Monday, April 18, 2016

Leadership and support

Georgina Bloomberg, Laura Barket, Arriana Boardman, Laura Tanne, Robin Bell, Jeff Pfeifle, Linda Lambert, Kim White, and Mindy Fortin at ASPCA's nineteenth annual Bergh Ball.
This past Wednesday, April 13th, the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted its annual Spring dinner dance at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening honored Audrey Gruss for her outstanding leadership and support of the Neighborhood House

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is one of New York's premier nonprofit organizations, a multi-service community-based organization serving people in need on the East Side of Manhattan and on Roosevelt Island.
Sidney Shuman, Diana Quasha, and Warren Scharf
The 122-year-old settlement house provides an amazing array of human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of thousands of people each year, from ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan.

The Center of the Neighborhood House is located on East 70th Between 2nd and Third Avenue. They offer members 15 to 20 activities daily fitness classes, swimming, language classes, arts, crafts and culture classes; games computer classes. They serve three using more than 90% fresh produce, more than 40% of it locally sourced, as well as regional fish, local organic meat and locally grown and milled grains. Their Early Childhood Center offers very low-income preschool children a full-day, year-round educational and social experience, including afterschool and summer camp programs. They provide shelter for homeless women, legal advocacy, transportation services and a care program.
Serena Van Der Geest and Brett McCormack
Sasha Bikoff
Sharon Bush
CeCe and Will Thompson
Renee and Carl Landegger
Dina Schacter, Katy Brockman, David Hall, Katie Tomlinson, Caroline Englefield, and Stacey Piano
Harry Heissmann, Lindsey Coral Harper, and Christopher Spitzmiller
Harry Heissmann and Kathy Angele
Luce Churchill, Audrey Gruss, and Susan Lloyd
Roric Tobin, Geoffrey Bradfield, and Justin Concannon
Jan Springer, Candelin Dubois, Marisa Paplin, Eleni Makriannis, Maylin Murphy, Nicole Mancini, and Mary Turano
Kathy and Othon Prounis
Ingrid Edelman, Thomas J. Edelman, Caroline Dean, and Christopher Johnson
Kate Wood and David Sprouls
Jim Aman, Urban Karlsson, Juan Montoya, and John Meeks
Alyssa Kapito, Natalie Kraiem, Vivian Muller, and Harry Heissmann
Victoria Wyman, Peter Gregory, and Jamee Gregory
Mary Van Pelt, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Hunt Slonem, and Kamie Lightburn
Brian Colwell and Jennifer Cacioppo
Louisa Benton
Jamee Gregory
DPC, Hilary Geary Ross, Wilber Ross, and Scott Snyder
Thomas Minc, Lily Hoagland, and Kamie Lightburn
Alex McDermott, Dennis Basso, and Jamie Tisch
Brett McCormack and Selina Van Der Geest
Eric Javits and Di Mondo
Richard and Kamie Lightburn
Andrea Culliford and Katherine Tekworth-Porter
Stacey Piano, Katie Tomlinson, Katie Brockman, David Hall, Caroline Englefield, and Deena Shachter
Doug Steinbrech and Mark Gilbertson
Martin and Audrey Gruss
Diana Quasha
Ashley McDermott
Kim Heirston Evans and Richard Evans
Hillary and Wilbur Ross
Randy and Margot Takian
Amanda Taylor, Chele Farley, Richard Farley, and Karen Lorraine
Randy Takian, Charles Manger, and Doug Steinbrech
Last Thursday night, the ASPCA held its nineteenth annual Bergh Ball at the Plaza celebrating the ASPCA's 150th Anniversary.

Drew Barrymore was honored with this year's ASPCA Compassion Award which was presented to her by Martha Stewart. Nathan Lane served as the evening's emcee, which featured music by DJ Mark Ronson.
Nathan Lane, Drew Barrymore, and Martha Stewart
The annual event, a cornerstone of the ASPCA's fundraising efforts brings together hundreds of animal lovers to impact the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals across the country.

Additional attendees included Jessica Hart, Christian Siriano & Brad Walsh, Patina Miller, Megan Hilty, Roger Waters, Georgina Bloomberg, Selenis Leyva, Allie Rizzo, Dominic Chianese, Ariana Rockefeller, ASPCA President & CEO Matthew Bershadker among others.
Ashley Simon and ASPCA board member Georgina Bloomberg
Alexandra Vidal and Dixon Boardman
Sally Spooner and Linda Lambert
Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh
Ariel Foxman and Drew Barrymore
Kathy Taggares and Matthew Bershadker (President and CEO of ASPCA)
Arriana and Dixon Boardman
Chuck and Ellen Scarborough
Dominic Chianese and Jane Pittson
Drew Barrymore and Martha Stewart
Jean Shafiroff
Kelly Connor and Wes Gordon
Linda Lambert and Jeff Pfeifle
Models Lana Zakocela and Niamh Adkins
Tracy Maitland and William Bratton
Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon
Roger Waters and Frederique Van der Wal
William Bratton and Rikki Klieman
Last month in London, supporters of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (from the USA, Europe and Israel) came together at Kensington Palace to launch the 80th Anniversary celebrations for the IPO, as hosted by the British Friends.

