Friday, December 8, 2017

Initiatives and goals

Seated: Christine Schwarzman, His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, David Rubenstein, Mo Rocca. Back row, standing (l. to r.): Patrick Murphy, Jon Sobel, David Hidalgo, Peter Scher, Mary Ann Tighe, Peter Grauer, Steve Schwarzman, Jane Beasley, Laura Naughton, and James Naughton at Inner-City Scholarship Fund's 41st Annual Awards Dinner.
Supporters of Inner-City Scholarship Fund raised $1.9 million at the 41st Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner on Monday, December 4. Nearly 400 guests attended the event at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan.  Funds from the evening will help support Inner-City in its mission to provide tuition assistance for underprivileged students attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. 

His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York celebrated the successful completion of the Kids Are Our Capital Scholarship Endowment Campaign. The campaign, which was led by a record-setting gift of $40 million from Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman in September 2015 along with a $40 million commitment from the Archdiocese itself, culminated in a generous donation from The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund in the amount of $3 million, dedicated toward scholarship support for archdiocesan students.
Cardinal Dolan also presented the 2017 James B. Lee, Jr. LifeLink Award to David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group. CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent Mo Rocca served as the Master of Ceremonies and joined Inner-City Scholarship Fund Trustees in serenading Cardinal Dolan to Stand By Me.

“I’m beyond grateful for the supporters in the room who have affected the lives of countless students through their commitment and support of Catholic Schools,” said Susan George, Executive Director of Inner-City Scholarship Fund. The evening concluded with a performance from Rebirth Brass Brand.
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Inner-City Scholarship Fund was founded in 1971 by the late Terence Cardinal Cooke and a group of prominent executives of many religious beliefs. Inner-City provides tuition assistance to nearly 8,000 students (93% minority and 33% non-Catholic). An astonishing 98% percent of seniors attending inner-city Catholic high schools graduate, and 95% pursue college at some of the finest universities in the nation.
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Stephen Schwarzman, and David Rubenstein
Ruth Woolard and Donna D'Urso Steve Rooney and Peter Grauer
Mo Rocca, Tim Muccia, and Erica Landskroener
Tony de Nicola, CJ de Nicola, and Jaclyn Scerbak
David Rubenstein and Peter Grauer
Christine Schwarzman, His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, and David Rubenstein
Mo Rocca and Inner-City Scholarship Fund Trustees
On Tuesday, November 7th at 583 Park Avenue, Lynsey Addario was celebrated for her contributions as a photojournalist by the 300-plus person crowd at the Seventh Annual ICP Spotlights.

ICP Spotlights Co-Chairs Debbie Wilpon and Debby Hymowitz kicked off the festivities, talking about the grassroots origins of the event, before turning the mic over to journalist Katie Couric for her one-on-one interview with Addario about the photojournalist’s career and accomplishments.
ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell then took the stage to share the news about ICP’s upcoming reunification (in 2019) and to underscore Addario’s connection to the mission of ICP—a place founded on the concept and efforts around concerned photography. The event culminated with a film about the first-ever Mary Ellen Mark Scholarship recipient, and a call for donations to continue the fund.

Other VIPs on hand included Bob Harper; Zoë Buckman, Elizabeth Mayhew; Gillian Laub; Susan Sawyers; Isolde Brielmaier; Stacey Griffith; Agnes Gund; Fabian Onetti; Malu Alvarez as well as ICP Trustees Pat Schoenfeld, Heather Vrattos, Stephanie Shuman, and Diane Tuft.
Lynsey Addario in conversation with Katie Couric at the ICP Spotlights Luncheon
Mark Lubell
The event included a silent auction of photographs—including work from Annie Leibovitz, Adam Fuss, Larry Fink, and more. Those funds will benefit ICP’s education programs and exhibitions, and the Mary Ellen Mark Memorial Scholarship, which supports emerging talent in the field.

