Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Art of Collaboration

Pratt Graduate Class at Pratt Institute's Art of Packaging Award Gala.
Pratt Institute, a renowned New York City-based college that educates creative thinkers from around the world, welcomed 300 guests at its Art of Packaging Award Gala, a glamorous annual event that celebrates excellence in packaging design. The gala, which was held at a private club in Manhattan, raised $300,000 to benefit the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute. Emceed by model Roshumba Williams, the event marked 28 years of the Fund that has helped raise more than $3.5 million for scholarships for graduate packaging design students at Pratt.
Batallure Beauty Chairman and Co-Founder Robin Burns McNeil and President, CEO, and Co-Founder Sam Ghusson accepted the Art of Packaging Award. Fashion Designer Derek Lam introduced them. The Art of Packaging Award is presented annually to a beauty industry company or individual that has excelled in the art form of package design.

Batallure Beauty joins previous recipients including Aramis & Designer Fragrances, Estée Lauder, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Coty Inc., Coty Prestige, Dior Beauty, Interparfums, Lancôme, M·A·C, Mary Kay Inc., P&G Prestige, Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, and Shiseido.
Chien-Chun Feng's Work
Panyagal Charmroenpucksa'a Work
Sherry Zi Qiao Guan's Work
Wanting Tian's Work
Yu-Jia Huang's Work
Yufei Zhou's Work
Special guests at the Art of Packaging Award Gala included actress Arlene Dahl; actor Lorenzo Lamas; Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte; Benoit Mennegand, CFO of Batallure Beauty; Bina Brianca, vice president of marketing, Batallure Beauty; Felix Mayr-Harting, global head of Fine Fragrance, Givaudan; Jerry Vittoria, president, Fine Fragrances North America at Firmenich, Inc.; Eric Vanin, president at Qualipac America; Jill Scalamandre, president at Albea.

Rosen teaches a course on cosmetic and fragrance package design where students are challenged to create a perfume bottle prototype, a scent card, box, shopping bag, and advertisement. To date, the Fund has provided scholarships to more than 100 Pratt students, many of whom have become industry leaders.
Honorees Sam Ghusson, Robin Burns, and Pratt President Dr. Thomas Schutte
Annette Green and Marc Rosen
Bruce Gitlin, Barbara Gyde, and Mike Pratt
Ian Jarvis and Carole Delouvrier
Lucia Magnani and Lorenzo Lamas
Christine Schott, Laurence Laurem, and Honoree Robin Burns
Marc Rosen, Arlene Dahl, and Lorenzo Lamas
Theo Spilka, Honorees Robin Burns, Sam Ghusson, and Jerry Vittoria
Felipe Sanchez, Dr Thomas Schutte, and Bruce Gitlin
Felipe Sena and Marc Rosen
Felix Mayr-Harting, Catherine Russell, and Jerry Vittoria
Host Roshumba Williams
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a non-profit organization that advocates, trains and collaborates with global partners to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction, held the 2017 Gala for Child Protection: Because All Children Deserve a Safe Childhood on Thursday, May 4th at Gotham Hall in New York City.
The third annual gala honored the 2017 Academy Award-nominated film LION in recognition of its critical role in raising the global community's awareness of the issue of missing children. Celebrated-artist and ICMEC Board Member, Jeff Koons, presented the 2017 Champion for Children award in honor of the film to movie producer Harvey Weinstein, the co-founder of The Weinstein Company which released LION. The event raised more than $1.3 million for ICMEC's Global Impact Fund with close to 300 guests in attendance.
Jeff Koons, Saroo Brierley, and Harvey Weinstein
Saroo Brierley, author of A Long Way Home and whose life story LION was based on, also delivered remarks.

In addition, ICMEC honored Facebook with its 2017 Global Impact for Child Protection award. Emily Vacher, Facebook Director of Trust and Safety, accepted the honor.

