Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Resolution and Remedy

Rahzel with Fellows and Founders of The Resolution Project at the Resolve 2017 Gala at the Harvard Club.
On the evening of October 17th New York Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer hosted a reception at Lincoln Ristorante for President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Borda, welcoming her as she begins her tenure at the New York Philharmonic. Guests included leaders of major New York City cultural institutions, New York Philharmonic Board Members, and other friends of the Philharmonic.

Guests sipped wine and prosecco, and enjoyed risotto croquettes and stuzzichini as they mingled and took turns greeting the new President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic. The more than 100 attendees were welcomed by Mr. Schafer, who introduced Deborah Borda. In her remarks, Ms. Borda recalled her first meeting with Mr. Schafer, at an event where he asked her to dance. She said she was surprised by his dancing abilities and quipped, "we've been dancing ever since."
Deborah Borda, Oscar S. Schafer, and Coralie Toevs
Attendees included: New York Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer and his wife, Didi; New York Philharmonic President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Borda; Lincoln Center President Debora L. Spar; Lincoln Center Chairman Katherine Farley; New York City Ballet Executive Director Katherine Brown; Carnegie Hall Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson; The Juilliard School incoming President Damian Woetzel; Orchestra of Saint Luke's Chairman Norman S. Benzaquen; Broadway producer Roy Furman; New York Public Radio President and CEO Laura R. Walker; The Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden; New York Philharmonic Board Members Angela Chen, Mary J. Wallach, Karen T. LeFrak, Joel I. Picket, Susan Rose, and Itzhak Perlman; and New York Philharmonic Director Emeritus Benjamin M. Rosen.
Joel and Joan Picket with Karen and Richard LeFrak
Adam Max and Laura Walker
Paul Sekhri, Norman Benzaquen, and Judith Zankel
Angela Chen, Deborah Borda, and Mary Wallach
Jonathan Woetzel and Damian Woetzel
Oscar Schafer, Ben Rosen, and Roy Furman
Joseph Polisi, Deborah Borda, and James Gandre
Laura Chang, Heidi Lange, and Arnold Chavkin
Lisa Cali, Gunther Greiner, Carol Schaefer, Deborah Borda, and Susan Feder
Deborah Borda and Thelma Golden
Toby and Itzhak Perlman
Misook Doolittle and Angela Chen
Tanya Dorn and Alexander Scheirle Vasili and Donna Tsamis
Deborah Borda, Katherine Farley, Charles Hamlen, and James Roe
Susan Rose, Mary Wallach, and Deborah Borda
The Resolution Project hosted its 8th Annual Resolve Gala at the Harvard Club, celebrating the many ways in which Resolution’s global network of Fellows, supporters, and volunteers are working toward a sustainable future.

Each year, the Resolve Gala honors the accomplishments of Resolution Fellows working across sustainable development, education, energy and environment, equality, health, and humanitarian relief sectors. Resolution Fellows work in nearly 70 countries and across the US, and have helped over 1.2 million people through their work. Resolve 2017 showcased seven installations that creatively explore areas of impact around the world being addressed by these inspiring young leaders.
Candice Kumai James Donahue and Sarah Berner Jyoti Singhui
The evening brought together notable VIPs, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business leaders to raise proceeds that benefit and empower a global community of young leaders through cooperative social entrepreneurship. Guests in attendance included Candice Kumai (Iron Chef Judge); Kathrin Werderitsch (model); Ginna Le Vine (actress); Mari Malik (model/philanthropist); Amanda Cole (fashion executive), Renata Zandonadi (model), Maani Safa (entrepreneur), Andras Forgacs (venture investor); Julia Dubovyk (Artist); and others. Grammy Award winning artist Rahzel (formerly of The Roots) took the stage for the ultimate in beat boxing.

Sponsors of the event included Aramark, Macquarie Group, Hatzimemos/Libby, Mastercard, BNY Mellon, DuPont, General Electric, Perkins Coie, and White & Case.
Oliver Libby, Howard Levine, and George Tsiastis Ismini Svensson and Tasos Karydis
Mimi Kigawa, David Dietz, and Ginna Le Vine
John Jonson and Kelly Green Kathrin Werderitsch and Renata Zandonadi
Nima Dahir, Jackson Frazier, and Jasmine Mitchell
Sharika Tharani, Jonathan Braun, Tanuja Tharani, and Mara Garcia
Dina Val and Megan Guzza
On Wednesday, October 25th, New Yorkers came together for the Caron Renaissance Save A Life event to honor the work and support that Caron Treatment Center has given to so many people, including host Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe.

