|On Friday, October 16, The Pink Agenda, a New York City-based nonprofit comprising young professionals committed to fighting breast cancer, hosted The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala at Three Sixty° in New York. The Pink Agenda partners with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund critical research and with Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH initiative to help young women fighting breast cancer feel special while raising awareness for breast cancer research. Through the hard work of this year’s co-chairs and The Pink Agenda committee members, the event successfully raised over $250,000 to benefit The Pink Agenda and FAB-U-WISH.|
|TV personality Giuliana Rancic and her husband, Bill Rancic, co-hosted The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala this year. Co-chairs for the event were Sam Tritsch and Dani Haskin, with honorary co-chair Meghan Rooney. The Gala featured a presentation of the Lisa Mae Lee Award to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder, for her outstanding leadership in the fight against breast cancer.
This year’s notable guests included Leonard Lauder, William Lauder, Lori Tritsch, Ryan Serhant and his fiancée Emilia Bechrakis, Miss USA Olivia Jordan, Jennifer Bandier, Morgan Curtis, Danielle Bernstein, Danielle Lauder, Brian Gove, Lenny Platt, Noa Santos and Carly Schuster. Music was provided by DJ, model and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman.
|The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala was generously sponsored by The Lauder Foundation - Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Lyft, Cindy & Rob Citrone, William Lauder & Lori Tritsch, Cushman & Wakefield, Hanky Panky, Brunswick Group, and Bandier.
The Pink Agenda believes that engaging today’s generation can go a long way toward finding tomorrow’s cure for breast cancer. That’s why The Pink Agenda, together with its partner the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is working with the next generation of leaders to find and fund programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer and conducting the groundbreaking research necessary to improve their odds. The Pink Agenda, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization launched in 2007, has contributed more than $1 million to breast cancer research. In 2014, The Pink Agenda partnered with breast cancer survivor and television personality Giuliana Rancic and her initiative FAB-U-WISH. Together, Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH and The Pink Agenda grant the most fabulous wishes to young women undergoing treatment for this devastating disease. www.thepinkagenda.org
|The American Cancer Society held its 20th anniversary of the Mothers of the Year Awards luncheon at the St. Regis Roof. They honored Scotto family including Rosanna, Marion, Elaina Scotto; and Diana Feldman for her 20 years of devotion to the event, as well as Dr. Susan R. Drossman.|
|The Board of Directors of the Women’s Committee of Central Park Conservancy hosted its Annual Fall Luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Monday, October 19th. The fundraiser raised a record amount, over $200,000, and was attended by 350 guests.
The event began with a welcome reception followed by a luncheon with views overlooking Central Park, which included a special conversation between Linda Wells, founding editor-in-chief of Allure and world renowned fashion designer and lifelong New Yorker Donna Karan who spoke about her new memoir, “My Journey”.
|Karen T. May, President of the Women’s Committee, was joined by Co-Chairmen Nell Kleinschmidt, Kristy Korngold, and Sharon Teles. Additional notable attendees included Suzie Aijala, Allison Aston, Noreen Buckfire, Lise Evans, Fe Fendi, Susan Gutfreund, Mai Hallingby-Harrison, Paige Hardy, Anne Harrison, Tracey Huff, Sharon Jacob, Eleanora Kennedy, Alexia Leuschen, Yesim Phillip, Hilary Geary Ross, Karen LeFrak, Gillian Miniter, Marcia Mishaan, Neda Navab, Mary Kathryn Navab, Margo Nederlander, Jenny Paulson, Jenny Price, Kara Ross, Barbara Cirkva Schumacher, and Martha Stewart.
The event was generously supported by Van Cleef & Arpels for the 5th consecutive year.
|NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine's annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised more than $3.5 million, a record amount, to support the institutions' ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The event, which took place on Thursday, October 8, drew 1,000 attendees to the Park Avenue Armory.
Guests joined event hosts Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine; and paid tribute to Barbara and Peter Georgescu and Sandra and Edward Meyer for their dedication to the medical center.
|In addition to dinner and cocktails, guests enjoyed a special performance by Grammy and Academy Award winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.
Additional guests included Charlotte Ford, Joan Weill, Lisa Perry, Jessica and Natan Bibliowicz, Miraldina and Tony Meyer, Renée and Robert Belfer, Helen and Bob Appel, Arriana and Dixon Boardman, Peter and Mary Kalikow, and Ann and Andrew Tisch.
|Photographs by BFANYC.com (CPC); Kristy Leibowitz (Pink Agenda); Studio Brooke (NY-Presbyterian); Annie Watt (ACS)|