The House Gazette Newsletter of James Lenox House & Carnegie East House Volume VI, Issue I (WINTER 2015) I N S I D E Autumn Leaves Gala! Most successful event ever! PAGE 4-5 • Meet our New Development Director PAGE 10 • Plus: Resident Musicians in Our Midst Above: Christopher Savoglou, Senior Principal, Ted Moudis Associates; Joseph H. Girven, LMSW, Executive Director James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House; Mary Lenox Sheafe Award honoree Ted Moudis, AIA, Senior Principal, Ted Moudis Associates. PAGES 3 & 6 • Puppy Love! PAGE 7 Providing safe, independent and enriched living for older adults in NYC since 1866. Left: William C. Patterson, Board Member, James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award; Steve P. Morrows, Executive Vice President RFR Realty LLC and President of Carnegie East House Board of Directors. UPDATES FROM OUR BOARD PRESIDENTS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A s we start the New Year, we have countless things to be grateful for! We’d like to start by thanking everyone who contributed and supported our extremely successful Autumn Leaves Gala which took place this past fall. The proceeds are being put to good use ensuring residents have access to programs which help them flourish as they age. Our gala evening started off with the talented (and highly entertaining!) Master of Ceremonies, ABC’s, Bill Evans. Followed by our most distinguished honorees, three outstanding New Yorkers: Ted Moudis, AIA, Senior Principal of Ted Moudis Associates, who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and leadership to New York City and its older adults, received the esteemed Mary Lenox Sheafe Award which honors the founder of our predecessor organization. New York City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, recognized as a champion and problem-solver for affordable housing, including his leadership in protecting older adult residents, received our Community Services Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to long-time board member William C. Patterson, past President of James Lenox House, currently Treasurer of the Carnegie East House Board, and who is involved in many other worthwhile charities; he has displayed great dedication and concern in helping New York’s older adults. We were delighted to see so many of you that evening! We are thankful for the dedication of our volunteers who not only live at our two residences but are engaged in sincerely helping us to make it the close-knit community it is. The generosity of our Board of Directors and their continued hands-on involvement truly exhibits their caring for every aspect of our organization. Nicola M. Heryet President James Lenox House Association As we reflect over the past year we are proud of all our staff: the administrators, nurses, social workers, and personal care workers, all of whom go above and beyond their prescribed duties with every resident. In particular, this year we’d like to thank a few people who made our gala such a success but, above all, make our residences a better place to live. Audrey Da Silva is celebrating her 25th anniversary with James Lenox House and is responsible for its smooth operation, managing it efficiently and with great generosity of spirit. Kurt Fulton has been responsible for our gala Silent Auctions since inception. We are grateful to him for making it such an elegant and profitable part of our evening and for everything else he does for Carnegie East House. Scott Gordon entertains at our galas and runs events at both Houses – his genuine compassion yet fun loving soul brightens all our days. Thank you Audrey, Kurt, and Scott for everything that you do for our residents and Houses. We continue to take pride in our work and are thankful to you for helping us fulfill our commitment to our mission of serving and protecting the lives of New York’s older adults! On behalf of everyone at our two Houses, we wish each of you a very happy and healthy 2015 and hope to see all of you at our spring events! Steve P. Morrows President Carnegie East House Joseph H. Girven Executive Director James Lenox House Association Board of Directors Nicola M. Heryet, President • William J. Welsh, Vice-President • Kenneth Siegel, Financial Vice President & Treasurer • Barbara R. Evans, Secretary Ruth R. Alward, Ed D, Rn, Charles A. Amstein • Anne S. Connor • William N. Dye • Andrew F. Forbis • Erna A. Given • Susan A. Irwin • Walter L. Larkin Iii • Calvin Marshall Mew • Susan D. McClanahan • Steve P. Morrows • Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols • William C. Patterson • John B. Roberts • Jonathan Rosenberg • John