Guests enjoyed food at Meatpacking District's Old Homestead and a private screening of renowned filmmaker Pamela Hanson's film Drugfree that shines a light on the epidemic of addiction.

Attendees included: Aura Arslanian, Christy Turlington Burns, Lola Kirke, Arden Wohl, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Richie Akiva, Petra Levin, Chemla Sisters, Cecile Casablanca, Sherry Cosovic and George Wayne.
Before the guests arrival.
With 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers operates lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron's treatment is customized to meet the needs of individuals and families – with highly trained teams prepared to address co-occurring disorders. Caron offers an innovative approach to ongoing recovery care support for its former patients and their families with online peer groups.
Petra Levin, Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe, and Aura Arsianian Annabelle Dexter-Jones
Bradley F. Sorte, Neil Lasher, and Todd Whitmar
Christy Turlington Burns, Brana Wolf, Kim McCarty, and Pamela Hanson
George Wayne and Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe Patrick Coombe and Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe
Petra Levin, Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe, Aura Arsianian, and Marc Sherry
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and education of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, announced its third annual New York City Gala raised $2 million. The funding will support GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test and better treatment protocols, as well as educate both the public and physicians about Lyme disease. 

This year’s gala was attended by more than 700 supporters at Cipriani 42nd Street and honored Marisol Thomas, philanthropist, animal rights advocate and wife of Grammy Award-winning musician Rob Thomas and Joseph Abboud, celebrated and award-winning menswear designer and author of Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion and Fashion Designer Encyclopedia, for their active roles in driving awareness of Lyme disease and their commitment to finding a cure for this complex and misunderstood disease. The event was hosted byRosanna Scotto, co-anchor of FOX 5’s Good Day New York.
Celebrated event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events produced and designed the gala for the third year in a row, including donating the décor.
The space was decorated by Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events pin a black and gold color scheme, featuring sleek centerpieces and stunning floral arrangements. Scott is as well-known for producing spectacular, one-of-a-kind events as he is for his commitment to philanthropy. He supports more than 30 charities annually, including the Global Lyme Alliance.

The Co-Chairs for the gala included Tim Baxter, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics America; Nick Lippman, partner, Lippman Entertainment; Jay McInerney, best-selling author; Jarrod Nadel, chief product development director, Tailored Brands, Inc.; Julian Niccolini, partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant; David Nolan, vice chairman, Millennium Management; Larry Scott, owner, Lawrence Scott Events; Rob Thomas, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and producer; Alex von Bidder, partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant. The evening’s Honorary Event chairs included Yolanda Hadid, television personality and author; Ally Hilfiger, author, Lyme advocate and fashion designer; Dee and Tommy HilfigerThalia Mottola, singer/songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur; Mike Schneider, broadcast journalist and documentary producer.
The ceremony was followed by performances from special musical guests, including Grammy award- winning artist Rob Thomas and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and front man for the band bearing his name Chris Daughtry. Guests were also treated to amazing food inspired by The Four Seasons Restaurant’s new menu, courtesy of executive chef Pecko Zantilaveevan.

Notable attendees included Larry ScottYolanda Hadid, Ally Hilfiger, Marisol and Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry, Bryan Adams, Ramona Singer, Joseph Abboud, Jean Shafiroff, Rosanna Scotto, Jim Miller, Charles Balducci, Debbie Siciliano, Rob Kobre, Diane Blanchard, Scott Santarella, Staci Grodin, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Richard Baker and many others. 
Rob Thomas and Chris Daughtry
Everyone is susceptible to Lyme and is just one tick bite away from contracting the disease. Cases of Lyme have been reported in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, making it a health crisis with worldwide impact. Additionally, current diagnostic tests for Lyme disease are inaccurate in more than fifty percent of Lyme patients, leading to both failed and misdiagnoses. 

The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982. 329,000 people in the United States alone contract Lyme disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Larry Scott and Ramona Singer Marisol Thomas, Jean Shafiroff, and Yolanda Hadid
Charles Balducci, Debbie Siciliano, Rob Kobre, Diane Blanchard, Scott Santarella, and Staci Grodin
Ally Hilfiger Rosanna Scotto
Chris Daughtry, Marisol Thomas, and Rob Thomas Jim Miller
Yolanda Hadid and Bryan Adams
Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict Joseph Abboud and Richard Baker
Photographs by Brad Barket/Getty Images (Caron); Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (Global Lyme)