Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon at upscale restaurant Ristorante Morini on New York’s Upper East Side. The 46 distinguished guests enjoyed a specialty menu created by Michael White. In honor of Bastille Day, the private dining room was decorated with miniature French flags.
The legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar hosted a literary star-studded book release party for authors Allen Salkin and Aaron Short, featuring some of the restaurant’s authentic Russian delicacies and cocktails. In their new book The Method to The Madness: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired—and Inaugurated (released July 9, 2019 by All Points Books), veteran journalists Salkin and Short have written an objective, nonpartisan oral history devoid of anonymous sources. The book shows that Trump had carefully planned his bid for the presidency since he launched what many considered to be a joke candidacy in 1999.
New York philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff, and her husband, Vice Chairman of wealth management and investment banking firm Stifel, Martin Shafiroff, hosted over 125 guests at their beautiful Southampton home at the launch reception for the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 61st Summer Party. Jean and Martin Shafiroff are the honorees of this year’s Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Summer Party to be held on August 3, 2019 in Southampton, New York. Jean has also recently joined the Hospital’s board as a trustee. The rain stayed away so guests were able to enjoy the beautiful waterfront patio and gardens, as well as delicious catering by Cornelia Guest Events. Alex Donner provided classic cocktail party tunes.
Hosted by Power Couple Maria and Kenneth Fishel
Maria and Kenneth Fishel, joined by their son Bradley,welcomed guests to their Bridgehampton, NY estate for Polo Hamptons Pre-Cocktails. Guests mingled the Fishels’ English themed soiree prior to watching the thrilling, annual Polo match, which was hosted by model Christie Brinkley.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated their 13th Annual GET WILD! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl’s Little Orchard Garden on Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton, NY. The event honored Scarlett Magda, DVM and Carl Safina, PHD, and welcomed distinguished guests to celebrate the united efforts to rehabilitate animals and successfully release them back into the wild across Long Island.
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Honors Ann Liguori, Host & Golf Correspondent, WFAN & CBS Sports Radio at 37th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner to Benefit Cancer Research
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)honored Ann Liguori, Host & Golf Correspondent for WFAN & CBS Sports Radio and Founder of the Ann Liguori Foundation and Ann Liguori Productions, at its 37th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner at the scenic Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, NY. Funds raised by the event supported SWCRF cancer research programs, including the SWCRF Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research, which studies the genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors that promote increased cancer incidence among people as they age. More than 100 golfers, supporters and special guests attended the tournament, auction and dinner, which raised more than $207,000 for groundbreaking cancer research.
Benefiting Cancer Research, Prevention, and Care
Ann Liguori hosted her 21st Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic at Westhampton Country Club, benefitting cancer research, prevention and care. It was the event’s 21st straight sell-out.
This year’s honorees were Sportscasting Legend Lesley Visser, NFL Hall of Famer/Media division and long-time reporter for CBS Sports; Business Honoree Robert Bicocchi, Senior Property Manager, CBRE; and Music Honoree Steve Azar, hit singer-songwriter, musician and philanthropist.
Discloses Advances in Research and New Approaches to Cancer Treatment
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) announced groundbreaking summaries of its research advances from the past year at the 2019 SWCRF Breakthroughs Scientific Symposium at the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The event brought together more than 100 SWCRF grantees, scientific leaders and stakeholders to mark the conclusion of the annual two-day SWCRF Scientific Review, an evaluation of SWCRF funded research programs.
With Corporate Honoree Otto Cedeno, Culinary Honoree Michael Lomonaco, Culinary Honoree Ralph Scamardella & Survivor Honoree Dana Cowin
The American Cancer Society hosted the 14th Annual Taste of Hope at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The event raised over $250,000 in support of the organization’s goal to eliminate cancer.