Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Best is Yet to Come

Courtney Huber, Liza Huber, Brendan Hesterberg, Susan Lucci, Royce Alexander Hesterberg, and Helmut Huber
The UCP of NYC held its 70th Anniversary Gala at the Hilton Hotel. CEO Edward R. Matthews announced in a keynote speech that UCP of NYC would be renamed ADAPT Community Network. The Gala marked the official launch of the new brand.

The UCP of NYC 70th Anniversary Gala was co-hosted by Tamsen Fadal, Anchor of PIX 11 News and Mike Woods, Meteorologist, Fox 5's Good Day New York. Susan Lucci, Emmy® Award-winning actress Edward R. Matthews, and Donna Hanover, Former First Lady of New York City, made special appearances at the Gala.
Mike Woods and Tamsen Fadal
Other VIPs attending the gala included: Loreen Arbus, Beverly Bond, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Liza Huber, Donna Hanover, Teresa Priolo, Marty Hausman, Sheila Lennon, Steve Lacy, Teresa Priolo, Lamar Goering, Greg Easterly, John Muller, Kori Chambers, Jessica Belucci, Maysoon Zayid, Pierre LeVeaux, Scott Kramer, Michelina Mandarano, Javier Gomez, Stacey Tisdale, Lori Sokol, Camilla Barungi, Alyson Cambridge and Andy Peeke.
Maria Della Rocca
ADAPT Community Network (formerly UCP of NYC) is the leading not-for-profit agency and a pioneer in providing programs and services that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For over 70 years, ADAPT Community Network has created a more inclusive world for New York City children and adults with a variety of challenges. ADAPT Community Network's breadth of over 100 comprehensive programs include education, health, technology, residential, and recreational services for thousands of individuals and families annually. Our programs are delivered by thousands of trained and dedicated staff, including a number of employees who have disabilities themselves.
Brett Friedman, Tanya Shaby, Katie Greis, and Zakiya Boyd
Beverly Bond and Loreen Arbus
Helene Miller and Sam Kase
Susan Lucci, Mike Woods, Tamsen Fadal, Edward Matthews, and Donna Hanover
Camilla Barungi, Ojinika Obiekwe, Alan Oyugi, and Chike Eleazu
Carl Gallioto, Jeanette Segal, and Christopher Laul
Steve Lacy, Teresa Priolo, and Mike Woods
Donna Hanover, Sheila Lennon, Liza Huber, Susan Lucci, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Elizabeth Matthews and Stephen Freeman
Elizabeth Norman, Buster Norman, and George Berry
Jon Epstein and Gideon Asher
James Kase and Martin Hausman
Liza Huber, Brendan Hesterberg, Susan Lucci, and Royce Alexander Hesterberg
Mariette McBride and Michael Berger
Maysoon Zayid
Mike Schwartz, Amy Waldman, Tamsen Fadal, and Rachel Wasserman
Michelina Mandarino, Becky Curran, and Lauren LoGuidice
Mike Woods, Javier Gomez, Andy Peeke, and Patrick Hazlewood
Mr. G, Diane Manning, and Greg Easterly
Roberta Koenisgberg, Raj Shah, Sue Atwell, and Michael Atwell
Susan Constantino, Patrick Dollard, and Edward Sweeney
Teresa Priolo, Edward Matthews, and Steve Lacy
Martin Hausman and Family
Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization dedicated to addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, illuminated the Palm Beach social season with “A Visionary Evening” at Club Collette in Palm Beach on February 23, 2107.

The sold-out event attracted nearly 200 guests who honored the beloved mother-daughter duo and philanthropic leaders, Frannie Scaife and Jennie Scaife. Arlene Dahl served as Honorary Chairman; Grace Meigher, Kit Pannill, Mario Nievera and Travis Howe served as Dinner Dance Co-Chairmen.  The evening’s “Young Visionaries” Co-chairmen were Wyatt Koch, Christopher Brainard and Michelle Farmer.
Olivia Poff and Brand with "Charlie"
Wyatt Koch and Ivy Gabrielle
Mark G. Ackermann, Lighthouse Guild Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, welcomed guests and introduced Dr. Alan R. Morse, Lighthouse Guild President and Chief Executive Officer, who spoke about several exciting national initiatives to serve the growing number of people who are visually impaired, including one in Palm Beach County, where Lighthouse Guild is collaborating with local libraries to provide free access to Bookshare®, largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with vision loss.  Chairman of the Board James M. Dubin acknowledged the contribution and dedication of the event chairmen and committee members, and lauded the extraordinary philanthropic efforts of Frannie and Jennie Scaife, and the Scaife Family Foundation. 

The presentations concluded with an announcement by Frannie Scaife about a generous gift made by the Scaife Family Foundation to Lighthouse Guild for the expansion of programs and services for individuals and veterans of all ages with vision loss, physical disabilities and other special needs.  Lighthouse Guild currently has a wonderful collaboration with the Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs, and both organizations draw upon each other’s expertise to increase independence for the visually impaired.
Giuselppe de Corato, Mary Jean Ribas, and Christopher Brainard
Arlene Dahl and Mark Ackermann
In celebration of the collaboration with the Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs, the evening featured a special appearance by celebrity canine and service dog in training; Charlie, NBC TODAY Show’s “Puppy with a Purpose”, accompanied by his mobility instructor, Olivia Poff, from America’s VetDogs.  The pair flew in from New York to help raise awareness about Lighthouse Guild’s vision and health care services for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization with a long history of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. With more than 200 years of experience and service, Lighthouse Guild brings a level of understanding to vision care that is unmatched. By integrating vision and healthcare services and expanding access through its programs and education and awareness, we help people lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives. For more information, visit www.Lighthouseguild.org.
Carla and George Mann
Bob Nederlander and Lynn Foster
James and Susan Dubin with Judy and Alan Morse
Brooke Brooks and Brianna Raich
Susie and Edward Elson
Travis Howe, Grace Meigher, and Mario Nievera
Gigi and Harry Benson
Alan Morse, Frannie Scaife, and James Dubin with "Charlie"
Linda Talarico and Liz Sans
Susan Lloyd and Marc Rosen
Pamela Fiori and Jackie Weld
Lizzi Bickford with Tad and Mae Ferguson
Lindsey and William Kreitsek Jr.
More than 150 supporters gathered around the illuminated pool at The Beach Club on March 8th for Hanley Foundation’s 2017 Palm Beach Dinner. Symbolic of their new 2017 leadership, location and name, the event’s ‘Surfacing’ theme captured the momentum of the Foundation during this pivotal year. The evening honored new and old friends and benefitted Hanley Foundation’s mission to combat addiction by preventing children’s experimentation with drugs and alcohol, educating parents and caregivers and providing access to quality substance use disorder treatment.

