Monday, June 19, 2017

Compassion in action

Wayne S. Miller, Nathan Halegua, Jeffrey N. Jones, Heath B. McLendon, Pauline Yeung-Ha, David L. Weinberg, Marilyn L. Cohen, John R. Latham, Linda LaGorga, Sharon K. Kilmer, Anne McBride Schreiber, David Z. Hirsh, Steven E. Boxer, Marianne Dziuba-Fiore, Jonathan S. Henes, and Susan V. Kayser, Esq. at CaringKind, NYC's Leading Expert in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care's Annual "Forget-Me-Not" Gala.
The American Friends of Blérancourt, which supports the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt in France, launched its Junior Committee at a garden party at the home of AFB Board member Sonja Tremont Morgan. Among the guests were: Michael Lorber, Benigno Aguilar, Pamela Johananoff, Valesca Hermès, Stuyvesant Coleman, Keith Langham, Gigi Grimstad, Frederick Clark, Vanessa Noel, Devi Kroell, Peyman Umay, as well as Franck Laverdin, AFB's incoming Board chair and Board members Miles Morgan and Andrew Kotchoubey.
Quincy Adams Morgan and Sonja Tremont-Morgan
Sara Segal, Mary Beth Benjamin, Jules Ordway, and Carol Gerlderman
Junior Committee chair James Gerard encouraged those young AFB members to make a difference with the next generation for this unique museum devoted to French-American cooperation. The museum's founder, the humanitarian activist Anne Morgan, daughter of JP Morgan, organized and led several hundred American women volunteers in rebuilding part of the devastated Picardy region during and after World War I. Her grit and determination are inspiring for young people. Sonja Morgan's daughter, Quincy Adams Morgan, whose many friends attended the party, is following in her footsteps and bringing her legacy into the future.

The ambiance at this kickoff event was festive, and two groups of Juniors are already distinct, spanning teenagers to people in their 40s. The grand reopening of the Museum will take place on June 24 in Picardy, France.
Miles Morgan and Quincy Adams Morgan
Camilla McGeary, Eliza King Freedman, Preston Rylee, Emily Crouch, Quincy Adams Morgan, and Clea Guerrand Hermes
Franck Laverdin, Devi Kroell, Pamela Johananoff, James Gerard, Heimata Rutgers, Camile Mantelin, and Elizabeth Higgins
Begnino Aguilar, Chris Ivezaj, and Nicole Milano
India Grimstad, Gigi Grimstad, Falcon Hudson, and Lainie Garside
Peyman Umay, Andrew Werner, and Matthew Berritt
Seolbin Park and Zinno Park
Camile Mantelin and James Gerard
Lawrence R. Horne
CT Hedden
CT Hedden's shoes
Frederick Clark, Catherine Dwyer, and Heimata Rutgers
Andrew Kotchoubey, Franck Laverdin, Quincy Adams Morgan, Sonja Tremont-Morgan, and James Gerard
Elizabeth Higgins, Pamela Johananoff, Keith Langham, and Vanessa Noel
Kathleen Springhorn and Franck Laverdin
Noble Black, Michael Lorber, and Marc Rozic
Keith Langham, Scott Nelson, and Alex Papachristidis
Of course Tipsy Girl Prosecco was the drink of choice
J.McLaughlin held its third sip & shop last week to benefit the Animal Medical Center (AMC). The post-AMC Living Legends Luncheon celebration was hosted by Janet York, AMC Trustee and Quest Magazine. Nearly 80 guests were in attendance, some with their dogs, to 'shop for the cause.' Among them: Kevin McLaughlin, co-founder and creative director of J.McLaughlin and his wife Barbara McLaughlin, Chris and Grace Meigher, AMC Board member Cass Adelman and her daughter Pippa; and Living Legends Luncheon Committee members Alison Minton, Kane Nussbaum and Joanne Ronson.

Other guests included: Ann Barrish, Barbara Bancroft, Josh Bell, Hilary Cushing Block, Jennifer Creel, Will Dietrick, Montgomery Frazier, Linda Garnett, Mark Gilbertson, Kathleen Giordano, Martha Glass, Melanie Holland, Glynis Karp, Roy Kean, George Lancaster, Jack Lynch, Elizabeth Meigher, Ben Mindich, Holly Peterson, Nicole Hanley Pickett, Nina Reeves, Georgina Schaeffer, Marcia Schaeffer, Ashley Whitaker Spence, Mary Snow, Katie Tozer, Mary Van Pelt and Michel Witmer.
Jack Lynch, Grace Meigher, Chris Meigher, Janet York, Kevin McLaughlin, Barbara McLaughlin, and Alison Minton
A percentage of all sales from this pet-friendly event will benefit AMC's mission to provide compassionate and collaborative care to animals and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through innovative clinical research and education.

