By W. A. Muller
Love Heals 2014 Gala Raises Over $600,000
Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education raised over $600,000 at their gala event at The Four Seasons Restaurant.
John Demsey, Group President of T he Estée Lauder Companies and Chairman of the M•A•C AIDS Fund, Danielle Snyder, Co-Founder and Creative Director, and Jodie Snyder Morel, Co-Founder and CEO, of DANNIJO and Bronson van Wyck, Founder of Workshop of the World and Van Wyck & Van Wyck were honored for their outstanding philanthropic work in the area of HIV and AIDS. InStyle’s Hal Rubenstein emceed the evening and presided over an exciting live auction that raised $185,000.
Guests included co-founders, Dini von Mueffling, Stefani Greenfield and Victoria Leacock Hoffman, actors Mary Louise Parker, Kelly Rutherford and Kyle Maclachlan, Geraldo Rivera and more.
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Jr. Committee Kick-Off Heart of the Hamptons at Tao Downtown
More than 350 of NYC’s elite came out to support the American Heart Association at their kickoff event for the 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball. The kick off was held at Tao Downtown Lounge and put together by the Heart of the Hamptons committee members Paola Bacchini , Andrea Tese, Nur Khan, Peter Davis, Paul Goldstein, Rocco Ancarola and Cristina Civetta.
Guests in attendance listened to survivors and committee members Rocco Ancarola, Arnie Rosenshein and Cristina Civetta share their stories of survival. They urged the crowd to get checked and pay attention to their heart health. In addition to the Heart of the Hamptons committee members other distinguished guests included actress Sandra Bernhard , Bravo’s RHONY reality star celebrity LuAnn DeLesseps, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, music composer Lucia Hwong, divorce expert Nicole Noonan, performance artist Consuelo Costin, CEO of Douglas Elliman Dottie Herman, Michelle Herbert, Ann Dexter Jones, Felicia Taylor, interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, designer Douglas Hannant, Mark Newhouse, jewelry designer Roni Blanshay, board member of Watermill Center and Parish Museum Lisa Anastos, jewelry designer Margo Manhattan, theatre producer Wendy Federman, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Susan and Hunter Cushing, artist Chau Chiang, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, writer and film producer Sonia Cole, and DuJour founder Jason Binn, among others.
This year’s Heart of the Hamptons Ball will take place on Saturday, June 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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