Friday, September 11, 2015

Kicks offs, sing offs, and pro ams

Alex Dube, Andrew Goldman, Judith Anderson, Ann Van Ness, William Van Ness, and Cynthia Fisher at a Pre-Gala Reception for more than 80 guests at Ann and Bill Van Ness's townhouse to kick off Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee, A Star-Studded Retrospective.
The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour was held in Southampton, NY, on Friday, August 28, to Sunday, August 30, 2015, raising over $4 million for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). This wonderful event, returning for its eleventh year, consists of a round robin tournament teaming 32 amateur tennis players with a current member of the ATP Tour or with one of the legends of tennis for two days of competition.
Mark Fabry
Guests and participants enjoy dining and socializing, along with the tennis, with the purpose of raising funds for PCF in its efforts to eradicate prostate cancer which affects one in seven American men.  The event kicked off on Friday with a cocktail party and dinner hosted by Bob and Deanna Adler in Southampton. On Saturday, the first three rounds of the Pro Am tournament took place on private courts followed by a private luncheon for players at the home of Dean Palin.  In the afternoon, Mike Milken led a discussion on the “The End of Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases” at Villa Maria in Water Mill.

Saturday’s events culminated in a gala at the Parrish Art Museum where guests were treated to performances by Natalie Cole, David Foster, Rubin Studdard, Emily West, Forte and Shelea Frazier.  Guests closed the evening dancing to a strong performance by Super Diamond.  On Sunday, guests enjoyed lunch and the final rounds of the Pro-Am Tour at the Shinnecock Tennis Club and the weekend concluded with the Trophy Award Ceremony in the late afternoon.
Larry Leeds
Doug Teitelbaum and Mark Philippoussis
James Coleman, Cyril Saulnier, Ashley Fisher, and John Paulson
Mark Knowles and George Norcross
Graydon Oliver and Bill Finnerman
This year’s amateur players included: Bill Ackman, Bob Adler, Bob Bales, Marie Bernstein, Jerry Cohen, Jim Coleman, Mark Ein, Niko Elmaleh, Mark Fabry, Ralph Finerman, Bill Finneran, Glenn Fuhrman, Danny Govberg, Jeff Greene, Sammy Herzberg, Arik Kislin, Jesse Lee, Larry Leeds, Howard Marks, Don Marron, George Norcross, Chris Oberbeck, Dean Palin, Joel Pashcow, John Paulson, Brian Reynolds, Bob Rozenkranz, Ricky Sandler, Zach Schreiber, Barry Sternlicht, Doug Teitelbaum and Renee Willett. Pro players included: Mario Ancic, Alex Asta, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Alex Bury, Guillermo Canas, Scott Davis, Amer Delic, Ashley Fisher, Colin Fleming, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Robby Ginepri, Treat Huey, Luke Jensen, Don Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Mark Knowles, Ivan Kokurin, Rick Leach, David Marrero, George Meyer, Frederik Nielson, Graydon Oliver, Jared Palmer, Mark Philippoussis, Jason Pinsky, Richey Reneberg, Bobby Reynolds, Cyril Saulnier, David Schneider, Jonathan Schneider, Andres Siljestrom and Vince Spadea.
Ricky Sandler, Rick Leach, Jared Palmer, and Joel Pashcow
Brian Reynolds and Guillermo Canas
Laura Niklas and Cynthia Ott
Marie Bernstein and Mike Milkin
Robby Ginepri
Arik Kislin and Bonnie Pfeifer Evans
Cyril Saulnier, James Coleman, Mike Milken, John Paulson, and Ashley Fisher
Luke Jensen, Jesse Lee, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Michael Milken, and Dr. Jonathan Simons
Mike Milken, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Bill Finneran, Graydon Oliver, and Dr. Jonathan Simons
On Saturday, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted its annual gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY.

