Monday, March 19, 2018

Hopping from one place to another

Celia Nichols-Najar, Allison Aston, Caroline Los Arcos, Jamee Gregory, Austen Cruz, and Marisa Van Bokhorst at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee's Annual Bunny Hop.
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted the Annual Bunny Hop at 583 Park Avenue. A Society tradition considered the most noteworthy family event of the year, The Bunny Hop invites members to share their spirit for philanthropy with their children in a magical, festive atmosphere. Sponsored by premier Parisian children’s wear brand Bonpoint, this fun-filled event was co-chaired by Austen Cruz, Celia Nichols Najar, Marisa van Bokhorst and Caroline Los Arcos.

For over 25 years, The Society's Associates Committee has hosted the much-anticipated Bunny Hop, which heralds the arrival of spring. This event allows The Society’s members and New York families a wonderful evening for people of all ages – complete with magicians, costumed characters, special performances, delicious treats and more. Proceeds from The Bunny Hop will fund the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
“The Bunny Hop continues to be a one-of-a-kind event that gives the whole family a chance to share the importance of fundraising and philanthropy with their children,” said Jamee Gregory, President of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering. “Cancer has touched everyone in one way or another, and the Bunny Hop allows children to learn at a young age to learn how they can help fight it.”

Guests included: Jane Keltner de Valle, Carolina de Neufville, Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, Helena Martinez, Kate Davis, Erin O’Connor, Katherine Boulud, Ferebee Taube, Anna Kennedy Safir, Sara Gilbane Sullivan, Allison Aston, Shoshanna Gruss, Beth Blake Day, Eleanora Kennedy, Jenny Slayton-Green, Joanna de Neufville, Jamee Gregory, Amory McAndrew, Aleksandra Cragg, Marilyn Webber, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Virginia Tomensen, Amanda Waldron, Martha Sharp, Gillian Hearst, Reena Russell, Leslie Perkin, Melissa Meister, Austen Cruz, Celia Nichols Najar, Marisa van Bokhorst, Caroline Los Arcos, Nina Kartveli, Nicole Dorsey, Stacey Dunn, Anna Lee Bassani-Mena, Meghan Horstmann, Laure Huet among many others.
Ferebee Taube Jane Keltner de Valle
Jamee Gregory and Allison Aston Helena and Roman Martinez
Eleanora Kennedy and Anna Kennedy Safir
Shoshanna Gruss Reena Russell and Kate Davis
Martha Sharp Leslie Perkin and Caroline Los Arcos
On Wednesday, March 14th, more than 600 high-profile guests, including Eric Rudin, Caryn and Rodney Cohen, Christine and Richard Mack, Danielle and Paul Taubman, Dean Landis, Jenny Slayton Green and Justin Green, Karen Cohen and Jack Hayflick, Mitchell J. Silver, Veronica and Jon Patricof and many more, gathered at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City to celebrate The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) Fielding Dreams Gala. 

The event, co-chaired by Justin G. Hamill and Lucy Fato, raised more than $1.18 MM dollars. Honorees included award winning landscape architect Rick Parisi, Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup champion Abby Wambach, and NYC Football Club (NYCFC) Head Coach and international soccer champion Patrick Vieira.
Nancy F. Neff, Justin G. Hamill, Lucy Fato, and Jerome L. Goldman
The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a speaking program, emceed by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC's chief international correspondent and co-anchor of "Power Lunch". Awards to the honorees were presented by NYCFC Sports Director and American soccer icon Claudio Reyna, Hunter Roberts Construction Group’s Senior Vice President David Kane, and former president of the US Soccer Federation Sunil Gulati. Each speaker reflected on Randall's Island Park's crucial role in providing New York City's children with a safe and well-maintained place to play sports and pursue their athletic dreams.
Sunil Gulati, Rick Parisi, Abby Wambach, Patrick Vieria, Claudio Reyna, and Danielle Egan
“Since 1992, the Alliance has partnered with the City, local communities and our generous supporters to transform Randall’s Island Park into an innovative and exciting destination for sports, recreation, environmental exploration and cultural events,” said Aimee Boden, President of Randall’s Island Park Alliance. “Thanks to the generous support of our trustees, business and community partners at events like our annual gala, we have been able to restore 330 acres of parkland, including critically needed playing fields and world-class athletic facilities, for the use and enjoyment of all New Yorkers, especially our youth. Randall’s Island truly is where New York goes to play.”
Jack Hayflick, Karen Cohen, Lauren Starr, Chris Starr, Brittany Melman, and Danny Melman
Bradford and Kate Peck Caryn and Rodney Cohen
Jenny Slayton Green, Danielle Taubman, and Marisa Rose von Bokhorst
Melissa Boxer, Amie Hadden, and Christine Mack Patrick Vieria and Cheryl Plaza
Danielle Taubman, Jenny Slayton Green, and Lori Hawkins
Christine and Richard Mack
Veronica and Jon Patricof
On Tuesday, March 13, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) honored Kim Campbell for her charitable work at its Premiere Women’s Luncheon at Club Colette in Palm Beach.