Samuelson • Ellsworth G. Stanton Iii • William T. Sullivan • Patricia R. Taylor • Jane Hrubes Thompson • Christopher Trinka • John D. Zeltin Carnegie East House Board of Directors Steve P. Morrows, President • Gregg S. Fisher, Cfa, Cfp, Vice President • William C. Patterson, Treasurer • Patricia Brownell, PhD, Lmsw, Secretary Beatrice Broadwater • Walter L. Larkin Iii • Robert Lyons • Christopher Savoglou • Jay Sherwood • William T. Sullivan • Thomas A. Teeple Joseph H. Girven, Lmsw, Executive Director, James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House Lane Richards Peace, Director of Development Page 2 MUSICIAN AND TEACHER E dith Sagul has the distinction of having been a resident of James Lenox House for twenty-six years. She was born and grew up in Webster, Pennsylvania, the oldest of seven sisters and one brother. Two sisters are still living, and she has quite a few nieces and nephews. Gifted in music, she studied the violin at nine and the flute at fifteen. At eighteen, she was off to New York with a scholarship to study at Julliard with the renowned flutist, George Barrère. Edith went on to earn a B.S., M.A. and Ed.D. in Music and Music Education. At that time— hard for us to believe today—the big orchestras in New York had no women members. Edith taught music privately, and worked as an Adjunct Professor at two City colleges. By 1946, Edith formed The Sagul Trio, with Edith as flutist, cellist Marjorie Thomas, and pianist Geraldine Winnett. They made their New York debut at Times Hall that year. The New York Times reported: “They played skillfully and sensitively...altogether a charming and novel program;” and the New York Herald Tribune critic wrote that “Members of the group are accomplished, technically well versed musicians.” Thinking about the need to provide for her future, Edith started her career as an educator in the NYC public school system, serving as teacher, supervisor, and assistant principal. After thirty-five years, she retired in 1986. Two years later, Edith moved into James Lenox House. Those who have come to know Edith regard her as a great example of how older adults can enjoy an active, well organized life as they age in a place like James Lenox House that offers residents so much in terms of activities and services. Today, at 98, Edith feels blessed to still be in good health. She attends the James Lenox House exercise class every Tuesday. She makes a point of trying to get out every day, and with the help of her aide still makes trips to mid-town to some of her favorite shops. Edith no longer travels, but all her life she traveled around the world, including trips to Australia, New Zealand, and the Fiji Islands. Mainly because of her interest in the history of the Bible, she has visited Biblical sites in Turkey Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and has traced the footsteps of St. Page 3 Paul in Malta. Edith is a member of the James Lenox House Bible Group, and residents look forward to the occasions when Edith shares her wealth of photos with them. Every Sunday morning, Edith can be seen with her walker on her way to catch a bus to the Central Presbyterian Church by herself. When asked about the values that guide her the most, Edith’s response was immediate: “To be merciful to the less fortunate and to help whenever I can.” Autumn Leaves Gala! O ur generous supporters returned to The University Club in October for our annual Autumn Leaves Gala benefiting the residents of both our Houses. We celebrated three worthy and dedicated champions whose tireless efforts have significantly improved the lives of our older adults: Ted Moudis, AIA, New York City Councilman Daniel R. Garodnick, and William C. Patterson, James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House Board Member. The evening was hosted by well-known meteorologist Bill Evans, who also pitched in and donated three personal tours of the ABC’s Eyewitness Newsroom as part of our Live Auction! Bravo Bill! Achievement Award to long-time board member William C. Patterson, past President of James Lenox House Association and currently Treasurer of the Carnegie East House. Nicola “Nicky” M. Heryet, President of James Lenox House Association, introduced Bill by saying, “I have seen first-hand for many years how tirelessly Bill has volunteered his time to ensure our organization’s success. Whether it’s assuring that our residents are always comfortable and have the best care possible, he is always selfless.” Bill also singlehandedly shepherded Carnegie East House through a complex mortgage re-financing, which resulted in the organization’s financial turn-around. For his vision, persistence, and