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Lightyears Gala:  The Lighthouse Salutes the Arts


LIGHTYEARS GALA
Benefiting Lighthouse International

MICA ERTEGUN, MARVIN HAMLISCH,
ARLENE DAHL & MARC ROSEN HONORED
 

Photos by:  JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan
 

Lightyears Gala honoree and fragrance packaging designer Marc Rosen poses with WNYW-TV and Gala emcee, Ernie Anastos, fellow honorees, film star Arlene Dahl and American Composer Marvin Hamlisch along with Lighthouse International President and

Lightyears Gala honoree and fragrance packaging designer
Marc Rosen poses with WNYW-TV and Gala emcee, Ernie Anastos, fellow honorees, film star Arlene Dahl and American Composer Marvin Hamlisch along with Lighthouse International President
and CEO Mark Ackermann.

 

 
Actor Ben Gazzara with wife Elke Gazzara

Actor Ben Gazzara with wife Elke Gazzara.

 
Joan Rivers accompanied by Lighthouse International President and CEO Mark Ackermann before she hosts the gala’s silent auction.

Joan Rivers accompanied by Lighthouse International President and CEO Mark Ackermann before she hosts the gala’s silent auction. 

 
Brian Stewart, Stephanie Krieger

Brian Stewart, Stephanie Krieger

 
Lighthouse President and CEO Mark Ackerman with Lightyears Gala Chairperson’s Clo and Charles Cohen.

Lighthouse President and CEO Mark Ackerman with
 Lightyears Gala Chairperson’s Clo and Charles Cohen.

 
Muffie Poter Aston, Amy Fine Collins

Muffie Poter Aston, Amy Fine Collins

 
Film star Arlene Dahl congratulates her husband Marc Rosen

 Film star Arlene Dahl congratulates her husband Marc Rosen
for receiving the Lightyears Gala award for Design.  Ms. Dahl was awarded the Lighyears Gala award for Film.  The 2009 Lightyears Gala: Lighthouse Salutes the Arts benefits Lighthouse International, the 104 year old leading non-profit organization dedicated to
fighting vision loss
. 

 
Annette Toppart accompanies Interior Designer and Lightyears Design honoree Mica Ertegun. 

Annette Toppart accompanies Interior Designer and Lightyears Design honoree Mica Ertegun. 

 
Lightyears gala honoree and American composer Marvin Hamlisch and Lighthouse International President and CEO Mark Ackermann enjoy the company of the lovely, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Lighthouse International Board Member; Margo Catsimatidis, Somers Farkas and Romanian Princess Marina Sturdza.

Lightyears gala honoree and American composer Marvin Hamlisch and Lighthouse International President and CEO Mark Ackermann enjoy the company of the lovely, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Lighthouse International Board Member; Margo Catsimatidis,
Somers Farkas and Romanian Princess Marina Sturdza.

 

 

 

WHO:

Lighthouse International, the 104 year-old leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss,  presented its annual Lightyears Gala: The Lighthouse Salutes the Arts.  The honorees for this year’s star studded evening, attracted some 400 people, including Interior Designer Mica Ertegun, American Composer Marvin Hamlisch, film star Arlene Dahl and
Marc Rosen
, fragrance package designer.   WNYW/Fox 5’s News Anchor, Ernie Anastos,  emceed the event, while comedian/actress
Joan Rivers was the auctioneer. 

WHAT:

The event’s Chairpersons included Commissioner of New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting Katherine Oliver, Interior Designer Mario Buatta, Lighthouse International Board Member Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, President of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation Charles Cohen and his wife Clo Cohen; Public Relations & Marketing Director for Jimmy Choo shoes. 

Other guests included:; TCM’s Robert Osborne; singer Lesley Gore; French actress and international cabaret singer Yanna Avis Actor Ben Gazzara; Tony Award winner costume designer William Ivy Long; Broadway producers Marty Richards, Fran and Barry Weissler; Warnaco CEO Linda Wachner CNN’s Robert Zimmerman; interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield; fashion designers Douglas Hannant and Joanna Mastroianni; playwright Charlotte St. Martin; fashionable socialites Muffie Potter Aston, Somers Farkas, Stephanie Krieger, Aileen Mehle, Debbie Bancroft, Amy Fine Collins, Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Barbara Tober Hope Gimbel Solinger; Red Apple Group and Gristedes CEO, John Catsimatidis and many more.

WHERE:

The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street at Central Park South, New York City

About Lighthouse International

Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at 1-800-829-0500 or visit  www.lighthouse.org

 

 

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