SOME UPCOMING EVENTS:
RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION – 12th ANNUAL ART FOR LIFE EAST HAMPTON BENEFIT – Honoring Mary J. Blige, Grammy-Award Winning Artist, Kimberly B. Davis, President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Edward Norton, Actor / Filmmaker and Crowdrise Co-Founder and Tamara Mellon, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jimmy Choo. Gala Co-Chairs: Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman. Russell Simmons’ East Hampton Estate – July 30, 2011.
GABRIELLE’S ANGEL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH – THE ANGEL BALL – Honoring Romero Britto, Vladislav Doronin and Dr. Khalid Bin Jabor Al-Thani. Cipriani Wall Street – October 17, 2011.
OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND – L’ORÉAL LEGENDS GALA –Honoring Sally & Michael Gordon. American Museum of Natural History – November 2, 2011.
HEBREW HOME FOR THE AGED AT RIVERDALE – 94TH ANNUAL DINNER – Honoring David Boies, Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP. Waldorf=Astoria – November 6, 2011.
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER – ANNUAL GALA – Honoring Yitzhak Tshuva and Peter Yarrow. The Plaza - December 12, 2011.
BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN – SPRING GALA – Honoring Shelby White and The Leon Levy Foundation, Majora Carter and Martha A. Rubin. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens -
June 7, 2011. Raised $650,000
VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC – Charity Luncheon and Polo Match. To Benefit Urban Zen Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti. Co Hosts Vanessa Kay, President, Veuve Clicquot USA, Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan. Governors Island - June 5, 2011. Raised $1.1 million
NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION – CELEBRATING WOMEN BREAKFAST – Honoring Jennifer Buffett, President, NoVo Foundation, Maria Hinojosa,Anchor & Managing Editor, NPR’s Latino USA, and Faith Ringgold, Painter, Sculptor, Human Rights Activist and Author. New York Hilton –2,300 guests - May 12, 2011. Raised $1.7 million
CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA – EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON – Honoring long-time CCFA philanthropist and Board member Michele Sweetwood and Celebrity Jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz - Waldorf=Astoria – April 28, 2011. Raised $1.9 million
GABRIELLE’S ANGEL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH – THE ANGEL BALL –Honoring Bernd Beetz, CEO, Coty Inc., legendary rock guitarist The Edge and his wife Morleigh Steinberg and Sean Parker, Managing Partner, Founder’s Fund. Décor featuring the artwork of world-renowned artist Romero Britto and musical performances by The Edge, Shontelle, Josh Groban and Sam Moore. Cipriani Wall Street – October 21, 2010. Raised $3.7 million.
YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP NETWORK – (EM)POWER BREAKFAST – Honoring Richard Beattie, Chairman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Jill Beraud, CMO and President, Joint Ventures, PepsiCo Beverages America, Harold Ford, Jr., Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Caryn Seidman-Becker, CEO, Clear. The Pierre – September 30, 2010. Raised $1.1 million.
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER – ANNUAL GALA – Honoring Mitra Damaghi and Sam & Libby Edelman. Dinner Chairs: Arnold & Gail Cohen and Judah & Marie-Chantal Klausner. Grand Hyatt – October 19, 2010. Raised $1.2 million.
NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION – 2010 FALL DINNER – Honoring Grace Hightower DeNiro, Robert De Niro and Agnes Gund. Co-Chairs: Diana Taylor, Somers Farkas and Hyatt Bass. Gotham Hall – October 14, 2010. Raised approx. $600,000.
VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC – TO BENEFIT AMERICAN FRIENDS OF SENTEBALE – Charity Luncheon and Polo Match. Event Chairs: Nacho Figueras, captain of the Black Watch Polo team, Delfina Balquier, Mark Cornell, President & CEO, Moët Hennessy USA and Lucy Cornell. Governors Island – June 27, 2010. Raised $1.6 million.
BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN – CENTENNIAL GALA – Celebrating 100 years of the Garden. With a special appearance by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Brooklyn Botanic Garden – June 7, 2010. Raised $710,000.
REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS – 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Honoring legendary Pulitzer Prize winning reporters Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein, “60 Minutes” Correspondent Lesley Stahl and Kurt A. Wimmer, Esq., Partner, Covington & Burling LLP. Dinner Chair: Les Hinton, Publisher, Wall Street Journal & CEO, Dow Jones & Company. Cipriani Wall Street – May 25, 2010. Raised approx. $600,000.
CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA – SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON – Honoring Ellen Crown, Philanthropist and CCFA Board Member & Karen Peetz, Senior Executive Vice President, BNY Mellon. Hosted by Cynthia McFadden, Co-Anchor, ABC News. Featuring the Evening Collections of Jay Ahr, Dior, Kaufman Franco, Andrew GN, CD Greene, Naeem Khan, J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta and Valentino. The Waldorf Astoria – April 28, 2010. Raised $1.7 million,
NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION – CELEBRATING WOMEN BREAKFAST – Honoring Mary J. Blige, Grammy Award-winning Artist, Eileen Fisher, Founder, Eileen Fisher Inc., and Margarita Rosa, Esq., Executive Director, Grand Street Settlement. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and Special Correspondent, CNN. New York Hilton – May 13, 2010. Attended by 2,300 guests. Raised $1.5 million.
