The 35th annual Americares Airlift Benefit, highlighting Americares response to the war in Ukraine and its hurricane recovery work in Puerto Rico, raised nearly $1.8 million for the organization’s health programs worldwide.
Award-winning news anchor on NBC News’ “TODAY,” and co-host of “3rd Hour of TODAY” Craig Melvin served as Master of Ceremonies and Americares Senior Director of Latin America and Caribbean Programs Dr. Brenda Rivera-García and Americares Director of Complex Emergencies Adam Keehn were the featured speakers.
Percival Barretto-Ko, Roberta and James Conroy, Erica Hill and David Yount, Marti Noxon and Joy and Eric Weintz, M.D., co-chaired the successful event attended by nearly 400 people at the Citi Aviation Hangar at Westchester County Airport.
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Since it was established more than 40 years ago, Americares has provided over $20 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
For more information, visit americares.org
Everyone had great time at last week’s FUN ON FIFTH ASSOCIATES party at Doubles. Those dancing the night away (way past midnight!) included: Alyssa Hubbard, Anait Bian, Angela Clofine, Ashley Bernhard, Ashley Tudor, Cari Callahan, Chris Brown, Claire Champy, Colleen Rogers, Daniel Morales, Diane Chachas, Doug Rogers, Eliza Williams, Georgina Schaeffer, Helen Monti, Helen Schmidt, Hillary Dick, Hillary Kenyon, Jarred Goss, Jennifer Cacioppo, Kara Ross, Kathy Reilly, Katie Tozer, Laura Wells, Lawrence Slocum, Margot Takian, Mark Gilbertson, Mayme Hackett, Mehdi Alami, Melanie Holland, Monika Ploc, Myles von Trapp, Nick Reece, Polly Onet, Ramona Boston, Randy Takian, Suzie Aijla, Tana Dye, Virginia Maloney, and Webb Egerton.
Recently, Christie’s hosted a reception and viewing of the Ann and Gordon Getty Collection for patrons and the Board of Trustees of Historic New England. Founded in 1910, it is the largest and oldest independent preservation organization in the U.S which maintains 38 museums, farms, and landscapes in New England.
At the reception, Christie’s Chairman Emeritus Stephen Lash spoke of their long association and introduced CEO Vin Cipolla who thanked Christie’s for its support and partnership. Cipolla spoke of Historic New England’s major collections initiatives for the 21st century including the planned transformation of its facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This location houses the world’s largest collection of New England artifacts. It is being reimagined to welcome the public and to transform the historic community. The collection is comprised of more than 123,000 decorative arts objects, and 1.5 million archival documents including photographs, architectural drawings, and manuscripts that tell diverse, inclusive stories of life in the region.
Guests included Deborah Allinson, Cristina Carlson, Kathryn Chenault, Olivia Cipolla, Bénédicte de Montlaur, Ed Gerber, Susan Gutfreund, Brandon Haw and Mariana Suarez, Judith Hernstadt, Lydia Kimball, Guillaume Kientz, Scott Johnson, Jeanne Lawrence, Sharon and John Loeb, Nancy Lukitsh, Miranda Massie, Celine McDonald, Ann Nitze, Diane Nordin, Sergio Orozco, Marc Rosen, Roberta Sandeman, Elisabeth Scharlatt, Kathy Sloane, Sylvia Smith, Shining Sung, Jennifer Swig, and Richard Wilson.
And just last week, His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, honored Lucy A. Brusco, Head of Treasury Legal at Morgan Stanley at the 33rd Annual Saint Thomas More Award Luncheon, hosted by The Lawyers Committee of Inner-City Scholarship Fund, on October 19 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. Over 300 guests attended the festive event and raised $350,000.
Thomas J. Meloro, Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, was presented with the John P. Cooney Jr. Award for Mentorship and Community Involvement. Thomas Meloro has been a dedicated Inner-City Scholarship Fund donor for 24 years.
Shania Marte, an Inner-City Scholarship Fund recipient who is a senior at Notre Dame School of Manhattan spoke at the event about the great opportunities that her Catholic school education has offered her, including volunteering at a shelter in El Paso, Texas to support the migrant community.
This past summer, Marte gained real-world experience in the field of law through an internship at McMahon, Martine & Gallagher, LLP in Brooklyn thanks to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund Job Opportunities Program. Marte hopes to create positive change in society in the future and dreams of attending an Ivy League university after graduation.
Inner-City Scholarship Fund changes lives for the better by providing families with demonstrable financial needs the opportunity to give their children a quality, values-based K-12 Catholic education within the Archdiocese of New York.
The Lawyers Committee of Inner-City Scholarship Fund is made up of some of the most distinguished members of New York’s legal community and has long been a very active and effective ally in Inner-City’s effort to help inner-city students and their families.
Photographs by Melanie Fidler, Bryan Bedder-Getty Images, Jeff Kennel (Americares); John Sanderson/AnnieWatt.com (Doubles & New England).