Launched in 2011, the annual ICP Spotlights benefit luncheon celebrates the significant contributions of women in photography and film. Past honorees include Laurie Simmons, Lauren Greenfield, Carrie Mae Weems, Mary Ellen Mark, Shirin Neshat, and Stephanie Sinclair.
Katie Couric and Lynsey Addario Event Co-Chairs Debbie Wilpon and Debby Hymowitz
Agnes Gund Bob Harper
Debby Hymowitz and Stacey Griffith Zoe Buckman
Heather Vrattos Pat Schoenfeld
Over 400 guests joined Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Food Allergy Ball on Monday, December 4, 2017 at The Pierre. The evening raised $1.9 million which will benefit FARE, a national nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and providing them hope through the promise of new treatments.
The evening honored “20 for 20,”  a special tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a lasting impact in the food allergy community and have contributed to 20 years of progress in food allergy research, education and advocacy:  Janet Atwater, chair of the FARE Board of Directors; Becky Basalone - Teal Pumpkin Project®; Pierre-Henri Benhamou, MD - DBV Technologies Inc.; Dave Bunning, philanthropist; Denise Bunning, food allergy educator, philanthropist and FARE Board Member; A. Wesley Burks, MD – University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Ruchi Gupta, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Judith and John Hannan – co-founders of the Food Allergy Initiative; The Jaffe Family, co-founders of the Food Allergy Initiative; Stacie Jones, MD - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital, member of FARE’s Research Advisory Board; Gideon Lack, MD - King's College London and Principal Investigator of the LEAP Study; Rebecca and Sacha Lainovic, philanthropists; Lianne Mandelbaum - No Nut Traveler; Kari Nadeau, MD - Stanford University School of Medicine; Drew Nieporent - Myriad Restaurant Group; Hugh Sampson, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and former chair of FARE’s Medical Advisory Board; Scott Sicherer, MD - Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and FARE Clinical Advisory Board; Judy and Todd Slotkin, founders of the Food Allergy Initiative, former chair of FARE’s Board of Directors; Gwen Smith and Peter Wilmshurst - Allergic Living Magazine; and Joel Warady - Enjoy Life Foods.
Benjamin Tweel, Stephen Mann, Sharyn Mann, Tamara Mann Tweel, and Joseph Mann with Louis and Mia Tweel (front row)
For her dedication and longstanding commitment to raising awareness of the seriousness of food allergies and to FARE, Sharyn T. Mann received the Founders Award. Restaurateur Charles Masson of Majorelle received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to excellence and compassion for diners with food allergies. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was the Corporate Dinner Honoree.

Karen and Lianne Mandelbaum were the Gala Dinner Chairs. Joseph Ianniello, Chief Operation Officer, CBS Corporation, was the Corporate Dinner Chair. Liana Silverstein Backal and Arthur Backal, Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson, Kathy Franklin, Abby and Robert Goldstein, Helen and David Jaffe, Nicole and Marc Lenner, Roxanne and Dean Palin, Joelle and Jonathan Resnick, Diana and Ira Riklis, and Stacey and Marc Saiontz were the Anniversary Dinner Chairs. Tony® Award Winner Rachel Bay Jones gave a special performance.
Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., Mandy Bond, Joseph Ianniello, Lianne Mandelbaum, Karen Mandelbaum, Charles Masson, and Sharyn Mann
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.

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Drew and Ann Nieporent Anne Sampson and Dr. Hugh Sampson
A. Wesley Burks, MD, Janet Getty Burks, Peter Atwater, and Janet Atwater
Bryan and Denise Bunning Julie Menin
Tsipy Gur, Jackie Leopold, Saul Leopold, Patti Kenner, Stacey Saiontz, and Marc Saiontz
Andrew and Talia Day Linsey Davis
Rachel Bay Jones Abbey Braverman, Julia Braverman, andHeather Braverman
Gabriel Kreuther, Charles Masson, and Drew Nieporent
Arthur Backal and Liana Silverstein Backal Dr. James R. Baker, Jr. and Lori Stokes
Helen and David Jaffe
Judy and Todd Slotkin Joseph and Jennifer Ianniello
Charles and Cristina Masson
LongHouse Reserve hosted their annual Members Holiday Gathering on Saturday, November 25th in East Hampton. Jack Lenor Larsen greeted guests on a sunny day in the gardens and in the Pavilion, toasting the holiday season with music from the Calvary Baptist Church Choir, apple cider, hot toddies, espresso martinis and a delicious vegetarian chili and cornbread. Many members attached their holiday wishes to Yoko Ono'sWishing Tree

Guests included: Alice Aycock, Mary Busch, Max Bonbrest, Lukie and Harvey Bernstein, Sherri Donghia, Sarah Duke, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, Nina Gillman, Katja Goldman, Elsa Gould, Andrea Karambelas, Mark Levine, Steve and Sandy Perlbinder, Faith Popcorn, Carol and Alex Rosenberg, Elleb Roberston, Jo Ann Secor, Timothy Shell, Michael Sonnenfeldt, Lee Skolnick and James Zajac.

LongHouse Reserve exemplifies curated living with art in all forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life. LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY, featuring works from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and William de Kooning to name only a few. 
Jack Larsen with Andre and Anna Baranowski
Carol and Alex Rosenberg
Larry, Charlotte and Derek Smith
Lukie and Havey Bernstein
Lukie Bernstein, Steve Perlbinder with one of his grandsons, Lee Skolnick, Peter Olsen, and Sandy Perlbinder
Mary Bush and Peter Olsen
Michael Sonnenfeld and Katja Goldman Max Bonbrest and Sarah Duke
Nancy Geidel, Jack Larsen, and Mary Busch
Olivia Shandors and Eugene Schekhter
Timothy Shell, Ellen Roberstson, Emma Scharfenberg, and friends
Trish, Faith Popcorn, Lys Marigold, and Skye Marigold
Jon Marder, Andrea Karambelas, and Dee Dee Taylor Eustace
Members of the Calvary Baptist Church Choir
Photographs by Matthew Adam Photography (Inner-City Scholarship Fund); Julie Skarratt Photography (Food Allergy Ball)