insistence on results, Dan Garodnick has earned a reputation among his colleagues as a thoughtful, determined problem-solver. We put Dan’s problem solving skills to the test a few years ago at Carnegie East House, where we were struggling with the impact of the Second Avenue Subway Project. With Dan’s help, we were able to negotiate a solution that provided a way for our older adult residents to safely access street transportation. For his dedication to older adult concerns, Dan was presented with our Community Services Award by Joe Girven. Bill made a touching and inspirational speech which included a moment of silence for those beloved residents who passed away this year. The wonderful evening also afforded us the opportunity to bestow our Lifetime The Mary Lenox Sheafe award was presented to Ted Moudis. Steve Morrows introduced his friend Ted by saying, “There are a lot of real estate people here tonight ….and for a very good reason…Ted Moudis probably knows them all!” Ted is the Founder and Senior Principal of Ted Moudis Associates, an architectural and interior design services firm focusing on corporate and retail installations. The firm, headquartered in New York, has offices in Chicago and an alliance in London. Founded in 1990, the company has grown to over 135 employees and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. Ted accepted his award with gratitude to his lovely wife and family. He also thanked Steve and Nicky for introducing him to our organization and for the many services we offer older adults through our two Houses. Ted’s speech was extremely touching and heartfelt. At the end of the evening’s program, Ted again “challenged” the guests by inviting them to sponsor funding for one or more days of programs and services provided to residents at $275 per day. Ted also donated his firm’s Barclays Suite for various events. His generous gifts culminated in the most popular and successful live auction ever conducted to help our older adult residences! A number of residents from our wonderful Houses were present as well. Resident Rev. Earl Holkeboer gave a rousing and witty speech dispensing sage advice, such as the secret of a long and happy marriage (always say, “Yes, Dear!”). The evening was an important financial success! On behalf of the Boards, the staff, and the residents of James Lenox House and Carnegie East House, we are deeply grateful to our honorees and over 250 donors, journal advertisers, auction donors and volunteers who helped to make the evening such a resounding success. Overheard at the Auction... ”Ohh...I won that condo in Palm Beach at a great price! What a buy!” Page 4 Nicole Moudis, Ted Moudis, Mary Ellen Moudis, Alyssa Moudis Media Alert! Bill Cunningham of The New York Times included the gala in the October 19, Evening Hours section. Black Tie Magazine devoted page 1 of their Society News to the handsome honorees and guests! And check us out on New York Social Diary at: http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/party-pictures/2014 Linda Arnold; Board Member and Secretary, Barbara R. Evans; Pam Abernathy; Executive Director James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House, Joseph H. Girven, LMSW Roxanne Donovan, Great Ink Communications, Ralph Daiuto, World Trade Financial Group; Richard Holowchack, AJS Construction; Kimberly Allan of AJS Construction. New York City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick receiving the Community Services Award from the Executive Director of James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House, Joseph H. Girven, LMSW Crissy Hathaway, Business Development Coordinator, Ted Moudis Associates; Richard Haray, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, Interpublic Group. Nicola M. Heryet, President of James Lenox House Association presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to William C. Patterson, Board Member of James Lenox House Association and Carnegie East House. Photo credit: Spencer Gordon Page 5 MUSIC IS WHAT UNIFIES C arolyn Karlsrud was born in beautiful Nebraska, where she grew up and began her university studies at Hastings College. Transferring to Oberlin College in Ohio, she graduated from their Conservatory of Music majoring work in voice, organ, and piano. Since it was difficult to find a job and make a living as an organist, she accepted an appointment to the faculty at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, teaching piano. Three years later, she went to New York for graduate work at The Julliard Opera Theatre where she performed in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, singing soprano in the role