Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At home in the Hamptons

Kilkare from the beach.
This past Saturday night in Wainscott at their oceanfront home, Kilkare, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy hosted a celebration for Margaret Thornton and her novel Charleston.

Margaret is the author of Tennessee Williams Notebooks, for which she received the BronzeFOREWARD Magazine Book of the year award for autobiography/memoir and the C. Hugh Holman prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, World Literature Today, and the Times Literary Supplement, to name a few. She is a native of Charleston, graduate of Princeton University, and is married to John Thornton. They have four children.
John, Elisha, Alexandra, and Margaret Thornton with Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan
Guests from the worlds of literature, art, and publishing joined the neighbors in the Georgica association to honor Margaret. Among the attendees: The Thornton family, Candice Bergen, Marshall Rose, Ross Bleckner, Julian Robertson, Nancy Brinker, Kathleen Doyle, Richard Ravitch, Anna Safir, Jerry Della Femina, Judy Licht, Priscilla and Chris Whittle, Clifford Ross, Tad Friend, Amanda Hesser, Tom Edelman, Charlotte Moss, John Eastman, Ronald Lauder, Jo Carol Lauder, Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman, Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel, Sima Ghadamian, and Chris Isham.
Margaret Thornton with Olivier Cheng waitstaff
Charleston Coolers at the ready
Ava Safir photographing the waitstaff
Ava Safir guarding the books
Tom Edelman
Aaron Hsu and Sasha Cutter arrive
John Eastman arrives
Michael and Eleanora Kennedy with Chris Isham and Jennifer Maguire
Eleanora Kennedy, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, Judy Glickman, and Leonard Lauder
Bob Rifkind and Ginger Harris
John and Joan Jakobson
Kathleen Doyle, Richard Ravitch, John Thornton, and Dorie Friend
Andrea, Sasha, Priscilla, and Chris Whittle
Jerry Della Femina, Judy Licht, and Michael Kennedy
Peggy Siegal, Jen Maguire, Lisa Schultz, and Anne Keating
Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel
Guests on the terrace
Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen
Gary and Joyce Corrigan
Ross Bleckner, Anna Safir, and Sima Ghadamian
Clifford Ross and Isabel Fonseca
Julian Robertson and Nancy Brinker
Susan Meisalas and Ed Victor
Paul Austin, Charlotte Moss, and Carl Adams
Alex Powers, Fabiola and Gimena Loza, and JP Thierot
Amanda Hesser and Tad Friend
Peter, Leila, and Sarah Clifford
Greta Conway, Richard Conway, Margaret Thornton, Anna Funder, John Thornton, and Craig Allchin
Maria Estrany and Philippe Bigar
On Saturday, August 16th, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) raised a record-breaking $1.5 million at its third annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink. Fitness expert Tracy Anderson joined co-hosts Maria and Larry Baum and Lisa and Richard Perry for the sold-out summer fundraiser, which involves a morning paddle race in Sag Harbor and a sunset party at the Perry residence in North Haven.
Richard and Lisa Perry
Carolyn Murphy, Lisa Perry, Tracy Anderson, and Maria Baum
Attendees included Leonard Lauder, William Lauder, Mary-Kate Olsen & Oliver Sarkozy, Ashley Olsen, Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Gabby Karan De Felice, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Hilary Rhoda & Sean Avery, Molly Sims & Scott Stuber, Thom Filicia, Huma Abedin, Bethenny Frankel, Rula Jebreal Altschul & Arthur Altschul, Jr., and Lyor Cohen to name a few.

A surprise performance by synchronized swimmers, the WaterWorks, kicked off the evening sporting Lisa Perry + Solid & Striped swimsuits. Guests were then treated to a special set from four-time Grammy nominee Taylor Dayne, who sang her hit “Tell It to My Heart.” The highlight of the evening was the auction of one-of-a-kind Laird Hamilton Standuppaddle boards designed and signed by Gwyneth Paltrow, Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, Martha Stewart, Nicole Miller, Lisa Perry and Leviev among others. The party continued into the night with the backdrop of the Perry residence’s sweeping bay views and beautiful décor from Taylor Creative and Hilary Pereira Design.
Bethenny Frankel, Darcy Miller Nussbaum, Martha Stewart, and Thom Filicia
“There aren’t enough ways to say thank you to the Hampton’s community for their warm welcome and extraordinary level of support for BCRF,” said Myra Biblowit, the foundation’s President & CEO.  “More than 600 guests turned out in tribute to the Perrys and the Baums, and their commitment to put breast cancer out of business.”

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation would like to recognize its Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink partner, The Tracy Anderson Method.

