Waves of Fun

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YNY Benefit Committee Co-Chair Spencer Reames, NYP Musician Na Sun, YNY Benefit Committee Co-Chair Justin Kush, YNY Chair Sarah Jane Gibbons, and NYP Musician Patrick Je at the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic's Winter Benefit.

The Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Winter Benefit took place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at a private New York City club. Sarah Jane Gibbons, Chair of the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic, welcomed guests who enjoyed a chamber music performance by three New York Philharmonic musicians: violinist Na Sun, Assistant Principal viola Cong Wu, and cellist Patrick Jee. The performance was followed by a seated dinner and dancing.

Proceeds from the event help support the Philharmonic’s education and public programs. Benefit Committee Co-Chairs were Sarah Jane and Trevor Gibbons, Justin R. Kush, Stefan Nowicki, and Spencer L. Reames.


Adam Brenner, YNY Benefit Committee Co-Chair Justin Kush, Elizabeth Drisdale, Brad Sullivan, and Patrick Wilson
Benjamin Marrow, Lauren Rose, and Aaron Rose
L to R.: Jacqueline de Zwart and Christopher Lenoci; Naoko Reames and YNY Benefit Committee Co-Chair Spencer Reames
Daniel Hong, David Park, Chelsea Mason, Michael Chen, David Shim, and Jasmine Kim
YNY Benefit Committee Members Reginal and Maela Dynasty
L to R.: Yoni Arbel and Leona Clague; Keshia Padmore and Gary Padmore, New York Philharmonic’s Director of Education and Community Engagement
Meg Boger, Hadley Schafer, and Ashley and Matt Mitchell

YNY Benefit Committee Members C. Gordon Beck III, Bettina Bennett, Livia Cheung, and Charlie Choi
Meredith Imber, Shari Verschel, YNY Benefit Committee Member Katie Newman, Isabelle Gold, and Hannah Pardue
YNY Benefit Committee Co-Chair Trevor Gibbons, Cate Summers, Alyson Beha, Phil Summers, Jim Beha, and Chrissi Crampton
Paige Reddinger and YNY Benefit Committee Member Marc Lewinstein
Mike Vershell, Meredith Imber, and Alexander Mass
Hadley Schafer, Kathleen Ralston, and YNY Benefit Committee Member Owen Boger
Molly Smith, YNY Chair Sarah Jane Gibbons, and YNY Benefit Committee Member Amanda Smeal
Phil Summers, Krissie Darr, and YNY Benefit Committee Co-Chair Trevor Gibbons
YNY Benefit Committee Member Courtney Benenson and NYP Musician Cong Wu
YNY Benefit Committee Member Michael Newman and Isabelle Gold

The Lerner Children’s Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery hosted the Waves of Fun Festival on Saturday, December 1, 2018 raising over $1.2 million to support pediatric care and research.

Guests and their children enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment, activities, and special tours of National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square, NYC.

Hosted by the HSS Pediatric Council, the event was co-chaired by Kate Doerge, Daniel W. Green, MD, and Brenda Green, and Monica Keany.


Barbara and Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief at HSS, with Ann Jackson and Kendrick R. Wilson III, senior advisor, BlackRock.
David Tyree, New York Giant legend, with his family.
L to R.: Roger Widmann, MD, chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at HSS, with wife Miriam; Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief at HSS, with wife Barbara.
Connor Lade, New York Red Bulls, with Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS, and David Tyree.
Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief at HSS, with Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS.
L to R.: Event co-chairs Kate Doerge and Monica Keany; Event co-chair Kate Doerge with Robert Yaffa, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield.
HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeons Peter Fabricant, MD, and David Scher, MD, with HSS chair of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Roger Widmann, MD (center).
Matthew Roberts, MD, chief of the Foot and Ankle service at HSS, with wife Ann.
L to R.: Peter Fabricant, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS, with wife Son McLaren, MD; Lara Lerner with event co-chairs Kate Doerge and Monica Keany.
Kendrick R. Wilson III, senior advisor at BlackRock (second from right) with wife Ann Jackson (far right) and family.
Daniel Green, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS and event co-chair, with wife Brenda and family.
Event co-chairs Kate Doerge, Brenda and Daniel Green, MD, (pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS) and Monica Keany.
Thomas Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS (far left) with his family including son Peter Sculco, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS (fourth from right).
Peter Sculco, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS, with Daniel Green, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS, and Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief at HSS.
Matthew Cunningham, MD, spine surgeon at HSS, with his family.
New York Red Bulls Street Team entertain guests!

Guests traveled through the kelp maze at the Waves of Fun Festival.
Guests enjoyed experiencing the ocean at the Waves of Fun Festival.




Photographs by Linsley Lindekens (NY Philharmonic); Don Pollard & Ryan Brown (HSS)

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