Monday, May 15, 2017

Openness of life

Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, Barbara Streicker, Dr. Myrna Weissman, Ellen Levine, Carol Mallement,
Dr. Dolores Malaspina, and Suzanne Golden at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s third Women Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness luncheon.
On Wednesday, May 10, Tad Smith, President and CEO of Sotheby’s, accepted the Chairman’s Award at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s (ADDF) Eleventh Annual Connoisseur’s Dinner in New York City. The event raised nearly $2.5 million to support Alzheimer’s treatments.

Leonard A. Lauder and Ronald S. Lauder, Co-Chairmen of the ADDF, presented the award to Mr. Smith, who accepted on behalf of Sotheby’s. The venerable auction house has been the event’s partner and host since the first year and a stalwart supporter of Alzheimer’s research. Tad Smith delivered a heartfelt acceptance, telling the audience, “Sotheby’s is proud to support the ADDF because this disease impacts us all.”  
Jo Carole Lauder, Ronald S. Lauder, and Sheila Johnson Robbins Tad Smith and Caroline Fitzgibbons Smith
The Connoisseur’s Dinner was hosted by journalist and ADDF Board member Paula Zahn. Additional guests included Alina Cho, Nancy Corzine, Domenico De Sole, John Demsey, Caroline Fitzgibbons, Julie and Phil Geier, Nancy Goodes, Eleanora Kennedy, Gary Lauder, Jo Carole Lauder, Judy Glickman Lauder, William Lauder and Lori Tritsch, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Donald E. Newhouse, Olivier and Yosun Reza, Sheila Johnson Robbins, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Ann and Andrew Tisch, Barbara and Donald Tober, and Tom and Heidi McWilliams. During cocktail hour, they enjoyed a special viewing of Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art Sale.
Chris and Vicki Kellogg Donald and Barbara Tober
The evening also featured wine pairings selected by Sotheby’s and the dynamic “Fund a Scientist” auction led by Andrea Fiuczynski, Executive Vice President and Chairman, Sotheby's Americas. The auction raised funds for clinical trials of promising Alzheimer’s treatments. Clinical trials are the final stages of drug development and thanks to the ADDF’s investments, there are more trials than ever before. As ADDF Co-Chairman Leonard A. Lauder told the audience: “We are trying to cure Alzheimer’s disease in our lifetime.” All of the night’s proceeds—and 100% of every donation made to the ADDF—support drug discovery research for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Bonnie Lautenberg, Steve Leber, and Danielle Englebardt
Tom and Heidi McWilliams John Demsey and Alina Cho
Gary Lauder, Judy Glickman Lauder, and Leonard A. Lauder
Cobey Rapaport, Meryl Comer, and Nancy Goodes Sharon Sager, Deborah Krulewitch, and Myra Biblowit
Nancy Corzine and William P. Lauder Eleanora Kennedy
The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its 22nd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Clement Restaurant at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City. The organization celebrated over 20 years of helping children who have experienced abuse achieve their potential. The event featured aSilent Auction where guests bid on coveted gifts and experiences, as well as a live jazz performance by Lucas Pino along with strolling magic by Ben Nemzer.

The event raised approximately $140,000 toward the organization’s mission to support victims of child abuse and their families. Some 125 supporters gathered at the Clement Restaurant for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres and participated in a silent auction to benefit the charity, which took place throughout the evening. Auction highlights included an 18 Hole Golf Round For 4 at Scarsdale Golf Club, A Day of Beauty at Angelo David Salon and 10 Mind & Body Classes at Exhale Spa. 
Jason Salmon Jonathan Crook
This year’s Sponsors included: Steve Alden, John Allen, Alexander Brodsky, Debra and Ken Caplan, Kenneth Ceppos, Jean Folsom and Andrew Glassman, Sandra Glassman, Ronnie and Marty Foont, Michael Haggen, Heidi and Colin Mitchell, James Martin, Meghan and Darryl Pardi, Katrina and Don Peebles, Christine Rales, Amy and Allan Reine, Sheri Sandler, Linda Schoenthaler, Kate and Andy Spade and Susan Warren. Corporate Sponsors of the evening are: The Peninsula, Globe Tax, Skyline Restoration, 26 Five, Broadridge, Brookfield, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Proskauer, GreenOak and PIMCO Foundation.
-Lucas Pino Don and Katrina Peebles
Founded in 1995, NYCC is the only independent center in New York City to provide free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse and their families, for as long as their healing requires. The dedicated staff will never turn a child in need away. NYCC is a nonprofit that relies on donations to ensure it is able to provide these services.

