Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Possibility and promise

The 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse Designers.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse, the showcase for America’s premier design talent, opened with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with over 400 supporters.  The 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse takes place in two magnificent Hampton homes – a first for Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. – generously provided by Paramount Custom Homes. 

Proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY.  Traditional Home magazine is the 2017 Presenting Sponsor, Saunders and Associates is the 2017 Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor, Hamptons Purist is the 2017 Regional Magazine Sponsor, and Kohler Co. is the 2017 Design Sponsor. Jeffrey Pfeifle and David Granville were the Gala Co-Chairs.  Mario Buatta is the Honorary Showhouse Chairman.  Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton are the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen. 
Jeffrey Pfeifle and David Granville
The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its seventeenth year, features over 30 top interior designers and decorative artists from the Hamptons, New York City and nationwide.  The Showhouse Boutiques will be provided by Deluxe. 
The 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse Designers
A-List Interiors
Anne Tarasoff Interiors
Apartment 48
Art Works and Designs, Inc.
Baltimore Design Group
Brady Design
Ciuffo Cabinetry
Davin Interiors
East End Home Co.
Eddie Ross for The Mine
English Country Home
Eva Art and Design, Inc.
Grayson De Vere
Greg McKenzie Design
Gregory Shano Interiors for East Hampton Gardens
Jean Liu Design, LLC
Ken Gemes Interiors
Kim E. Courtney Interiors
Libby Langdon Interiors
Lillian August Furnishings + Designs
Lisa Mende Design
M. Frederick Design
Mabley Handler Interior Design
Melanie Roy Design
Michael Del Piero Good Design
Old Town Crossing Interior Design
Rajni Alex Design
Sea Green Designs
Vintage Interior Design, Inc.
Wolf Interior Designs
The Hampton Designer Showhouse will be open to the public Sunday, July 23 through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.   Showhouse hours will be as follows: Monday through Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm (last admission 30 minutes before closing).  Children six and under, infants, strollers and pets are not admitted in the Showhouse. Admission to the Showhouse is $40 and includes the Showhouse Journal.  This year’s Showhouse takes place in two magnificent Hampton homes located 78 Rosko Lane and 82 Rosko Lane in Southampton, New York

For more information on the Showhouse and to purchase tickets, visit
Jamie Drake and Judy Hadlock
Greg McKenzie and Sean Bruns
Jaithan Kocher and Eddie Ross
Gregory Shano and Michael Giannelli
Anelle Gandelman and Shannon Willey
Kim Radovich and Keith Baltimore
Rachel Florez and Art McShane
Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler
Andrea Piacentino and Ken Gemes
Cynthia Archer and Gary De Persia
Caitlin Frederick, Matthew Frederick, and Stephanie Sturchio
Franco Biscardi and Brian Brady
Christine Aliverto, Bob Tabor, Jasmine Avery, and Megan Murphy Patel
Oscar Mandes, Jean Shafiroff, Robert Chaloner, and Lee Fryd
Tony Manning and Jill Waage
Joe Criscuolo, Peter Criscuolo, and Bill Locantro
Linh Calhoun, Beth McDonough, Jill Waage, and Suzanne Cooper
Richard Wilkie, Steven Stolman, and Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Libby Langdon and Keith O'Hea Kate Singer, Kim Radovich, and Denise Rinfret
Yvonne Lusterino, Nancy Dougherty, Melanie Roy, and Lorrie Daro
Gary Ciuffo, Maryanne Ciuffo, and Joe Ciuffo
American Humane’s Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs launched a new initiative to help our brave veterans and more of America’s beautiful, adoptable animals. Every day, 20 veterans struggling with the invisible wounds of war take their own lives, and 670,000 dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year.

