Monday, May 18, 2015

Rockefeller University, Bal des Berceaux, and ICAA

Under the tent for the Rockefeller University Women & Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Last Thursday, the Women & Science Initiative of The Rockefeller University held their annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon in the Caspary Auditorium on the campus, attended by a record crowd. The subject of the lecture was "Understanding Addictions; Genes, Molecular Neurobiology, Behavior, and New Treatment Insights." Mary Jeanne Kreek, Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, was interviewed by Laura Landro, Assistant Managing Editor and columnist of the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Kreek spoke about her trailblazing career in medicine and some of her latest findings in addiction research.

Chairmen of the event were Judith Roth Berkowitz, Beth Kojima, Samantha Boardman Rosen, MD, Patricia Rosenwald and Lulu C. Wang. Founding Chairs of the lecture and luncheon are Lydia A. Forbes, Isabel P. Furlaud, Nancy M. Kissinger, and Sydney R. Shuman.
Sydney Shuman, Mary Jeanne Kreek, and Nancy Kissinger
Samantha and Aby Rosen
Jamie Nicholls, Judy Cormier, and Amy Falls Rogers
Donna Acquavella and Jessica Hart
Lydia Forbes and Hillie Mahoney
Judy Berkowitz, Mary Jeanne Kreek, and Miriam Adelson
Liz McCreery, Nathalie Kaplan, and Karyn Lamb
Eliza Bolen and Amy Falls Rogers
Robin Neustein, Marnie Pillsbury, Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek, and Lulu Wang
Gigi Mortimer and Mary Snow
Lydia Forbes and Torsten Wiesel
Lydia Forbes, Sydney Shuman, and Nancy Kissinger
Kristin Hohmann
Nancy Kissinger and Marc Tessier Lavigne
Samantha Boardman Rosen, Justine Koons, and Agnes Gund
Laura Landro and Rick Salomon
Patricia Falkenberg
Bianca Duenas and Samantha B. Rosen
Judith Evnin, Dambisa Moyo, and Marnie Pillsbury
Leslie Vosshall
Shirin von Wulffen Fekkai
Justine Koons and Jessica Hart
Ann Sarnoff, Rachel Sarnoff, Nancy Marks, and Mary Jeanne Kreek
On May 8th at the Plaza Hotel, the French-American Aid For Children (FAAFC) held its 74th annual Bal des Berceaux. The Bal des Berceaux is an annual fundraiser that raises money for seven children charities in the US and France.

FAAFC honored Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for its 100th Anniversary, a charity directed by Daniel Quintero, that FAAFC has been supporting since 1983. About 40 talented children from this after-school center as well as Gérard Chambre, a renowned French singer and comedian and ardent supporter of work that helps underprivileged children worldwide, performed at the Bal. The Master of Ceremonies was Mark Ellwood, Television broadcast journalist and author.
Marguerite Mangin, Daniel Quintero, Scott Gress, Curtis Minnis, Debralee Nelson, and Hon. Bertrand Lortholary (Consul General of France in New York)
All funds raised from the event will be dispersed to charities in the US and France. The US charities include: 

• Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club: an after-school activity center in the Bronx where teens and youngsters learn to recognize and develop their potentials;

• Storefront Academy Harlem: a private, tuition-free school in Harlem with programs from pre-school to 8th grade;

• The Children's Village: a residential care and treatment center for neglected, battered and abused children in judicial care, reeducating families to reintegrate their children back into a safe home life.
Hon. Bertrand Lortholary (Consul General of France in New York), Michel Berty, Laurence Mezin, Marguerite Mangin, and Marie-Eve Berty
The ball was held under the patronage of Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United Nations and the Consul General of France in New York, Bertrand Lortholary.