The festivities were co-chaired by Denise Esfandi and Marsha Lee, who both spoke passionately about the orchestra's role in standing for excellence and artistic freedom — and bringing the soul of Israel to the world through the orchestra's music.
Dinner set in Kensington Palace
Guests enjoyed an exquisite menu from Israeli chef Ottolenghi, that included a starter of broad bean spread with roasted garlic ricotta as well as roasted aubergine with black garlic, crisp lava beans and basil. The main course featured seared tuna with pistachio crust and yellow pepper salsa; roasted cauliflower and red onion with green tahini sauce, herbs and fried capers and green beans with orange and hazelnuts. For desert guests were served Persian cake with green pistachio and mascarpone; baked chocolate and tahini tart with sesame brittle and rose and white chocolate mini meringues. To accompany the food guests drank Sparkling Tabor 562 Brut White 2014 and Red Barkan Clasic Pinot Noir 2013.
Broad bean spread with roasted garlic ricotta as well as roasted aubergine with black garlic, crisp lava beans and basil
After dinner guests were treated to an exclusive performance from superstar musicians Pinchas Zuckerman (violin), Amanda Forsyth (cello) and Angela Cheng (piano). They played Brahms Sonatensatz Violin and Piano (Scherzo from the FAE Sonata); Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Cello and Piano and Mendelssohn's Trio in D Minor.

Sotheby's Chairman, Lord Dalmeny hosted a live Auction to raise funds to help secure the orchestra's future for generations to come. Lots included concert tickets and dinner with David Garrett and the IPO at The Dresden Music Festival as well as a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mumbai to see Zubin Mehta and the IPO in concert to celebrate the Maestro's 80th Birthday.
Pinchas Zuckerman, Amanda Forsyth, and Angela Cheng
Guests included Marsha Lee, Denise Esfandi, Brian Pilkington, Anita and Poju Zabludowicz, Michal and Michael Zellermayer, Rivka Saker, Uzi Zucker, Lyzika and Ami Sagy, David and Rochelle Hirsch, Janice and Dan Gillerman, Avi Shoshani and Tali Gottlieb.
Blake Pearlstein, Lydia Shalem, and Lauren Beitman
Dan and Janice Gillerman
David and Rochelle Hirsch, Denise Esfandi, and Marsha and Alan Lee
Lizika and Ami Sagy
Gabrielle Coren with Ted and Ruth Mirvis
Felicia Crystal and Marsha Lee
Irwin and Mary Ackerman
Lenore Ruben and Zvia Josianne Meitar
John and Amy Phelan
Nathalie, Jonathan, and Denise Esfandi
Raymond and Wendy Ackerman
Rivka Saker, Avi Shoshani, and Judith Richter
Brian Pilkington and Avi Shoshani
Sarig Peker and Cindy Dawood
Stephen and Mira Ross
Poju Zabludowitz, Marsha Lee, Denise Esfandi, and Anita Zabludowitz
Steven and Bonnie Stern
Tali Gottlieb
Rivka Saker, Uzi Zucker, and Judith Richter
Toby and Lester Crystal
Linda and Michael Jesselson
And down in Palm Beach at Club Colette, they held the St. Jude Palm Beach dinner hosted by Lourdes Fanjul, Talbott Maxey, and Tom Quick. All proceeds from the evening benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tommy Quick, Anthony Lamas, and Talbott Maxey
Sue and Joe Talley
Talbott Maxey, Pepe Fanjul Jr., and Emilia Fanjul
Jasmine Horowitz, Joseph Mendozza, and Terry Mendozza
William Romanos and Geri Romanos
Bob Butler, Paula Butler, and Bill Reilly
Eric Wittenberg and Wendy Holmes
Mark and Janet Levy
Karin Luter, Britty Damgard, Susie Gaynor, and Vere Gaynor
Michael and Jane Horvitz
Ellen Skinner and Countess Yolande De Bonvouloir
Alexandra Reynolds and Phillip Reynolds
Eddy Taylor, Bruce Gendelman, and Lori Gendelman
Photographs by Getty Images (ASPCA); Patrick McMullan; Annie Watt and Natalia B (Lenox HIll)