|Earlier this month, The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System held its fifth annual benefit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The evening, sponsored by Harry Winston, honored Michael Brodman, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and gave special thanks to Emily Blavatnik. The Honorary Chairs were Sandra Lee and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Chloe Moussazadeh received the inaugural Dubin Breast Center Courage Award. Among those who attended were Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD and Glenn Dubin, Emily and Len Blavatnik, Michele and Tim Barakett, Patty Smyth and John McEnroe, Sonia Jones, Gabrielle Bacon, Thalia and Tommy Mottola, Alice and Lorne Michaels, Sandi and Andrew Farkas, Daryl and Steven Roth, Lisa and Jeff Blau, Allison and Howard Lutnick, Deborah and Allen Grubman, and Nina and Gary Wexler.
|There were 500 guests in attendance and the event raised almost $2.2 million to benefit the Dubin Breast Center, part of Mount Sinai’s National Cancer Institute-designated cancer program.
This was the third year of a partnership with Harry Winston, the international fine jeweler and watchmaker, which made a generous donation to support the Dubin Breast Center as part of its Harry Winston Brilliant Futures™ Charitable Program.
|This year’s slate of gala performers included Patty Smyth, Paul McDonald, Jax, Moxie Raia, and Charles Perry. Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD, founder of the Center and Mount Sinai Trustee, and Elisa Port, MD, FACS, the Center’s Co-Director, presented the Courage Award to Chloe Moussazadeh for her grace and resiliency as a young breast cancer survivor, and Emily Blavatnikpresented the award to Dr. Brodman for his commitment to women’s health care at Mount Sinai – including helping to create the brand-new women’s cancer patient floor at The Mount Sinai Hospital.|
|On December 16th, Brooks Brothers hosted their 11th Annual Holiday Party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the 346 Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City. Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio was joined by special guests including Brooks Brothers’ Women’s Creative Director Zac Posen, Mad Men’s John Slattery, Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, ABC’s Good Morning America and ESPN commentator Jesse Palmer, actor Robin Lord Taylor and actress Bridget McGarry.|
|In addition to holiday-themed activities including photos with Santa, holiday treats, balloon art, caricatures, cookie and ornament decorating, the festive celebration featured live performances by Wynton Marsalis, the casts of the Broadway musicals “Something Rotten” and “Chicago” as well as The Harlem Alumni Choir.
During the event, Mr. Del Vecchio and Richard Shadyac, Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, announced the clothier’s $20 million financial commitment for the addition of the Brooks Brothers Computational Biology Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The facility, which is housed in the Kay Research and Care Center on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee, features 28,700 square feet of state-of-the-art offices and laboratories.
|Since first partnering in 2005, Brooks Brothers has raised over $12.3 million for the organization. During each holiday season, Brooks Brothers and the company’s Golden Fleece Foundation support the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign by collecting donations at point of purchase as well as through product sales.|
|On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the Jewish Museum, at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street in New York City, presented Dress Up, Dreidel Down Hanukkah Disco Party, its annual family Hanukkah fundraiser.
Over 200 guests attended the festive event, including New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Councilmember Daniel R. Garodnick. Members of the Host Committee included Beth and Zach Altschuler, Darcie and Jonathan Crystal, Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Richard Hurowitz, Betty and John Levin, Karen and Gustave Lipman, Federica Marchionni, Shara Mendelson, Miraldina and Anthony Meyer, Margaret and Eric Porres, Elizabeth and Ronald Reede, Doreen Remen and Steven Weiner, Deborah Sachs Rothman and Michael Rothman, Ellen Salpeter, Tracy Spitzer, Lynn and Glen Tobias, Colin and Stella Weil, Monica and Andrew Weinberg, Caroline Baron and Anthony Weintraub, and Nanar and Tony Yoseloff.
|Upon arrival young guests had an opportunity to "walk the red carpet." Photos were taken at the entrance to the Museum's Scheuer Auditorium, and "reporters" — the Jewish Museum's Director, Claudia Gould, and Host Committee members Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Doreen Remen — interviewed attendees about their wardrobe and their favorite things about Hanukkah. Party attendees also enjoyed a DJ set by 9-year-old DJ Alden, and a variety of entertainment and hands-on art projects. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jewish Museum.|
|And over in Lala Land ... The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic and the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts hosted the Duet Gala. The event benefited both organizations and honored chairman emeritus of City National Bank and Founding Chairman of the Wallis, Bram Goldsmith. 20th Century Fox Stacey Snider and music producer Gary Jones chaired the gala. Over 500 guests came together to celebrate "a World-Class Orchestra on a World-Class Stage."|
|The memorable evening began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the Wallis' Promenade Terrace, followed by an hour long concert featuring the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and world renowned conductor, Maestro Zubin Mehta. The program included Vivaldi's Violin Concerto for three violins and Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. After the concert guests were welcomed into the lavish tent constructed on Crescent drive in Beverly Hills. The tent featured a transparent ceiling allowing the guests to glance up at the magnificent night sky and illuminated Beverly Hill's City Hall.
Event patrons included Vicki Reynolds, Debbie Allen, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Margo and Irwin Winkler, Annette and Peter O'Malley, Consul General David Siegel, Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold, and former California Governor Gray Davis, amongst others.
|Photographs by Ann Billingsley Photography (The Dubin Breast Center); Will Ragazzino (Jewish Museum)|