Monday, June 1, 2015

ARF, Pratt Institute, Caron, City College Center for the Arts, and Susan G. Komen

Interior Designers Jamie Drake, Frank Biscardi, Peri Wolfson, Brian Brady, Mark Schryver, Tamara Magel, and Kevin Hart at ARF's Designer Showhouse.
This past Saturday in Sagaponack at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, they held the 5th Annual ARF Designer Showhouse and Sale. Showhouse vignettes were inspired and arranged by Showhouse designers Brian P. Brady, Jamie Drake, Kevin Hart, Tamara Magel, Mark Schryver, and Peri Wolfman from thrift shop donations and the designer's personal collections. All items were for sale at charity prices presenting unequaled sales opportunities for those who attend. 100% of all proceeds from the event go directly to ARF's life saving work!
Guests were also treated to a Meet The Author session with Jorge Bendersky, author of DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy to Best in Show: Everything You Need to Know, Step by Step.

Event Chairs included Gordon Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Sandra McConnell and Jeff Pfeile. Peter Hallock, Lisa McCarthy and Marshall Watson served as Vice Chairs.
Jay Kohlman, Diane Mancher and Meli, Lisa McCarthy, Jamie Forrester, and Michele Forrester.
Lisa McCarthy, Interior Designers Kevin Hart, Jamie Drake, Mark Schryver, Peri Wolfson, Tamara Magel, Brian Brady, and Franco Biscardi.
Jamie Drake and Charles. Jamie Drake and Squeaky.
Gordon Hoppe, Lindsay Lullman, and Richard Ziegelasch.
Author Jorge Bendersky.
Jamie Berger, Brian Brady, Franco Biscardi, and Gigi Mahon.
Kevin Hart, Raoul Barreniche, Kevin White, and Emmanuel Faccio.
Peri Wolfman and Arleen Furer.
Tamara Magel and Squeaky. Mark Schryver and Marshalll Watson.
Chef Marco Barrila of Insatiable Eats.
Linda Solanki, Lucy Malik, Jullien Herrera, and Nicholas Worrall.
Jean Shafiroff and Ted Hartley.
Ted Hartley and Melanie Wambold. Jeff Pfeifle.
Andree Dean, Pat Kyle, and Barbara Traphagen.
Sheri de Borchgrave.
Treats from The Dog Store in Wainscott.
Pratt Institute, welcomed more than 350 special guests at its Art of Packaging Award Gala, a glamorous annual event that celebrates excellence in packaging design. The gala, which was held May 19th at a private club in Manhattan and raised $400,000, benefits the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute and attracts leading companies and executives from the multi-billion-dollar cosmetics industry. Emceed by supermodel Carol Alt, the event marked 26 years of the Fund that has helped raise more than $3.5 million for scholarships for graduate packaging design students at Pratt.

James Gager,
senior vice president and group creative director at M·A·C Cosmetics and Jo Malone Worldwide, accepted the Art of Packaging Award. He was introduced by John Demsey, group president of The Estée Lauder Companies. As Creative Director and Senior Vice President for M·A·C Cosmetics since 1999, Gager has been instrumental in growing M·A·C into one of the top makeup artist brands in the world. Gager received a bachelor's degree of industrial design and a master's of science degree in Packaging Design from Pratt Institute.
Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte, Pratt Institute Board Chair Bruce Gitlin, and Pratt Institute Vice Board Chair Mike Pratt
Honoree James Gager, Jennifer Balbier, and Mitchell Kaneff
The event also celebrated the establishment of the Marc Rosen Scholarship for Packaging by Design, which will provide full tuition on the basis of merit to a first-year student in the Graduate Communications Design program beginning in 2016-17. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year, making it Pratt's only scholarship with the potential to cover the entire cost of tuition.

Special guests at the Art of Packaging Award Gala included actress Arlene Dahl; Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte and his wife, Tess L. Schutte; Isabel and Ruben Toledo, fashion designers; Valerie Steele, curator and director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology; Suzanne Bartsch, event producer and nightlife legend; Pat Cleveland, supermodel, and husband Paul van Ravenstein; Patti Wilson, fashion stylist; Karen Buglisi Weiler, global brand president for M·A·C Cosmetics; Thia Breen, global president of Estée Lauder brand and group president of North America at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Toni Lakis, global creative director for Tiffany & Co.; and Elizabeth Musmanno, president of Fragrance Foundation.
Honoree James Gager and Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte
The Art of Packaging Award is presented each year to a beauty/cosmetics company that has excelled in the art form. Gager graciously accepted the award, and was joined at the event by present and former colleagues.

