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Christopher Sugrue JDRF Promise Ball

August 04, 2014

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's 32nd annual Promise Ball

L. to r.: Christopher Sugrue, Dinner Chairman of the 2004 Promise Ball; Meryl Streep, Presenter of the 2004 Humanitarian Award; Lily Sugrue, Dinner Chairman of the 2004 Promise Ball; Phoebe Cates; Kevin Kline, recipient of JDRF’s 2004 Humanitarian Award; Mary Tyler Moore, JDRF International Chairman; Alan and Ronne Fisher, Dinner Chairmen of the 2004 Promise Ball; Eve Chilton Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, 2004 Promise Ball Co-Chairmen.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held its 32nd annual Promise Ball two weeks ago here in New York and announced an unprecedented five-year $1 billion global fundraising campaign, titled “From Research to Reality …The Campaign to Accelerate the Cure for Diabetes."

The American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Ocean Life; Site of the 2004 Promise Ball
After more than 30 years of funding and directing worldwide research, JDRF believes it has come to a crucial point in its search for a cure. They’ve defined several promising therapies that could ultimately become cures for the disease and its complications and have identified the critical gaps in funding that must be filled to translate that research into reality. Funds raised now will fund research into islet transplantations, beta-cell preservation and functionality.

Mary Tyler Moore, JDRF’s International Chairman, reports that for more than 35 years, her daily reality has revolved around her diabetes. “The billion dollars that JDRF will raise through this global campaign,” she said, “will support the critical research needed to create a new reality — a reality free of diabetes for me and for the millions of children and adults who suffer from this disease."

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (type 1) diabetes research worldwide. Since its inception in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes, JDRF has provided more than $800 million in direct funding to diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

Sale Johnson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Jane Seymour

Jon Stewart and Steve Schirripa

Chuck Scarborough and Robert Wood Johnson IV

Robert Wood Johnson IV and Mary Tyler Moore

Katie Couric and Holland Edmonds

Gary Hall, Jr. and Katie Couric

Jon Stewart, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mary Tyler Moore, and Senator Hillary Clinton

Ronne Fisher

Mary Tyler Moore and Peter Van Etten

Eve Chilton Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein

Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline

An evening with The New Group of EOS

Arnound Villegas and John Royall

Chris O'Neill and Rory Hermelee

Jamie and Jason Pratt

On Tuesday, November 16, The New Group of Eos hosted an evening at Richard Meier’s latest residential masterpiece – 165 Charles Street in an evening that celebrated the interaction of art, music, and design.

There were cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Marco, along with a presentation of the works of Charlotte Nicholson. Guests included Allison and Jay Aston, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Jonathan Sheffer, Megan Deem, Dr. Christopher Barley, Jamie and Jason Pratt, Laura Wells, Gretchen Braun, Arnoud Villegas, and John Royall.

Under the inspiration of Mr. Sheffer, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Eos Orchestra, Eos has created a buzz not only in music circles but also with a younger audience with The New Group which helps support its musical activities by offering educational and social events to members. These events serve as a portal to the other arts and providing extraordinary and unique access to the city's cultural life. From this group the Orchestra seeks to develop future leaders who will help support its mission.

Eren Johnson

Charlotte Nicholson and Jay Aston

Lance Bylow and Gretchen Braun

Mary Caroline and Clifton Seidel

Stuart Marton, Charlotte Nicholson, and Marjorie Gordon

Sarah and Caitlin Tannhauser

Allison Aston, Marco Irato, Charlotte Nicholson, and Jonathan Sheffer

Darren Henault, Megan Deem, Christopher Barley, and Jason Abrams

L. to r.: Laura Wells; Shing-i and Alex Chen; Gretchen Braun, Lance Bylow, and Megan Deem.

The New York Foundling celebrated its 135th Anniversary

Francine and Marc Segan

Juliana Terian and David Mack

Megan Osterhaus, Doyle Newmeyer, Jana Robbins, and Eric Millegan

The New York Foundling celebrated its 135th Anniversary of The Foundling, with a private 19th Century themed dinner at the home of Juliana Terian. The evening offered an extraordinary, authentic display of the food, customs and style of the period – New York 1869 – when the hospital was established to rescue abandoned infants.

Jana Robbins
Food historian Francine Segan designed the evening. Ms. Segan is a lecturer and author of The Philosopher's Kitchen, Shakespeare's Kitchen and Movie Menus. Feast and Fetes, chef Daniel Boulud and partner, Jean-Christophe Le Picart's exclusive catering division of his Restaurant Daniel prepared the special culinary offerings of the period.

The evening included the celebration of the etiquette and spirit of attending a formal 19th Century dinner. Guests were told to arrive promptly (in those days it was considered very bad form to be anything other than punctual) at 7:00 p.m. for introductions and social niceties. At 7:30 p.m. gentlemen escorted the ladies into the dining rooms, where they dined on a menu of oysters, a game course and foie gras. The evening concluded with entertainment selections from Broadway's Little Women.

The Sisters of Charity first opened the doors of a tiny brownstone in Greenwich Village on October 11, 1869, to establish one of the first hospitals in the United States devoted to abandoned babies, or "foundlings." Their goal was to provide a safe place for the hundreds of infants who, in the wake of the end of the Civil War, were being abandoned in garbage bins, alley and gutters. Today, 135 years later, The New York Foundling is one of the country's most respected and innovative human service organizations, taking care of thousands of children and families a year.

Senator and Mrs. George Mitchell

Clifford Aikens and Susan Hayes

Mrs. and Mr. Tim O'Neil with Mary Alice Williams

Photographs by Patrick McMullan

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Santiago Barberi Gonzalez hosted a Fiesta celebration at Bergdorf Goodman in honor of Nancy Gonzalez' Resort 2005 Collection

Alex Kramer and Jackie Astier

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Nancy Gonzalez

Kalliope Karella and Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Brittany Gastineau

Zani Gugelmann

Zac Posen and Caroline Berthet

Fabian Basabe, Nancy Jarecki, and Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Douglas Hannant, Robert Burke, and Frederick Anderson

Kelly Bensimon

Lloyd Klein and Jocelyn Wildenstein

Natalie Cole and Denise Rich

Photographs by Billy Farrell/PMc


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