They Found a Thrill on Lenox Hill

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Annie Watt Agency / Sipa USA
Sunday, December 24, 2017

The fall season offers up so many benefits and good causes, sometimes it’s hard to keep up.  But it’s always possible to catch up.  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House  hosted Celebrate the Neighborhood, its annual fall Associates Committee benefit on Thursday, November 30, 2017. 

The evening  began with cocktails at Max Mara, followed by dinner and dancing  at the Metropolitan Club .  The benefit attacted for 215 supporters and raised $215,000 in funds for LenoxHill Neighborhood House’s many social service programs. 

Emily and Richard Leonard, Associates Committee Chairs  and Doug Steinbrech and Jeff Sharp, Committee Members, were honored for their support of the House and their other philanthropic works.   A brief program during dinner, hosted by Board Member Othon Prounis, acknowledged the Honorees.  At that time  he presented them with framed water colors, painted by children in the RealArts after school program.   DJ Daddy Dog   provided the music.

The International Chair was Sana H. Sabbagh. The benefit chairs were Chele & Richard Farley, Kamie &  Richard Lightburn, Kathy & Othon Prounis, Lacary Sharpe, Christopher Spitzmiller, Margot & Randy Takian, Tristana Waltz & Grier Eliasek,  Julie & Ted Weld and the evening’s vice Chairs were Michael Clifford & Robert Levy,  Mark Gilbertson, Tim Hamilton, Lindsey Coral Harper, Yaz & Valentin Hernandez, Cindy & Stephen Ketchum, Kristen & Charlies Krusen, Stephanie & James Loeffler, Celeste & Peter Manice, Tracy & Weston Quasha, Jill Ross & Paul Cole.

Alex Papachristidis, Scott Nelson
Max Mara Models
Hilary Dick, Mark Gilbertson, Erin Cunningham
Yaz Hernandez, Amy Hoadley
Charles Cecil, Janice Cecil, Nicole Miller, Mark Dorfman
Sonja Tremont Morgan, Eric Javits
Honorees, Richard Leonard, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, Jeff Sharp, Emily Leonard
Melanie Lazenby, Lacary Sharpe, Kathy Kim
Tracy Quasha, Weston Quasha
Kathy Prounis, Kamie Lightburn, Meredith Marks, Angela Clofine
Tim Hamilton, Victor Geraci, Martha Glass, Jared Goss
Charles Cecil, Janice Cecil, Nicole Miller, Mark Dorfman at 2017 Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala at Max Mara and Metropolitan Club in New York on 12/01/2017 (photo by Annie Watt Agency / Sipa USA)
Roric Tobin, Geoffrey Bradfield, Amy Hoadley, Justin Concannon
Kristen Swenson, Jeff Sharp
Sana H. Sabbagh at 2017
Melanie Lazenby, Lacary Sharpe, Kathy Kim
Cindy Ketchum, Mary Van Pelt




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