Rosen teaches a course on cosmetic and fragrance package design where students are challenged to create a perfume bottle prototype, a scent card, box, shopping bag, and advertisement. To date, the Fund has provided scholarships to more than 100 Pratt students, many of whom have become industry leaders.
Marc Rosen, Isabel Toledo, Honoree James Gager, and Ruben Toledo
This year's student scholarship winners, each with fragrance packaging design work on display at the event, are:

Olivia Hwayoung Kim (Seoul, Korea): Kim's "Selene" scent is inspired by the moon's importance in nature, and derives its name from the goddess of the moon. The form of the bottle references a waxing moon.

Liyang Xu (Shanghai, China): The name for Xu's "Cela" scent comes from the French word for conceal. It gives a hint of attitude to the target audience of energetic women, with a sophisticated scent that lingers over time.

Saana Hellsten (Helsinki, Finland): Hellsten's "Aenigma" scent is modern and mysterious, a warm and spicy evening scent with multiple dimensions that are referenced in the fragrance bottle design. The intended audience is a bold woman who is independent, strong, passionate and sensual.

In-Young Bae (Busan, Korea): Bae's "Lalune" scent evolved from the concept of a flower under the moonlight, blending a classic femininity with a modern sensibility. The scent is intended to "make a woman glow among other people, even in darkness."

Hsiao-Han Chen (Taipei City, Taiwan): The name for Chen's scent, "LinLin Fragrance for Women," translates to mean "the shimmery water" in Chinese. The name was selected to introduce the fragrance's special attribute – its subtle, ever-changing notes. The design conveys ripples in water and enhances the fluidity of the scent.

Marc Valega (Clark, N.J.): Valega's "Tigris" scent is envisioned as a rare exotic fragrance that originated in Central Asia. Highly sought-after, the fragrance is fierce and evokes a sense of power and allure for women who are not afraid to go after what they want. The logo is a cross between an Asian woodcut and a coat of arms, adding an element of nobility. The box and bottle design reference the stripes of a tiger.

The following companies helped to sponsor the 2015 Art of Packaging Award Gala: The Estée Lauder Companies, Schwan Stabilo Cosmetics, Precision Dialogue, Utleys, D3 LLC, Nordstrom, Decotech, Imtech Graphics, Regi, and Mary Kay.
Pratt Institute Student Scholarship Winners.
Lucia Magnani, Marc Rosen, and Juliana Terian
Karen Buglisi Weiler and John Demsey
Marc Rosen and Bill Cunningham Suzanne Bartsch
Host Carol Alt, Paul van Ravenstein, John Demsey, and Pat Cleveland
Caron raised over $1.2 Million to benefit Caron's Patient Scholarship Fund at its 21st Annual New York City Gala. These funds will support patient scholarships for adolescent and young adult addicted individuals and families throughout Caron's treatment continuum. A significant portion of the money raised will help individuals from the greater New York area.

Over five hundred guests attended the Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street which honored Mick Jones and Petra Levin and featured a special performance by Foreigner. The Auctioneer for the evening was Ira Joe Fisher.
Todd Whitmer
Ira Joe Fisher
Denise LeFrak Calicchio presented the Richard J. Caron Award to community leader and philanthropist Petra Levin. Oscar, Grammy, and Golden-Globe winner Paul Williams presented the Caron Artist Award to Mick Jones.

Last year, with the help of our generous donors in New York and nationwide, Caron provided nearly $16 million in treatment scholarships to addicted individuals and families with limited resources. A significant portion of that aid went to help individuals from the greater New York area. Funds raised at the Gala will support patient scholarships throughout Caron's continuum at Caron Pennsylvania and Caron Renaissance to further their mission of providing Recovery For Life through unique services offered for adolescents, their families, and adults. Caron New York offers screening and education, provides a healthy recovery environment for alumni activities, and holds Parent Support Groups throughout the New York region.
Event co-chairs include the following: Denise LeFrak Calicchio and John Calicchio, Robert DeForest, Ann Dexter-Jones, Tracey Jackson, Elaine & Ken Langone, Stephen A. Levin, Monte Lipman, Daphne Nikolopoulos, Juliana Terian, and Paul Williams.

