Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A look around the Neighborhood

Simon Doonan, Blaine Trump, Ann Keating, and David Ludwigson
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, God’s Love We Deliver launched their first-ever cookbook at their headquarters, The Michael Kors Building at God’s Love We Deliver. Entitled God’s Love We Deliver Cookbook: Nourishing Stories and Recipes from Notable Friends, the book features stories and recipes from 75 supporters of God’s Love, including Michael Kors, Meryl Streep, Michael Anthony, Marcus Samuelsson and Katie Couric, among many others. 100% of the book’s proceeds go to support God’s Love.

The evening featured cocktails, and cookbook-inspired hors d’oeuvres. God’s Love President & CEO Karen Pearl, Board Chair Scott Bruckner and cookbook creative editor Jon Gilman gave remarks. Contributors signed books and spoke with guests.
Kyle MacLachlan and Patrick Schultz
Every delicious recipe included in this collection has a meaningful story to tell. And while every recipe tastes good, every cookbook does good – 100% of the proceeds from all sales of this first-ever cookbook from God's Love We Deliver goes to support their important mission.

Cookbook contributors include Michael Anthony, Katie Couric, Simon Doonan, Philip Galanes, Amanda Freitag, Mike Lupica, Kyle MacLachlan, Zarela Martinez, Seamus Mullen, Chuck Piekarski, Blaine Trump, and Katie Workman.

Guests included Desiree Gruber, Brian McCarthy, Esther Newberg, Scott Bruckner, Jon Gilman, Gerry Madigan, Terrence Meck, Laura Michalchyshyn, Karen Naber,  David Terveen, Sylvia Vogelman, Michael Sennott, Richard Feldman, Adrian Kahan, Richard Novick, Bill Ribbecke, Claudia Wagner, Jens Audenaert, Phil Parrotta, Daniel Sager, Greg and Katy Williamson.
Chuck Piekarski and Katie Couric
The God’s Love We Deliver Cookbook is made possible through the generous support of: The Palette Fund and Terrence Meck in honor of Rand Skolnik; Bloomingdale’s; Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; The Aaron and Betty Gilman Family Foundation; Bob & Eileen Gilman Family Foundation; Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors; Michael Kors; Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas; Ralph Lauren; William M. & Miriam F. Meehan Foundation; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Marisa Arango; Michael Kors and Lance LePere; Karen Pearl; Michael A. Sennott; Lesley and Brian Sondey; David A. Terveen; Blaine Trump and Steven Simon.
Karen Pearl, Katie Couric, and Blaine Trump
God’s Love We Deliver is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Originally created to provide services to those impacted by HIV/AIDS, God’s Love provides for people living today with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks more than 6,200 meals each weekday and home-delivers the specific, nutritious meals that clients with severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of their registered dietitian nutritionists, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge, and in its history of more than 30 years, God’s Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list. For more information, visit
LaMont Craig, John Gilman, Karen Pearl, Scott Bruckner, and David Ludwigson
Chris Strazzela, Brian Riordian, and String
Anjuli Anda and Charlie Diamond
Blaine Trump, Kyle MacLachlan, and Zarela Martinez
Chuck Piekarski, Steve Simon, and Blaine Trump
Jon Gilman and Mike Anthony
Katie Schwab, David Ludwigson, and Claudia Wagner
Jon Nathanson, Richard Feldman, John Gilman, Karen Pearl LaMont Craig, and Candy Fonder
Joe Dolce, Penny Garfunkel, and James Glascow
Jon Gilman, Michael Sennott, Sylvia Vogelman, and Nic Cortese
Kyle MacLachlan, Desiree Gruber, and Scott Bruckner
Melanie Dunea and Jee Won Park
Eric Blomquist and Pete Webb
Mike Lupica, Esther Neuberg, and Jon GIlman
Laura Greenwald, Karen Pearl, and Adrienne Kahn
Mike Anthony and Katie Workman
Rachel Lowry, Bill Ribbecke, and Christy Ribbecke
Patrick Schultz, Pauline Cheung, Paul Kearney, Ronnie Fortunato, and David Cholcher
Philip Galanes
Seamus Mullen and Amanda Freitag
Rich Pipia, Steven Covello, Amol Shah, and Gerry Madigan
Robert Crosson, Stephen Covello, Amanda Freitag, and Terry Callaghan
Emmett Findley and Amanda Akwei
A couple weeks ago at the Waldorf-Astoria, United Hospital Fund paid tribute to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, Scott B. Salmirs, and Herbert Pardes, MD, at its annual gala, acknowledging their important contributions to improving health and health care.

