Monday, February 4, 2013

Young Collectors and Plates for Pediatrics

Matthew Owens, Kipton Cronkite, Elizabeth Kneiling, Rebecca Regan, Clay Floren, and Melanie Lazenby
Last Thursday night at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, they held the Young Collectors Night, hosted by Wendy Goodman and benefiting the East Side House Settlement.
Elizabeth Kurpis and Lily Hoagland
Meaghan Gefaell, Eiseley Tauginas, and Elizabeth Bishop
Jeremiah Brent, Kelly Dehun, Nate Berkus, and Wendy Goodman
Amy Fine Collins and Michael Leva
Becca Bull, Alisa Richter, Mollie Ruprecht, and Kristen Crophy
Todd Henderson, Deborah Canavos, Ryan Lally, and Lindsay Lally
Rachael Robison, Adam Robison, and Valaer Van Roijen
Michael Arguello and David Griffin
Nicole Davis, Michael Davis, Jill Goldberg, and Eddie Ross
Lana Smith and Polina Proshkina
David Usborne, Tony Ingrao, and Juan Carretero
Eyal Arad, Kipton Cronkite, Matthew Owens, and Clay Floren
Emily Israel Pluhar, John Sanchez, and Courtney Booth
Whitney Larkin and Sam Wathen
Beth Holman, Jay Lohmann, Lindsey Harper, Chris Kerr, and Elissa Coughlin
Liliana Cavendish and Courtney Booth
John Call and Jill Goldberg
Stephen Wein and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz
Lisa Yom, Jesper Lannung, and Karen Moreau
Whitney Wolfe, Monica Ferguson, Clay Floren, and Sharon Sharma
Barbara Bispham, Lucinda Ballard, and Morgan Breck
Kate Frank and Norman Rau
Shannon Hale, Dawne Marie Grannum, and Courtney Booth
Tara Tunney and Melissa Epperly
Elena Frampton, Kate Verner, and Carolyn Sollis
Stephanie Pistilli
Mili Narayen
Micaela English and Kate Erickson
Meaghan Gefaell, Jason Gefaell, Nick Kotchoubey, and Eiseley Tauginas
Georgina Schaeffer and Jason Oliver Nixon
Christopher Wolf and Alexandra Pethtel
Rebecca Regan, Clay Floren, and Melanie Lazenby
Victoria Tolembiovskiya, Cameron Shay, and Anastasiya Siro
Lizzy Fraser and Mollie Ruprecht
Montana Timchula, Alisa Wood, Alastair Wood, Monica Ferguson, and Sharon Patel
The Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Third Annual Plates for Pediatrics dinner raised nearly $600,000 to support the center’s children’s programs.  The sold-out event, hosted by Max Mara, drew over 300 attendees to the St. Regis Hotel New York on January 31, 2013.

The event, hosted by Dr. Gerald Loughlin, Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, along with the Pediatric Support Committee and the Children’s Advisory Council, raised funds for several children’s programs: Child Life Services, a program that helps alleviate children’s fears surrounding the hospital experience; Pediatric Simulation Center, a multidisciplinary approach to clinical education, research, and patient safety initiatives; and The Perinatal Center, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to fetal diagnoses, counseling and care.
Ammara Yaqub, Travis Acquavella, Candice Postel, Dr. Gerald Loughlin, Mary Alice Stephenson, Erica Samuels, Thayer Fox, Amie Nuttall, and Maria Giulia Maramotti
In addition to enjoying dinner and cocktails, guests also participated in a silent auction of a series of unique dinner plates curated by Art & Advisory, LLC. The plates were designed and painted by artists Luke Stettner, David Shrigley and Matthew Brannon.  Two plates painted by patients of the Komansky Center for Children’s Health were also on display.  

