The American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra held its 2019 New York Gala at The Plaza Hotel, drawing four hundred attendees in support of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and music education. The evening was a tremendous success, with high-profile attendees including Helgard Field-Lion and Irwin Field, Marielle and Edmond Safra, Rita and Charles Bronfman, Ambassador Dani Dayan, Alex Roepers, John Paulson, Lyor Cohen and Tanya Zuckerbrot.
The New York celebration was chaired by Elana and Aryeh Bourkoff and Stacey Bronfman, along with Honorary Chairs, Suzanne and Jacob Doft and Tricia and Jason Pantzer, and Young Patrons Circle Gala Chair Stephanie Yoshida. Singer-songwriter David Broza and fashion designer Nili Lotan were honored with the Creative Spirit Award for their contributions to Israel and the arts – and the tribute video that captured their enduring love as a couple was a highlight of the evening, as was David’s performance.
The Gala opened with a tribute to women in jazz featuring Israeli-Ethiopian artist Ester Rada and nine IPO musicians, concluding with a poignant, thought-provoking farewell video from the IPO’s former Music Director Zubin Mehta. The IPO brings the best of Israel to life: its passionate pursuit of excellence; its rich diversity of cultures; its epic past—and its vibrant present. Supporters old and new were inspired by an unforgettable celebration of positivity and new artistry.
NewYork-Presbyterian held its annual Amazing Kids, Amazing Care Dinner on Tuesday, November 5 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan to celebrate the exceptional care provided at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women. NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee and Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, and his wife, Tina, served as trustee co-chairs of the evening’s event, which raised over $1.3 million in support of both NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women.
Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Dr. Laura L. Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, were joined by several guests at the evening’s event. Tamron Hall, host of The Tamron Hall Show, acted as the evening’s emcee. The evening also featured a special performance by multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Gavin DeGraw.
A leader in research and patient care since its predecessor institution was established as the Babies Hospital in 1887, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital opened in 2003 and is internationally known for providing the highest quality, compassionate care for pediatric and neonatal patients. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.
When it opened in 1887, the Sloane Hospital for Women was the first hospital in New York solely devoted to women’s healthcare. Its innovative treatments linked obstetrics to gynecology, and it quickly developed a reputation for exceptional patient care and low mortality rates. Now part of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the Sloane Hospital for Women brings together a vast spectrum of specialists, resources and programs uniquely designed to meet the health needs of women throughout their lives.
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, located in New York City, offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics — including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric subspecialties — in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. Building a reputation for more than a century as one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is Manhattan’s only hospital dedicated solely to the care of children and one of the largest providers of children’s health services in the tri-state area with a long-standing commitment to its community. It is also a major international referral center, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide.
NewYork-Presbyterian also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation.
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