|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|“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.
|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.
|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."
|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.
|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.
| Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Phoenix House, DiMenna); Capehart Photography (Susan G. Komen, Salvation Army).|