Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Prevention, Pajamas, and Programs

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's 4th annual Food & Wine Gala at the Metropolitan Club.
The American Friends of Blérancourt (AFB) held its annual Gala dinner at the New York Yacht Club. It honored AFS Intercultural Programs (formerly known as the American Field Service) for its outstanding education and intercultural work.

Both groups together helped humanitarian efforts during the two World Wars, and share a long history. Guests in the Model Room at the Yacht Club, dressed in black-and-white attire with masks in the spirit of Halloween. Among those attending were French Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre, Baroness Didi d'Anglejan, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Eugenie Angles, Daniel Obst, Sonja Morgan, Quincy Morgan, Miles Morgan, Francine Duplessis Gray, Reinaldo Herrera, Countess Dorothea de la Houssaye, Pierre Durand, Marie Monique Steckel, Franck Laverdin, Alexandre Seilliere, Joan Kahn and many other guests.
American Friends of Blerancourt Gala at the Yacht Club
The purpose of AFB is to support the Franco-American Museum, Chateau de Blérancourt in France, founded by Anne Morgan, daughter of JP Morgan, whose mission is to support and encourage French-American friendship and cooperation.
French Consul General
Tinsley Mortimer
Quincy Adams Morgan
Greg Zaffiro, Eric Goldie, Brooke Stodard, Michael Lorber, and Jeremy Batkoff
Nancy and Gerald Gehman
Zita Davisson and Gary Lawrence
Frank Laverdin, Mary McFadden, Sonja Morgan, and Quincy Adams Morgan
Lady Mary Holmes and Baroness Didi d'Anglejan
Yung Hee Kim
On Monday, November 14th, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC), the world’s first child protection agency, held its 4th annual Food & Wine Gala at the Metropolitan Club. The evening was hosted by Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle. Guest Speaker for the evening was Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit magazine.

The special menu was prepared by chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, and Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His one-of-a-kind menu was paired with a selection of wines from Tournesol and Caymus Vineyards. During the evening program, Christie’s lead charity auctioneer, Lydia Fenet, conducted a reverse auction in support of The NYSPCC’s programs. Mary Pulido, NYPCC Executive Director presented the organization’s mission.
Gigi Stone Woods, Danielle Yancey, Kyle Nolan, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Cheryl Casone, and Heather Childers
The Food & Wine Gala event is held every year to raise vital funding for the agency. The Gala’s proceeds directly fund The NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery Program which offers a specialized therapeutic program for children, ages 5-18, who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, traumatic bereavement, or who have witnessed family violence.
Karl Wellner, Deborah Norville, Dr. Mary Pulido, and chef Michael Anthony
Tom and Maarit Glocer
Deborah Norville, Michael Anthony, and Russ Coniglio
Flo Anthony and Dr. Penny Grant
Anne Arns and Bob Arns
Chris Whelehan, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, and Frederick Anderson
Karl Wellner, Deborah Norville, Dr. Mary Pulido, and Hilary and Wilbur Ross
Adam Rapoport, Deborah Norville, Frederick Anderson, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, and Kimberly Guilfoyle
Lydia Fenet, Elizabeth Mayhew, and Adam Rapoport
Adam Rapoport, David Stack, and Michael Anthony
Recently, Ann and Bill Van Ness hosted a private fundraiser at their home to support Pajama Program, a national non-profit organization based in New York City. The event included a conversation with Jane Weitzman, executive vice president of Stuart Weitzman and the first vice president of Stuart Weitzman retail and author of Art & Sole. Carla Hall, of ABC-TV's The Chew and restaurateur of Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen, was the host. Funds raised at the event will benefit Pajama Program in providing warm, new pajamas and enchanting storybooks to at-risk children across the country. Because Good Nights are Good Days!
Jane Gershon Weitzman, Carla Hall, and Genevieve Piturro
Carla Hall and Jane Gershon Weitzman
Manuel Grande, Julie Hayek, and Gilbert Holmes
Kevin Szell, Janine James, and Randy Weis
Rebecca Bellamy and Diana Imhof
Pia Marinangeli and Amanda Doyle
Judith Campbell and Francis Green
Genevieve Piturro, Ann Van Ness, and Martha Johnston
Shari Shiffman and Jamie Dice
Danny Leventhal and John Kiely
Francis Green, Linda Hoffman, and Melinda Bush
Tom Shiah, Patricia Shiah, and Bill Van Ness
Bill Van Ness and Ronald Green
Genevieve Piturro and Christina Rose
Martha Johnston, Ann Van Ness, and Josephine Hall
On November 15th, the Preservation League held its 27th annual Pillar of New York Awards Gala at the Rainbow Room. More than 250 guests gathered for the dinner honoring Bonnie Burnham, Adele Chatfield-Taylor and Susan Henshaw Jones – three remarkable women who have made a lasting impact on local, national and international preservation and culture.

The Preservation League is dedicated to the protection of New York State's diverse and rich heritage of historic buildings and scenic landscapes.
Pillar Award honorees Bonnie Burnham, Susan Henshaw Jones, and Adele Chatfield-Taylor
Glenn Boornazian and Norma Barbacci
Gala Chairs William Hart and Constance Eaton
Thomas Jayne and League President Jay DiLorenzo
Sandy Oster
Gala Chairs Arete Warren and Suzanne Clary with Erin Tobin
Anne Covell and Catherine Sweeney Singer
Lisa Hunt and Susan Nitze
Gala Chairs Suzanne and Richard Clary with Margaret Doyle, and Andrew Capitan
LeMel Humes with Gala Chairs Suzanne Deal Booth and Lorna Goodman
Mary Ann and Bruno Quinson
Mary Margaret Jones and Mark Robbins
Ted Kaplan, honoree Bonnie Burnham, and Sean Sawyer
Robert A.M. Stern and honoree Adele Chatfield-Taylor
League Chair Anne Van Ingen with Richard Southwick
Stanley Scott, honoree Susan Henshaw Jones, and Bruce Uber
Dave Christensen and Cynthia Wainwright
Gala Chair Ildiko Butler and Stephanie Stokes
Mecox Gardens partnered with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for a packed-to-the-rafters cocktail party to celebrate the publication of "GIL WALSH INTERIORS: A Case for Color," a new book by designer Gil Walsh and co-author Margaret Muldoon. There, a vibrant mix of the designer's friends, clients and colleagues. Mac Hoak, the owner of Mecox Gardens, flew in from his Houston home for the occasion. He said, "In all the years of doing wonderful book parties at our stores, this one will go down in the record books ... a total sell-out!"
Margaret Muldoon and Gil Walsh
Eileen Cornacchia and John Grabow
Steven Stolman and Mac Hoak
Roe Green and Margaret Singerman
Joan Sargent, Rena Blades, and Kim Sargent
Marc Kahn and Wendy Schoenfeld
Nick and Nicole Sargent
Molly Greene and Hayes Hamilton
Aimee Merszei, Ginny Simmons, and Abby Ruttenberg
Cammi Werling
Rich Wilkie and Lauryl Guse
Tom Shaffer and Pamela O'Connor
Michelle Scott, Lauryl Guse, and Ashleigh and Mike Wilson
Stephen Jacoby and Burt Minkoff
Bram Matjlis and Nick Gold
Photographs by AnnieWatt.com (Pajama Program); Capehart Photography (Mecox); Cutty McGill (Preservation League); Andrew Werner & Annie Watt (Blerancourt)