Monday, December 11, 2017

A look around the neighborhood

Table 9 at the annual Fall Associates Committee Benefit of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
The annual Fall Associates Committee Benefit of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, held on November 30th, was a great success and raised $215,000 for the organization’s programs. The benefit kicked off with cocktails hosted by Max Mara at their newly renovated shop on Madison Avenue at 68th Street. At 8:30 PM the 220 guests moved on to The Metropolitan Club for dinner and dancing.
Lacary Sharpe, Kamie Lightburn, and Othon Prounis
Honored that evening for their long-time support of the Neighborhood House were Emily and Richard Leonard and Doug Steinbrech and Jeff Sharp. The host for the evening’s program, Othon Prounis, Board Member, presented the Honorees with framed water colors of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, painted by children from the RealArts Afterschool program, one of the social service programs offered at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
Richard Leonard, Emily Leonard, and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech
Richard Leonard, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, Jeff Sharp, and Emily Leonard
Max Mara, supporter sponsor and fashion contributor, provided a fashion show for the guests. Models wearing the Fall/Winter 2017 Max Mara collection walked among the tables during dinner to show their latest styles.  DJ Daddy Dog provided an exciting play list of music throughout the evening. A video compiled of many memorable photos of attendees at past Associates Committee Benefits was shown and enjoyed by all. 

The International Chair was Sana H. Sabbagh, who hosted a table for her many friends.  Chairs of the benefit were Chele and Richard Farley, Kamie and Richard Lightburn, Kathy and Othon Prounis, Lacary Sharp, Christopher Spitzmiller, Margot and Randy Takian, Tristana Waltz and Grier Eliasek and Julia and Ted Weld. 
Melanie Lazenby, Lacary Sharpe, and Kathy Kim Mark Gilbertson and Jennifer Cacioppo
Derek Samuelson, Lillie Miller, Liz Munson, and Warren Scharf
Chris Gefaell and Lindsey Harper Cindy Ketchum and Mary Van Pelt
Cody Constable, Lidia Tower, Emily Leonard, and Missey Condie
Liz Munson, Margot Takian, and Chele Farley Margot and Randy Takian
Roric Tobin, Geoffrey Bradfield, Amy Hoadley, and Justin Concannon
Kristen Swenson and Jeff Sharp Tracy and Weston Quasha
Charles Cecil, Janice Cecil, Nicole Miller, and Mark Dorfman
Jill Ross and Andrea Culliford Kathy Prounis, Kamie Lightburn, Meredith Marks, and Angela Clofine
Mark Gilbertson, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, and Jeff Sharp
Jay Wainwright and Bitsy Wainwright Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson
Tim Hamilton, Victor Geraci, Martha Glass, and Jared Goss
Myles Von Trapp and Ashley Taraban Victor Geraci and Sana H. Sabbagh
David Sprouls and Christopher Spitzmiller
Sally Horchow, Louis Rose, and Emily Leonard
Max Mara, the presenting sponsor of the evening, provided a fashion presentation for the guests showcasing the Max Mara Fall/Winter 2017 and Resort 2018 collections.
Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, Narge Steinbrech, Jeff Sharp, and Rod Sharp Richard and Emily Leonard
William Bernhard, Susan Gutfreund, Margo Langenberg and Kari Tiedemann co-hosted an evening of music with Maestro Marios Papadopoulos, Founder and Music Director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. 

70 guests gathered at a private club for a champagne reception followed by a piano recital with Maestro performing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  
Those who attended the evening included: Veronique Bich, CeCe and Lee Black, Geoffrey Bradfield, Alex Donner, Carole and John French III,  Karen Burke Goulandris, April Gow, Mai Harrison, Frances Hill Barlow, Pamela and Andrew Jacovides, Leila Larijani & Russell Hirshfield, Jeanne Lawrence, Anne Mann, Annabelle and Alberto Mariaca, Ann and Bill Nitze, Jeannie Pearman, Yvonne Rieber, Paola and Arnold Rosenshein, Sana Sabbagh, Betty and Stanley Scott, Daisy Soros, Elizabeth Stribling, Barbara Tober, Adrianna and Gianluigi Vittadini, Saundra Whitney, Reba and Dave Williams and Ann Ziff.
Marios Papadopoulos
The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the finest and most innovative orchestras in Europe.  In its role as the resident orchestra of the University of Oxford it enjoys a unique dimension between an academic university environment and a full concert season of a professional orchestra.  Maestro Marios Papadopoulos is committed to uncompromising quality, working with players of the highest caliber and world-class soloists.  The Oxford Philharmonic launched its American Friends patrons group one year ago in a debut performance with Maxim Vengerov. In 2018, the Orchestra will host its American Friends in London on June 26th at a Summer Party at the Wallace Collection to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
April Gow, Marios Papadopoulos, and Margo Langenberg
Edgar Batista, Bill Bernhard, Katherine Manisco, Carol French, and John French
Paola Rosenshein, Yvonne Rieber, Kari Tiedemann, and Beatrice Vornle Von Haagenfels
Elizabeth Scott and Guy Robinson
Reba Williams and Dave Williams
Arnie Rosenshein and Guy Robinson
Christopher Mason and Saundra Whitney
Kari Tiedemann, Leila Larijani, and Russell Hirshfield
Lisa Woodward and Minnie Osmena
Elizabeth Stribling and Geoffrey Bradfield
Frances Hill Barlow, Suzette de Marigny Smith, and Elizabeth Stribling
Veronique Bich, Edgar Batista, Adrianna Vittadini, and Gianluigi Vittadini
Veronique Bich and CeCe Black
Mai Hallingby and Adrianna Vittadini
April Gow and Bill Bernhard
Fredrica Biggs and Grace Meigher
Nancy O'Sullivan and Edgar Batista
Annabelle and Alberto Mariaca with Bill and Anne Nitze
William Jessup, Barbara Jessup, and Alex Donner
Jeanne Lawrence with Chris and Grace Meigher
Sana Sabbagh and Veronique Bich
Dr. Karen Burke Goulandris, Ronald Lee Fleming, and Barbara Tober
Leila Larijani and Russell Hirshfield
Anne Nitze, Marios Papadopoulos, and Bill Nitze
Bill Nitze, Christina Grassi, and Margo Langenberg
Daisy Soros, Ed Gallagher, Barbara Jessup, Susan Gutfreund, Alex Donner, Adrienne Vittadini, and Gianluigi Vittadini
Photographs by Annie Watt (Lenox Hill); David Dupuy/ (Oxford Philharmonic)