The Gala Steering Committee includes Neil Lasher and Judith Ryan (Co-Chairs), Allen H. Arrow, Jennifer Bandier, Karen Fitzgerald, John P. Fitzsimons, Susan Fromm, Molly Helfet, Doreen Heyman, Susan Knee, Maxine Lang, Marybeth Marchand, Steve Martin, Miles Rubin, Jay Springer, Marsha Starr, David Stern, and Kaitlin Zintak.
Denise LeFrak Calicchio, Paul Williams, and Tracey Jackson
Ann Dexter-Jones and Petra Levin
Bernie Lang, Maxine Lang, and Jacob Lang
Mica Ertegun and Mick Jones
Gabriela Isler and Petra Levin
Stephen Levin, Petra Levin, Jayne Abess, and Leonard Abess
Mark Ronson
Kelly Hansen
Ann Dexter-Jones, Stewart Young, Simon Kirk, and Maria Angelica
Mick Jones and Neil Lasher
Allison Koffman, Francine LeFrak, and Denise LeFrak Calicchio
Pat Magliocco, Denise LeFrak Calicchio, and Roberta Amon
Mike Devlin Jr., Anita Devlin, Alexandra Devlin, and Mike Devlin Sr.
Greg Calejo and Charlotte Ronson
Nikki Haskell
Allen Arrow and Clive Davis
Paul Williams and Mick Jones
On a perfect May evening with Cherry Blossoms in full bloom City College Center for the Arts hosted their Inaugural Awards Benefit at historic Aaron Davis Hall celebrating The Arts and Artists. Honorary Chairs were Dr. Lisa S. Coico, President, The City College of New York and Karen Witherspoon, Vice President, Division of Government, Community and Cultural Affairs. Chairmen were Alicia Bythewood and Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley. Co-Chairs were Carole Haarmann Acunto and Stephen Byrd.

Maurice DuBois, CBS 2 Anchor served as Master of Ceremonies and Terrance McKnight, WQXR Evening Host, presented the Awards to Carmen de Lavallade for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, Gina Prince-Bythewood for Artistic Achievement in Film, Arturo O'Farrill for Artistic Achievement in Music, and Alexa Ray Joel with the Inspiration to Youth Award. Sponsors included Fresh Direct, Con Edison and ASCAP.
David Covington, Carmen de Lavallade, and Anna Glass Coquillot
The evening started with Preconcert Cocktails then over 300 guests were seated in the Marian Anderson Theater where Batoto Yetu and Sho-Off Dance Company began the Program. They were followed by a compelling performance by Darilyn Castillo, a City College student. The Celebration concert was highlighted by three-time Grammy winning artist Arturo O'Farrill with his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Post-concert guests were treated to "uptown chic" dinner with dancing by DJ Ray of Jarrell Entertainment in Theater B.
Among the guests were Kathryn Chenault, Lois Robbins & Andrew Zarro, Malik Yoba, Loreen Arbus, Tamara Tunie, Sherry Bronfman, Ryan Gleason, Jonelle Procope, Amsale Abbera, Sharon Bowen & Larry Morse, Andrea DuBois, Lenna Waithe, Judy Bryd, Jonanthan Stern, Saundra Cornwell, Joseph Fichera, Pamela Carlton & Charles Hamilton, Sharon Bush, Oscar Plotkin, Charles Salice, Daniel Bythewood, Daveed Frazier, Khephra Burns, Caroline Ducrocq, Edward & Carole Lloyd, Tiffany & Amos Winbush, Donna Blackwell, Emery Westfall, Steve Acunto, Freida Foster, Sabrina Ellis, Stephen Karafiol.

