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The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 19th Annual SportsBall GalaPier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NY, NY | by Merry Esparza
On April 11th, the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) celebrated its 19th Anniversary
at the Annual SportsBall Gala held at New York's Chelsea Piers. New York 1 News Anchor Cheryl Wills
co-hosted the spectacular event with Mary Carillo, Sports Analyst for CBS, HBO Sports, NBC, and the Tennis Channel.
The "black tie & sneakers" event brings together sports celebrities, medical professionals, academic leaders, public figures, and
others who support the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian, Arthur Ashe, who founded the Institute
prior to his death in 1993. The gala, which raises funds for critical health empowerment programs in urban minority communities,
honors significant contributions by individuals who further its mission.
(left: Hosts Mary Carillo and Cheryl Wills)
Actress Anne Hathaway Hosts Women’s Media Center AwardsGuastavino's, 409 East 59th Street, NY, NY | by Merry Esparza & Alan Horowitz
On November 13th, Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway (left) hosted the star-studded
2012 Women’s Media Awards, an annual initiative of the Women’s Media Center (WMC)
to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing women's and girls' visibility and power in media.
Co-founded by Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Jane Fonda, WMC
actively works to ensure that a diverse group of women are present in all aspects of media. The 2012 Awards, held at New York's
elegant Guastavino's venue, honored Paley Center for Media President/CEO, Pat Mitchell;
Time Inc. Editorial Director, Martha Nelson; journalists and television hosts,
Lisa Ling and Laura Ling; journalist Sarah Hoye; and writer/humorist/social media strategist,
Pratt Institute Commemorates Alumni and Faculty Who Have Changed the WorldWaldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, NY, NY | by Merry Esparza
Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom was a nexus of creative energy on October 15th, when Pratt Institute hosted its 125th Anniversary Gala, a celebration of alumni and faculty whose work has transformed the world. More than 500 guests attended, raising over $1 million for student scholarships, and making it the institute's largest fundraiser yet. It was fitting for the golden gala to take place at the Waldorf-Astoria, which was designed in 1929 by Pratt alumnus Lloyd Morgan. The benefit honored the Pratt Family; Riedel Crystal of North America CEO, Maximilian Josef Riedel; theater, opera, and film director, Julie Taymor; and artist/portrait painter, Kehinde Wiley. (left: Julie Taymor, Maximilian Josef Riedel, Pratt Institute President Dr. Thomas Schutte, Kehinde Wiley) more...
The Hope Fund Tour: Stories of Hope, Courage, TriumphThe Metropolitan Pavilion, 135 West 18th Street, NY, NY | by Merry Esparza
On September 20th, The Hope Fund Tour featured the second of its five city fundraising events,
showcasing 125 images of outstanding social documentary work by the organization's Founder and Artistic Director,
Louis Hernandez Jr., at New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion.
The traveling photography exhibit, entitled Stories of Hope, Courage, Triumph
displays vibrant, candid color images depicting the realities of daily life in severely impoverished areas around the world.
Each tour event includes a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Proceeds support local
charities involved in healthcare, education, and youth leadership development.
(left: Founder and Artistic Director, Louis Hernandez, Jr.)
The Doe Fund Partners with Coach for a Cause
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