On January 10th, a benefit concert was held to support the Mount Sinai Kyabirwa Surgical Facility (KSF) in Uganda, a project led by Michael L. Marin, MD, Surgeon-In-Chief at the Mount Sinai Heath System. Cocktails and dinner were followed by a much-anticipated performance by the famed Steve Miller Band. Steve Miller invited a popular Ugandan musician, Ssewa Ssewa, to join him on stage, to the crowd’s delight.
Famed artist Richard Prince, a Department of Surgery Advisory Board member and supporter of the KSF, created an original poster for the benefit. Everyone in attendance received a signed copy to commemorate the evening.
The benefit, which attracted more than 200 guests from the United States and Uganda, was organized to foster continued support for the KSF, which is currently being constructed in the small Ugandan village of Kyabirwa. The KSF was launched in 2016 by Dr. Marin to address the severe shortage of safe and affordable surgical care which affects roughly five billion people worldwide. The clinic will serve as a model of a self-sustaining surgical facility that may be replicated in other underserved areas in the future. Construction of the KSF is underway and is projected to open in spring 2019.
Notable Attendees included Michael L. Marin, MD, FACS, The Jacobson Professor of Surgery, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Surgeon-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Health System; Jeanne Marin, MD; musician Steve Miller and Janice Ginsberg Miller; Jay and Penny Lieberman; Andrea Lieberman; Laura and Mark Yockey; Allison and David Blitzer; Caryn Zucker; Lee and Murray Kushner; Jody and John Arnhold; Randi and Barry Weiss; Lisa and Paul Metselaar; Nancy and Mitchell Steir; Jodi and Steven Orbuch; Nicole and David Abrams; Ken and Claudia Silverman; Jon and Emily Cafasso; Bill and Elizabeth Davidson; Luke Janklow; Susan and Kevin Brandmeyer; Chloe Moussazadeh Harrouche and Issac Harrouche.
To learn more about how you can help support the KSF project, please contact Jessica Shaffer, Senior Director of Development, by email at email@example.com.
Sondra and David S. Mack, Chairs, welcomed guests and led the evening’s salute to the Glamour of Hollywood and the Great Silver Screen, when MorseLife Health System observed its 35th Anniversary at the 2018 MorseLife Dinner Dance, held on Friday, December 21st, at The Breakers.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack were joined by the event Co-Chairs Susan and Morris Mark and Pamela and Edward Pantzer. Candelit décor and understated elegance set the tone for the evening, which transported guests to the Legendary Days of Old Hollywood and the films it produced. Luke Frasier, an American Pops Conductor and celebrated musical director, led the Kravis Center Orchestra while Broadway vocalist Laura Osnes served as the featured vocalist. As a nostalgic nod to the talents of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, Broadway star and tap dancer Luke Hawkins performed for the audience. Movie clips were featured on a large LED screen, accompanied by the orchestra playing tunes from Hollywood’s most beloved films.
The long-standing mission of MorseLife is to enhance and improve the lives of seniors in its care. A charitable, not-for-profit organization, its programs include short-term rehabilitation, long term care, independent and assisted living, home health care, care management, memory care, meals-on-wheels and PACE.
Founded in 1983, MorseLife has built a reputation and tradition of caring for seniors with excellence, dignity and compassion — honoring senior living — now and forever.
To learn more about the special events of MorseLife this season, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561.242.4661.
Ted Mandes, Founder and Chairman of the Palm Beach Wine Auction, his wife Cindy, along with Margareth Henriquez, President and CEO of Krug Champagne, recently hosted the exclusive “Krug Journey” at The Modern in New York City.
The culinary event featured five courses prepared by Executive Chef Abram Bissell for 25 guests.
The evening — featuring Krug Champagne at every course — went for $60,000 at the 2018 auction and was a kick-off celebration for the upcoming 2019 Auction on Thursday, January 24th at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
The Auction’s full catalog will be available for advance bidding starting one month before the event at www.pbwa.online.
“Thank you all for your contributions to the great success of our 2018 event,” Mandes told guests to the Krug Journey. “We are raising our glasses to the more than $4 million raised over the past eleven years for children’s arts education programs at the Kravis Center.”
The evening’s 5-course dinner featured seasonal truffles from Italy and France, curated by Chef Bissell.
First course: ‘eggs on eggs on eggs,’ a caviar and poached egg, paired with Krug 2004 and Krug Grande Cuvée 160th Edition en jeroboam.
Second course: lobster poached in Champagne with chanterelle mushrooms and burgundy truffles, served with Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002 and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2002.
Third course: crispy veal sweetbreads served with fregola sarda and covered in white truffle shavings; paired with Krug 2002 and Krug Grande Cuvée 158th Edition.
For the entrée, each guest was served a whole roasted squab with foie gras and black truffle crouton, paired with Krug Rosé 18th Edition en magnum.
An artisanal cheese course completed the meal with Délice de Bourgogne aux Truffles from Fromagerie Délin, Vacherin Mont d’Or from Fromagerie André and 36-month aged Comté from Marcel Petite. Served with Krug Collection 1990.
Krug Champagne is the signature Champagne of the Palm Beach Wine Auction. Each year, every guest who enters the Auction is served Krug Grande Cuvée. Ms. Henriquez shared how much the 175-year-old company values its relationship with the Auction.
The Auction Committee members are Ted Mandes, Tamara Broadrick, Amos Dare, Ed Dudnyk, Susan Hurley Esson, Roderic R. Fink, Barbara Evans Golden, Cynthia Jean, John H. Kessler, Peter Lamelas, Shelley Menin, Patrick M. Park, I. Jeffrey Pheterson, Michael Rendina, Martin Rivard, Jeffrey Sabean, Laurie S. Silvers, Jill Sloane, Richard Sloane, Michael Troise, Cory Valentine, Kathryn C. Vecellio and Jill Wachter.
The Palm Beach Wine Auction Sponsors are Premier Cru: Broadrick Family Foundation, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Tuny and David Page; Private Reserve: Jen and Ed Dudnyk, Susan Hurley Esson, Madeline and Roderic Fink, Imperial Wine Storage, Inc., The Lamelas Family Charitable Fund, Bill and Marilyn Lane Family Foundation, Jane M. Mitchell, NetJets, Inc., Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, Kathryn and Leo Vecellio, Jill and Bill Wachter; Plus Grand Négociant: Tiffany & Co.; Media Support: Gulfstream Media Group.
For more information on the Kravis Center’s arts education programs, please visit kravis.org/education.
The fourth annual BroadwayCon, co-created by Mischief Management and Anthony Rapp, was held at the Midtown Hilton this past weekend. BroadwayCon is a three-day expo for theater fans to attend panels, workshops, autograph sessions, and more with theater stars. One panel titled, “Stage to Screen” was a conversation with BroadwayHD founders Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, who were joined by Max Vernon (KPOP, View From Upstairs), Ellie Heyman (Beardo) and Leah Lane (Carmen High) to talk about how streaming technology is making Broadway shows accessible to a global audience. BroadwayHD has over 270 full-length stage plays and musicals in high definition and closed-captioned available for streaming at www.BroadwayHD.com.
BroadwayHD is for people who may have missed the show during its run on Broadway; for people who can’t get to New York to see a show; or people who may have difficulty maneuvering through Times Square. For information on BroadwayCon, visit www.BroadwayCon.com
Photographs by Brad Barket/Getty Images (Mount Sinai Health System); Capehart Photography (Morse); Annie Watt (BroadwayHD)