Friday, November 10, 2017

Fall Fundraiser Fun

Hilaria Baldwin, Andie Kully, Kamie Lightburn, Alec Baldwin, David Stone, Jennifer Stone, Monica Biagiotti, Junia Doan, and Nicolas Guzman
On November 2, 2017, The Paley Center for Media presented its inaugural Paley Honors Luncheon Celebrating Alec Baldwin. About 200 distinguished guests, including Dick Cavett, Amy Fine Collins, Nina Garcia, Chuck Scarborough, and Hilaria Baldwin, gathered to salute the renowned actor.

The event began with a red carpet reception followed by a lively discussion between Alec Baldwin and Steve Higgins of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon exploring Baldwin’s extraordinary and award-winning career in television. The program also featured a curated reel of clips of Baldwin’s many television appearances from the Paley Center’s renowned archive, and Paley Center Chairman Frank A. Bennack Jr. and President and CEO Maureen J. Reidy presented Baldwin with a plaque in honor of his accomplishments in television and radio. Afterward, guests enjoyed a seated luncheon.

Proceeds from the event supported the Paley Center’s many educational initiatives, including classes and workshops that enhance media literacy and classroom learning for over 11,000 K-12 New York City students each year.
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Dick Cavett
Susan K. and Bob Wright
Lisa McKean, Sean Moran, and Ashley McDermott
Amy Fine Collins, Mark Gilbertson, and Ellen and Chuck Scarborough
Susan Gutfreund, Anne Van Rensselaer, and Kathy Prounis
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Maureen Reidy, and Steve Higgins
Mary Snow and Krista Schultz
Julius Poole, Carolina Zapf, and Brian Atwood
Jack Lynch, Jennifer Caccioppo, and Jeff Sharp
Chairman of the Board, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and President & CEO of the Paley Center for Media, Maureen J. Reidy
Dick Cavett and Martha Rogers
Alec Baldwin and Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
Alejandra Cicognani, Susan Gutfreund, and Lara Meiland Shaw
Andie Kully and Kamie Lightburn
Jennifer and David Stone
George Alexander and Susan Madden
Ann Unterberg, Jamie Creel, Anne Van Rensselaer, Marco Scarani, Camila Sarmiento, Jared Goss, Suzanne Clary, Michael Kovner, David Granville, Jeff Pfeifle, and Lisa McKean
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street, the Museum of Arts and Design held its annual gala celebrating five outstanding individuals. This year’s Visionaries! Award recipients were patron and collector, former United States Secretary of State, the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright; Italian design innovator Barnaba Fornasetti; business leader, collector and philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez; Artist and Civil Rights Activist Faith Ringgold; and multimedia contemporary artist Sterling Ruby. The Museum commissioned New York–based artist Todd Pavlisko to create this year’s awards.

The event was hosted by Simon Doonan, and brought together over 500 guests at the Museum’s most important annual fundraiser. Co-Chairs for the 2017 event were Iris Apfel, Andi Potamkin Blackmore, Jerome A. Chazen, Michele Cohen, Melissa Urfirer Gottesman, Shari Siadat Loeffler, Angela Missoni, Linda Plattus, and Barbara Tober. The theme for the 2017 MAD Ball is Sonic Arcade, which coincides with the Museum’s current exhibition Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound.
Honorees Jorge Perez, Madeleine Albright, Barnaba Fornasetti, and Sterling Ruby
Special to this year’s event was the announcement of the establishment of the Burke Prize, a new annual award that will reinforce MAD’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement. The Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award that will be made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. The prize is named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD.
Honoree Faith Ringgold Russell and Mariam Burke
Barbara Tober and C. Virginia Fields Honorable Madeleine Albrigt and Shari Siadat Loeffler
Chesea Clinton and Shari Sidat Loeffler
Linda Plattus, Recho Omondi, Kimberly Odom, and Andi Potamkin Blackmore Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler
Claudia Potamkin, Andi Potamkin Blackmore, and Alan Potamkin
Melissa Urfirer Gottesman and Linda Plattus Jorge M. Perez and Alan Potamkin
On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee and VALENTINO hosted the annual Fall Party at The Metropolitan Club in New York. The glamorous evening was co-chaired by Brent Winston, Elizabeth Kurpis and Kate Davis. More than 250 high-profile guests attended the Fall Party from the worlds of fashion, business, art, and philanthropy. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing, with The Metropolitan Club in transformed by Ron Wendt Design, making for a truly glamorous evening.