To help turn the tide of veteran suicide and save the lives of more adoptable animals, American Humane announced the first graduating class of service dogs in its new national “Shelter to Service” program. The initiative rescues shelter dogs and trains them to become
lifesaving service animals for veterans.
Chris Ellis, Lex, and Dr. Robin Ganzert John Gerula, Oliver, and Dr. Robin Ganzert
Dr. Amy McCullough, Cassandra Langr, and Dr. Robin Ganzert
American Humane introduced the first class of service dog graduates at the Hamptons, Long Island home of philanthropists Jewel and Robert Morris amid a sea of some 200 humanitarian and celebrity advocates.
Bob and Jewel Morris
American Humane’s Shelter to Service program was made possible thanks to a wide range of committed supporters and generous sponsors, including, among many others, The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Zoetis, Hallmark Channel, NCR Foundation, Banfield Foundation, Adtalem Foundation, Kriser’s Natural Pet, Matt Martin Foundation, Door Automation Corp., Kyrus Charities, Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, The Philly Pack, Monster Energy, Marta Heflin Foundation, Red River Charitable Foundation, Nora Roberts Family Foundation, All About Dogs, LLC, and Merck Animal Health. Without their support, this program would not be possible.
Dr. Byron DeLemos, Skylar DeLemos, and Kathleen DeLemos
Rosalee Brinton and Beatty Cramer
Alex Donner, Lieba Nesis, and Joseph Fichera
Elizabeth Belfer, Peter Christian, and Daisy Platt
Allison Bennett and Beth Stern David Greenberg and Debra Halpert
Pat Hulse, Beau Hulse, Naomi Judd, Kellie Jo Norris, and Larry Strickland
Pat and Mike Franzino
Nicole DiCocco, Erica Mariani, Jane Pontarelli, and Joe Pontarelli Tara Liddle and Areta Podhorodecki
Herbert Millard and Louise Collins
Tim Lane and Cheryl Krebs Randi and Randy Sellari
Jean Shafiroff, Jewel Morris, Candy Udell, and Susan Cushing
Jim and Christine Gray
Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country were selected to work one-on-one with Broadway greats including Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli, Dale Rieling, Ken Billington and Matt Kraus at the 8th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP which just wrapped in New York City.  

The event was underwritten by Myrna and Freddie (“G”) Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI).  The four days of events honored instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups.  In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers’ schools received $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. The final event was a celebratory night at Chez Josephine.
Myrna and Freddie Gershon
Baayork Lee and Jeff Calhoun
Trevor Hardwick, Drew Cohen, and Stephen Flaherty
Marty Johnson, Daniel Stoddart, Cindy Ripley, Tim McDonald, and Steven Kennedy
Peter Filichia and Linda Konner
Jeanine and Karl Gallmeyer
Marcus Woollen and Jesse Johnson Susan Fuller and John Jacobson
John Prignano and Mark Brymer
Jane and Steve Tennen
Deb Hartnett and Spencer Lau
The Freddie G Fellowship class of 2017
Don and Katrina Peebles hosted Cocktails and Conversations in honor of the New York City Mission Society at their Bridgehampton home on Friday, July 7th, 2017. The elegant but understated event benefitted the Mission Society’s programs and services, which help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. At the event, Mrs. Peebles gave a touching speech about the society’s mission.

Don and Katrina Peebles
Currently, Mrs. Peebles sits on the board of the Mission Society. The event host committee includes the following supporters: Peggy and John BaderB. Michael and Mark-Anthony EdwardsMissy Kilroy and Jay Moorhead, and Leah and Stanley Rumbough.

Some of the initiatives and organizations that have benefitted from Don and Katrina's board service and fundraising include the YMCA of Greater New York, the Women’s Cancer League, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, among others. Don and Katrina Peebles' philanthropic activities expand to Miami where they work with groups such as CARE Elementary, and The Viscya Museum. Mr. Peebles is also a former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Notable attendees included: Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles, and Chloe Peebles, Peggy Bader and  John Bader, B. Michael and Mark-Anthony Edwards, Missy Kilroy and Jay Moorhead, Leah Rumbough, Stanley Rumbough, and Cole Rumbough, Cornelia Bregman, Beth and Robert Fishel, Maria and Kenneth Fishel, Debbie and Marc Paley, Missy Hargraves, Carine de Meyer, Lynn Lehocky, Michael Ohoven, Mae Sze Greene and  Jeff Greene,  Anne and  Tom Haubenstricker, Dottie Herman, Margo Manhattan, Larry Scott, Stacia Means, Jannine de Meritt, Jean Shafiroff, Rehanna Farrell, Brenda Blackmon, James Godman, and Jason Duchin.
Margo Manhattan Maria and Kenneth Fishel B. Michael
Debbie Paley and Marc Paley Jeff Greene and Mazie Greene
Mark Anthony, B. Michael, Darold Cuba, and Doug di Stefano
Katrina Peebles and Larry Scott Stanley Rumbough and Leah Rumbough
Cornelia Bregman and Leah Rumbough
Jannine de Meritt, Katrina Peebles, and Gina King
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Hampton Designer Showhouse & Peebles); Annie Watt (Am Humane & Freddie G).