|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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."
|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.|
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.|
|Photographs by Annie Watt (CTFD); Johnny NunezWireImage.com (PCF Pro Am); Rob Rich (PCF); Lisa Tamburini and Lenny Stucker (Woodruff)|