Friday, February 5, 2016

The Young Professionals

Eleanor Ylvisaker, Lavinia Branca Snyder, Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson, Sarah Rutson, Cynthia Nixon, Claudia Overstrom, Shoshanna Gruss, and Meredith Melling-Burke
On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering and NET-A-PORTER hosted the Winter Lunch at DANIEL, Daniel Boulud's signature restaurant. This elegant event was co-chaired by Shoshanna Gruss, Meredith Melling, Claudia Overstrom, and Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson.

160 guests enjoyed cocktails and a seated lunch, which included remarks from The Society of MSK's President, Lavinia Branca Snyder and NET-A-PORTER Vice President of Global Buying, Sarah Rutson. Dr. R. Scott Dingeman from the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering spoke about The Society's newest initiative, the newly formed, multidisciplinary Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care Team (PACT) at MSK, which is committed to developing and providing the most advanced therapies to reduce pain and suffering associated with childhood cancers and their treatments. The lunch raised over $250,000.
Dr. R. Scott Dingeman
Guests Included: Cynthia Nixon, Charlotte Ronson, Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Patricia Herrera Lansing, Aerin Lauder, Kara Ross, Veronica Swanson Beard, Ferebee Taube, Jamie Tisch, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Jennifer Fisher, Caryn Zucker, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Annelise Peterson Winter, Allison Aston, Julie Macklowe, Ali Wise, Brett Heyman, Jeanann Williams and many more.
Dr. R. Scott Dingeman and Lavinia Branca Snyder
Roopal Patel, Meredith Melling-Burke, and Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea
Claudia Overstrom and Patricia Herrera Lansing
Sarah Rutson and Aerin Lauder
Jamie Tisch
Lavinia Branca Snyder, Shoshanna Gruss, and Charlotte Ronson
Allison Aston and Annelise Peterson Winter
Brett Heyman and Ali Wise
Claiborne Swanson Frank, Veronica Swanson Beard, and Melanie Charlton
Anna Safir and Eleanora Kennedy
Katherine Murdoch and Ferebee Taube
Jennifer Fisher
Lisa McCarthy, Sara Harris, and Phoebe Fitzgerald
Kim Heyman and Julie Macklowe
Gillian Hearst Simmons
Elisabeth Pyne and Sloan Overstrom
Florence Mars
Nina Rennert-Davidson, Caryn Zucker, and Shoshanna Gruss
Kamie Lightburn and Elyse Newhouse
Armory McAndrew
Jennifer Afshar
Jenny Galuzzo and Courtney Corleto
Taylor Olson and Marissa Pucci
Sara Peters and Blair Husain
The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) of Susan G. Komen® Greater New York City hosted its eighth annual fundraiser, Paint the Park Pink, on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Paint the Park Pink was held at Robert in the Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The restaurant was bathed in pink with the lights of the city twinkling up Broadway and throughout Central Park outside the ninth floor windows.

Paint the Park Pink introduced the greater New York City Gen X and Y community to the life-saving work of Susan G. Komen, Komen Greater NYC and the YPC.  The evening consisted of dancing to DJ Jason Fioto, plentiful food and drink, a silent auction, and breast cancer awareness-raising. It featured a short program with Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda McNeil Tantawi, Komen Greater NYC Board Chair and YPC founder Sandra L. Kozlowski, YPC Chair John Petzold, and Komen Ambassador Eric Brinker.
Sandra Kozlowski, Eric Brinker, and Angeles Suarez Kozlowski
MaLinda Ross and Hannah Mein bookend Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi and Courtney Gush
The YPC consists of rising young executives and professionals whose goal is to engage a new generation in the culture of philanthropy — inspiring them to help Komen Greater NYC achieve their vision of a world without breast cancer.  The YPC is dedicated to finding new ways to raise awareness and monies to fund innovative grassroots breast health programs that provide life-saving services to underserved residents in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

They raised $110,000 with this event, which brings their fundraising total to over $1.3 million since our founding in 2009.  These funds will help underwrite Komen Greater NYC's breast health screening, treatment and support programs, which are vitally important to women who might otherwise not have access to breast health care.
The event was made possible through the generous support of Sandra Kozlowski & Eduard Reiter (Cure Sponsor), Patrick Crosetto & CJ Johnson (Breakthrough Sponsor); Andersen Tax LLC, Interval Partners, and The Waldele Family Foundation (Research Sponsors); and Alternative Investment Management, LLC, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Kenneth V. Handal and Mary Francina Golden, and Korn Ferry (Advocates).