Guests included Honorary Chair Mary Alice Stephenson; Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara Retail Director for North America; Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr. Laura Forese, Chief Operating Officer and Group Senior Vice President at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell; Lisa Perry, Patricia Herrera Lansing, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Alexis Bryan Morgan, Jill Kargman, Allison Aston and event co-chairs Ammara Yaqub and Hussein Malik, Erica and Joseph Samuels, Travis and Nicholas Acquavella, Thayer and Daniel Fox, Amie and Scott Nuttall, Camille Orme and Marc Trevino, and Candice and Geoff Postel.
Camille Orme, Erica Samuels, Travis Acquavella, Candice Postel, Dr. Gerald Loughlin, Ammara Yaqub, Thayer Fox, and Amie Nuttall
Dr. Steven Corwin, Dr. Laura Forese, Dr. Gerald Loughlin, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Maria Giulia Maramotti
Dr. Dix Poppas, Lucas Hyman, Preethi Davis, Dr. Gerald Loughlin, and Dr. Robbyn Sockolow
Blair Clarke and Gretchen Gunlocke
Blair Clarke and Maria Giulia Maramotti
Mary Alice Stephenson and Dr. Gerald Loughlin
Dr. Barry Kosofsky, Dr. Robbyn Sockolow, and Dr. Mark Souweidane
Dr. Gerald Loughlin, Dr. Laura Forese, Barbara Loughlin, and Dr. Steven Corwin
Lydia Marshall, Dolly Bross Geary, Travis Acquavella, and Celia Nichols
Shawna and Preethi Davis
Thayer Fox
Mindy Webster and Valerie Aston
Thomas Ciecierega, Dr. Robbyn Sockolow, Bruce Greenwald, and Dr. Vesta Salehi
Catherine McGuinn, Christine Joyce, Elisa Hampton, and Nicole Kucine
Kate Pickett and Angela Clofine
Celia Nichols and Whitney Chatterjee
Masa Yamado, Masako Yamada, Ammara Yaqub, and Hussein Malik
Sol Kumin, Joyce Cooney, Lois Goodner, and Elizabeth Kumin
Tiffany Moller and Jennifer Pinkos
Travis Acquavella and Carrie Wessel
Dr. Laura Forese, Dr. Jonathan Chen, and Barbara Loughlin
Paul Williams, Leslie Williams, and Andrew Thomas
Kathy Burns and Julie Silbermann
Evette Ferguson and Karen Amen
Sara Dipasquale, Celia Richard, Lydia Marshall, and Dolly Bross Geary
Allison Aston, Harry Kargman, and Jill Kargman
Tara Ryan and Darol Ryan
Spencer and Alexis Bryan Morgan
The Reis Hyman Family, Dr. Vesta Salehi, and the Davis Family
Dr. Vesta Salehi, Dr. Robbyn Sockolow, Kevin Hyman, Lucas Hyman, Pamela Reis, and Chloe Reis
Marcie Pantzer and Jill Kargman
Masako Yamada and Masa Yamado
Heather Sargent and Lisa Perry
Betsy Pick and Shyanne Roeloffs
Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Nena Osorio
Dr. Gerald Loughlin and Heather Sargent
Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Jonathan Chen
Noel Monsen, Angela Clofine, and Andrea Ranawat
Allison Aston and Camille Orme
Mary Alice Stephenson and Ammara Yaqub
The Ambassadors River View at the United Nations was a hub of activity on January 25 as philanthropists, fashion designers, artists, musicians, fashionistas and other well-heeled guests braved near zero temperatures to celebrate the launch of VERA and the SAVE.LOVE.GIVE campaign, with Validas co-founders Tom Pepe and Todd Dunphy.

A free mobile phone application developed by Validas, VERA is a tool that allows everyone to be a micro-philanthropist by repurposing Wireless Waste (value of the difference between what you pay for on your mobile plan and how much of it you actually use) for philanthropic causes.
Designers and Models at VERA and Save Love Give Launch
Validas has partnered with Seven Bar Foundation, which leverages the power of the fashion industry, to achieve a critical mass of social consciousness and empower women out of poverty and into business through microfinance. Therefore, iconic fashion designers and artists were challenged to “reimagine” the corset form as an expression of empowerment, rather than confinement – creating a paradigm shift in the way we view the world. The Foundation’s leader, Renata Mutis Black, remarked, “the SAVE. LOVE. GIVE. campaign encourages everyone to think about SAVING money on their mobile phone bills, LOVING the VERA app solution and then GIVING those savings or at least, a part of them, to empower a woman through microfinance."
Miguelina Gambaccini, Stacy Engman, and Tana Chung
Hosted by Fabiola Beracasa, Hannah Bronfman (in Vivienne Tam), Jennifer Creel, Jennifer Gilbert, Kelly Rutherford (in Erin Fetherston), Julie Macklowe (in Zang Toi), Susan Shin, Tennessee Thomas and Arden Wohl (in Erin Fetherston), with Mary Alice Stephenson as Master of Ceremonies, the evening featured:

• Two Runway Fashion Presentations styled by Warren-Tricomi, showcasing Agent Provocateur’s “Violet for Vera” silver lace corset, Erin Fetherston’s romantic white corset with chiffon bow, Guy Laroche’s hand-cut crystal “Brilliance” corset, Zang Toi’s “LOVE” corset inspired by Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, eyewear artist Moss Lipow’s futuristic “Looking Further” armored headpiece and artist Mickalene Thomas’ quilted corset-dress inspired by her acclaimed show at the Brooklyn museum.