The gala was hosted in support of the aforementioned 11th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, named after the successful entrepreneur who constantly turned tragic events throughout his life into philanthropic causes. The gala evening, catered by Robbins Wolfe, was a celebration featuring cocktails, dining and special performances from Natalie Cole and David Foster with special guests including American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard. 100 percent of the funds raised throughout the evening went to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.
Natalie Cole
Ruben Studdard
Notable attendees included: Michael & Lori Milken, Natalie Cole, David Foster, Jim Coleman & Cynthia Ott, Bob & Deanna Adler, Seth & Marie Bernstein, Jeff & Mei Sze Greene, Mitchell Modell, Glenn & Jennifer Myles, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Stewart Rahr, Artie & Selma Rabin, Dean Palin, Dr. Joel Pashcow, Leon & Leeza Wagner, John Paulson, Joe Torre, Marla Maples, Jason Binn, Frank Luntz, Richard Kind, Former New York Governor David Patterson, Dr. Jonathan Simons (CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation), Larry Leeds, Jerry Cohen, Brian Reynolds, Chris Oberbeck, Don Marron, Mark Philippoussis, Robert Kendrick, Danny Govberg, Barry Sternlicht, Arik Kislin, Elaine Wynn, Neal Sroka, Jackie Rogers.
Michael Milken and Stewart Rahr
Richard Kind and David Foster
Weekend hosts and sponsors of the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tournament included: Bill & Karen Ackman; Bob & Deanna Adler; Seth & Marie Bernstein; Jim Coleman & Cynthia Ott; Larry Gagosian & Chrissy Erpf; Bonnie Pfeifer Evans; Jeff & Mei Sze Greene; The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.; Tom Lee & Ann Tenenbaum; David & Julia Koch; Bill & Phyllis Mack ; Richard Merkin, MD.; Mike & Lori Milken; Modell’s Sporting Goods; Glenn & Jennifer Myles; Dean Palin; Mickey Palin; Joel Pashcow; Artie & Selma Rabin; Stewart Rahr; Jonathan & Sheryl Sokoloff; Lady Sheila Stable; Leon & Leesa Wagner; Mort Zuckerman.
Danny Govberg and George Meyer
Joe Torre
Elaine Wynn
Jennifer and Glenn Myles
Jackie Rogers
Dr. Jonathan Simons and Joel Pashcow
Sally and Mark Ein
Lauren Vernon
Seth and Marie Bernstein
Selma and Artie Rabin
Shelley Davis, Scott Davis, and Larry Leeds
Brian Reynolds
Cynthia Ott and James Coleman
Don Marron
Frank Luntz and Lori Milken
John Paulson
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans and David Foster
David Patterson
On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Ann and Bill Van Ness held a Pre-Gala Reception for more than 80 guests at their elegant and stately townhouse. The a Pre-Gala reception was held for more than 80 guests to launch Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee, A Star-Studded Retrospective, to be held on Monday, September 28th at New York City Center followed by a Supper with the Stars at the Hilton's Grand Ballroom. The enthusiastic gathering dined on delicious hors d'oeuvres and wines provide by Gianni Russo.

Attendees included Gala Anniversary Chairs Anka Palitz and Michele Herbert, CTFD's Chairman Cynthia Fischer and former New York City Ballet soloist/CTFD dancer-client Michael Byars who described how CTFD assisted him with his transition to becoming a lawyer and the importance of raising funds to assist other dancers in their transitions.
Patrick Mundt, Joan Finkelstein, William Van Ness, Judy McLaren, Taira Rappaport, and Gilbert Holmes
Michael Byars said, "In 1996, as a NYCB soloist, I danced George Balanchine's Tarantella at the CTFD Gala. Now, as a public sector lawyer, I argue cases before the federal court of appeals. CTFD provided me with invaluable support in that journey, including friendship and advice throughout my decision-making about my new career as well as assistance with my law school tuition. More broadly, CTFD also has been key in increasing awareness and understanding of dancers' career transition needs--you are making it possible for dancers to create beautiful art while knowing that they will find "

Former Board Member Judith Anderson was presented with a CTFD Award for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance. In addition, CTFD honorees Andrew Faas and Irene and Fred Shen were present. Rolex Watch Inc., U.S.A. and Misty Widelitz will also be honored at the Gala. Academy Award Winner Shirley MacLaine will be presented at the Gala wth the 2015 Rolex Dance Award by fellow Oscar winners Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. More stars and surprises will be announced. CTFD's 30th Anniversary will be in memory of CTFD's dear patron and friend Victor Elmaleh.
Michael Byars
Alex Dube, Andrew Goldman, and Judith Anderson
Christina Rose
Ann Van Ness highlighted the 12 exclusive and extravagant live auction items. The bidding will be extremely competitive especially with fantastic lots as the VANITY FAIR Oscar Party; Seabourn Mediterranean cruise; Grammy Awards; Nashville Country Music Awards; A Napa Valley wine experience, plus lots more! The Gala Producer/Director Ann Marie DeAngelo gave a sneak preview of the exciting talent to appear: star of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Robert Fairchild; Noah Racey and Company; a surprise TBA from American Ballet Theatre; Bebe Neuwirth and Company performing "All That Jazz" from the Broadway hit show CHICAGO, and more!

