Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Hosted Annual Holiday Luncheon In Honor of The New York Women’s Foundation

Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff, prominent philanthropist and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her sixth annual holiday luncheon, this time at Omar at Vaucluse. The luncheon was held in honor of the New York Women’s Foundation, and in true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation in honor of the guests who attended. The always fashionable Shafiroff wore a black and white zebra patterned Oscar de la Renta dress with a Red Courreges vinyl jacket and Red Christian Louboutin suede boots.

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The Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Israel Cancer Research Fund, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation to advance research that targets fusion proteins in pediatric cancer and the nature of metastasis

 

(L to R) Dr. Mark Israel, Israel Cancer Research Fund, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, and Dr. Ariella Riva Ritvo-Slifka, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, announce the joint cancer research collaboration at the Israel Cancer Research Fund Gala in New York. ©Jared Siskin

(L to R) Dr. Mark Israel, Israel Cancer Research Fund, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, and Dr. Ariella Riva Ritvo-Slifka, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, announce the joint cancer research collaboration at the Israel Cancer Research Fund Gala in New York. ©Jared Siskin

The Alan B. Slifka Foundation (ABSF), the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) have partnered to establish an innovative cancer research program that will pair scientists in North America with scientists in Israel.

The partnership will harness the resources of three New York-based nonprofit institutions and leading North American and Israeli scientists to advance research of rare pediatric cancers and the metastatic process.

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American Foundation of Savoy Orders and Young Friends of Save Venice Hosted Cocktail Reception in honor ofH.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice

Anthony Schembri, Joseph B. Giminaro, Lizzie Asher, Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia ©BFA

Anthony Schembri, Joseph B. Giminaro, Lizzie Asher, Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia ©BFA

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders Youth Program Chairman Joseph B. Giminaro, and the Young Friends Steering Committee of Save Venice led by philanthropist and activist Lizzie Asher, hosted a joint cocktail reception in honor of H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice. The cocktail reception was held to raise awareness of conservation efforts in Venice following the extreme floods (acque alte) that devastated Venice in November. The invitation-only event took place at 10 Corso Como, 200 Front Street, South Street Seaport, New York City. Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia is head of the Council of the Savoy Dynastic Orders.

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Celebrate the Holidays and Toast the New Year at your favorite New York & Hamptons Hot-Spots

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New York City’s resident foodies are dashing all the way to these fine dining destinations to enjoy the very best in holiday treats and feasts. These New York restaurants are dishing up the holiday spirit from Manhattan to New York’s East End. So why not embark on a journey of festive fun and holiday celebrations happening throughout December and into the 2020 New Year.

Here are the gourmet dining establishments that have set their tables to welcome your family and friends for this Holiday Season!

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The Perfect Gifts for this 2019 Holiday Season

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With the holiday season well underway, complete your gift shopping for everyone on your list with these fashion brands, inspirational reads and gourmet goodies. Family, friends and significant others can revel in the finer pleasures that bring joy, happiness and personal growth this holiday season and beyond.

For a gift that truly amazes, these exclusive finds are everything your loved ones will adore.

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Villa Mangiacane Named as one of the top 30 hotels in Italy at the CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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Condé Nast has announced that the boutique resort and winery, Villa Mangiacane, features in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 as one of the Top 30 Hotels in Italy. Villa Mangiacane is a noble and majestic 15th Century property set on a cypress shaded hill, just 7 miles south of Florence and 25 minutes from Florence International Airport. Built for the Machiavelli family and bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master himself, Michelangelo, Villa Mangiacane is Tuscany’s finest luxury boutique resort and winery. Due to the significance of the owners and architects, the original building’s plan for improvements is housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These plans include a grander palace with a new wing, designed by Giorgio Vasari.

Under the guidance of the Florentine architect, Gianclaudio Papasogli Tacca, and international interior decorator, Ralf Krall, the Estate’s current owner commissioned a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2001, restoring the palazzo to its former splendor. Set among 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves, the Estate now produces a range of award-winning wines while the 6,000 olive trees at Mangiacane produce a distinctive extra virgin olive oil. The idea has been to satisfy the fine modern tastes of guests to the Estate in a setting that offers the very best of old-world hospitality.

At Villa Mangiacane you can expect to find a unique five-star luxury accommodation experience at Tuscany’s finest boutique resort and winery. Steeped in art, history, and culture, rooms are filled with original artwork and furniture collected from around the globe, emulating the comfort of a private home. The Estate’s 28 individually and elegantly designed rooms and suites, split between two properties, offer spectacular views of Florence, rolling hills, gardens or vineyards. A stay in the main Palazzo Machiavelli will surround you with original Renaissance art and terraces offering sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape while the exclusive Villa Mazzei offers guests a stunning infinity pool and bar, beautiful gardens and views across Chianti.