Drawing a crowd of more than 550 health care, business, and community leaders, the event marked the opening of UHF's 138th fund-raising campaign in support of its work to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.
Zoey Album, Sam Salmirs, Scott Salmirs, recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award, Scott's wife Marcy Salmirs, Erica Salmirs, and Michael Gueli
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, received the Health Care Leadership Award for her visionary work to build a national "culture of health." Previous recipients of the award include Howard P. Milstein, Michael A. Stocker, MD, Peter May, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Kenneth Raske, James and Merryl Tisch, Anthony Watson, Martin D. Payson, John K. Castle, Mathilde Krim, PhD, Sanford I. Weill, and Maurice R. Greenberg.

Scott B. Salmirs, president and CEO of ABM Industries, an international facility management provider, received the Distinguished Community Service.Established by UHF in 1987, the Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes volunteer leadership that significantly improves health care in New York City.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, recipient of the Health Care Leadership Award
Dr. Herbert Pardes, recipient of the Special Tribute, and Jim Tallon
Dr. Howard Zucker and Nancy Wexler
Herbert Pardes, MD, executive vice chairman of the board of trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was recognized with a Special Tribute as a world-class medical and civic leader who, for more than 50 years, has been an outspoken champion of academic medicine, advocate for better mental health care, and force for innovation and patient-centered care. A prodigious fundraiser, he has helped raise some $3 billion for Columbia and New York-Presbyterian to date.

J. Barclay Collins II, chairman of United Hospital Fund's board of directors, served as Gala chairman.

UHF is an independent organization working to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. For more information, visit
Ronald R. Pressman, J. Barclay Collins II, Dale C. Christensen, and Robert A. Levinson
Merryl Tisch and Norma Tallon
Gail and Al Engelberg
Colin Pierce, Brian Munnelly, Dan Conmy, and Derek Heaslip
Steven Berger, Kenneth Gibbs, and Dr. Ramanathan Raju
Jamie Nelson, Lee Perlman, and Dr. David Reich
Lisa and Cary Kravet
Dr. David Levy and Ken Raske
Paul Francis, LaRay Brown, and Dr. Rev. Robert Waterman
Bea Grause and Dr. Steven M. Safyer
Dr. David Blumenthal and Dr. John C. Lewin
Robert C. Osborne and Irving Sitnick
Helen Irving and Dr. Sander Florman
Harriette Mandeville and Dr. Edgar O. Mandeville
Bruce Vladeck, Dr. Amanda Parsons, and Deborah Sale
Joshua Getlin and Heidi Evans
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted a reception in honor of the late Albert Hadley in its Headquarters on East 70th Street on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  The lobby of the Neighborhood House was dedicated to Albert, long time friend and supporter of the social service organization. 

Albert Hadley now hanging in a place of honor in the  lobby of the Neighborhood House.
Friends and associates of Mr. Hadley’s were invited for the cocktail reception which was comprised of a brief program with Warren Scharf, Executive Director, Diana Quasha, Board Chair Emeritus and Bunny Williams, Board Director and renowned interior designer, speaking of  Albert’s decades long association with the Neighborhood House.

Mr. Hadley’s esteem for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House was expressed in his creative  involvement with the Holiday Bazaar, held from many years at Sotheby’s, and in his leadershp as Design Chair of the  Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. 

Mr. Hadley also expressed his love for and belief in the organization's outstanding programs through a bequest of 2.64 million dollars to continue the important work of the settlement house. 

