Monday, October 30, 2017

Along for the Ride

Americares 30th Airlift Benefit at the JP Morgan Chase Hangar at Westchester County Airport.
Nearly 1,000 supporters packed the JP Morgan Chase Hangar at Westchester County Airport on October 14th to celebrate Americares 30th Airlift Benefit.

Hosted by longtime Americares supporters Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, and featuring a special appearance by Americares Ambassador Tony Goldwyn, this year’s benefit raised over $3 million.
Roberta and James Conroy, Amanda and Bryan Hanson and Karin and Stephen Sadove served as co-chairs; Tony Goldwyn and Jane Musky served as honorary co-chairs of the sold-out event.

The evening culminated with 100 guests boarding a plane for a 24-hour journey to Guatemala to see Americares health programs firsthand. Goldwyn and his daughter, Tess, both traveling on their first airlift, were among the passengers.
The fundraiser included the inaugural presentation of the Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award, named for the organization’s founders. Jonathan Bush Jr. accepted the award on behalf of President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush.

Rafanelli Events produced the benefit, including designing vibrant décor celebrating the history and culture of Guatemala.
Michael J. Nyenhuis and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Michael J. Nyenhuis and Jonathan Bush Jr.
Americares saves lives and improves health for people by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Since its founding, Americares has delivered more than $15 billion in aid to 164 countries. For more information, visit
Adam Selkowitz, Melissa Joan Hart, and Arthur Selkowitz.
Bryan and Amanda Hanson. Carol and George Bauer.
David Genovese, Camilla Herrera, Arthur Selkowitz, and Sarah and Michael Handler.
James and Roberta Conroy, Amanda and Bryan Hanson, and Stephen and Karin Sadove.
Jerry and Rita Leamon with Sandy and Michael J. Nyenhuis.
Jonathan Bush, Josephine Bush, Jonathan Bush Jr., and Fay Rotenberg.
Stephen and Karin Sadove. David Yount and Erica Hill.
Melissa and Alan Rwambuya with Nadine and Michael Finnerty.
Michael and Margaret Bartlomowicz with Chris and Eva Trefz.
Dr. Stephen Winter and Meredith Winter. Roberta and James Conroy.
Rose and Bill Krivoshik with Anne and John Briggs.
Jennifer Lahmers and Doctor Mike Varshavski. Maura and Stephen Gallucci.
Diane and Dean Maglaris, Pamela Burton-Macauley, and Noah Macauley.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Magdalene Garsuah.
Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Tony Goldwyn, Jonathan Bush Jr., and Michael J. Nyenhuis.
Tony Goldwyn boards the plane to Guatemala.
The American Federation of Arts (AFA) Held its annual Gala and Leadership Awards on Thursday, October 26th. The intimate and spirited evening honored collectors and philanthropists Charles and Valerie Diker and artist William Wegman. The awards were presented by Alice Walton, Chairwoman of the Board of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, to Chuck and Valerie Diker , and Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented to William Wegman. The event took place the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The American Federation of Arts is the leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. The nonprofit organization founded in 1909 is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring exhibitions in museums around the world.
AFA Director and CEO Pauline Willis, honoree William Wegman, and honorees Valerie Diker and Charles Diker.
Alice Walton, Dustin Yellin, and Barbara Tober.
Gala Chair Sandra Warshawsky with Alice Walton. Judy and Leonard Lauder.
Martha "Muffy" MacMillian, Pauline Willis, and Valerie and Charles Diker.
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted the first annual HSS Golf Benefit supporting sports medicine research on October 23, 2017 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. Through this research, sports medicine surgeons at HSS are developing breakthrough techniques to improve outcomes for athletes of all levels.
Outside the clubhouse at Winged Foot.
Guests enjoyed a round of golf followed by a cocktail hour and dinner reception. The event was chaired by David W. Altchek, MD, chief emeritus of HSS Sports Medicine; Joshua S. Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS; and Bryan T. Kelly, MD, chief of HSS Sports Medicine.
Guests enjoyed a lunch sponsored by the New York Mets.
Bryan Kelly, MD, chief of HSS Sports Medicine, with David Altchek, MD, chief emeritus of HSS Sports Medicine.
Presenting sponsor Morton Bouchard, president of Bouchard Transportation, with Dave Hogan.
Joshua Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, Shaun Cain, and Michael Hirtenstein.
Craig Ivey, president of Con Edison and Board of Trustees member at HSS.
Joe Zajac, SVP at Excel Sports Management; Emil Calcano, head of global sports marketing and business development at HSS; Stacey Malakoff, CFO at HSS; Louis A. Shapiro, CEO and president of HSS.
Dhani Jones, former NFL player and co-host of Adventure Capitalists on CNBC, with Stephen Fealy, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS.
Nannette Hill, LPGA golfer, takes a swing.
HSS president and CEO Louis A. Shapiro welcomes guests to the dinner reception.
New York Knicks legends John Starks and Larry Johnson.
HSS Golf Benefit co-chairs: Bryan Kelly, MD; Joshua Dines, MD; and David Altchek, MD (all sports medicine surgeons at HSS).
David Dines, MD, with his son Joshua Dines, MD, both sports medicine surgeons at HSS.
HSS sports medicine surgeons Riley J. Williams III, MD, and Robert Marx, MD.
Benefit co-chair Joshua Dines, MD, presents Nannette Hill, LPGA golfer, with top individual award.
Photographs by Getty Images & Jake Rauscher (Americares); Chuan Ding (HSS); Patrick McMullan (AFA)