of First Spirit. Another member in the group was Edmond Karlsrud, a young man from Montana, a bass/baritone, cast as the First Priest. Music unifies in many ways; a year later, they were married in Nebraska. Eventually, they moved to Mamaroneck in Westchester, where they settled and raised their three daughters—Katherine, Karen and Kirsten—and eventually became grandparents of three. Early on Carolyn and Edmond formed The Karlsrud Family Ensemble with Katherine, Karen, and an accompanist. Kristin was still too young to perform. They toured the country presenting programs of great variety, ranging from art songs and operatic selections through folk songs, spirituals as well as the latest hits of the Broadway stage. It was a true bonding experience. Katherine began her professional life as a harpist, but later decided to become a pediatrician and has a successful practice in New York. Karen, a very busy professional violinist, is also a member of The New York Pops (which performs in our Summer Music Series at James Lenox House!). Kirsten is a teacher, presently living in California. For forty-five years, Carolyn had a career as soprano soloist in churches and synagogues, but in 1970 she returned to her career as organist, which included being the director of five choirs at the Larchmont Avenue Church. Throughout this period Carolyn was also working with her husband. In addition to Edmond’s singing career as a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera, he also founded Karlsrud Concerts. This meant a great deal of touring, including a concert in Bahrain. Reminiscing about these years, Carolyn recalls the time her husband was invited to sing at the White House during Eisenhower’s presidency. The evening included a grand tour and supper in the President’s dining room. Later on, Carolyn was Edmond’s accompanist and they also sang together in concerts for many years. Carolyn has many happy memories of her friends and life in Mamaroneck, where she lived for sixty years. After Edmond died in 1997, Carolyn remained an active member of the Westchester community until she decided to come to live at CEH last spring. “I am delighted to be at Carnegie East House,” Carolyn says. Being a very social person, she quickly became involved in her new community. Her residency is an asset to CEH. Her knowledge of music and Page 6 the arts is impressive. She is a member of the Residents Board and is perfect in the role of Hospitality Ambassador. She has many friends, and describes meal times together as “very enriching.” Carolyn attends all the activities CEH offers. “We are extremely fortunate to have Scott Gordon as our Director of Activities,” she says, adding “he is so talented as a pianist and composer.” Recently, Carolyn generously donated her grand piano to CEH, which is very much appreciated and enjoyed by everyone. A Chinese sage, Seu-ma-tsen, wrote in his memoirs, “Music is what unifies.” It does, indeed, unify in so many ways-helping to build bonding experiences between couples and family members, as well as a sense of sharing among all who listen through its power to evoke passions—touching the individual’s deepest feelings and emotions. Health and Wellness: The Power of [Puppy] Love G one are the days when ‘puppy love’ was a fleeting moment of joy and heart-stopping excitement reserved only for the romantic young and the restless. At James Lenox House and Carnegie East House, however, ‘puppy love’ has taken on a whole new meaning for the residents, but it still elicits those same feelings of joy and excitement. Every week at James Lenox House a lovely young volunteer and her mother stop by with their adorable and incredibly sweet therapy dog, Eloise, an eight-year-old Dachshund. Eloise sits with the residents, allows the residents to hold her in their laps, gives them lots of kisses, and loves to be petted and adored. She is a great companion who has nothing but unconditional love for every one of her new friends, JLH residents who are self-described dog lovers. Carnegie East House residents enjoy the company of Beacon Belle and Dexter! Both dogs are part of Pet Partners and are brought by two wonderful handlers: Brooke Cohen and Lisa Green. They are greeted with anticipation and spend time with a large group of residents who participate in playing with and enjoying the company of these lively pet partners. Katie, Brooke, and Lisa are certified to handle qualified dogs that are classified service dogs, emotional support animals, and therapy animals. The primary goal of a therapy dog is to simply serve as a happy companion to anyone who loves the company of a floppy-eared friend. JLHA resident Judith