Thursday, July 6, 2017

Education, Art, and Music

Carolyn Carter, Sheila Nevins, Mariska Hargitay, Cheryl Wills, Jordan Roth, Daryl Roth, Carolyn Maloney, and Carole King at The Women’s Forum of New York's 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon.
The Women’s Forum of New York presented The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel. The awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women's Forum, which has helped over 200 women over age 35, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees. The event raised $300,000 for the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum of New York.

This year’s award recipients were Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district; Daryl Roth, producer of over 100 on and off Broadway productions, including seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, and winner of 10 Tony Awards; and Mariska Hargitay, actress, director, producer, advocate, Emmy award-winning star of NBC's Law & Order: SVU and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, received a Special Elly Award.
Carolyn Maloney
Jordan Roth
Ilene Wachs Mariska Hargitay
Daryl Roth
This year’s Elly Award celebrity presenters were Carole King, celebrated singer-songwriter, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, best-selling author and activist; Jordan RothPresident of Jujamcyn Theaters, Tony Award-winning producer, Founder & CEO of, and creator of; and Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films.

Cheryl Wills, award-winning NY1 anchor and author, moderated a conversation on leadership with the honorees following the presentation of the awards.
Cheryl Wills, Daryl Roth, Carolyn Maloney, and Mariska Hargitay
VIP’s who attended the event included: Carolyn B. MaloneyDaryl RothMariska HargitayCarole KingJordan Roth; Sheila Nevins, Cheryl WillsCarolyn CarterIlene WachsLucy Jarvis; Daisy Holmes, Barbara MarcusMyra J. BiblowitCeci KurzmanSuzanne TownsenBeverly BeaudoinJanice Reals ElligLoreen Arbus; and Teresa Priolo.

The 2017 Elly Awards

Legendary Chair: Lucy Jarvis.

Honorary Chairs: Kay Koplovitz, Rosie Rios, Phillipa Soo.

Chairs: Myra J. Biblowit, Ceci Kurzman, Suzanne Townsen.

Committee: Beverly Beaudoin, Carolyn Carter, Janice Reals Ellig, Emita B. Hill, Ilene Wachs.
The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of women leaders. The invitation only membership of more than 500 women represents the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts. Started in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New York is the founding flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization of 6,500 dynamic women leaders in 35 countries and 74 Forums around the world.

The Women’s Forum of New York is dedicated to the advancement of women’s leadership through programs which enrich members lives personally and professionally, through the Education Fund which enables talented women whose potential has been derailed by extreme adversity to resume their education and through the Corporate Board Initiative which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through board participation. Over the past 30 years, grants totaling over $1.25 million have helped over 200 women overcome adversity and lift themselves and their children up the economic ladder.
Carolyn Carter and Janice Reals Ellig Carolyn Maloney, Mariska Hargitay, and Daryl Roth
Carolyn Carter, Carole King, Carolyn Maloney, Daryl Roth, Mariska Hargitay, Sheila Nevins, Jordan Roth, Cheryl Wills, and Ilene Wachs
Ilene Wachs, Carolyn Carter, Cheryl Wills, Janice Reals Ellig, and Beverly Beaudoin
Mariska Hargitay and Sheila Nevins Tamila Pashaee and Maria Morris
Myra Biblowit, Carole King, Daryl Roth, and Carolyn Maloney
Scott McArthur, Carolyn Maloney, Lucy Jarvis, and Carolyn Carter
Teresa Priolo and Loreen Arbus
Barbara Taylor, Lulu Wang, Jean Hamilton, Lindsey Boylan, and Susan Falk
Carole Hyatt and Eunice Salton Nina McLemore and Marilyn Skony Stamm
Denise Seegal, Jill Granoff, and Barbara Friedman
Emily Rafferty, Edie Wiener,Catherine Kinney, Laura Walker, and Charlotte St. Martin
Frances Resheske and Katy Clark
Standing: Teresa Weintraub, Carolyn Carter, Fredrica Friedman, Stefanie O'Keefe, and Jane Chesnutt. Seated: Carole King, Mariska Hargitay, Sheila Nevins, and Lana Iny
Seated: Sarah Beatty, Christina Norman, Jonelle Procope, Abbe Raven, Amy Knapp
Standing: Carol Nelson, Anu Jayanti, Kate Swan, Liz Neumark, and Joyce Brown
Tamila Pashaee, Taina Martinez, Awatef Ibrahim, Emmitta Lewis, Mariska Hargitay, Ju Yeon Park, Priscilla Domeneck, Nicole Shields, Carolyn Maloney, and Carole King
On Monday, June 12, 2017, the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic gathered at Bryant Park Grill in New York City for their annual Summer Benefit. The evening began with champagne and a private performance by New York Philharmonic musicians. Chairman of the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Sarah Jane Gibbons welcomed guests and introduced flutist Mindy Kaufman, Associate Principal Oboe Sherry Sylar, Acting Associate Principal Clarinet Pascual Martínez Forteza, Associate Principal Bassoon Kim Laskowski, and hornist Leelanee Sterrett who gave a delightful chamber performance featuring works by Reicha, Francaix, Milhaud, and Ibert. The performance was followed by cocktails, light fare, and dancing.
Trevor Gibbons, Margot Pfohl, Young New Yorkers Chairman Sarah Jane Gibbons, and Grayson Rueckert
Young New Yorker Vice Chairs Kitty Dibbini and Randolph Adler Sara Perry and Whitney Krahn
NY Philharmonic Musician Marie Rossano, Young New Yorkers Chair Spencer Reames, Emma Reames, Leona Clague, Yoni Arbel, and NY Philhamrnoic Musician Quan Ge
Taryn Berkett and Katie Tenney
Shaun Gilboy and Elizabeth Torrez
Kate Kline and Luis Salaman Chappy and Melissa Morris
Gema Nieto and Young New Yorker Vice Chair Gerardo Ubaghs
Libby Power and Christopher Lando
Deanna Bahel, Young New Yorker Vice Chair Barbara Bispham, Young New Yorker Chairman Sarah Jane Gibbons, and Cayla Chen
Cayla Chen, Michael Burton-Williams, Deanna Bahel, and Daniil Kalyuzhny
More than 1,000 members of NYC’s philanthropic, legal, social justice, civic and business communities joined forces with Sanctuary for Families to honor Board President William Gorin, Senior Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and the law firm WilmerHale for their commitment to “Taking a Stand Against Gender Violence,” the theme of this year’s Zero Tolerance Benefit.