The ADDF, which is the only charity focused solely on finding new drugs for Alzheimer’s, raised over $300,000 for life-saving research at the elegant event. The luncheon was hosted by the iconic actress, designer, and philanthropist Jane Seymour, who explained the disproportionate effect Alzheimer’s has on women. She noted: “Two-thirds of patients are women. And so are two-thirds of caregivers.”

ADDF Co-Chairman Leonard A. Lauder presented the Great Ladies Award to Kim Campbell, saying: “Kim has shown us all what grace under pressure looks like. Together, she and Glen presented the world another face of Alzheimer’s.”
Judy Glickman Lauder, Nancy Goodes, Leonard A. Lauder, Jan Willinger, Jane Seymour, and Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell founded Careliving.org, which is designed to inspire, encourage, and empower caregivers to care for themselves while caring for others. In her heartfelt acceptance speech, Kim said: “I am extremely humbled to receive this Great Ladies Award and express my sincerest thanks to Leonard Lauder and everyone at the ADDF for their continued dedication to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.”

The luncheon also featured a hopeful discussion between Jane Seymour, the ADDF’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Howard Fillit, and Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, who is director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science. Jane asked the scientists about the promising treatments now in development for Alzheimer’s, including Dr. Brinton’s allopregnanolone.
Tom McWilliams and Jan Willinger Tom Quick and Mary Ellen Costello
Guests enjoyed an exciting live auction conducted by Thomas C. Quick, which included an exquisite pair of Lorenz Bäumer earrings and a yacht cruise from Fleet Miami. Lorenz Bäumer is also generously donating 20% of the proceeds from his trunk show this week at the Brazilian Court Hotel to the ADDF.

Every dollar raised at the Premiere Women’s Luncheon supports drug research programs for Alzheimer’s. The Luncheon was co-chaired by Ashley Campbell, Nancy Goodes, and Jan Willinger. Among those in attendance were Judy Glickman Lauder, Ruth Baum, Robert Bennett, Elena Brim, Judy Bronfman,  Mitchell D. Eichen, Susie Elson, Ginger Feuer, Phil Gross, Bobba Paul Hauserman, Susan Keenan and Bob Wright, Vicki Kellogg, Dana Koch, Laura Landro, Mary Alice Pappas, Cobey Rapaport, Mark Roithmayr, Robbi Toll, Janice Worth, and ADDF Board members Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Elise Lefkowitz, Thomas F. McWilliams, and Sharon Sager.
Jane Seymour, Lorenz Baumer, and Nancy Goodes
Mary Alice Smith, Joan Cook, and Anna Bain Slater
Jane Seymour and Howard Fillit, MD Nicki Harris
Mary Ferrell, Sharon Sager, and Bonnie Pfeifer Evans
Mary Alice Pappas and Keith Myers Ginger Feuer and Cobey Rapaport
Leonard A. Lauder, Bob Wright, and Jane Seymour
Joey Pearson, Bobba Paul Hauserman, and Patti Carpenter
Photographs by BFA / Tiffany Sage (Bunny Hop); BFA / Angela Pham & Rommel Demano (Randall's Island); CAPEHART (ADDF).