The Fall Party raised funds to support Pediatric Neuropsychology Research, which aims to identify specific groups of pediatric cancer patients upon diagnosis that are at an increased risk of developing learning and behavioral disabilities resulting from cancer treatment. The initiative will provide proactive, targeted interventions to minimize the ill effects of treatment, thus improving academic abilities and social functioning for these children.
Notable guests include: Tabitha Simmons and Topper Mortimer, Carlos Souza, Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild, Meredith Melling, Valerie Boster Macaulay, Molly Guy, Laura de Gunzburg, Wes Gordon, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Carlos Mota, Fabiola Beracasa and Jason Beckman, Aaron Young, Natalya Poniatowski, Rickie de Sole, Allison Aston, Rebekah and Colin McCabe, Ferebee and Brook Taube, Phoebe de Croisset, Chiara de Rege, Jane Keltner de Valle, Melanie Fowler, Emilia and Brian Pfeifler, Travis and Nick Acquavella, Amanda Meigher, Amory McAndrew, Kate Davis and Andrew Davis, Ariana Rockefeller, Anna Burke Patterson, Annie and Chris Taube, Beth Blake Day and Corbin Day, Carolina and Thomas de Neufville, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Peter and Jamee Gregory, Jessica Sailer Van Lith, Joanna Baker de Neufville and Peter de Neufville, Marcie and Jordan Pantzer, Martha Sharp, Sara and Nathaniel Zilkha, Sara Gilbane Sullivan, Shabnam and Tom Henry, Sloan Overstrom and many more.
Kate Davis, Jamee Gregory, Dr. Stephen A. Sands, Allison Aston, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Brent Winston
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), founded in 1946, is a volunteer-led organization within MSK dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the early prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, MSK has devoted more than a century to advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With a passionate commitment to exceptional patient care, cutting-edge research, and superb educational programs, MSK has earned the distinction as one of the premier cancer centers worldwide.
Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon Christian Simonds and Gillian Hearst Simonds
Carlos Mota, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, James Rothschild, and Carlos Souza
Tabitha Simmons Sylvana Ward Durrett and Meredith Melling
Rebecca Shapiro and Martha Sharp
Jamee and Peter Gregory Ferebee Taube
Jessica Sailer Van Lith, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Valerie Boster Macaulay, and Phoebe de Croisset
Joanna Baker de Neufville, Amanda Waldron, and Palmer O'Sullivan
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy 2017 Dinner Gala was held on Monday, October 30th 2017 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The annual event was hosted by Charlie Rose, Co-Anchor of “CBS This Morning,” Correspondent for “60 Minutes” & Anchor of “Charlie Rose.”

The NCAFP honored Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – 47th Vice President of the United States – with the Morgenthau Award; and David M. Rubenstein – Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group – with the Global Business Leadership Award.
Honorees David M. Rubenstein and Joe Biden
Joe Biden
David M. Rubenstein and Paul Volcker
Rosemary DiCarlo
VIP attendees included: Charlie Rose, Host/Emcee of the Gala; Honoree Joseph R. Biden, Jr., David M. Rubenstein, Honoree; Paul A. Volcker, Honorary Co-Chairman of NCAFP Gala; Ambassador (ret.) Rosemary A. DiCarlo, President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy; Ronald S. Lauder, Antony Blinken, Donald S. Rice, Senior Vice President, NCAFP, Richard R. Howe, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, NCAFP; William Rhodes Andy Stone, Daniel Rose, Dr. George D. Schwab, President Emeritus of the NCAFP, Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador Kim Gheewhan, Donald Blinken, NCAFP Trustee; Matthew Nimetz, NCAFP Trustee, Jeff Shafer, NCAFP Trustee; Ambassador Winston Lord and Mrs. Bette Bao Lord; Paul Young, Ambassador Frank Wisner and Mrs. Frank Wisner; Warren Hoge, Olivia Hoge, Florence Fabricant, Marjorie B. Tiven, Ciaran Madden, Bernard Schwartz, Lally Weymouth, Maurice Sonnenberg, Jim Zelter, Carol Bellamy, Laurence Ackman, Stephen Dizard, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Enzo Viscusi.
Cocktails and dinner at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy Gala at the Metropolitan Club
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) was founded in 1974 by Professor Hans J. Morgenthau and others. It is a nonprofit policy organization dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten U.S. interests. Toward that end, the NCAFP identifies, articulates, and helps advance American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective within the framework of political realism.
Joe Biden, Rosemary DiCarlo, and Charlie Rose
Ronald Lauder and Lally Weymouth Stephanie Junger-Moat and Maurice Sonnenberg
Evan Ryan, Antony Blinken, Vera Blinken, Joe Biden, and Donald Blinken
Carol Bellamy, Marjorie Tiven, Frank Wisner, and Judy Cormier
Mr. & Mrs. Kim Gheewhan Paul Volcker and Don Rice
Bernard Schwartz, Denise Jansen, and Charlie Rose
Brendan McGuire and Victoria McGuire Charlie Rose and Reiichiro Takahashi
Dolph Hogewoning and Ciaran Madden
Bette Bao Lord and Winston Lord George Schwab and Sheila Robbins
George Schwab, Captain Jeromy Williams, Stephanie Williams, and John V. Connorton Jr.
Photographs by  Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com (MAD); StarPix (Paley); BFA / Hunter Abrams & Griffin Lipton (Sloan); Getty Images (National Committee).