The event at Pier Sixty/Chelsea Piers raised over $2 million to support Sanctuary’s wide range of programs that provides life-saving services to survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. 
Standing: Mary Bernard, Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, William F. Gorin, and Francesca L. Odell
Seated: David M. Frankel and Stephen H. Shalen
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, Sanctuary’s executive director, said “Sanctuary for Families is humbled and proud to recognize the extraordinary contributions of this year’s honorees, Board President Bill Gorin and WilmerHale, our law firm partner for nearly 10 years. Through their words, actions and generosity, they have taken a strong stand against gender violence. Their leadership has helped Sanctuary grow, and has enabled us to meet, head-on, the harm, pervasiveness, and injustice of domestic partner abuse.” 
Representatives from WilmerHale accepting Sanctuary for Families 2017 Law Firm Leadership Award: Charles C. Platt, Yuliia Louis, Sharon Cohen Levin, and Hon. Judy Harris Kluger
The gala was chaired by Mary Bernard; David M. Frankel; Sharon Cohen Levin, Partner, WilmerHale; Francesca L. Odell, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb LLP; and Stephen H. Shalen, Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb LLP.

Notable attendees included film producer and real estate developer Roland Betts; president of the Toronto Maple Leafs Brendan Shanahan; a co-founder and former chief executive officer of Calvin Klein, Barry Schwartz and his wife Sheryl; real estate developer Jed Walentas; and author and photographer Kate Engelbrecht.
Kristin, former Sanctuary for Families client Hon. Judy Harris Kluger and Barry Kluger
Stephanie Ferdman with her parents Barry Schwartz and wife Sheryl Schwartz
William F. Gorin and David Frankel
Angelo Rivera, Marie Philip, Cecile Noel, Gwen Wright, Elizabeth Espinosa, Ron Vogl, Michael Karl, and Laurel Eisner
Association to Benefit Children (A-B-C) held an intimate dinner at the June Kelly Gallery on Mercer Street to kick off David N. Dinkin's 90th birthday celebration, which takes place on July 10th. The dinner was in association with the opening night of an exhibition featuring photographs of the beautiful children from the A-B-C. About 60 friends including A-B-C Board Members and associates attended. 
Dinkins has been a member of A-B-C's board of directors since 1993. For the past several years, he has expressed a desire to see a photo "mosaic of his A-B-C children" exhibited for all to see and enjoy, as he does. All of the wonderful images are from A-B-C's photographer Nicole Buchenholz's collection and convey a soulful love and celebration for the spirit of the children. 
The evening also served as a fundraiser for A-B-C. Photos from this birthday exhibition and some of the ticket levels offered also included a photo as part of the package. 

ABC's mission is to defend the right of every child to a joyful and nurturing childhood by creating compassionate programs in urgent response to the needs of New York City's most vulnerable children and families.
Hon. Charles Rangel, Ashley Wolitzer, Lynne Wolitzer, Hon. David N. Dinkins, Michael Wolitzer, Gretchen Buchenholz, and Cicely Tyson
Carol Banks, Peter Wu-Buchenholz, and Linda Wosczyk
Justice Helen Freedman and Hon. David N. Dinkins
Lucian Paone, Beatrice Paone, Hon. David N. Dinkins, and Ed Lewis
Meredith J. Kane, Thomas Styron, Amie Nuttall, and Scott Nuttall
Lynda Hamilton, Jennifer Jones Austin, and Hon. David N. Dinkins
Faye and Karl Rodney
Hon. David N. Dinkins, Hon. Charles Rangel, and Cecily Tyson
Cecily Tyson and Gretchen Buchenholz
Nicole and Gretchen Buchenholz Robert Catell and Ed Lewis
Rose Styron and Meredith J. Kane
Justice Helen Freedman and Hazel N. Dukes
Anita Kawatra and Blanche Johnson Hon. David N. Dinkins and Karenna Gore
Hon. Charles Rangel, Gretchen Buchenholz, Amy Rubenstein, Hon. David N. Dinkins, and Howard J. Rubenstein
Yulia Vasileva, Nichole Buchenholz, Lauren Burchfield, Gretchen Buchenholz, Liza Friedlander, Peter Wu-Buchenholz, and Michelle Wu-Buchenholz
Hon. Charles Rangel, Fikile Magbane, and Hon. David N. Dinkins
Hon. David N. Dinkins with Elinor Tatum, her daughter Willa, mother Susan, and Cicely Tyson
Photographs by Cindy Ord & Mike Coppola/Getty Images (Elly); JDZ Photography (Zero Tolerance); Chris Lee (NY Philharmonic); Margot Jordan (Dinkins).