Guests can select from a myriad of dining options, from personal in-room meals to feasts in the Estate’s gourmet restaurant. Whether it is a fresh breakfast served outdoors overlooking the Tuscan countryside or a refreshing light lunch around the pool, there is something for everyone at Mangiacane. Dinner can be enjoyed in the elegant restaurant or al fresco in the Herb Garden. For a more intimate setting, guests can arrange a private dinner in the Barricaia, Wine Cellar or at The Chef’s Table in the historic kitchen.

On-site guests have access to a relaxing Garden Spa which offers a range of services. For those who enjoy cooking, the Executive Chef offers Tuscan Cookery Classes catering to all abilities. The friendly and efficient staff are always happy to arrange a selection of exciting excursions, including Half & Full Day Wine Toursvarious City Tours, Shopping ToursArt & Culture Excursions, and Outdoor Activities such as biking, hiking and hot air balloon rides.

From cocktail parties to corporate meetings, photo shoots to weddings, Villa Mangiacane is the perfect venue to host a private event. Set within an historical and unique setting, the private luxury Estate offers event planners the most personalized services guaranteeing the utmost in security and confidentiality with bespoke menus and limitless opportunities. Ranging from board meetings for ten to receptions accommodating up to 300, Mangiacane’s unassuming and professional staff will bring the magic touch of Mangiacane to any event in order to ensure that it is perfectly planned and executed.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler U.S. and U.K. print editions.

For more information, visit www.mangiacane.com

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Sold Out 22nd Annual Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaborating for a Cure Gala Raises nearly $6 Million Towards Cancer Research

Kobi Halperin, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Michael Nierenberg, Marc Taub, Valery Joseph, William T. Sullivan ©Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com

Kobi Halperin, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Michael Nierenberg, Marc Taub, Valery Joseph, William T. Sullivan ©Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com

The Annual Gala honored Kobi Halperin, Valery Joseph, and Marc D. Taub, for their leadership in fighting cancer, with a Headline Performance By Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) 22nd Anniversary Collaborating for a Cure Gala raised a record of nearly $6 Million for innovative research studying cancer genetics and metastasis. The event sold out in advance. It drew nearly 1,000 guests who celebrated the SWCRF’s research achievements and honorees Kobi Halperin, Valery Joseph, and Marc Taub, who received the SWCRF Collaborating for Cure awards. Guests at this year’s gala were treated to a special performance by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, who just released their fifth studio album and will finish a tour opening for legendary bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Who. CBS 2’s Chris Wragge emceed the event.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2019 New York Dinner At Restaurant Daniel Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx, Katharine McPhee, Michael Milken, David Foster ©BFA

Jamie Foxx, Katharine McPhee, Michael Milken, David Foster ©BFA

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel at 60 East 65th Street in New York City. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests.

Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, Jamie Foxx, Lior Suchard, David Geffen, Katharine McPhee, David Foster, John Paulson, Christine Jones, Dr. Jonathan and Plum Simons, Mitchell Modell, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Seth Bernstein, Ernesto Rivera, Larry Leeds, Anne Marie Alexander, Lynn Merritt, Jan Haber, David and Sybil Yurman, Ambassador Earle Mack, Steven Cohen, Michael and Iris Smith, Omeed Malik and Caroline Morgan.

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Day Two of Thomas J. Henry’s “Austin Elevates” With Special Performances by Kygo, Daddy Yankee, DaBaby & 88Glam

Thomas J. Henry, Daddy Yankee, Alec Monopoly ©Getty Images

Thomas J. Henry, Daddy Yankee, Alec Monopoly ©Getty Images

Philanthropist and Attorney Thomas J. Henry’s launched the new art and music experience “Austin Elevates,” in Austin, Texas. The two-day event was free to the public and benefited local nonprofit organizations SAFE Alliance, Superhero Kids and St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.

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Alec Monopoly Mural Unveiling & Special Performance by G-Eazy at Day One of Thomas J. Henry’s “Austin Elevates”

 

Alec Monopoly, G-Eazy, and Thomas J. Henry ©Getty Images

Alec Monopoly, G-Eazy, and Thomas J. Henry ©Getty Images

Philanthropist and Attorney Thomas J. Henry’s launched the new art and music experience “Austin Elevates,” in Austin, Texas. The two-day event was free to the public and benefited local nonprofit organizations SAFE Alliance, Superhero Kids and St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.

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