Ann Van Ness reminded everyone, "The dress code is black & white and pearls. The print deadline to have your names listed in or beautiful Jubilee Journal is extended through Friday 9/11. We are still selling patron tickets, ads, tables and accepting donations, in any amount, all for the organization's vital scholarships, programs and services for dancers in need. Please join us to make this year's gala the biggest and best ever and help us raise $1.2 million."
Devin Denny, Erika Fioravanti, Ann Marie DeAngelo, and Alicia White
Michael Byars and Susan Krysiewicz
Elaine Brodey and Joe Benincasa
George Palladino, Anka Palitz, Judith Anderson, and Brian Heidtke
William Van Ness, Dr Alfred Kaltman, Ann Van Ness, and Bunny Grossinger
Ed and Emily Ronk
Alex Dube and Ann Marie DeAngelo
William Van Ness, Brian Heidtke, Melinda Cloobeck, and Chris Templeman
Tiffany White, Tiffany Bowen, and Samantha Boothe
Irene Shen, Fred Shen, Ann Van Ness, and Alex Dube
Elaine Brodey, Mary Lou Westerfield, and Judith Anderson
Thomas and Patricia Shiah
Gianni Russo and Christina Rose
Joe Benincasa, Kevin McAnarney, and Fred Hoffman
Lauren Blackman and Karen Ziemba
Rob Kershbaum and Erika Fioravanti
Elaine Arase, Joan Finkelstein, and Candace Gonzalez
Vicki McLoughlin and Gigi Fisdell
Joan Finkelstein, Marsha Roma, and Taira Rappaport
Judith Anderson and Michael Byars
Richard Gnouma and Virginia Johnson
Mary Lou Westerfield, Judith Anderson, and Christina Rose
Gilbert Holmes, Antoine Van Dern, Delfine Mauroit, Phillip Kin, and Richard Gnouma
George Palladino, Anka Palitz, and Lady Barbara Fox Bordiga
Susan Sosin and Marjorie Horne
On Thursday, September 3, Southampton Arts Center held its second annual SummerFest, an evening with the entire community to celebrate Southampton Arts Center, located in the heart of Southampton Village. The event included DJ Karen Ward, a Cuban dance performance, viewing of the ¡Cuba, Cuba! Photography exhibit and tastings of signature dishes from celebrated restaurants and chefs from across the East End. Proceeds from the event will allow the center to expand their efforts to provide film, music, dance, theater, children's events, lectures and literary series, further enhancing the vibrancy of the Hamptons community through the arts.
Genie Egerton-Warburton, Tracey Huff, and Angela Clofine
Event Chairs included Simone & David W. Levinson and Tiffany & Claus Moller. Co-Chairs: Leila & Henry Heller, Tracey & Craig Huff, Renee Harbers Liddell & Chris Liddell and Federica Marchionni.

Southampton Arts Center located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village, provides a dynamic venue to present the highest quality programming to the entire Southampton community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions. Southampton Arts Center is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization.
Alex Moller, Will Moller, Tiffany Moller, and Nicholas Moller
Gabriele Di Carlo and Federica Marchionni
Genie Egerton-Warburton, Tracey Huff, and Angela Clofine
Blair Clarke, Stefanie Hessler, Lise Evans, and Laura Lofaro Freeman
James Peyton, Annika Smith, David Wassong, and Cynthia Clift
Judith Giuliani
Tracey Huff, Diana DiMenna, Mary Kathryn Navab, and Debbie Bancroft
Jamee Gregory, Arlene Tucker, Federica Marchionni, and Gabriele aDi Carlo
Renee Harbers Liddell
Jack Geary, Meghan Magyar, Dolly Bross-Geary
Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Robin Dubin Avram, Bettina Zilkha, and Debbie Bancroft
Michael Karsch, Erica Karsch, Greg Unis, and David Kratz
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Federica Marchionni, and Diana DiMenna
Greg Unis, Ellyn Kronemeyer, and David Kratz
Genie Egerton-Warburton, James Egerton-Warburton, and Fernanda Niven
Simone Levinson, David Levinson, and Rick Hilton
Bob and Lee Woodruff hosted Hamptons Stands for Heroes, which celebrated the work of The Bob Woodruff Foundation on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the home of Joan and George Hornig with media partner Beach Magazine in Water Mill, NY.

Mack Woodruff
The event, designed by Rafanelli Events, began with cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine, which debuted the world’s first premium un-aged whiskey, and beer from Montauk Brewery. In addition, guests enjoyed canapés served by Acquolina Catering, overlooking the grounds of the estate.

The cocktail reception featured a special performance by US Marine Combat Veteran JW Cortes and a car display courtesy of Six Sigma Auto Group. Following the cocktail reception, guests enjoyed a special VIP dinner in the Hornig’s barn, which featured a special performance by the incomparable Rachel Brown.

Notable attendees included Lee Woodruff, Joan and George Hornig, James Lipton, Jane Hanson, Chris Cuomo, Cristina Cuomo, Gerry and Liz Byrne, Anna Throne-Holst, Adam Sikora, Robbie Browne, Yolanda Garretti, William Kehler, and Mack Woodruff.
Rachel Brown
William Kehler
Manhattan Moonshine
Tables set for dinner
All of the proceeds of the night will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which was founded by ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee after Bob was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq in January 2006. The then Co-Anchor of World News Tonight was given access to all of the proper treatment enabling him to fully recover within 13 months from the traumatic brain injury he received. Their experiences inspired them to help make sure our nation’s heroes have access to the resources they deserve, for as long as they need them.
Kevin Dougherty, Lee Woodruff, and Anne Marie Dougherty
Adam Sikora and Yolanda Garretti
Anna Throne-Holst
David Tapia and Kimberly Jung
Clayton Calvert and Parker Calvert
Gerry and Liz Byrne
James Lipton and Joan Hornig
James Papandrea and Richard Steiber
JW Cortes and Joan Hornig
Photographs by Annie Watt (CTFD); Johnny NunezWireImage.com (PCF Pro Am); Rob Rich (PCF); Lisa Tamburini and Lenny Stucker (Woodruff)