Friday, March 13, 2015

Bunny Hop, The Boys' Club, Old Bags, and more ...

Gucci and The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's 24th Annual Bunny Hop.
On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center hosted the 24th Annual Bunny Hop at 583 Park Avenue, which was transformed into a spring wonderland by RCANO Events. A Society tradition that is considered the most highly anticipated family event of the year, the Bunny Hop is an enchanting evening for families and children of all ages. Sponsored by GUCCI for the second consecutive year, the sold-out event was attended by a high-profile crowd of The Society's members and New York families. Event Chairmen were Jenny Galluzzo, Erica Silverman, Annie Taube, and Ferebee Taube.
Erica Silverman, Annie Taube, Ferebee Taube, Jenny Galluzzo, and Eleanor Ylvisaker with kids
Guests sported their springtime best and enjoyed a variety of activities and entertainment including Gucci photo booths, a live petting zoo, cupcake decorating by Tastebuds Kitchen, Magic Al, Todd's Twisted Balloon Art, stilt walkers and face painters from Bongar Biz, and Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady. Through a long-standing partnership between The Society and The Big Apple Circus, children also delighted in entertainment by "Doctors of Humorology" from Clown CareSM, Big Apple Circus' community outreach program, as well as The Anastasini Brothers, Risley Smirnov Duo, Quick Change Tatevik Seyranyan, and Rolla Bolla from New York's famous circus group.
Christophe de Pous and Priscille de Pous with family
"The Bunny Hop is an imaginative and fun-filled event that displays The Society's commitment to volunteerism and presents an opportunity to teach younger generations about the importance of philanthropy," said Martha Glass, President of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. "It is with the inspired support of our members, family, friends, and partners that we are able to raise critical funds for MSK's Department of Pediatrics and to continue innovative pediatric patient care programs led by The Society."

The Bunny Hop raised over $315,000 to benefit the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
GUCCI Balloons
Make Your Own Bunny Ears table
Face painting
Guests included: Christophe de Pous President & CEO Gucci America, Dan Abrams, Shoshanna Gruss, Eleanor and Jon Ylvisaker, Martha Glass, Jenny Galluzzo, Erica Silverman, Annie Taube, Ferebee and Brook Taube, Travis Acquavella, Kate Allen, Helena and Roman Martinez, Muffie Potter Aston, Allison Aston, Anne Citrin, Helene Comfort, Shabnam Henry, Cena Jackson, Mary Kathryn Navab, Sharon Jacob, Jill and Harry Kargman, Rebekah McCabe, Melissa Meister, Joanna de Neufville, Marcie Pantzer, Emilia Pfeifler, Martha Sharp, Gillian Hearst Simonds, among many others.
Martha Sharp and son
Ferebee Taube and sons
Dan Abrams and Florinka Pesenti with family
Sharon Jacob and daughters
Amory McAndrew and son
Eleanor Ylvisaker and Martha Glass
Marcie Pantzer and sons
Anna Safir, Michael Safir, and daughter
Helena and Roman Martinez
Muffie Potter Aston and daughters
Erica Silverman, Blair Ritchie, Christina Caspersen and kids
Annie Taube and kids
Kate Allen and daughter
Kemp and Mike Steib and kids
Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler and daughters
Alvaro Salas and son
Sydney Tashjian
Holly Robertson and daughter
Marietta and Bert Rose and son
Clarissa Post and Oliver Hagoff
Ellen Morton and daughter
Lauren Csidei and kids
Rema Parachini and Kemp Steib
Travis Acquavella and Alexandra Lind Rose
Joanna Baker de Neufville and daughter
Allison Aston, Rich Thomas, and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler
Heather McAuliffe and daughter
Liz Anderson, Jill Kargman, and Anya Shiva
Laura Fulmer and daughter
Shoshanna Gruss and kids at the GUCCI photo booth
Allison Aston and Leslie Heaney
Clare McKeon and son
Cena Jackson and Family
Last Friday in Palm Beach, the Women's Board of The Boys' Club of New York hosted a charity luncheon. The Boys' Club of New York is a New York-based youth development organization that empowers boys ages 6-21 by providing effective programs and a supportive community at its three clubhouse locations.

