Friday, June 20, 2014

Calling the Calvary

Cocktails at the 31st Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala.
Over 400 guests gathered in support of Calvary Hospital’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at The Pierre in New York City.  The evening raised $1,000,000 to benefit Calvary Hospital.

The Calvary Medal was presented to Arthur B. Crozier, Chairman of Innisfree M&A Incorporated, and to Tim Main, Senior Managing Director of Evercore, in recognition of their distinguished corporate and civic leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitment to the Calvary mission. The Annie Blount Storrs Award, named after the foundress of Calvary, was presented to Mark G. Kris, MD, Lead Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering-IBM Watson Collaboration at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as an outstanding leader in the field of medicine.
Steven Golub, Tim Main, Dr. Mark Kris, Arthur Crozier, Frank Calamari, Dr. Thomas Fahey, and John Gambling
J. Hyatt Brown, CPCU, CLU, Chairman, Brown & Brown, Inc.; J. Powell Brown, President & CEO, Brown & Brown, Inc.; Louis J. Cappelli, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sterling Bancorp; Julie A. Choi, President and CEO, Choi & Burns, LLC; Meredith Cole, Founding Manager Director, Innisfree M&A Incorporated; Thomas Davies, Senior Vice President, Kekst & Company; Thomas J. Fahey, Jr. M.D., Senior Vice President, Emeritus, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Chairman of the Board, Calvary Hospital; Terence J. Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Governance Associates LLC; Steven J. Golub, Chairman of the Board, Calvary Fund; Charles J. Groppe, Esq., Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, LLP; Edward D. Herlihy, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Carlos M. Hernandez, Co-Head of Global Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Henry J. Humphreys; William A. McKenna, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Ridgewood Savings Bank; Joseph J. Morrow, Chief Executive Officer, Morrow & Co., LLC; Eileen T. Nugent, Esq., Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Lissa Perlman, Senior Vice President, Kekst & Company; Jennifer M. Shotwell, Founding Managing Director, Innisfree M&A Incorporated; and Gerald C. Tobin, Esq., Chairman, Calvary Professional Advisors Council were Dinner Co-Chairs.
Melissa Errico performing
Mary and William Buckley, Diahn W. and Thomas McGrath, Louise M. Parent and John P. Casaly and Kathleen and Stratford Wallace were Gala Co-Chairs.   John A. Decina, AIA, Chairman, Barr & Barr, Inc. and Dennis M. Schneider, President, Transervice Lease Corp. were Journal Co-Chairs.

Melissa Errico provided a special performance at the event and AM 970 Radio’s John R. Gambling served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. 
Dr. Mark Kris, Dr. Eric Goldman, Diane Andreiuci, Dr. Michael Brescia, Jane Magnetti, and Dr. Robert Brescia
From its inception in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the only fully-accredited acute care specialty hospital for advanced cancer patients in the United States and serves people of all faith traditions and regardless of ability to pay.  Calvary Hospital has provided the gold-standard of care as seen at its campuses in the Bronx and Brooklyn; in our expanding presence in Manhattan at the Mary Manning Walsh Home which includes a new 10-bed hospice to open around July 1st this year, and throughout our area with the Calvary@Home program which brings quality, compassionate care to thousands of homes.
Barbara and John Decina
Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond
Carlos and Claire Hernandez
Tom and Diahn McGrath
Joseph and Claire Morrow
William and Mary Buckley
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Duralee hosted the kickoff party for the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse at their New York City Showroom located in the Decoration & Design Building. Traditional Home magazine is the 2014 Presenting Sponsor, NBC TV’s Open House is the Television Sponsor, and Beach Magazine is the Regional Magazine Sponsor. Designer sales will be featured on The Showhouse will benefit Southampton Hospital, the only major medical facility on eastern Long Island's South Fork.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its fourteenth year, is a showcase for America’s premier design talent. Over 25 top interior designers and decorative artists will turn a magnificent shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece. This year’s Showhouse located at 408 Pauls Lane in Bridgehampton, NY has been generously provided by Paramount Homes of the Hamptons, Inc.
Nicole Celauro, Jennifer Mabley, Kate Singer, and Austin Handley
The Hampton Designer Showhouse opens with a gala preview cocktail party at the Showhouse on Saturday, July 19 from 6:00-8:30pm and will be open to the public Sunday, July 20 through Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2013. Showhouse hours will be as follows: Monday through Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Children under six, infants, strollers and pets are not allowed in the Showhouse. Admission to the Showhouse is $35 and includes the Showhouse Journal. Gala tickets are $225 each.