GABRIELLE’S ANGEL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH – THE ANGEL BALL – Honoring Tricia Quick and Thomas C. Quick. Featuring a star-studded musical extravaganza with performances by Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke and Estelle. Cipriani Wall Street – October 26, 2009. Raised Approx $4 Million
EXPLORING THE ARTS - SUSAN & TONY BENNETT’S SECOND ANNUAL GALA - Honoring John Kluge in Celebration of his 95th Birthday. Dinner Chairs: Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman & CEO, The Hearst Corporation, Maria Tussi Kluge, Rupert Murdoch, Chairman & CEO, News Corporation, Stuart Subotnick, General Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Metromedia Company and Lee Rizzuto, Owner, Conair Corporation. Hosted by Nathan Lane and featuring performances by Tony Bennett and k.d. lang. Cipriani Wall Street – September 21, 2009. Raised $2.2 million
RUSH PHILANTHROPIC – RUSSELL SIMMONS’ TENTH ANNIVERSARY ART FOR LIFE BENEFIT - Honoring Sheila C. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Salamander Hospitality and featuring artist Shepard Fairey. Dinner Chairs: John Bartlett, Creative Director, Claiborne by John Bartlett, Tim Gunn, Donna Karan and David G. Tisch, Managing Member, LSV Advisors, LLC. Russell Simmons’ East Hampton Estate – July 18, 2009. Raised $1.2 million
OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND – L’ORÉAL LEGENDS GALA – Honoring Richard A. Baker, Chief Executive Officer, NRDC Equity Partners, Jonathan Gray, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group, Mindy Gray, OCRF Board Member and Sherry Lansing, Founder, The Sherry Lansing Foundation. American Museum of Natural History – November 10, 2008. Raised $4.3 million.
HAPPY HEARTS FUND – PETRA NEMCOVA’S A MASQUERADE IN VENICE – Honoring Jeffrey Tarrant, Chief Executive Officer, Protégé Partners LLC, Carol & Stewart Rahr, Kinray Inc. and David M. Hryck, Partner, DLA Piper US LLP. Featuring a musical performance by Estelle and Wyclef Jean. Cipriani Wall Street – November 17, 2008. Raised $3.5 million.
GABRIELLE’S ANGEL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH – GABRIELLE’S GALA - Honoring Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners. Featuring a musical performance by Gladys Knight. Cipriani Wall Street – October 22, 2008. Raised $1.8 million.
RUSH PHILANTHROPIC – RUSSELL SIMMONS’ NINTH ANNUAL ART FOR LIFE BENEFIT - Hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Honoring Frederick Iseman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Caxton-Iseman Capital Inc., Brett Ratner, Chairman, RAT Entertainment, Arnold Lehman, Director and Norman Feinberg, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Brooklyn Museum of Art. Russell Simmons’ East Hampton Estate – July 19, 2008. Raised $1.5 million.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – SIXTEENTH ANNUAL CORPORATE DINNER - Honoring David H. Koch, Executive Vice President, Koch Industries, Inc. – June 10, 2008. Raised $1.7 million.
NEW JERSEY NETWORK GALA – CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE - Honoring Peter J. Cocoziello, President and CEO, Advance Realty Group and Ralph Izzo, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group. New Jersey Performing Arts Center – June 4, 2008. Raised $1 million.
FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE – TROPHÉE DES ARTS GALA – Honoring Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman of the Management Board & CEO, Vivendi and Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Featuring a musical performance by NeYo. The Plaza – October 29, 2008. Raised over $750,000.
G&P FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH – THE ANGEL BALL – Honoring Glenda Bailey, Editor-In-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar, Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks, Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, Chief Hematologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and H. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – Late President of the UAE. Featuring musical performances by Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, John Legend and Joss Stone. The Marriott Marquis – October 29, 2007. Raised $5.3 million.
HAPPY HEARTS FUND – PETRA NEMCOVA’S HEART OF GOLD BALL – Honoring Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief, GLAMOUR and Arpad Busson, Chairman, EIM (UK) Ltd. Featuring a musical performance by Wyclef Jean.
Cipriani Wall Street – October 10, 2007. Raised $3.2 million.
OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS:
G&P FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH – THE ANGEL BALL – Honoring Cindi Leive Editor-in-Chief, GLAMOUR, Patti LaBelle, Kimora Lee Simmons, Creative Director, Baby Phat & Russell Simmons, Chairman & CEO, Rush Communications. Featuring musical performances by Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole and Nelly. The Marriott Marquis – November 14, 2005. Raised $3.3 million.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CORPORATE DINNER- Honoring Kenneth D. Lewis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America – May 4, 2005. Raised $3.5 million.
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS – NATIONAL ARTS AWARDS – Honoring Eli Broad, Founder & Chariman of K-B Homes, Target Corporation, Artist John Baldessari, Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau, American Ballroom Theater and Actress Kerry Washington. Gotham Hall – October 11, 2005. Raised $750,000.
REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS – 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA – Honoring Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, Molly Ivins, Columnist/Author, Mike Wallace, CBS News Correspondent. Dinner Chairs- Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., Chairman & Publisher, The New York Times Company, Victor F. Ganzi, President & CEO, The Hearst Corporation, Kenneth W. Lowe, President & CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company. Cipriani 42nd Street – May 19, 2005. Raised $700,000.
OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND – LEGENDS GALA – Honoring Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Federated Department Stores and Cathleen P. Black, President, Hearst Magazines. The Metropolitan Pavilion – November 4, 2004. Raised $4.5 million.