• An original performance by actress-designer-artist Tara Subkoff who choreographed and co-composed a mini-opera, sung by MET soprano Eve Gigliotti, lamenting mobile phone bills wearing an origami corset dress made entirely of recycled phone bills – an allegory for the death of wireless waste and hope – represented by a flying dove (safely tethered) that delighted the audience.

• Live performance by French pop sensation, YELLE, whose newly released single, L’amour Parfait, was the perfect backdrop to the evening’s theme while models walked to her Safari Disco Club.
Mickalene Thomas. Hannah Bronfman, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Stacey Engman, and Stephanie Newhouse
In addition to all the hosts, guests included: artists Moss Lipow, Mickalene Thomas and Tara Subkoff, fashion designers Erin Fetherston, Marcel Marongiu of Guy Laroche and Zang Toi, and other designers Gemma Kahng, Miguelina Gambaccini, Jake Mueser, and Vivienne Tam, Ungaro’s Asim Abdullah, Derek Anderson, Phillip Bloch, Geoffrey Bradfield, Stefania Bortolami, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Selita Ebanks, curator Stacy Engman, Lise Evans, Gigi Grimstad, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Cory Kennedy, Victor Kubicek, Fern Mallis, artist Jessica Craig-Martin, Darsi Monaco, Stephanie and Jesse Newhouse and Tracy Stern and Edward Tricomi of Warren-Tricomi.
Hannah Brontman and Marcel Moronglu
Tennessee Thomas
Julie Macklowe, Gigi Grimstad, and Countess Luann De Lesseps
Mary Alice Stephenson and Kelly Rutherford
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Frederick Anderson
Liliana Cavendish
Lucia Hwong Gordon
Susan Shin and Cynthia Ott
Arden Wohl and friends
Jennifer Gilbert and Julie Macklowe
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Down in Philadelphia, the 156th Anniversary Concert and Ball ''Celebrating New Beginnings'' took place on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The evening began with the President's Open House Reception at the Academy of Music, followed by the anniversary concert. This spectacular evening of music, dinner and dancing featured special guest artist Hugh Jackman, internationally acclaimed actor of both stage and screen, who just wrapped production on the much-anticipated film adaptation of Les Misérables, as well as The Philadelphia Orchestra's own dynamic new music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

As a nod to the very first Academy Anniversary concert during which Eugene Ormandy shared his podium with Danny Kaye, the evening was the ultimate in popular and classical programming which was as dazzling as its guests, with everything from sweeping orchestral works to Broadway favorites. The evening continued at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia Hotel with dinner and dancing. Music for dancing was provided by six musical groups throughout the hotel.
Craig Morgenstern, Brooke Huttner, Nick Krayer, Michelle Dale, Nikki Beden, John Oates, Delia Fransen, and Brad Tatman
Leslie Anne Miller, Binny and Bruce Wietlisbach, and Angela Hudson
Daniel Hilferty and Sarah Coulson greeted guests with the Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore and The Academy of Music President and CEO, Joanna Lewis
Representing Wells Fargo were Senior Vice-President, Maria Trafton, with her husband Jack and daughter Elisa, Darrell Cronk, Jacqueline Liuzzi, Lisa and Tom Flynn, and Wells Fargo Regional President Vince Liuzzi
G-N Kang, Tina Wells, and Cole and Heidi Hamels
Bob and Terese Casey, and Jacqueline and Vince Liuzzi
Bill and Patricia Riley Mills, and Charles Croce with wife Anne Callahan
Mark Sparrow, Linda Carlozzi, Patrick Baccariello, Matthew DiDomenico, his wife Dolores and Dr. George Avetian and his wife Veronica
Lesley Coulson and her husband Frank Coulson III
Christie Honigman and Brian Johnson
Kevin and Pam Mahoney, Larry and Michele Jameson, Trish Wellenbach, and Larry McMichael
Bob and Carolyn Slota, Sean Rempel, and Kelly Slota
Brian Lipstein, Teresa C. Nino, Chelsea Irwin, and Sam Hamilton
Kelly Lawson, Joe Culley, Samantha Ohrem, and Crawford Hamilton
Suzanne and Charles Valutas, and Bridget and Jay Devine
Jeff Larsen and Natalie Mackey
Dr. Richard Pestell and his wife, Nataliia
Kimmel Center President and CEO, Anne Ewers, attended with Fred Hagen
Rob and Leanne McMenamin, and Topper and Carrie Ray

Photographs by; Susan Scovill (The Academy of Notre Dame).