Parties & Events

Silver Hill Hospital Fêtes Annual Fall Gala At Cipriani 42nd Street

Friday, November 21, 2014

On Wednesday evening, Silver Hill Hospital held its annual fall fête at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan.  Over 472 people attended this year’s Gala, which honored longtime supporter John Silverman, Chairman and CEO of Silver Seal Corporation & Co-Executive Producer of the recently released documentary “The Anonymous People,” and Deann E. Murphy, Silver Hill Hospital Board of Directors Co-Chairperson. Eleanor Noell shared her personal story of recovery, crediting her expert care and treatment at Silver Hill Hospital in helping her overcome her post-traumatic brain injury mental illness.  In her emotional speech, she thanked her two sets of families: “my biological and step family and my medical family.”  She is currently applying to Columbia for her master’s degree.

This year’s Gala raised more than $1 million, which will provide financial assistance for individuals who would benefit from Silver Hill’s long-term residential treatment programs but are without adequate resources to cover the costs.  After a seated dinner and a live auction led by The Manhattan Auction House CEO Michael Powers, there was a special performance by Broadway star and vocalist Melissa Errico, fresh off a successful run starring in the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Bull Durham.

While Silver Hill – a picturesque farmhouse on a pastoral site in New Canaan, Connecticut – has long been recognized as a top tier psychiatric hospital, it wasn’t until 2010 that the non-profit hospital made its mark on the charity circuit, when longtime supporters and former co-chairs Michael Cominotto and Dennis Basso spearheaded its first Gala.  The event has been a smashing success ever since, and among the notable attendees spotted by AVENUE: Elizabeth Stribling, co-chairs Kirk Henckels and Fernanda Kellogg, co-chairs Todd Hollander and Natalia Bulgari, Geoffrey Bradfield, Yaz Hernandez, Jaime Gleicher, Caroline Dean, Ashley McDermott and Gigi Grimstad.


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