|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.
For more information: www.internationaldebutanteball.com
|Jessica Catherine Jones and Ted Guevel|
|William Pierrepont, Courtney Fischer, Nicole Fischer, and Michael Rolla|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation|
|Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington|
|Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter|
|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.|
|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: www.projectsunshine.org.
|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.
Photographs by Elaine and ChiChi Ubiña (International Debutante Ball, Project Sunshine); Lucien Capehart Photography (MSKCC).