sari Tepper, Carolyn Daman, and Adam Paige Hess
Tammy Przybyski, Tom Frisina, and Teresa Frisina
Sara Rafferty and Deon Serrant
Andrey Golovicher, Abigail Stone, Anna Varshisky, and Naor Berkner
Melissa Cherry, Joseph Weilgus, and Quiana Grant
Caitlin Clark, Rebecca Allen, and Charlotte Steel
Christopher Wong, Farah Bahmani, and Victor Scimeca
On Friday, December 28th, 2012, Dr. Annette Rickel, President of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) hosted an invite-only Holiday Cocktail Party to bring awareness to their 2012 Annual Appeal supporting lung cancer research. The festive and informative evening took place at Dr. Rickel’s home in Palm Beach, with special guests Mark G. Kris, MD and Valerie Rusch, MD, FACS of MSKCC’s Thoracic Oncology Team, along with Annual Appeal Chairman Nicole Limbocker.
The Annual Appeal is a hands-on initiative, with all members of The Society participating in a letter-writing campaign to raise $1 million for a specific project at the Center. Money raised for the 2012 Annual Appeal will go towards research for the early detection and prevention of lung cancer.

Guests included: Kate Allen, Jesse Araskog, Hilary Dick, Candy and Bill Hamm, Melanie Holland, Eleanora Kennedy, Natalie Leventhal, Kamie Lightburn, Nicole Limbocker, Grace Meigher, Kate Pickett, Alexia and Baird Ryan.
Annette Rickel, Valerie Rusch, Mark Kris, and Nicole Limbocker
Frances Scaife and Tom McCarter
Grace Meigher, Derek Limbocker, and Annette Rickel
Tim Malloy, Eva Bodnar, and Susan Malloy
Christopher Milliken, Jim Clarke, Maureen Donnell, and Nancy Milliken
Dick Cowell and Dudley Moore
Bill and Candy Hamm
Marvin Davidson, Peggy Moore, and Mary Davidson
Clelia and Tom Zacharias, Ann Jeffries
Ginny Burke, Jeff and Cynthia Mack
Rand and Jesse Araskog, Mark Gilbertson
Suzanne O'Malley and Elenora Kennedy
Annette Rickel and Patricia Nix

Photographs by Elaine and ChiChi Ubiña (International Debutante Ball, Project Sunshine); Lucien Capehart Photography (MSKCC).