Many designers attended the reception to celebrate Albert, to reminisce about their working with him on Neighborhood House benefits and to see the unveiling of the stunning photograph of Albert Hadley hanging in a place of honor in the lobby.  A toast to Albert ended the formal program and the gathering continued to exchange stories about his many accomplishments and talent.
Board Chair Emerita Diana Quasha opening the Program
Board Member Bunny Williams, Diana Quasha, and Executive Director Warren Scharf
Guests included: Libby Cameron, David Duncan, Harry Heissmann, David Kleinberg, Sheila Kotur, Michael MacGraw, Brian McCarthy, Grace and Chris Meigher, Sandra Nunnerly, Paul Romano(Quadrille), John Rosselli and Bunny Williams, Brit Smith, Chrisstopher Spitzmiller, David Sprouls (President of the New York School of Interior Design), Alberto Villabos, Tony Victoria, Ashley Whittaker and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Board Members: Ann and Mal Barasch, Ingrid and Tom Edelman,  Amie James, Elizabeth Munson (Board President), Diana Quasha, Guy Rutherfurd, Randy Takian, Helene Tilney and Hedi and Tom White.
David Kleinberg and Louis Bofferding front and center
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier nonprofit organizations, is a 122-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan.
Board Members Bunny Williams and John Rosselli with Libby Cameron and Tony Victoria
Board Chair Elizabeth Munson and Bunny Williams
Mal Barasch, John Rosselli, and Guy Rutherfurd
Board Chair Emerita Diana Quasha, Claire Miner, and Amie James
Board Chair Emeritus Thomas J. Edelman, Mark Andermanis, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House COO, with Randy Takian, Board Vice Chair
Alberto Villalobos, Christopher Spitzmiller, and David Sprouls
Michael McGraw, Tony Victoria, and Harry Heissmann
Sandra Nunnerley and Louis Bofferding
David Duncan, Helene Tilney, and John Rosselli
On Tuesday October 4th, Audrey Gruss hosted a cocktail party at 21 Club to celebrate the publication of Jay McInerney’s most recent book, ‘Bright, Precious Days’ attended by some of New York’s leading lights and society figures.   

Anne Hearst McInerney attended with her sister Patricia Hearst Shaw, and Jim Belushi, Bill Bratton and Rikki Klieman, Nicole Miller, Chuck Scarborough, Alina Cho, all showed their support.
Anne Hearst McInerney, Jay McInerney, and Audrey Gruss
William Bratton and Rikki Klieman
Alex Papachristidis, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Countess Luann de Lesseps and Thomas D'Agostino Jr., Dennis Basso Hunt Slonim, Janna Bullock, and R. Couri Hay, were also in attendance to show their appreciation to both Jay and Audrey.

Additional guests included: Ken Auletta, Ann Barish, Harry Benson, Bill Boggs, Tony Cianci, Bettina Cohn, Will Cotton, Laura Durning, Jill Dergan, George Farias, Richard and Chele Farley, Joanna Goldenstein, Susan Gutfreund, Dana Hammond-Stubgen, Mac Hanger, Richard Howorth, Mary Karr, Chip Kidd, Patricia Kluge, Kristen and Charles Krusen, Debbie Loeffler, Christopher Mason, Grace and Chris Meigher, Bill Moses, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Anna Rothschild, Jane Rothschild, Martine Schaefer, Kim Taipale, Felicia Taylor, Christophe von Hohenberg, Dirk Wittenborn, Lucas Wittmann, Alexandra Wolfe, Victoria Wyman and Bettina Zilkha.
Jim Belushi, Diana Fisketjon, and Gary Fisketjon
Martine Schaefer, Ann Barish, Debbie Loeffler, Bettina Zilkha, and Nicole Miller
Somers Farkas and Dennis Busso
Babette Cohn and Alex Papachristidis
Martine Schaefer, Richard Johnson, and Ann Barish
Kim Taipale, Chele Farley, and Richard Farley
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Deborah Bancroft
Alina Cho
Jim Belushi, Audrey Gruss, and Jay McInerney
Photographs by Marek Antoniuk (Lenox Hill); Patrick McMullan (McInerney).