Knecht The main benefits of animal assisted therapy with various populations and the positive effects range from an improved physical state to a better emotional state. In fact, during a recent group, one of the residents who was holding Eloise said “the dog came at the right time, I was feeling a little under the weather today.” Her mood was truly transformed after spending just five minutes holding and petting Eloise, and receiving lots of wet-nosed kisses. Residents of James Lenox House gather in the Living Room every Monday to spend time with their new four-legged friend. Eloise draws a consistent crowd, as well as many curious passers-by who can’t resist her sweet temperament and playful charm. Most of the residents who love to spend time with Eloise have many fond memories of their own dogs from years past. In fact, along with wide eyes and big smiles, getting to pet and hold the dog usually gets everyone talking to each other and telling stories about their own former pets, and their joy is almost palpable. “My wife and I had dogs for over 50 years. We love them,” fondly recalled Earl Holkeboer, a resident for 10 years. Carnegie East House residents watch Dexter and Beacon Belle perform tricks and not only play with but entertain a large group who simply adore their time with such close furry friends! Resident Marjorie “Liz” Holt and Eloise Ultimately, the Puppy Love groups have been a wonderful way for residents to connect with memories through the love of very affectionate dogs and their generous and experienced handlers. Page 7 THANK YOU! James Lenox House Association and the residents and staff of Carnegie East House and James Lenox House are proud to acknowledge and thank each donor and the members of the Board for their generous leadership gifts and thoughtful investment of time and wisdom during 2014. DIAMOND CIRCLE Ruth Alward Charles A. Amstein William Anderson Align Comm Sherrell Andrews and Robert Kuhbach Rita Arlen Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Michael Balsamo PS Marcato Elevator Co. Charles R. Borrok Cushman & Wakefield Beatrice and Douglas Broadwater Patricia J. Brownell and James Collins Desmond Burke Firequench Inc. John Catsimatidis The Red Apple Group Congregation Emanu-El of New York Anne S. Connor William N. Dye Carol and Roger Einiger Barbara and Brad Evans Vernon Evenson EvensonBest Gregg S. Fisher Gerstein Fisher John Fitzgerald James E. Fitzgerald, Inc. Andrew Forbis Dennis Friedrich Brookfield Office Properties Edward A. Froelich Leslie J. Garfield Leslie J. Garfield & Co., Inc. Michael Gerazounis MG Engineering D.P.C. Joseph H. Girven Erna A. Given Geraldine Goodman Walter T. Gorman, PE Walter T. Gorman, P.E., P.C. David R. Greenbaum Vornado Realty Trust Susan Hayes Cauldwell Wingate Company, LLC Nicola M. Heryet Cassidy Turley Robert Hohmann AJS Construction Ellen Howe Ellen E Howe Foundation Laurie Hutner WB Wood Susan A. Irwin Caroline and David Johnson, Jr. Fr. John Kamas Mark Kirn Whitsons Culinary Group Nicholas Lampiasi Fox Rehabilitation, Inc. Walter L. Larkin III Larkin NYC Inc. A. Mitti Liebersohn Jones Lang LaSalle Gerta Lissner Charitable Fund Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW Gretchen and Paul Massey Massey Knakal Realty Services Susan D. McClanahan Julia A. McGee Calvin Marshall Mew and Mary F. Crawford Steve P. Morrows RFR Realty LLC Ted Moudis Ted Moudis Associates Patrick Murphy CBRE Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols New York City Department For The Aging Gregory O’Neill Clune Construction Company Carolyn and William Patterson Julie and Russel Patterson, Jr. Phipps Houses Services, Inc. David Pomeranz The Hebrew Home at Riverdale Raymond Quartararo Jones Lang LaSalle Suzy Reingold Cushman & Wakefield John B. Roberts, Esq. Jonathan Rosenberg Greystone & Co. Inc. Alan Rosenfield Harmony Asset Management Barbara and John Samuelson Christopher Savoglou Ted Moudis Associates Warren Scharf Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Jay Sherwood Karen and Kenneth Siegel Jane Smith Spacesmith Kenneth W. Sold, Esq. Loeb & Loeb, LLP Ellsworth G. Stanton III William T. Sullivan Ronald McDonald House of New York Syde Hurdus Foundation Susannah Talley Patricia R. Taylor Thomas A. Teeple Matthew Van Buren CB Richard Ellis The Vidda Foundation Denise and William Welsh Alan Wilensky USI Insurance Services, LLC Donald M. Wilkinson III Wilkinson O’Grady & Company, Inc. Sundie and John Zeltin PLATINUM CIRCLE Alan B. Abramson Abramson Brothers Incorporated Paul Angerame Hatzel & Buehler, Inc. David Ashenfarb, CPA Schall & Ashenfarb CPAs, LLC James A. Avitabile Michael B. Ballew R. Graham Barr and Kristen