Monday, February 2, 2015

A Public Service

Michael Douglas, Dr. Mitch Rosenthal, and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Phoenix House Public Service Award Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Last Thursday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, Phoenix House held its 2015 Public Service Award dinner honoring Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films. Chairs for the evening were Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time-Warner, Richard Pepler, Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., and Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks.
Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sheila Nevins, Greg Rhem, Sara Bernstein, and Jackie Glover
Dr. Mitch Rosenthal, Sheila Nevins, and Josh Sapan
Colleen Beagen and Isabelle Surface
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Sheila Nevins, Richard Plepler, Michael Douglas, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Dennis Williams, Lana Iny, Lashawn Shine, and Ayana Walker
Sheila Nevins and Katherine Oliver
Dr. Mitch Rosenthal and Erik Sevin
Amy Singer and Michael Klinger
Michael Stone, Monique Richards, and Tom Edelman
Tom McDonald, Keltie McDonald, Zach McDonald, and Sheila McDonald
Jennifer Patrick, Katie Schlesinger, Sophia Figueroa, and McEntee
Maria Matos, Marcia Calender, and Lori Klinger
Peter Heyward and Shirley Lord
Sheila Nevins and Marc Levin
Dave Mosher and Kendra Snyder
Lisa Plepler and Lisa Simonson
Tony DiSanto, Sandi Aschendorf, and Mary Trigliano
Michael Stone, Jerry Lefcourt, Robert Zimmerman, and Henry Schleiff
Last Saturday afternoon, the DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society hosted its Third Annual Family Benefit Party, "Ticket to History!"

Proceeds from the Family Benefit help N-YHS continue to provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children and families to discover the figures and occurrences that shaped our nation's history through interactive museum experiences and unique programming.
Proceeds will also help the DiMenna Children's History Museum and the New-York Historical Society care for a priceless collection made fully accessible to the public, and provides their education programs with the resources to serve over 40,000 family visitors, 200,000 New York City public school students and thousands of teachers with Professional Development training throughout the year.
Simone Levinson and Diana DiMenna
Michael Evans and Lise Evans
Marjorie Harris and Lauren Geller
Clark and Esra Munnell
Nate and Talya Taylor
Julie Dannenberg
Audrey Sieger and Valerie Krane
Lara Stein
Barbara Glatt, Alan Glatt, and Diana DiMenna
Audrey and Julio Jimenez
Kimberly Ayers Shariff and Sharon Epperson
Mary Ann Kincade, Mary Kathryn Navab, and Alexia Hamm Ryan
Marjorie Harris
Maria Kourepenos and Laura Washington
Aaron Dannenberg and Felice Dannenberg
Emmanuelle Ritchie, Esra Munnell, Clark Munnell, Diana DiMenna, and Joe DiMenna
Tony Pasquariello
Lisa and Jeff Lewis
Barbara Glatt, Esra Munnell, and Vivian Queen
Stephanie and Ofier Sigal
Jennifer Argenti
Michael and Erica Karsch
Valentine Wortelboer and Carolina Flores-Wortelboer
Daniela Vasquez and Martin Navarrete
The Susan G. Komen 5th annual “Perfect Pink Party" brought together more than 300 supporters at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The evening was co-chaired by Christina Baker and Nancy and Bill Rollnick alongside founding Chairwoman Patty Myura. Tim Gannon and Susan Bodnar Malloy served as honorary chairs. Past chairs include Cynthia Friedman; Nicki and Ira Harris; Ellen Levy, who also generously sponsored this year’s Pink Bridge Lighting, and Mary and Mark Freitas.

Nancy G. Brinker, Komen founder, chair of global strategies and a Palm Beach resident, was joined by Indy Race Car Driver Pippa Mann, Congresswoman Lois Frankel and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump and Nancy Brinker
Christie and Tim Gannon
“When breast cancer and its victims feel lost and hopeless, this organization steps toward the pain. Brinker said in her remarks. “And each step teaches us more. Each step guides us more. And each step gets us closer to that day when no one will live in fear of breast cancer.