Established in 1910, the Animal Medical Center is dedicated to providing compassionate and collaborative care to animals and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through innovative clinical research and education. For more information, visit
Nina Reeves and Janet York
Tug Meigher
Pepper Creel and Bowie Creel
George Lancaster and Glynis Karp
Ted Beit and Donna Weissman
Mark Gilbertson and Easy Gilbertson
Chris Meigher and Tug Meigher
Will Dietrick, Nicole Hanley Pickett, Allie Hanley, and Elizabeth Meigher
Montgomery Frazier, Roy Kean, and Ben Mindich
Georgina Schaeffer, Marcia Schaeffer, and Pepper Schaeffer
Jennifer Creel and Mary Snow with Bowie and Pepper Creel
Ann Barrish and Barbara Bancroft
Alexander Klestadt and Catharine Schoettle
Hugh McLaughlin, Barbara McLaughlin, Madeline McLaughlin, and Kevin McLaughlin
Joanne Ronson
Kathleen Giordano and Stanislav Sokolov
Julie Skarratt
Hilary Cushing Block, Diane Chapman, Michel Cox Witmer, Martha Glass, and Mary Van Pelt
Madeline McLaughlin and Mark Rapaport
Kori Mallett, Melanie Holland, and Linda Garnett
Holly Peterson and Jack Lynch
On Monday, June 5, 2017, members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities joined forces at the annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala hosted by CaringKind, (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter) at The Pierre. CaringKind has been NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving for over three decades. The event, emceed by CBS 2 Medical Reporter Dr. Max Gomez, raised $1.8 million.
Honored with this year’s Corporate Leadership Award was Allergan, for its longstanding partnership and generous support of CaringKind. Brent Saunders, Chairman, President and CEO accepted the award. CaringKind also honored its longest-serving Board Member William M. Brachfeld, as well as Heath B. McLendon, Board Member Emeritus, for their service and dedication.  The fundraiser was chaired by Fred Hassan, Partner & Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC. CaringKind was also supported in attendance by actor Victor Garber, and actor and Broadway star Ron Rifkin.
CaringKind Board Member Emeritus Heath B. McLendon, Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of CaringKind, and CaringKind's longest-serving Board Member William M. Brachfeld
The evening offered a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing to Hank Lane Music and Productions with Harris Lane, band leader.  Guests were also treated to the premiere of “Caring Through Music,” a short video sponsored by Bang & Olufsen in partnership with CaringKind, showing the power of music to enhance the quality of life for families coping with the challenges of caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. A live auction was conducted by Jonathan S. Henes, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and CaringKind Board member. 
Event chair Fred Hassan; CaringKind Board of Directors Co-Chair John R. Latham; Lou-Ellen Barkan, CBS 2 Medical Reporter Dr. Max Gomez, event emcee; Jonathan S. Henes, CaringKind Board Member, who conducted the event's live auction
Dr. Warachal Faison, Dr. Mony De Leon, Dr. Jessica Zwerling, Dr. Larry Honig, Dr. Peter Davies, and Dr. Silvia Fossati
Jed Levine, Executive Vice President, Director of Programs & Services at CaringKind; Dr. Mary Sano; and Lou-Ellen Barkan
Ron Rifkin and Victor Garber
Maria Martindale, Tony Benten, CaringKind Board Member David Weinberg, Judith Itkin, and Samara Solan
Noreen Hassan, event chair Fred Hassan, Melissa Hassan, and Sarah Hassan
Jonathan S. Henes, CaringKind Board Member, who conducted the event's live auction; CaringKind Board of Directors Co-Chair John R. Latham; and Jeffrey N. Jones, CaringKind Board Member
Ron Rifkin, Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of CaringKind; CBS 2 Medical Reporter Dr. Max Gomez, event emcee; Victor Garber; Brent Saunders, Chairman, President and CEO of Allergan
Emma Kerins, CaringKind Board Member Linda LaGorga, Sheila McGillicuddy, and Tracy Valorie
On June 8th, the New England Society in the City of New York (NES) celebrated the winners of its 2017 New England Society Book Awards. The annual Awards honor books of merit that celebrate New England and its culture in any of four major categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Art & Photography, and Specialty Titles with winners as followed:
FictionThe One-in-a-Million Boy, by Monica Wood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt): The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house creates a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family.
Nonfiction:  The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, by Stephen Coss (Simon & Schuster): An amazing cast of characters in a year that changed the course of medical history.
Stephen Coss, winning author for Nonfiction
Specialty Title:  Hubbard Brook: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem, by Richard T. Holmes and Gene E. Likens (Yale University Press): Highlights of many important ecological findings amassed during the 50 years of research conducted at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Art:  The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era, by Susan Rather (Yale University Press): The first comprehensive art-historical study of what it meant to be an American artist in the 18th- and early 19th-century transatlantic world.
Susan Rather, winning author for Art
Kevin Johnson, winning author for Photography
Photography:  Maine on Glass, by W. H. Bunting, Kevin Johnson, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. (Tilbury House Publishers): The postcard images in this book were selected from 22,000 glass plate negatives created by the Eastern company between 1909 and World War II.
NES Book Award Committee Anne Teasdale, Ireen Kudra-Miller, NES President Anna Bulkot, Ellen Scordato, Jan Ogden, and Roland Foster Miller
Thomas Hills, Clarissa McNair, Jan Ogden, and Tad Ogden
Lee Ballinger, Douglas Winston, and Danzey Burnham
Ireen Kudra-Miller, Stephen Coss, Roland Foster Miller, and Andrew Smith
George Doyle and Jennifer Mitchell
Jay Sherwood and Jane Pflug
Bill Crookston, Ellen Scordato, Marian Morrill, and Maria Grazul
Photographs by Annie Watt (Blérancourt, AMC, NES); Ronald L. Glassman (CaringKind)