Friday, June 16, 2017

Education and Enrichment

Dinner in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life celebrating Hospital for Special Surgery's 34th Annual Tribute Dinner.
Hospital for Special Surgery hosted its 34th Annual Tribute Dinner on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, raising $3.6 million for education, research and patient care. The gala honored Thomas P. Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Maria Bartiromo, Fox Business News anchor and global markets editor, hosted the event.
Honoree Thomas Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS, with his wife Cynthia. Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief at HSS, with his wife Barbara.
Louis Shapiro, CEO of HSS, with Bill Cowher, former NFL coach.
Ann Jackson with Kendrick Wilson III, vice chair at BlackRock. Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA, spine surgeon at HSS, with his wife Irina.
Bill Cowher, former NFL coach, with wife Veronica Stigeler.
Joel Press, MD, physiatrist-in-chief at HSS, with his wife Gayle Rosenthal. Edwin Su, MD, orthopedic surgeon at HSS, with wife Karen Su, MD.
Honoree Thomas Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS, with host Maria Bartiromo, and Mario Gabelli, an underwriter of the event.
Answorth Allen, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, with wife Rae. Stephanie March.
Dinner chairs Kathy Leventhal and Ellen Wright with honoree Thomas Sculco, MD.
Chita Rivera with Thomas Sculco, MD.
Craig Ivey, president of Con Edison, with his wife Janise. Riley J. Williams III, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS and medical director of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Red Bulls, with wife Tanya.
Marina Kellen French with Christina MacDonald, Kathy Leventhal, and Cynthia Sculco.
Thomas Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus, with Christine and Scott Rodeo, MDs.
Mario Gabelli, an underwriter of the event, with wife Regina Pitaro. Leonard Achan, chief innovation officer at HSS, with his wife Kimberly.
Marina Kellen French with Thomas Sculco, MD.
Joshua Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, with wife Kathryn. Chad and Kate Doerge at the 34th Annual Tribute Dinner hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery.
Honoree Thomas Sculco, MD, with his family. From left to right: Elizabeth Morris, MD, Thomas Sculco, MD, Peter Sculco, MD, Cynthia Sculco, Sarah Jane Gibbons and Trevor Gibbons.
Bernard Rawlins, MD, spine surgeon at HSS,
with his wife Debra.
Dinner chairs Kathy Leventhal and Ellen Wright.
Dinner chairs Kathy Leventhal and Ellen Wright address the audience at the 34th Annual Tribute Dinner hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery.
Peter Sculco, MD, orthopedic surgeon at HSS, says a few words about his father, honoree of the evening.
On Thursday, June 1, 2017, The Fresh Air Fund hosted its Annual Spring Benefit at Chelsea Piers. The event welcomed 550 supporters and friends and raised nearly $1.2 million to benefit The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit organization. The benefit honored NBA legend Baron Davis, Hill Harper, award-winning actor and best-selling author, and Kimberly E. Steward, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer, and founder of K Period Media, which released the Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea. Sarah Jones, Tony and Obie Award-winning performer and writer, was the emcee.
Sarah Jones, Kimberly Steward, David Steward, Thelma Steward, Baron Davis, and George Mitchell.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-profit-agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Each summer, nearly 7,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural and suburban communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada or attend five Fresh Air camps in the summer on a more than 2,000 acre site in Fishkill, New York.  Young people also participate in year-round educational enrichment programs at camp and in New York City.  For more information, visit
Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson. Leonard A. Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder.
Satu Greenberg, Angela Simmons, and Celeste Greenberg.
Ahmed Deria and Baron Davis. Rich Thomas and Hill Harper.
Kat DiCaprio; Wendy Flanagan, and Fatima Shama.
David Mehlman, Emily Driscoll, Jessica Peters, and Lauren Buys.
Rich Thomas, Jonathan Schuster, and Matt Raynes.
Fatima Shama and Sarah Jones. Mats and Lydia Carlston.
Susan Cameron, William Lauder, Dwight Williams, June Ambrose, Jaeda Stoute, and Fresh Air Fund children.
Cool Culture hosted their annual UnGala at the IAC Headquarters bringing together more than 200 diverse supporters. The Evening Co-Chairs were Will Dubose, Michèle Gerber Klein, and Ivan Thornton. The evening honored Teresita Fernández  and Reggie Van Lee for their commitment to social justice, diversity, and arts access for all. VH1’s Chief News Correspondent, Janell Snowden served as the evening’s emcee.

Cool Culture is a NYC-based nonprofit that harnesses arts and culture, social justice principles, and partnerships with community stakeholders – families, schools, community-based organizations, and cultural institutions – to strengthen communities and to improve outcomes for children and families.
The evening raised over $135,000 for it's work with over 50,000 families who live throughout the five boroughs of NYC and who reflect the future cultural demographics of our nation; over 1,000 educators, social workers, principals and administrators from 400+ schools,and community-based organizations that provide services to families with incomes at 200% of the poverty line or below and hundreds of museum educators, artists, administrators, security personnel and directors from 90 of NYC’s finest museums, botanical gardens, historical societies, and zoos. 
Reggie Van Lee, Shelia Johnson, Teresita Fernandez, and Catherine Gund.
The evening’s highlights also included musical performances by Lion Babe, pianist Harold O’ Neal, and the sounds of DJ Rich Medina. The Puerto Rican multimedia visual artist, Miguel Luciano, performed his mobile public art project Pimp My Piragua, which commemorates the innovations of Latino street vendors, transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (Piraguas) into a hyper-modified pushcart-tricycle with a hi-fi sound and video.  The National Double Dutch League showcased their skills—an acrobatic performance that had guests jumping in on the fun!  Artist Brian Paupaw created a live interactive mural. 

Guests included Gbenga Akinnagbe, June Ambrose, Lion Babe (Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman), Tai Beauchamp, Liliana Cavendish, Gordon Chambers, Renne Cox, Steve Colman, Jennifer Creel, Legendary Damon,Teresita Fernandez, Agnes Gund, Catherine Gund, Michael Gross, Ramon Hervey, Sheila Johnson, Khalil Kain, Michèle Gerber Klein, Reggie Van Lee, Lenise Logan (Entertainment Chair), Faith Newman, Harold O’ Neal, Gail Marquis, Alaina Simone (Auction Chair), Audrey Smaltz, Janelle Snowden,  Mickalene Thomas, Tobias Truvillion, Malik Yoba, and, of course, Cool Culture’s own Candice Anderson.
Jennifer Creel and Liliana Cavendish. Michele Gerber Klein and Christopher Lew.
William DuBose, Candice Anderson, Reggie Van Lee, Michele Gerber Klein, and Ivan Thorton.
Ahmed Yearwood, Karen C. Liu, Lois Gelernt, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen.
Mickalene Thomas. Sarah Chenowith and Leslie Chenowith.
Janelle Snowden.
Agnes Gund and Catherine Gund.
Teresita Fernandez, Marisol Cruz, and Miguel Luciano.
Photographs by Don Pollard (HSS); Sean Zanni/PMC & Ayano Hisa (Fresh Air Fund);J Grassi (Cool)