For further information about Komen Greater NYC's Young Professionals Committee, visit
Young Professionals Committee members Christine Ammirati, Ashley Muchmore, Whitney Flesher, Ashley Baldev, and Katy Biffle
Gregory Feldman and Jared Franken with a friend
Kenneth J. Handal and Mary Francina Golden
Whitney Flesher and guests
Young Professionals Executive Committee members John Petzold (Chair), Jared Franken, Ashley Muchmore (Nominations), Wendy Harris (Secretary), and Bobby Waldele
John Petzold with fiancée Michelle Anne Duncan
Terrie Hamme
Photobooth in action
On Saturday, January 30th, 2016, more than 250 guests gathered at the Pierre Hotel in New York City for the 56th Annual Quadrille Ball, one of the few white tie events and an annual staple of the New York Ball Season. This year's honoree was Prof. Dr. Andreas Barner, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Boehringer Ingelheim one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies with 146 affiliates and a total of more than 47,700 employees.
Quadrille Dancers

Ball guests flew in from across the United States and Europe and included the German Consul General, New York, Mrs. Brita Wagener, Baroness von Langendorff, the Rector of Technical University of Dortmund and head of the Board of Trustees of Krupp Foundation Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather, the CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce Dietmar Rieg, the President of the Germanistic Society of America, Prof. Dr. Barbara Elling, and Quadrille Ball Committee Chair Irmintraud Jost. They all enjoyed silent auction, cocktails, dinner and dancing until 4AM. The highlight of the evening was the traditional performance of the Quadrille, a 17th century court dance, performed by twenty pairs of young professionals. The Alex Donner Orchestra provided the musical backdrop for the evening.
The evening was made possible thanks to the generosity of sponsors including Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Shiva, the Max Kade Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim, and many individual benefactors and patrons. More sponsor including Tiffany & Co., Stuart Weitzman, Wempe, Cole Haan, WMF Americas and other firms and individual donors generously provided items for the Silent Auction featuring bespoke designer dresses, jewelry, oil paintings, designer bags and many other items.
The Quadrille Ball, hosted by the Germanistic Society of America, promotes friendship and understanding among young people from around the world through international cultural exchange. Proceeds from the Quadrille Ball provide the Germanistic Society of America with funds for international scholarships to highly qualified American and German undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, chosen with the cooperation of the International Institute of Education and Columbia University. To date, more than 600 scholarships have been awarded totaling over $3 million.
Irmintraud Jost and Andreas Barner

Lena Pertsovski and Bosse Klama
Hannah McDermott and Katie McDermott
Julia von Turk and Bernd Delahaye
Dr. Susanne Barner, Prof. Dr. Andreas Barner, and Irmintraud Jost
Ingrid Brix, Gerald Brix, and Dagmar Fabricius
Nathalie Fonteyne, Paul Fonteyne, Sabine Luik, Cathy Hoekstra, and Everett Hoekstra
Katherine Pfeiffer, JB Kresser, and Valerie Lettan
David and Michaela Clary
Joy Marks
Dr. Jasmin Cowin
Andrew Walker and Mary-Elizabeth Walker
Doug Tabuchi and Franziska Praxl-Tabuchi
Countess Alexandra Szechenyi and Karin Fry
Adam Bensimon, Khary Ward, Robert Alaimo, and Sean Kim
Devan Markiewicz and Brian Hutchinson
Liza Volkova and Steven McNeilly
Raphael Pungin, Anna Antonova, Isabel Rixon, Chris Wagenaar, Willow Caffrey, and Gregory Sturman
Maria Von Tippelskirch and Carl von Tippelskirch
Katherine Pfeiffer and Conrad Steinmann
Wolfgang and Britta Hoeppner
Christina and Kai Hennig
Consul General German Brita Wagener, and Zoran Budimlija
Chandra Jawalaprasad and Darien LaBeach

Consul General German Brita Wagener and Teodor Garabet
Photographs by Patrick McMullan; Barry Williams/ (Quadrille)