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Daniel Bythewood Sr, Alicia Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Dan Bythewood, Divida Garcia, and Malik Yoba
Steve Acunto, Jonathan Davis, Bette Talvachia, Carole Haarmann Acunto, Heidi Roberts, Allen Roberts, Alice Walsh, and David Walsh
Sherry Bronfman and Marilyn Davis
Angela Susan Anton and Johnson Ho
Maurice and Andrea DuBois
Terrance McKnight, Gregory Shanck, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Arturo O'Farrill, and David Covington
Ken Klein and Christine De Lisle
Dr. Lisa Coico and Karen Mackey Witherspoon
Patricia Hill, Elena Sterman, Pam Laskin, Byron Lewis, and Sylvia Lewis
Alexa Ray Joel and Ryan Gleason
Bonnie Comley and Alicia Bythewood
Arturo O'Farril, Charles Hamilton, and friends
Leah Lane
Tamara Tunie
Jeffrey Altshuler, Dolores Barclay, Anki Leeds, and Wendy Sarasohn
Sharon Bush and Oscar Plotkin
Lois Robbins, Alicia Bythewood, and Andrew Zarro
Loreen Arbus, Jonathan Davis, and Yoonie Han
Phillip Harvey, Aliyah Jones Harvey, Karen Mackey Witherspoon, and Stephen Byrd
Kenneth and Roberta Rock
Amsale Abbera, Daniel Bythewood Sr., and Kathryn Chenault
Carole Bellidora Westfall and Paula Hunnicutt
Susan G. Komen® Greater NYC honored innovation and impact in the breast cancer field at The Impact Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown. The luncheon raised $370,000, which will fund local breast health screening, treatment, education, and support service programs and will be invested in vital breast cancer research to find the cures.

During the Luncheon, Komen Greater NYC saluted individuals and organizations committed to raising awareness, saving lives and eradicating breast cancer:

Joan Lunden (Surviving with Impact Award) — journalist, entrepreneur, author, wife, mother
Steven Shak, MD (Physician of Impact Award) — Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Genomic Health. Presented by Patrick Borgen, MD, Chief of Maimonides Medical Center Breast Cancer Center.
• PepsiCo, Inc. (Corporate Impact Award) — Accepted by Anne Fink, Chief Operating Officer, PepsiCo North American Foodservice
• Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Community Impact & Innovation Award) — Accepted by Jill Maura Rabin, MD, Head of Urogynecology.
John Mack Carter (Founders' Award) – Sponsored by Hearst Corporation – presented posthumously to one of the key founders of Komen Greater NYC by Frank Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman and former CEO of Hearst Corporation, accepted by Sharlyn Carter
Jill Maura Rabin, MD, Head of Urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Board member and Grants, Policy & Education Chair Ivy Gamble Cobb
Karen Borack, one of Susan G. Komen Greater NYC's founders, and Freda McClean, organizer of the original Komen Greater NYC Survivor Committee, with former Komen Greater NYC Board member Marge Neuwirth
Honoree Steven Shak, MD, and Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Board member and Medical Advisory Committee Chair Patrick I. Borgen, MD
The event was hosted by Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach, who received the Surviving with Impact Award in 2014 and presented it yesterday to her colleague and fellow survivor Joan Lunden.

Through events such as The Impact Awards and the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure®, Komen Greater NYC funds local breast health education and outreach, screening coordination, treatment and support programs for underserved, minority, immigrant, LGBT and disabled residents of the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to 25 amazing community partners who received grants this year, Komen Greater NYC will continue its life-saving work.
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi, Susan G. Komen Founder and Chair of Global Strategy Amb. Nancy G. Brinker, and Komen Ambassador Eric Brinker
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Impact Awards honorees Steven Shak, MD, Joan Lunden (Surviving with Impact Award), and Anne Fink, (Corporate Impact Award)
Twenty-five cents of every dollar raised by Komen Greater NYC is invested in cutting-edge breast cancer research programs to find the cures. Seventy-five percent of the net monies raised supports local breast health programs for the medically underserved here in the greater New York City area.

The event is Komen Greater NYC's second largest fundraiser of the year. Sponsors included PepsiCo, Inc. (Presenting Sponsor), Hearst Corporation (Diamond Sponsors), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Sandra Kozlwoski (Ruby Sponsors),
1010 WINS/Fresh 102.7, CBS Corporation, Genomic Health, Angeles Kozlowski, WCBS/WLNY (Sapphire Sponsors).
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi, Impact Awards master of ceremonies Amy Robach, Beth Shulman and friends
Mrs. Sharlyn Carter (center), who accepted the first Founders Award on behalf of her late husband John Mack Carter, and family
Members of Susan G. Komen Greater NYC's Young Professionals Committee
Members of Founders' Award honoree John Mack Carter's family
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Board member and Medical Advisory Committee Chair Patrick I. Borgen, MD and friend
Photographs by Rob Rich (ARF); Patrick McMullan (Caron); Annie Watt (CCCA); Robert M. Hicks (Komen)