On The Avenue

Prostate Your Case

by Missy Hargraves Photographed by Sean Zanni/PMC
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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On a rare rainless weekend night in The Hamptons, Mike Milken lured his billionaire buddies to The Parrish Art Musuem for the 14th annual Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Gala. The August 25th event, along with the weekend’s Charles Evans Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, raised over $3 million.


Guests at the benefit, which featured an intimate concert by John Fogerty, included Senator Lindsey Graham, US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton, Nobel prize winning biologist David Baltimore, Chris Oberbeck and political consultant Frank Luntz.


The Billionaire Dating Club will surely include this event on their “how-to/where to” list as it was hosted by one percent of the one percenter singles like Bill Ackman, Marc Leder, Joel Pashcow, Artie Rabin, Bonnie Pfeiffer Evans and Richard Merkin, as well as the officially off-the-market John and Jenny Paulson, William and Phyllis Mack, Richard and Karen LeFrak, Michael and Margie Loeb, Igor and Valentina Tulchinsky, Cliff and Barbara Sobel and Larry Gagosian and Chrissie Erpf.


The event, the second in less than ten days to cater to the extremely well heeled tax bracket, rivaled The Trump Victory Fund $25,000 a-head luncheon at the Southampton manse of  “Hot Dog Magnate” Harold Lorber. Premium PCF seats to hear Fogerty croon, “…left a good job in the city/workin’ for the man every night and day…” went for $100,000. While $25,000 got tennis enthusiasts on the court with a pro to compete in the tournament.


Tennis guru Nick Bollettieri took the stage along with Milkin and “challenged all of us to step up and give back,“ said Michael Marrale, CEO of M Science Analytics, who has attended several Milken events. “Mike is such an inspiration. I always come away from his events feeling more knowledgeable, invigorated, and excited to make a difference in the world.”


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