To date, the center has helped more than 15,000 families receive care. The NYCC also provides groundbreaking training programs on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse, attended by medical students, doctors, nurses and first responders worldwide. More than 20,000 professionals have been trained through NYCC’s educational programs.
Juliet Herzberg and Emily Freedman Darryl and Meghan Pardi
Camila Pastor and Heidi Mitchell
Michael Kelly Jean Folsom and Susan Warren
Christine Boeke, Christine Crowther, and Christine Rales
Jez Fischer and Sarah McNamara Michele Herbert
Martin Foont, Linda Schoenthaler, and Ronnie Foont
On April 28th, Ellen Levine, a longtime Hearst editor and innovator, led a wide ranging conversation with pioneering mental health researchers Dolores Malaspina, M.D. (schizophrenia) and Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. (mood and anxiety disorders) before a sold-out audience of 300 at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s third Women Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, showcasing the collaboration between generous donors and scientists that enables the Foundation to fund the most innovative research in neuroscience and psychiatry.
Luncheon co-chairs Barbara Streicker, Carole Mallement, and Suzanne Golden
The event, co-chaired by board members Suzanne Golden, Carole Mallement and Barbara Streicker raised more than $250,000 to help the Foundation—the top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants—to support its Young Investigator Research program and accomplish its mission to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by funding research that will lead to better diagnosis and treatments; 100 percent of every dollar raised for research—all from private donations—goes to support research grants.
Harvey and Carole Mallement, board member of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and Judy and Harvey Wertheim
Dr. Malaspina is the Anita & Joseph Steckler Professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, and former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Weissman is the Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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Bonnie Hammerschlag and Elaine Novick
Dr. Pardes, Dr. Borenstein, and Suzanne Golden
Louisa Francoeur and Jim Goodrich Cullen Stanley and Anne D'Innocenzio
Donna Stillman and Ornella Morrow
Adelaide Farah and Lillian Clagett Lisa Wilens and Virginia Silver
Crista Carr Schatz, Mary Schoolman, and Diane Gershman Levine
Dorothy Sprague, Carole Mallement, Ellen Levine, and Virginia Silver
Stephen Lieber, the Foundation's Chairman of the Board, and Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.,
Founder of the Campaign to Change Direction
Animal Ashram's founder Leesa Rowland hosted over 100 guests in an event honoring Last Chance for Animal's Founder Chris DeRose in an support of Last Chance For Animals and Animal Ashram. The event that was in support of Last Chance For Animals and Animal Ashram was chair Robin Cofer, Liz Derringer, and Arden Wohl. 

Guests were greeted by shirtless male models whose faces were painted as animals serving vegan hors d'oeuvres by Walid Hammami's  WILD and vegan ice cream pops By Chloe. Highlights of the event included Dina Fanai serenading the crowd and Animal Ashram's founding member Larry Wohl emceeing the art silent auction and raffle at The Gallery on West 26th street. Following the art and cocktail reception there was an intimate vegan sit-down dinner for 30 Animal Ashram's supporter at Bottinos. 
Leesa Rowland, Chris DeRose, and Mary Max Peter and Mary Max
The silent auction includes art from artists Victor San Andres, Romero Britto, Margaret Zox Brown, Carolyn E. Davis, Marianna Fox (M. Fox), Charles Fazzino, Ed Heck, Peter Max, Burton Morris, Patrick McMullan, Peter Reginato, Jeff Rodgers & Annie Watt

Guests included:  Leesa Rowland, Chris DeRose, Robin Cofer, Liz Derringer, Larry Wohl, Arden Wohl, Mary and Peter Max, Dorinda Medley, Shannon Elizabeth, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Victor Medina-San Andres, Kathryn Rotella, Lee Fryd, Hank Stampfel, Jane Scher, Glenn Myles & Jennifer Myles, Dominick D'Alleva, Barry Jacobson, Montgomery Frazier & Ben Mindich, Allen Hassan, Mandy Welty, John Mesa, Amelia Doggwiler, Wendy Diamond, Shawni Alexander, Marianna Fox, Dex Phillip, Ashley Silverman, Larry Silverman, and Chris Longoria.
Cindy Guyer, Leesa Rowland, Dorinda Medley, and Shawnie Alexander
There was amazing selection of raffle prizes and gift certificates from including Studio 19NYC Hair Salon gift certificate donated by Vasilia Hatgidimitriou, Mina D. Necklace, Revel Rouge, Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking, Wild Restaurant, Pet Pantry, Flirt Beauty Boutique, Dr. John Mesa Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Intraceuticals O2 Facial by Dr. Yasmin Djeffadine, IPL Treatment by Jane Scher's RC, BSN, Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur, SoulCycle, and Ethos Gallery Dinner.

Animal Ashram provides grants and funding to worthy organizations and individuals offering sanctuary to homeless and helpless animals of all species. Animal Ashram respects and promotes the openness of life and principles of ahimsa. Its not-for-proft mission is to raise money for a variety of educational and public outreach programs, provide funding resources and raise awareness of equality of life among all living beings.
Ben Mindich and Montgomery Frazier Shannon Elizabeth
Event Chair, Liz Derringer
Glenn Myles and Dominick D'Alleva
Ashley Lucas, James Salomon, and Hala Salomon
Miranda Lee, Larry Wohl, and Leesa Rowland
Shannon Elizabeth and Asher Jay
Amelia Doggwiler and Gary Rombough
Chris Longoria and Shawni Alexander
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Alzheimer's); Chad David Kraus Photography (BBRF); Annie Watt (Animal Ashram)