NBC News anchor Kate Snow was the evening's emcee. Ambassador Maura Harty is the President and CEO of ICMEC. Dr. Franz B. Humer serves as the Chairman of the Board for the organization.
Harvey Weinstein
Melissa Joan Hart
Emily Vacher and Maura Harty
Franz Humer and Caroline Humer
For more than 16 years, ICMEC has been a leader in identifying gaps in the global community's ability to protect children from abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation, and expertly assembling the people, resources and tools needed to fill those gaps.  ICMEC focuses on programs that have an impact on addressing the issues surrounding missing children, child abduction, child sexual abuse and exploitation.
Majo Fruithof Humer, Barend Fruithof, and Maribel Mocci
Okieriete OnaoDowan, Emily Vacher, and Jay Armstrong Johnson
Ron Claiborne, Kate Snow, and Andrew Morse
Iason Togas, Vaughan Bagley, and Ben Maskell
Sally Paul, Daniel Cohen, and Helga Long
Sally Wetterlng, Dennis Deconcini, and Patty Deconcini
On Wednesday, May 24th, Board member David Tobey and his wife Julie hosted the Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra for a chamber concert and cocktail reception in their home. The FBFO assists in raising funds in the United States for the internationally-renowned Budapest Festival Orchestra.

This event introduced a new partnership between the Budapest Festival Orchestra and The Juilliard School. Juilliard students will travel to Budapest to study from and perform with the Orchestra. Guests had the treat of hearing Juilliard Master of Music candidate Noémi Sallai on clarinet, accompanied by pianist Luis Ortiz. The two performed pieces by Zoltán Kodály, Johannes Brahms, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Chamber Concert
Luis Ortiz and Noemi Sallai
Stephen Benko, Julie Tobey, Noemi Sallai, David Tobey, and Luis Ortiz
Liz Savage and Julie Tobey
Stephanie Stokes and Adrienne Vittadini
Kathryn Livingston Forgan, Gladys Thomas, and Nicolette Pathy Bingham
Nicolette Pathy Bingham, Laine Siklos, and Gioia Zwack
Aaron Feinstein, Lynn Jean Lit, and Gabriel Lit
Adrienne Vittadini and Kathryn Livingston Forgan
Laine Siklos and David Tobey
Julia Burns, John Vance, Laine Siklos, and Gioia Zwack
One To World launched its 40th year celebration with a benefit dinner on Tuesday, May 23rd at 583 Park Avenue, as brilliant young Fulbrighters from around the world presented awards to New York area leaders committed to the Fulbright vision of peace through international understanding.

Executive Director Jen E. Clarke and Global Classroom Student Jaylene Torres Castillo
Honorees were: Dr. Madelyn Antoncic, Former Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank; Jeffrey Beers, Founder, Jeffrey Beers International and Fulbright Grantee to Brazil; The Hon. Frank J. Guarini, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives and Former U.S. Representative to the U.N. General Assembly; and Whitney Tilson, Founder and Managing Partner, Kase Capital Management.

Serving as Co-Chairs of the event were Didric Cederholm, Dr. Sue Henderson, Dr. Terrence Martell, and One To World Board Chair Wenke Thoman Sterns.

This year, over 100,000 international students and Fulbright scholars from 180 countries are studying at New York-area institutions. Since 1977, One To World has connected these unofficial ambassadors with Americans in schools, homes, and businesses. One To World is designated by the U.S. Department of State as the Coordinator of Enrichment Programs for the 1,000 visiting Fulbright grantees studying in the New York area each year.

The late Senator J. William Fulbright, who authored the legislation which created his namesake program 71 years ago, specified these services as key components of the Fulbright program. He believed that the time Fulbright grantees spent off-campus would be as important as their academic experiences in fostering cultural understanding and ultimately, a peaceful world. One To World carries on this legacy.
Celebrating 40 Years of One To World
Fulbright Grantee Eldin Milak
Fulbright Grantee Tuvshin Gantulga and Honoree Whitney Tilson
Fulbright Grantee Aline Burni and Honoree Jeffrey Beers
Co-Chairs and One To World Board Members Dr. Sue Henderson, Wenke Thoman Sterns, Dr. Terrence Martell, and Didric Cederholm
Honoree Dr. Madelyn Antoncic and Marc Weill
Renee Cooper and Katie Bakarich, Pres. of the NY Fulbright Alumni Association
Barbara Desiderio, Honoree Congressman Frank J. Guarini, and Lisa Salibello
Fulbright Grantee Suchaya Mokkhasen
One To World Board Member Kaori Uchisaka (right) and Colleagues from School of Visual Arts
Representatives from NYU Office of Global Services
Photographs by Andrew Werner (Pratt); Annie Watt (FBFO); Owen Hoffman & Gonzalo Marroquin/ (ICMEC)