|On Friday, February 20, 2015, China Institute hosted its Tenth Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. China Institute is the oldest bi-cultural organization exclusively focusing on U.S. - China relations and, as such, our New Year's celebration has become a tradition in New York City.
Held at Cipriani 42nd Street, the event was attended by over 340 guests. Chaired by Trustee Sophia Sheng, attendees included Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Anla Cheng and Mark Kingdon, Jill Sackler, Fred and Irene Shen, and Theodore T. Wang.
|The evening began with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a banquet-style dinner at 7:30 p.m. Highlights included a colorful lion dance to start off the New Year of the Sheep, a music performance by talented students from the Bard College Conservatory, and dancing to the music of DJ Charles Yaung. A master calligrapher was on hand to paint a special Chinese character for guests. Children collected red envelopes during the evening in support of China Institute's educational programs.|
|The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) of Susan G. Komen® Greater New York City hosted its seventh annual fundraiser, Paint the Park Pink, at The Bryant Park Grill. The restaurant was bathed in pink light for the event and live music and entertainment for the evening was provided by Oh La La!
Paint the Park Pink introduced the greater New York City Gen X and Y community to the life-saving work of Susan G. Komen, Komen Greater NYC and the YPC. The evening consisted of live music, dancing, food, drink, silent auction, and breast cancer awareness-raising. It featured a short program with Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda McNeil Tantawi, Komen Greater NYC Board Chair and YPC founder Sandra L. Kozlowski, YPC Chair John Petzold, and Komen Ambassador Eric Brinker.
|The YPC consists of rising young executives and professionals whose goal is to engage a new generation in the culture of philanthropy — inspiring them to help Komen Greater NYC achieve their vision of a world without breast cancer. The YPC is dedicated to finding new ways to raise awareness and monies to fund innovative grassroots breast health programs that provide life-saving services to underserved residents in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties.
"We've already raised over $100,000 for this event, and we expect to raise much more when everything is tallied up. These funds will help underwrite Komen Greater NYC's breast health screening, treatment and support programs, which are so important to women who might otherwise not have access to breast health care," said Kozlowski.
|The event was made possible through the generous support of Patrick Crosetto (Pink Diamond Sponsor); Andersen Tax LLC, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Korn Ferry, and The Waldele Family Foundation (Pink Sapphire Sponsors); and Alternative Alternative Investment Management LLC and Kenneth Y. Handel and Mary Francina Golden (Pink Opal Sponsors).
For further information about Komen Greater NYC's Young Professionals Committee, please visit www.komennyc.org/YPC.
|J.McLaughlin hosted an exclusive preview of their charity Pop-Up Shop at The Society Boutique (formerly known as The Society of MSK Thrift Shop) to support The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's leading-edge patient care, education, and research programs. The shop was filled to the brim with guests and iconic J.McLaughlin pieces for sport, work and play.
Party goers were treated to a delicious spread from Callum and Gavin McLaughlin (no relation!) of the Grey Lady. DJ One warmed up the crowd with old school beats throughout the night. Guests included Jennifer Creel, Hilary Dick, Karen Klopp, Elaine Griffin, Chappy Morris, Debbie Bancroft, Polly Onet, Melanie Holland, Mark F. Gilbertson, Martha and John Glass, Webb Egerton, Kate Pickett, Andrew Davis, Julie Fowler, Amy Raiter Dwek, Kimberly Flaster and Natalie Leeds Leventhal.
|The pop up shop was open, from Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22 at The Society Boutique on the Upper East Side at 1440 Third Avenue (between 81st and 82nd Streets). J.McLaughlin will contribute 30% of all sales at this event to The Society of MSK.|
|Lighthouse Guild held its eighth annual gala at Club Colette in Palm Beach on February 18, 2015. The elegant dinner dance, a sell-out, was co-chaired by mother-daughter duo, Kit Pannill and Talbott Maxey, who were jointly honored at the event last year. Arlene Dahl, who is Lighthouse Guild's Ambassador-at-Large, served as Honorary Chairman; and India Paull and Ashley Miller Bell served as Junior Co-chairmen.
Dahl recognized Pannill, Maxey, Paull and Bell and thanked them for their leadership, and acknowledged the POSH Palm Beach Committee for their dedication and support. She also introduced Thomas C. Quick, an Advisory Board Member, who served as auctioneer for the evening.
Lighthouse Guild's annual POSH Palm Beach gala kicked off the highly anticipated POSH Palm Beach designer clothing and accessories sale, held February 17-19 in Downtown West Palm Beach. Guests who attend the gala were invited a special sneak preview of the sale, which features clothing and accessories donated by socialites, celebrities, designers and fashion retailers.
|Over in the Windy City, 25 Chicago ladies celebrated Valentine's Day at an elegant luncheon held in the Red Room of the Tortoise Club. Organized by Myra Reilly and Zarada Gowenlock, it honored Bunky Cushing for his many years of philanthropic endeavors in the city.|
| The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center's Seminar on the Frontiers of Medicine attracted more than 450 attendees to the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.
|The symposium, which touched on high-tech therapies and compassionate patient care, featured the following presenters: Dr. Arnold P. Advincula, Dr. Orli Etingin, Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, and Dr. Joshua Sonnett.
The seminar was moderated by Steven J. Corwin, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Herbert Pardes, M.D., Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian.
| Photographs by Patrick McMullan (China Institute); Annie Watt (MSK); Jacek Gancarz (NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital); Nicholas Lobberecht & John Reilly (Bunky)|