More than 1,000 people attended the
annual NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Gala at the Waldorf Astoria on
Wednesday, May 2, raising $2.65 million
to benefit children’s programs.
David and Phyllis Komansky
and Christy and John Mack served
as chairs of the event, with Faculty
Chairs Drs. Lawrence Stanberry and
Guests included Gossip Girl
actress Kelly Rutherford,
clothing designer Lisa Perry, CNBC Anchor Maria Bartiromo,
Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, Frank
A. Bennack Jr., Dana Buchman, Blake and
Lois Goodner, Jimmy and Amy Haber, Peter
Kalikow, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kelly, Toby
and Vivian Milstein, Dr. Herbert Pardes
and Dr. Nancy Wexler, Jerry Speyer and
Katherine Farley, Sarah and Michael
Sylvester Nash, Lisa Perry, Kelly
Rutherford, Rebecca and Art Samberg, Dr.
Allan and Donatella Stewart, Patrick
Whalen, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Chief Executive Officer Dr. Steven J.
Corwin and President Dr. Robert Kelly.
The Décor – evoking whimsical and
child-like with a carousel made of roses
and beautiful rose center pieces shaped
to look like delicious cakes – was
designed by world renowned event
designer, Preston Bailey.
The evening opened with a special
performance by the Brooklyn Youth
for the evening was provided by the
legendary rock band Chicago.
The night’s meal was a first course of
lobster tail, cilantro mango salad with
micro basil & crispy ginger and a
coconut lobster sauce. The entrée was a
roasted breast of lemon thyme chicken
with sides of sweet pea risotto, Confit
grape tomatoes, and asparagus. Topping
off the meal, guests enjoyed a decadent
chocolate raspberry cadeau; a flourless
cake, raspberry gelee and chocolate
mousse, topped with fresh raspberries
and a Muroise sauce