Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Feeling Fountain House and Hearing the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Fountain House 15th Anniversary Symposium and Luncheon Chairs Patricia Begley, Anne Mai, Alexandra Herzan, Ilyse Wilpon, Jennifer Oken, Florence Peyrelongue Kitty de Chazal, Carolyn MacKenzie, and Lorna Hyde Graev.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra hosted its Annual Gala at the Metropolitan Club. The evening celebrated “Lifelong Engagement with Music” honoring Timothy A. Boroughs, one of Orpheus’ Trustees and Chief Investment Officer of Chubb. Among the event’s 300 guests were some of Orpheus’ closest friends as well as major corporate sponsors including Berjé, Chubb, JPMorgan, Ares Management, BlackRock, General Atlantic, KKR, Oaktree Capital, Wellington Management, and Western Asset.
Guests were treated to a private performance by the orchestra in collaboration with Grammy-winning American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Branford Marsalis. Mr. Boroughs made his Orpheus debut appearance on the piano alongside his teacher, Ms. Heather A. Hamilton, performing a transcription of Flamenco Sketches for piano and orchestra from Miles Davis’ iconic album Kind of Blue. The performance was followed by seated dinner and silent auction, which featured a range of unique and luxury items in the categories of music, art, fashion, and experiences.
Acting Chairman Kim Bleimann Executive Director Alexander Scheirle
Tim Boroughs and Branford Marsalis
Soloist Branford Marsalis
Proceeds from the Gala will support Orpheus’ artistic endeavors, including its education initiative, Access Orpheus-NYC, which reaches over 2,500 NYC public school students from all five boroughs annually.

Guests from the evening included Honoree Timothy A. Boroughs, Evan Greenberg (President and CEO, Chubb), Consul General Harriet E. Berg of Norway, Mary Farrell (President of the Board, Howard Gilman Foundation), fashion designer Yuta Powell, Elizabeth and Frank Newman, Motoaki Ueno (All Nippon Airways), and Sandra and Stanford Warshawsky.
Daniel Sullivan and Mary Farrell (Howard Gilman Board President) Diane and Walt Looney (Trustee)
Daisuke Katayama with Naoko and Motoaki Ueno
Barbara and Honoree Tim Boroughs Susan and Art Lindenauer (Trustee)
Nancy and Alan Brenner (Trustee) with Stan and Sandra Warshawsky
Sacha and Evan Greenberg (President and CEO of Chubb), Branford Marsalis, and Honoree Tim and Barbara Boroughs
Paola Duran and Acting Chairman Kim Bleimann Martin and Sarah Leibowitz
Trustee Emeritus Liz Newman and Trustee Kate Hughes-Del Tufo
Mel and Liz Lyman (Trustee) Trustee Kate Hughes and Tim Porter
WQRX host Elliott Forrest and Branford Marsalis
Paola Duran, Executive Director Alexander Scheirle, Liz Hall, and Acting Chairman Kim Bleimann
Trustee Paula Mueller and Philippe Salomon Carol Landon and Paul Chihara (Trustee)
Yoel Haller, Musician Ronnie Bauch, Judy and Ennius Bergsma, Eva Haller, and Trustee Emeritus Connie Steensma
Danny Boroughs (third from left) and Aaron Boroughs ( right end) with friends
Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, hosted its 15th Anniversary Symposium and Luncheon at The Pierre on Monday, April 30th. The topic for this year’s event was Food For Thought: Eating Disorders & The Brain. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Considerable strides have been made in the treatment of these disorders, and recovery is possible.

Over the past fifteen years, the Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon has become New York’s premier lay forum addressing the issues of serious mental illness. This year, Fountain House honored Marya Hornbacher, a mental health advocate, award-winning essayist, journalist and New York Times bestselling author of five books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. In Wasted, Marya writes about her five hospitalizations, extensive therapy, and the loss of family, friends, and jobs as she struggled with anorexia and bulimia. Many have said that Wasted is a book that saves lives.
Dr. Evelyn Attia, Brian Cuban, Consuelo Mack, and Dr. Graham Redgrave
Consuelo Mack, the Founder, Executive Producer and Anchor of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, was the Master of Ceremonies. Fountain House was privileged to have three excellent panelists: Evelyn Attia, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, Director, Center for Eating Disorders, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Co-Author, Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders, Brian Cuban, Attorney and Author of  Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder and The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, and Graham W. Redgrave, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Residency Education and Assistant Director, Eating Disorders Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Honoree Marya Hornbacher accepting the Fountain House Humanitarian Award from Carolyn Mackenzie
Close to 600 guests attended and the event raised $1 million to support Fountain House programming and their innovative approach to improving the lives of people with serious mental illness. The Symposium and Luncheon was established to advance community knowledge of mental illness and reduce the associated stigma, and to raise vital funds for Fountain House’s innovative employment, education, and housing, and wellness programs.

The dedicated Chairs who worked tirelessly to ensure this event’s success were: Patricia Begley, Kitty de Chazal, Alexandra A. Herzan, Carolyn B. MacKenzie, Anne Mai, Jennifer Oken, Florence Peyrelongue, and Ilyse Wilpon.  Founding Chairs are Lorna Hyde Graev and Lynn Nicholas, PsyD.  
Glenn Close, Kenn Dudek, and Anne Mai  Larry Graev and Kari Tiedemann
For 70 years, Fountain House has successfully addressed the devastating impact of serious mental illness. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.  
Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually.  

To learn more about Fountain House, visit: www.fountainhouse.org.
Nancy Taylor and Barry Osborn
Guy de Chazal, Anne Mai, and John McCaskill
Paola Monti and Ilyse Wilson  John McCaskill and Missy Taylor
Kitty de Chazal, Jacqueline Drexel, and Margo Langenberg 
Judy Gordon Cox, Cathy Graham, and Cynthia Whitehead
Angela Clofine, Jennifer Oken, Lorna Hyde Graev, and Lil Phillips
Anjali Melwani, Prakash Melwani, and Jackie Williams 
Barbara Georgescu, Adele Grant, and Missy Taylor 
Lori Cuisinier, Genie Egerton Warburton, and Virginia Tracy 
Cece Cord, Stephanie Krieger, and Margo Langenberg
Deeda Blair  Alexia Hamm Ryan, Mark Gilbertson, and Debbie Bancroft 
Pamela Harris, Sharon Handler Loeb, Jean Lawrence, and Marjorie Reed Gordon
 Alison Leeds and Anne Marie Myers Blair Clarke 
Sally Beatty, Frances Beatty, Marne Obernauer, and Christine Culver
Jane Singer and Deborah Krulewitch 
Kristin Kristin Ursano, Paige Rustum, and Noelle Momsen Emilia Saint-Amand
Ashley Gramins, Alison Pappas, and Martha Sharp 
Jean Shafiroff  Lis Waterman and Susan Burke
Melissa Roessler, Ashley von Perfall, Florence Peyrelongue, and Marisa Madero
Andrea Ranawat, Angela Clofine, and Luisa Knapp
Tracey Huff, Paige Rustum, and Shannon Henderson
Photographs by Chris Lee (Orpheus); Patrick McMullan (Fountain House)