The Women's Board—a group of 68 social members and tastemakers from New York City, Greenwich and Locust Valley—held the luncheon at a private residence where Michael Kors presented a private fashion show of his Spring 2015 Collection. Since 2004, the Women's Board has held annual fashion shows in the spring for its members and friends to raise funds for this note-worthy cause.
Co-Chairs Muffy Miller, Victoria D'Agostino, and Lourdes Fanjul w Michael Kors, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, and Amy Griffin

Modeling Michael Kors

Guests included Michael Kors, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, Jo Carole Lauder, Amy Griffin, Victoria D'Agostino, Lourdes Fanjul, Muffy Miller, Emilia Fanjul, Carol Mack, Jamee Gregory, Grace Meigher, Kelly Klein, Beth Blake, Alexia Ryan Hamm, Sydie Lansing, Audrey Gruss, Eleanor Dejoux, Karin Luter, Hilary Geary Ross, Pauline Pitt and The New Potato's Danielle and Laura Kosann.
Betsy Pitts, Claudia Overstrom, and Alexia Hamm Ryan

Karyn Lamb and Shabnam Henry

Grace Meigher, Hilary Geary Toss, Michael Kors, and Jamee Gregory

Kelly Klein and Jo Carole Lauder

Michael Kors and Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer

Pauline Pitt and Emilia Fanjul

Sara Ayres and Gabrielle Bacon

Sara Ayres

Sydie Lansing and Allie Hanley

Muffy Miller and Pauline Pitt

Mai Hallingby Harrison

Elaine Langone and Jackie Williams

Gale Alger and Cynthia van Eck

On March 5, 2015 at The Breakers Palm Beach, the one and only Joan Collins mesmerized a sold-out crowd of more than 550 at the 17th Annual Old Bags Luncheon. The event, which raised more than $500,000, benefits The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County and their efforts to end the generational cycle of family violence, protecting the child and strengthening the family.

"We are incredibly grateful for the support of so many," said Janet Levy who co-chaired the event with Debbie Porreco. "We were able to fill the room and raise much needed money to support the programs the Center brings to families in a time of need. We were equally thrilled with Joan Collins, who was a spectacular speaker. She instantly connected with the crowd. She was elegant, engaging and kept the audience thoroughly entertained while speaking on her career, life and passions."
Other highlights from the event included the opportunity to bid on more than 400 stunning new and used designer handbags in the silent auction, Manolo Blahnik models showcasing the footwear on platters throughout the event, and the opportunity to bid on either a Manolo Blahnik shopping spree or a specially designed piece of jewelry from Diamante valued at $18,000.

Event co-chairs Levy and Porreco and honorary chairs Lorrain Hall, Soula Rifkin, and Linda Adelson also extended a special show of gratitude to sponsors, including Platinum Corporate Fashion Benefactor Neiman Marcus who committed for three years to the event and the Center; PNC Bank; and Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine.
Notable guests in attendance included: Herme De Wyman Miro, Lisa Erdmann, Arlette Gordon, Patricia Graham, Toni Holt Kramer, Aneliese Langer, Erin McGould, Donna Mulholland, Patty Myura, Melissa Parker, Beth Pine, Tammy Pompea, Lois Pope, Judi Richards, , Ari Rifkin, Wendy Roberts, Julie Rudolph, Kitty Silverstein, Sonja Stevens, Amie Swan, Karen Swanson, and Gail Worth.

To learn more about The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, please call Stanton Collemer at 561-616-1257, email or visit
Beth Pine and Patty Myura

Gail VanBrock and Patti Travis

Judi Richards and Herme deWyman Miro

Geri Morrow and Anneliese Langer

Erin McGould and Amie Swan

Karen Swanson and Sonja Stevens

Vivian Player and Barbara Nicklaus

Ari Rifkin and Lois Pope

Joan Klann, Kitty Silverstein, and Tamara Pompea

Jesse Araskog and Kit Pannill

Rebecca Jagle and Frances Fisher

Janet Levy, Joan Collins, and Debbie Porreco

Wendy Roberts and Gail Worth

Lisa Erdmann and Patricia Graham

Toni May and Donna Mulholland

Linda Adelson, Loriann Hall, and Soula Rifkin

UJA-Federation of New York's Real Estate & Allied Trades division honored William Friedland, principal of Friedland Properties, with the Larry A. Silverstein REX Award at its annual Real Estate Executives (REX) Gala on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Grand Hyatt.