Jan Cairnes, Executive Director of Hanley Foundation, welcomed guests and introduced Turner Benoit, Director of Special Projects and Community Engagement.
Denise and Dan Hanley
Kendall and Mary Brittain Cheatham
Guests enjoyed a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres and mingled as they perused dozens of one-of-a-kind silent auction items. Palm Beach’s own Blake Hanley and his band, Ghost Lion, took the stage to entertain guests with their Caribbean and South American folk lo-fi pop music. Hanley and band members Enrique Lara, Mike Torres and Chris Kapica, captivated the audience throughout the evening. The reception was followed by a lavish dinner buffet including an abundance of seafood paella, carved flank steak, a make-your-own polenta station, an array of decadent deserts and more.

Leading the event was Honorary Chairman, Lyanne Azqueta, Chairmen Andrew Forsyth and Kelly Williams and Junior Chairman Clark Appleby. Committee members included Nellie Benoit, Denise Hanley, Cat Miller, Liza Pulitzer Calhoun and Joanie Van der Grift.
Andrew Forsyth, Lyanne Azqueta, and Clark Appleby
Sponsors for the Palm Beach Dinner included Florida Crystals, Hanley Family Foundation, Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach Illustrated, Provident Jewelry and Wilmington Trust.

In the early 1980s, Mary Jane and Jack Hanley retired to Palm Beach County to discover the absence of any facilities dedicated to quality substance abuse treatment. Through the couple’s visionary leadership, the Hanley Center and Hanley Center Foundation were established. Now known simply as Hanley Foundation, the charitable 501(c)(3) organization provides programming and grant support for statewide substance use disorder advocacy, prevention, education, and access to quality treatment. The Foundation’s prevention programming is available free of charge to schools, churches, and community groups. 

For more information about substance abuse prevention and education programming, visit hanleyfoundation.org.
Dave and Karen Fritz
Turner and CJ Benoit
Meghan and Carter Taylor
Mike Hanley and Jan Cairnes
Loy and Kent Anderson
Donna Marks and Culver Smith
Nancy Hooker and Mark Ferris
Kim Koslow and Elle Dupree
Blake Hanley and Nellie Benoit
Jim and Becky Myers
Rachel Docekal and Liza Pulitzer Calhoun
Ghost Lion
Industry leaders from L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, LVMH, Coty, Unilever, Puig, Interparfums, Chanel and Hermes, gathered together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of BEAUTY FASHION at the Cercle de L’Union Interalliee in Paris.

The event was sponsored by Symrise which has a 220-year heritage in fine fragrance having enabled the creation of such iconic scents as Jicky by Guerlain through the innovation of synthetic Vanillin as well as the exquisite perfumery bases from Fabrique DeLaire, Shalimar, and more recently Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera and Comme des Garcons.

The evening also toasted Symrise’s philanthropic work to provide sustainable jobs in Madagascar and Brazil who harvest the crops, including vanilla beans, to make Symrise’s products.
Beauty Fashion President George Ledes and Symrise President Achim Daub
Two hundred guests, including Vogue Publisher Susan Plagemann and many other New Yorkers in Paris for the Women’s Ready-to-Wear shows, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Live Fashion Artist Danielle Meder amused guests with quick sketches of themselves which were given as mementos of the evening in addition to a special scented candle.

During cocktails, George Ledes, President & CEO of BEAUTY FASHION whose family has traditionally held a beauty industry dinner at Le Cercle de L’Union Interalliee for more than thirty years, proposed a toast to Achim Daub, President, Scent & Care, of Symrise thanking him and congratulating his company’s own milestone achievements with a 100-year-old bottle of Domain Legrand Armagnac from 1917.
Cole Rumbough and his trio
Jazz Singer Cole Rumbough, whose great-grandmother, Marjorie Merriweather Post, built President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach residence and club, Mar-a-Lago, kicked off the evening with two classics from the Great American Songbook, As Time Goes By and The Best is Yet to Come!

A private client dinner was then held in the main dining room honoring some of the most important perfumers in the fragrance industry. 
Julianne Pruett and perfumer Alienor Massenet
Vicomtesse Adda de Vaulchier, Cole Rumbough, and Symine Salimpour
Christine Schott Ledes, Achim Daub, Dr. Heinz- Jeurgen Bertram, and Susan Plagemann
Danielle Meder and Doreen Bloch
Nathalie Banker and George Ledes
Symrise Master Perfumer Emilie Coppermann and Dr. Heinz-Juergen Bertram
Hermes' Christine Nagel and Agnes de Villers with a friend
Legendary fragrance consultant Ann Gottlieb and Symrise perfumer David Apel
Photographs by Capehart Photography (Lighthouse); LILA PHOTO (Hanley)