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Colorful accents

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The Visiting Nurse Service of New York held its 125th Anniversary Gala on November 8th in the recently renovated Ziegfeld Ballroom with the theme, Enriching Lives: 125 Years and Counting! Photos from the VNSNY archives adorned the Ziegfeld walls showcasing VNSNY’s 125-year history. The benefit made history in its own right with a record-breaking ... READ MORE
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The spirit carries on

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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) celebrated the 21st Anniversary of the annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction at Cipriani Wall Street, featuring an exclusive musical performance by Dawes. The annual gala raised approximately $2.5 million to support the SWCRF “Invest in Research” efforts that fund highl... READ MORE
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Local Prizes and International Awards

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Broadway composer, lyricist, and director Jason Robert Brown was honored with The Museum of the City of New York 2018 Louis Auchincloss Prize on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The prize is presented to writers and artists whose work is inspired by and enhances the five boroughs of New York City. Brown is a Tony award-winning […]... READ MORE
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American Friends of Blerancourt’s annual gala

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On Friday November 9th to celebrate the centennial of the end of World War I, the American Friends of Blerancourt bestowed the Chateau de Blerancourt Award upon Mrs. William Bowen Astrop for her outstanding and continuous leadership on the board of directors of AFB, and the first Anne Morgan Women of Courage Award upon Rita […]... READ MORE
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Celebrating with Pratt

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On Thursday, October 25, Pratt Institute held its Legends 2018 gala at Weylin, the site of the iconic Williamsburg Savings Bank in Brooklyn, celebrating icons of art and design whose works have helped shape the cultural landscape. The event honored furniture company Steelcase and artist and Pratt alumnus William T. Williams. The annual benefit... READ MORE
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Rewriting the future

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The Celebrate Colburn Gala took place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Los Angeles. The evening raised more than $1.7 million for Colburn School programs honoring renowned conductor Valery Gergiev, philanthropist Elizabeth Segerstrom, and acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota with the Richard D. Colburn award for their exemplary achievements and contributions... READ MORE
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Strength in numbers

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On October 30th Breast Cancer Alliance welcomed more than 1,000 friends, supporters and survivors to their 23rd annual fundraising luncheon and fashion show at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Greenwich, CT.  The staggering statistic that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer inspired this year’s benefit theme For Our Daughters, For ... READ MORE
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Hope on the Horizon

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David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, received The Charles Evans Award from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) at its Ninth Annual Fall Symposium & Luncheon “Hope on the Horizon” held at The Pierre on November 2nd. This year’s event welcomed over 400 guests and raised nearly $1.6 million f... READ MORE
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Great New York parties

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Mark Gilbertson gives this cocktail party every year. He’s been giving cocktails as long as I’ve known him, beginning in his cozy apartment on East 81st Street. A few years ago he moved this “annual” one to a private club in the East 50s (one’s not supposed to mention the name – it’s a Big […]... READ MORE
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The Foreign Policy Association celebrates 100 years

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The Foreign Policy Association celebrated 100 years with a Centennial Gala chaired by Sana H. Sabbagh, Dame Jillian Sackler, and Daisy Soros on Tuesday, October 25th in the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dame Jillian Sackler, the FPA’s chairman (the first woman to hold the position) noted, […]... READ MORE
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Gathering momentum

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Last week, Doubles held its two Halloween celebrations starting with Ghosties & Goodies for the under 7 set. Magic Al and Daisy Doodle entertained the little ghosties and non-stop disco dancing followed. They took a short break to enjoy their favorite grilled cheese squares, chicken fingers and baby hot dogs. The following evening the ‘ol... READ MORE
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Expanding access

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On Saturday, October 13th, More than 800 guests attended the 2018 Americares Airlift Benefit, raising over $3 million for Americares health programs worldwide. Held in the J.P. Morgan Chase Hangar at Westchester County Airport, the 31st annual Airlift Benefit highlighted Americares response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The inspirational eveni... READ MORE

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