Lloyd Goldman of BLDG Management Co., Inc., presented Friedland with the award, which was created to honor Silverstein's legendary professional and philanthropic achievements, and to recognize an exceptional young real estate professional who emulates Silverstein's commitment to the real estate community and to improving the lives of others.
Michael Schonbraun, Michael Vickers, William Friedland, Richard Cohen, and Brian Lichter
More than 450 guests attended the event to support Friedland, including REX Gala chairs Richard M. Cohen of Buckingham Properties and Michael Vickers of Vickers Realty, Ltd.; REX division chair Michael Schonbraun of Square Mile Capital Management LLC; REX division vice chair Brian S. Lichter of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; and UJA-Federation's Real Estate & Allied Trades division chair, Richard Mack.

REX attracts young real estate professionals, including developers, owners, financiers, attorneys, and investment strategists, who come together to help people in need, build strong relationships with colleagues in the field, and explore issues that delve beyond the New York real estate community.
Lloyd Goldman, William Friedland, and Richard Mack
The REX division has raised more than $800,000 to date during UJA-Federation's 2015 fiscal year running July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Funds raised go to UJA-Federation's annual campaign to sustain its network of nearly 100 beneficiary agencies that touch the lives of 4.5 million people annually.
Zachary Bennett, Micah Goodman, and Jeremiah Sharf
Adam Sanders and Lee Deutsch
William Friedland and Justin Green
Jonathan Sirulnick, Cassandra Siegel, Alex Neubauer, and Dina Silberstein
Jonathon Yormak and Vladimir Shneyder
Michael Schonbraun and Mitchell Moinian
Jonathan Ross, March Fells, Jason Semmel, and David Peretz
Brian Cohen and Alfonso Kimche
Anna Belobrovka, Benjamin Brandler, and Laura Greenfield
Karen Kuznick, Lindsey Heines, and Christopher McDaniel
Michael Schonbraun, Cindy Feinberg, and Noah Bilenker
David Levy and Michael Shmuely
Jonathan Ross, Melody Malekan, Blair Parsont, and Brian Lichter
Gregory Kalikow and Alex Kaskel
Adam Maxson, Dina Silberstein, Randi Sanders, and Adam Sanders
Ben Haghani and Jordan Tolman
Marc Zegen, Josh Zegen, and Bess Castagnello
The Massachusetts General Hospital Leadership Council for Psychiatry held its Ninth Annual Mental Health Seminar & Luncheon on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

The by-invitation event entitled "Research Advances and Treatment Innovations in Mental Health" featured renowned medical experts from Mass General in the fields of neuroscience, obsessive compulsive disorders, child psychology, depression and suicide. The event also included a talk by special guest Naomi Judd.
The Leadership Council for Psychiatry at Mass General was formed in 2007 by Michele Kessler and Carroll M. Carpenter, who have co-chaired the event each year. The 2015 event also marked the milestone of the Leadership Council attaining its membership goal of 100 Founding Members.

Inspired by the prevalence and devastation of mental illness, the Leadership Council for Psychiatry's mission is to advance understanding and treatment of mental illness and to erase its stigma through support of the clinical care, research and teaching activities of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Laurie Warren and Mary Davidson
Dr. Lee Cohen and Valerie Post
Michele Kessler, Naomi Judd, and Carroll Carpenter
David and Sheryll Harkins
Brian and Jennifer Kessler
Dr. Sabine Wilhelm, Dr. John Herman, and Virginia Guest Valentine
Miriam and Steve Kimsey
Sheila Fine and Dr. Maurizio Fava
Jeff and Pam Stock
Tangley Lloyd and Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum
Photos by Neil Rasmus and Max Lakner/ (Bunny Hop); Capehart Photography (The Boys' Club; Mass General).