Komen is investing in young scientists around the world – the future leaders who will make a significant impact in the cancer medical field. Government support for health science has decreased almost 20% in the past ten years. However, through the creation of the John Shevell Young Scientist Travel Scholarship, Komen is funding the next generation of scientists.
Alexis Harrell, Bill Rollnick, Nancy Ellison Rollnick, and Taylor Harrell
The s event raised more than $1.35 million to support national research and Susan G. Komen South Florida’s local community health programs grantees. In 5 years, the event has raised over $6 million.
  
Tom Quick graciously lent his style to the luxury auction which included an Indy Car Race experience, a portrait session with celebrity photographer Nancy Ellison Rollnick, membership to the Trump International golf course, a Camper & Nicholsons Luxury Yacht Charter and Argyle Pink Diamond earnings from Oprah Winfrey’s collection provided by Harold Seigel of H.Seigel Fine Auctions. The event also featured the “Saks Call for the Cure,” which raffled off a $50,000 gift card to Saks Fifth Avenue, courtesy of Christina Baker.
Dom and Sally Taglialatella
Robert and Christina Baker
Alan Shayne, Cynthia Friedman, and Norman Sunshine
Joe Riley and Marcia Billhartz
Marjorie and Stephen Fiverson
Tim and Susan Malloy
Mary and Mark Freitas with Elizabeth and Don DeWoody
Phyllis and Robert Mack
Irwin and Ellen Levy
Jeff and Mei Sze Greene
Howard and Michele Kessler
Patty Myura and Patrick Park
Kathy Bleznak and Robbi Toll
Dan Ponton and Talbott Maxey
Frank Chopin and Kitty Twins - High bid for the Pippa Mann Indy Race Experience
Eileen Otto, Bill Finneran, and Babara Chevallard
Debbie Del Viscovo and Mike Shevell
Nicki Harris and Gail Nessel
Helene and Al Kaplan
The Salvation Army's annual Holiday Snow Ball at the Mar-a-Lago Club was like walking into a wintery greeting card. Gala goers played in the flurries, all while the Salvation Army Brass Band entertained and poolside refreshments were served.

But, the holiday wonderland really came to life inside. For the first time ever inside the grand ballroom, ice skaters performed on a “frozen pond” surrounded by dinner tables decorated with icy crystal globes. Donald Trump, the gala’s Holiday Cheer Ambassador, had never seen ice skaters in the Grand Ballroom and said that it was "absolutely wonderful."
Drs. Robert and Shirley Stickle, Donald Trump, Budge and Candy Jamison, Major Louna, and Major Pierre Smith
In the blue and silver “Ice Palace”, Gala Co-Chairs Budge and Candy Jamison and Dr. Robert and Dr. Shirley Stickle thanked the guests for their generosity.  Donald Trump surprised everyone announcing a $25,000 donation after addressing the crowd and commending the work of the Salvation Army.

As giant snowflakes fell from the ceiling lights in the elegant blue atmosphere the live band “Euphoria” played for Snow Ball partiers who danced into the evening courtesy of Entertainment Sponsor the Cathleen McFarlane Foundation.
"Skaters Perform in the ice rink"
"Dancing to the Live Band in the "Ice Palace"
Guests did not leave empty handed. Swarovski Crystal provided sparking crystal snowflakes with chocolate as a reminder of the very special holiday event.

From the famous red kettles for the poor to the first responders and food tents at Ground Zero in New York, to food and water for earthquake victims in Haiti, the wide range of services provided by The Salvation Army anytime, anywhere to those in need is unequalled. 82 cents of every dollar contributed to The Salvation Army is used to support those services in Palm Beach County as the nation’s second largest and most effective charity according to Forbes magazine.
William and Paula Minkus
Walter and Helen Ross
Bill and Sheila Tregoning
Andrew and Irene Russo
"Donald Trump with the Performing Ice Skaters"
Pauline and Gary Hartogh
Jim and Gaye Engel
Grace and Joe Champ
BJaye and Frank Pilotte
Catherine Ford Brister and Jerry Gay
Lois Pope and Dr. Robert Mackler
Greg and Cindy Rydman
Elizabeth and Jim Garu
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Phoenix House, DiMenna); Capehart Photography (Susan G. Komen, Salvation Army).