Sponsors included Bay Street Advisors, Dom Pérignon, Goldman Sachs Gives, Leviev, Lisa Perry, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn and sponsoring media partner, Town & Country.
The Baum family
Ann Keating and Dr. John Sherman
Donna Karan and Leonard Lauder
Hilary Rhoda
Katie Lee
Pippa Cohen
William Lauder and Leonard Lauder
Lyor Cohen
Lisa Perry, Maria Baum, and Kinga Lampert
Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler
Nicole Miller
Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen
Jeff Greene and Former Governor David Paterson
Kristian Laliberte and Danielle Snyder
Rula Jebreal Altschul
Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn
Richard Perry and Lisa Perry
Taylor Dayne and Chris O'Sullivan
Samantha Yanks and David Yanks
Gabby Karan De Felice and Donna Karan
Huma Abedin
Kristen McKillips, Jennifer Bruno, Jayne Jamison, and Ed Bisno
Sarah Sarpolis,Samantha Leder, Richie Notar, and Kara Council
Trent Fraser and Luke Tuddenham
Tracy Anderson
Last week at The Japan Society, American Humane Association presented its prestigious National Humanitarian Medal to Liz Lyman, the Head of Corporate Communications, Headquarters for the Americas at MUFG. Ms. Lyman was instrumental in opening doors for American Humane Association to help the animals affected by the deadly 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that devastated the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.

Flying from around the country to join her were American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert, CEO of the Americas for MUFG Union Bank Katsumi Hatao, AHA board members Amanda Bowman and Bill Davis, Dr. David Levy, television star Kelly Rutherford, Billboard recording artist Shara Strand, Charles and Franchesca Biondo, Gary Moriwaki, Frank Spano III, Lee Linderman, Andrew Rasanen, and many more. Ms. Lyman's husband Mel Lyman was congratulated as his wife received this latest honor.
The Japan Society
American Humane Association premiered a short film about the rescue of the animals of Fukushima. Click here to view.
Andrew Rasanen, Steve Deering, Liz, Ed Pereira, Kazu Udagawa, Beth Gilroy, and Yuka Nakamura
Robin Cofer, Kelly Rutherford, Ronnie Perl, Jen Bawden, Lauren Vernon, Alex Donner, and Nicole Dicocco
Yoko Hatao, Katsumi Hatao, Gary Moriwaki, and Yoko Makino
Gary Moriwaki, Yoko Makino, Liz Lyman, Dr Robin Ganzert, and Katsumi Hatao
Amanda Bowman, Dr Robin Ganzert, and Liz Lyman
Mark Stubis and Qin Stubis
Amanda Bowman, Dr Robin Ganzert, Kelly Rutherford, Liz Lyman, and Bill Davis
Mel and Liz Lyman
Yuka Nakamura and Cindy Mihalova
Lee Cohen and Kelly Rutherford
Judy Audevard and Pat Coglianese
Shruti Adhard, Drew Altenburg, and Christine Puttinger
Kelly Rutherford, Francesca Biondo, Tomoko Haber, and Charles Biondo
Mahyar Eidgah and Shara Strand
Yuta Hashimoto and Yuka Nakamura
Nicole Dicocco, Harry Edelson, and Lauren Vernon
Lee Cohen and Frank Spano III
Amanda Bowman and Debra Leible
Janet Marlow and Alan Brennan
Ronnie Perl
A sold out crowd of 1,800 people attended a performance by John Legend at UJA-Federation of New York’s 24th Annual Summerfest Concert on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6pm at the NYCB Theatre at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York.

The event, offered through UJA-Federation’s new Leadership Campaign, recognized Todd Richman, of Old Westbury, NY, by presenting him with the prestigious Robert S. Boas Award for his philanthropic and community leadership.

Wendy and Steven Shenfeld, Elizabeth Kase and Craig Johnson, and Dena and Ron Koskinksi were this year’s Summerfest Chairs.  Joyce and Philip Sharfstein, of East Hills, NY, were this year’s New Leadership Campaign Chairs.

Proceeds from this event will benefit UJA-Federation of New York’s annual campaign.
Stacy Hoffman, chair of Long Island Women’s Philanthropy, with her husband Steven
Jeff Gould, Chelsea Gavin, and Suzanne Gould
Craig Johnson and Liz Kase, chairs, Summerfest
Amy and David Kates
Joyce and Philip Sharfstein with their children, Cori and Robby
David Sterling, chair, Long Island region with his wife, Mona
Scott and Amy Smith, Vera and Todd Richman
Gayle and Al Berg
Steve and Wendy Shenfeld, chairs of Summerfest, with Helaine and Fred Gould
Brooke, Kim, Alan, and Sarah Chartash
Leslie Fastenberg, Congressman Steve Israel, and Todd Richman
Michael Shenfeld and Ashley Talve
Vera and Todd Richman celebrating as Todd receives the Robert S. Boas Award
Alonna and Michael Ostaad
UJA-Federation's 24th Annual Summerfest
Susan Claster presents the Robert S. Boas Award to Todd Richman
Marty and Donna Joyce and Arlene and David Horowitz enjoy the concert
Dena Surks and Ron Kosinksi, chairs, Summerfest
Photographs by Patrick McMullan & Michael Blanchard (Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink); Annie Watt (Charleston & AHA); Michael Priest Photography (UJA).