For more information on the Showhouse and to purchase tickets, visit
Gail Tarasoff-Sutton and Anne Tarasoff
Gary Ciuffo and Maryanne Ciuffo
Lori Sheldon, Tobi Fairley, and Robin Gordon
Ken Wampler and Stacy Fenior
Elsa Soyers and Eva Kaisai
Melanie Roy and David Friedman
Caroline Shaw and Allison Hennessy
Nancy Galasso, Lori Sheldon, and Elizabeth McGann
Lydia Tower and Pat Loria
Katie Leede and Patrik Lonn
Ken Gemes, Elizabeth Hagins, and Caleb Anderson
Suysel Cunningham, Anne Foster, and Vivian Gomez
Desiree Criscuolo, Greg McKenzie, Joe Criscuolo, Bill Locancro, and Nicole Locancro
Daniel Silberman and Bill Locancro
Michael Williams and Lucille Khornak
Mark Humphrey, Denise Rinfrey, Missy Minicucci, Sean Bruns, and Judy Hadlock
Gail Cohen, Beth McDonough, Amy Bhurgin, and Tony Manning
On Thursday, June 12th at Cipriani 42nd Street, UJA-Federation of New York honored the Olshan family at its Real Estate Luncheon. The event, which attracted more than 500 leaders in the real estate community, raised $2.1 million for UJA-Federation's annual campaign to sustain its network of nearly 100 nonprofit agencies that touch the lives of 4.5 million people each year.
David E. Simon
Michael E. Olshan, Carole S. Olshan, Morton L. Olshan and Andrea L. Olshan
Morton Olshan, chairman of Olshan Properties; his wife Carole; and children Andrea, chief executive officer of Olshan Properties, and Michael, founder and managing partner of O-CAP Management, L.P., received the Jack D. Weiler Award in recognition of their outstanding professional achievements and commitment to Jewish philanthropy. Larry A. Silverstein, chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., presented the award. Ambassador Ron Prosor, permanent representative of Israel to the U.N., was the guest speaker.

Showing their support for the Olshan family were luncheon chair David E. Simon of Simon Property Group, UJA-Federation Real Estate & Allied Trades Division chair Richard J. Mack of Mack Real Estate Group, Lloyd Goldman of BLDG Management Co. Inc., Burton P. Resnick of Jack Resnick & Sons Inc., and Leonard A. Wilf of Garden Homes.
Michael E. Olshan, Morton L. Olshan, Carole S. Olshan, Andrea L. Olshan, and Michael Odell
Jeffrey J. Feil, Morton L. Olshan, and Leonard A.Wilf
Morton L. Olshan and Burton P. Resnick
David Mack, Richard J. Mack, and William L. Mack
Michael L. Olshan, Carole S. Olshan, Morton L. Olshan, Richard Born, and Caroline Born
Earle S. Altman and Alex Kaskel
Michael Schonbraun and Lee Deutsch
Jay Anderson and Jeffrey Levine
Cindy Feinberg and Jonas Katzoff
Andrew J. Singer and Gary Jacob
Adam Arnow and Samuel W. Rosenblatt
Jonathan L. Mechanic and Lawrence B. Benenson
Lloyd Goldman, Morton L. Olshan, and Larry A. Silverstein
A festive party at a private home in the estate section of Southampton launched Southampton Hospital's 56th Annual Summer Party, "Endless Summer." The Summer Party, which will take place on Saturday, August 2, benefits the Hospital's Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Hospital President & CEO, Robert Chaloner, and Summer Party Chair Laura Lofaro Freeman welcomed guests, thanking them for their support of the timeless event and the critical funds it has raised for the Hospital over many decades. Among the guest were Jean Little FitzSimmons, Laura Lofaro Freeman and Jim Freeman, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Wendy Dietze and Bill Heyman, Raya and Cliff Knight, Ann Grimm, Sheila O'Malley Fuchs, Kathy Reilly and Kevin Scherer, Megan and Ken Wright and Cindy and Ladd Willis.

For more information about Southampton Hospital's 56th Annual Summer Party or to purchase tickets, visit: or contact Kathy Lucas, Director of Special Events at (631) 726-8700, Ext. 3.
Laura Lofaro Freeman and Jean Remmel Little FitzSimmons
Barbara Gooss, Jane Rose, and Henry Gooss
Jennifer Zeprakla, Jonas Declorios, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Jim Freeman, Shana Cunningham, and Jim Freeman Jr.
Kevin Sherer and Kathy Reilly
Leslie Klotz, Debbie Bancroft, and Sandra McConnell
Raya Knight, Cliff Knight, and Ann Grimm
Ann Grimm and Shelia O'Malley Fuchs
Jean Shafiroff, Patty Kraus, Robert Chaloner, and Nancy Stone
Ken Wright, Megan Wright, Melanie Wambold, and John Wambold
This past Monday at Cipriani 42nd Street, Harlem RBI hosted its annual fundraising gala, Bids for Kids, and honored JPMorgan Chase & Co. Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee along with former NY Yankee Mariano Rivera. The event was attended by 750 guests and was able to raise approximately $3.6 million dollars for Harlem RBI DREAM Charter School and our 1,500 youth participants.

More than 850 of Harlem RBI's most loyal supporters attended including Blackstone Group Senior Managing Director & Head of Tactical Opportunities David S. Blitzer, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Co-Head of Hedge Funds Todd Builione, Goldman Sachs President & Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn, Carlyle Group Co-Founder & Co-CEO David M. Rubenstein, Blackstone Group Senior Managing Director and COO of Private Equity Vik Sawhney and New York Yankee Mark Teixeira. (Event Chairs)

Highlights included the handful of Harlem RBI seniors who told their stories and college plans to the crowd, host Tamron Hall's impromptu "selfie" moment with Harlem RBI Board Member and NY Yankee Mark Teixeira and the acceptance speeches by both Jimmy Lee and the great Mariano Rivera. 
Mariano Rivera, Jimmy Lee, and Mark Teixeira
Gabriele Palmieri and Mark Teixeira
Richard Berlin, Gary Cohn, and Mariano Rivera
Jimmy Lee and Mariano Rivera
Photographs by (Calvary & Southampton Hospital); Patrick Koltz (BIDS)