|Caron New York Recovery Center raised a record $1.5 million to benefit Caron’s Patient Scholarship Fund at its 23rd Annual New York City Gala. These funds will support patient scholarships for adolescent and young adult addicted individuals and families throughout Caron’s treatment continuum. A significant portion of the money raised will help individuals from the greater New York area.
More than 650 guests attended the Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan on May 10, 2017, which honored Elaine and Ken Langone with the Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence and Nile Rodgers with the Caron Artist Award. Nile Rodgers and CHIC gave a special performance. The auctioneer was Ira Joe Fisher.
|“We are thrilled to honor such special individuals at this year’s Caron New York Gala,” said Todd Whitmer, Regional Vice President of Caron New York. “Elaine and Ken and Nile are all extremely dedicated to raising awareness about addiction and giving families a second chance at life.”|
|The Gala co-chairs are Fran Arrow, Jennifer Bandier Boyarsky, Denise LeFrak Calicchio and John Calicchio, Peter Grauer, Colleen and Ed Herlihy, Tracey Jackson, Petra and Steve Levin, Joan and Irwin Robinson, Judy and Tim Ryan, Juliana Terian, and Paul Williams.
The Gala Steering Committee includes Molly Helfet and Neil Lasher (Co-Chairs), Jennifer Bandier Boyarsky, Diane Calderon, Karen Fitzgerald, John P. Fitzsimons, Susan Fromm, Tracey Jackson, Celine Kaplan, Eliot Keele, Maxine Lang, Steve Martin, Kim Parent, Miles Rubin, Judy Ryan, Jay Springer, and Kaitlin Zintak.
|On May 10, J.McLaughlin partnered with CIVITAS for an evening of cocktails and shopping at their Madison Avenue location. Guests included J.McLaughlin Co-Founder and Creative Director Kevin McLaughlin and his wife Barbara McLaughlin, Executive Director of CIVITAS Jameson Mitchell, Oliver Brown, Anne Colley, Davis Colley, Jay Diamond, Ellie Diamond, Hilary Dick, Josie Discoll, Scudder Fowler, Martha Glass, Melanie Holland, Charles Homes, Glynis Karp, Karen and John Klopp, Jack Lynch, Kori Mallett, Eliza McLaughlin, Chris McLaughlin, Charlotte McLaughlin, Anna Meacham, Grace and Chris Meigher, Katherine Nedelkoff, Anne Randell, Clare Schulteis, Bill Smith, Alisa Swidler, Melissa and Ron Sylvestri, and Alexandra Lebenthal. Guests mingled and sipped rosé, while they shopped the newest collection.|
|For over 36 years, CIVITAS, an Upper East Side and East Harlem community-based organization, has worked to improve the urban environment by advocating for better land use and zoning, urban transportation, clean air and water, and public access to the waterfront. CIVITAS commissions planning studies, speaks out at public hearings, issues reports, and keeps its members informed on current issues. Kevin McLaughlin is also a CIVITAS board member.
J.McLaughlin, the American clothing brand outfitting style since 1977, values being a welcome and active member of each community in which it operates, staying true to their mission of “local and loyal”.
|The Animal Medical Center's Ninth Annual Living Legends Luncheon was held at The Harmonie Club to honor three special companion animals. Nearly 200 guests attended the event which was co-chaired by Dorothy Goldstein, Alison Minton, Kane Nussbaum, Joanne Ronson, Carol Sandow, Petra Slater, Helene Stein, Marquam Wolfe, and Janet York.
To date, the Living Legends Luncheon has raised nearly $300,000 to benefit the Animal Medical Center.
|As a part of its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign, the Child Mind Institute’s 3rd annual Change Maker Awards honored several individuals and organizations that are making positive change in children’s mental health and raising awareness of the need for early intervention to help kids lead healthy lives. More than 17.1 million children in the U.S. struggle with mental health and learning disorders. Fewer than half get the help they need, but these honorees are working to change that.
As part of the evening, the Child Mind Institute hosted, with award winning journalist Katie Couric as emcee, its first fundraising event on Facebook Live and Donate where people could donate to the organization directly on Facebook.
The Change Maker Awards are part of the Child Mind Institute’s annual signature public education campaign, Speak Up for Kids, held each May to promote children’s mental health. In its seventh year, the Speak Up for Kids campaign celebrates people making change in children’s mental health and provides accurate information to the media, families, educators and leaders that empowers them to speak up for kids.
|Photographs by Annie Watt (McLaughlin); Neil Rasmus/BFA.com (Caron)|