Corporate supporters included Adlers Jewelers, Adore Me, Air France, Bacardi, Baccarat, Bally, Bernardaud, Cartier, Chanel, Clarins, Colgate-Palmolive, Comité des Associations Françaises, Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Industriel et Commercial, Dassault Falcon, Delta Air Lines, Dior, Ecole Internationale de New York, Estée Lauder, Givenchy, Hermès, L’Oréal, La Maison du Chocolat, Lalique, Le Financier, Logfret, Longchamp, Lycée Français de New York, Metrowine, Nars, P.E. Guerin, Piaget, Stribling, US Trust, Van Cleef & Arpels, Wildenstein & Co. and Zilli.
Mario Sirotto, Roxane Sirotto, and Paulette Sirotto
Marguerite Mangin, Viviana Phelps, and Edmund Phelps
Margarita Somnolet, Marc Somnolet, Lucila Vollbrechthausen, and Alejandro Vollbrechthausen
Frances Lagatta Shelton
Marguerite Mangin, Gerard Chambre, Jacqueline de Chollet, and Thierry Jan
Mariam Azarm, Margarita Somnolet, and Lucila Vollbrechthausen
Marie-Eve Berty, Bruce Ismael, and Emilie Jackson
Nicole Sammasi and Tracy Mezzelingua
Anne Loring and Elaine Tross
Carla Somnolet, Brandon Dutch, Alyssa Somnolet, Gabriel Fuentes, and Alexandra Somnolet
Lisa Sun and Mark Ellwood
Ron Romaine, Liane Romaine, Maureen McAllister, and Donald McAllister
Florence Von Erb, Marguerite Mangin, Thomas Mayr-Harting (European Union Ambassador), Elisabeth Mayr-Harting, and George P. Sape
Stephen Thomas and Jacqueline Couture
Virgil de Voldere, Susan de Voldere, Elisabeth Stribling, and Guy Robinson
Michael Woods, Elisabeth Vieselmeyer, Jennifer Woods, Lisa Kohomban, and Brian Vieselmeyer
Elisa Istueta and Kirkley Strand
Gabriel Fuentes, Alejandro Vollbrechthausen, Brandon Dutch, Sebastian Lutz, and Adrienne Wolff
Allen Salmasi, Mark Briggs, and Eric Gantwarg
Frances Hill, Julian Jaeger, Mariam Azarm, Lynette Dallas, and Rion Choate
Guy Robinson, Stanley Weisman, and Alexis Azria
Rene-Pierre Azria and Odile de Schietere-Longchampt
Ana Clemencia Fox and Donald Fox
Gerard Chambre with Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club members
On Monday, May 4, 2015, over 400 supporters of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) gathered in New York City to celebrate the 34th annual Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition.

The 2015 award recipients were ADAM Architecture (Architecture); Moule & Polyzoides (Community Design/Civic Design/City Planning); Merchant Ivory Productions and James Ivory (Fine Arts); Elizabeth White and Samuel G. White (Writing/Editing); and Léon Krier (Board of Directors Honor).
ICAA Chairman Mark Ferguson presented awards to each of the five recipients, while highlighting images from their key projects.

Honorary Chairs for the evening were Mrs. Janet Ross and Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel.

Serving on the Dinner Committee were Co-Chairs Suzanne Santry, Suzanne Tucker, and Bunny Williams, along with Tim Barber, Courtney Coleman, Thomas Jayne, and Nicholas S.G. Stern.
Leon Krier with the award by his side
Sam and Elizabeth White
Established in 1982, the Arthur Ross Awards further the educational mission of the ICAA by recognizing the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, educators, publishers, patrons, and others dedicated to preserving and advancing the classical tradition. Visit for more information about the ICAA.
Rebecca Allan and Maria Bielins
William Cullum and Thomas Jayne
Sarah Magness and Mary Foley
Daniel Heath, Joseph Zvejnieks, and Joel Pidel
Michael Lykoudis with Kathryn and Ronald Herman
Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides, Roger H. Seifter, Melissa DelVecchio, Ryan Bridger, and Paul Whalen
Barbara Eberlein and Erik Evens
Tim Deal and Michael Mesko
Adrian Taylor, Daniel LaPorte, Johnny Donadic, and John Flower
Courtney Coleman and Jared Goss
Irene Stillman, David Dowler, and Daryl Davis
Adrian Ross and Alfred Ross
Peter Lyden, Bunny Williams, and John Rosselli
James Myers with John and Elizabeth Murray
Courtney Coleman, Miriam Ellner, and Suzanne Santry
Jonathan Hogg, Alexa Hampton, and Pavlos Papageorgiou
Gil Schafer and friend
Peter Lyden and Denise LeFrak Calicchio
Janet Ross and Robert Adam
Christina Davis and Peter Morris Dixon
Melinda vanden Heuvel and Ambassador William vanden Heuvel
Suzanne Tucker, Suzanne Santry, and Bunny Williams
Nick Stern and Andrew Skurman
Mark Ferguson and James Ivory
Pierre Merle and James Ivory
Photographs by Billy Farrell Agency (Bal de Berceaux & Rockefeller University); Mia McDonald (Arthur Ross)