Lasky Stephen G. Berliner Studley Genie and Robert Birch Thomas Birnbaum NYC Realty Advisors, LLC Mark Boccuzi EvensonBest, LLC David Bonifacic WB Engineering & Consulting John Cefaly Cushman & Wakefield, Inc Owen Clarkin Richard Cucci American Construction Inc. Winifred Cudjoe Robert Cyruli Cyruli Shanks Hart & Zizmor Audrey Da Silva John Dieter Roxanne Donovan Great Ink Margaret Dowd and Ronald Eichorn Walter P. Drury Rev. Katharine C. Dunn Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Debra Fechter Digby Management Co., LLC Elliott Fein DBF Sales Patrick Ferriere August B. Field, IV Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Jennifer Foley Frank Fortino Metropolis Group Inc. Brandl Frey RFR John Gallivan Waldner’s Business Environments Steve Gardner Lane Office Joel Gerson Alice Griffin Joy Fedden Habian JFH Communications Barbara Hayes Priscilla and Ronald Hoffman Nancy Houghton Health Advocates for Older People, Inc. Suzanna C. Houston John R. Hupper, Esq. Laurie Hutner W.B. Wood Jack Irushalmi Tri-Star Construction Corp. Lucia Keller Paula and Thomas Keltner James C. Kennedy, Esq. Edythe Kenner Foundation Judith A. Kinberg Ted Koltis Paramount Group, Inc. Page 8 George Koutsivitis Aegis Mechanical Corp. Cory Koven Ambassador Construction Brian C. Kravitz Search and Care Susan Kurland Gary I. Laermer Lauren Larsen Power Cooling Inc. David Lebenstein Cassidy Turley Ronald T. Lo Russo Cushman & Wakefield Edward C. Lord III Robert Lowe Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Tina Lundgren John Lynch and Sigrid Doleske Robert R. Lyons Marks Paneth Shron LLP Allison and Frederick MacEachron Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Barry Mandel Michael Mariani Certified Moving & Storage Co., LLC Richard H. Martin and Morris Gaines Louise Matthews Avon Products, Inc. David McWilliams JRM Construction Mangement, LLC Michele Medaglia ACC Construction Corporation Maria Melendez Haworth, Inc. Louis S. Milo Milrose Consultants William F. Murdy Comfort Systems USA John Murphy Patrick M. Murphy Eugene Nardelli Ajay Narula Curtis Partition Company Emmy and David Patterson Agnes Peterson NY-Presbyterian Hospital Mark Pfaff New York Life Insurance Company Peter Pollack Mary and Robert Radsch James A. Read MML Capital Partners Gina Rizzo Herman Miller Jeffrey Roseman Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Michael I. Roth Interpublic Group Edith Sagul Lenny Sainovski Allstate Electric Corp. John C. Sarkioglu Lighting Design Collaboratives Michael Schall, CPA Schall & Ashenfarb CPAs, LLC Louise Schecker Robert Schoenbach Schoenbach Construction Corporation Ruth and Julian Schroeder Ronald D. Sernau Proskauer Rose LLP Nancy P. Sevcenko Jerry Shaw Paul Smadbeck Massey Knakal Realty Services Jane and Kenneth Thompson Vincent Tolins Pro-Tech Plumbing & Heating Christopher Trinka Thomas Turrisi Robert Derector Associates Beth and Donald Wahlig Ed Welsh ADCO Electrical Corp. Laura and Steven Williamson Marcia Wilson Joel S. Wong GOLD CIRCLE Henry H. Abernathy Ann Ahern Myron I. Altschuler Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C. Lisa S. Anselmo Matthew Arendt and Thomas Mission Christeena Baksh Peter Bakstansky Dolores Barattini Nelida C. Barreto Robin Baskett James S. Baumgartner Ilene M. Biderman Barry M. Bloom Jill and Bryan Bloom Vincent A. Boccia Jon Bortz Ellen Borz Charles E. Boulbol Lisa M. Brauner, Esq. FSB FisherBroyles LLP Lola Cadoret AJ Camhi RFR Realty LLC Matthew Canale RFR Realty LLC Massimo Caronna Brunello Cucinelli USA Inc. Norma Castiel Bernice Cavall Suzannah Chandler Evelyn Chigrinsky Salvatore Ciaravino Benenson Capital Partners LLC Dorine A. Colin Fran Condon Plaza International Kathryn O. Costello Rosina M. Cotruzzola Pamela Craig Accenture Catherine C. Crane Susan Crowley Stephen Dellwood Cassidy Turley Susan A. Dennison Patricia Dermody Harris Diamond Weber Shandwick Worldwide William J. Dionne Carter Burden Center for the Aging Millard W. Dixon III Kevin Durfee Brown Brothers Harriman Susann Eaton Terri Eggers Gary Engel N. Emmanuel Enriquez Design 3 Mel Farrell Linda and Jeffrey Feinstein Susan L. Feldman Jennifer Ferentini Claire Fischl Stephanie and Aaron Ford Margaret M. Fox Cherilyn and David Frei Julie Garner Martin Agency Jeffrey Gelfand Scott Gordon Spencer Gordon Joyce and Norbert Gottenberg Sally Graudons David E. Green Cushman & Wakefield Hector Griffin William Summerville, Inc. Teresa Grimm Gregory Grinley Janet Groth Michael Grunder Joseph Guidetti Suzan S. Habachy Anthony Hamablet Helen R. Hamlin Marguerite Hartley Timothy D. Haskin Peninsula Real Estate Fund I, LP Diana M Hawes Samuel R. Hill Helen and Earl Holkeboer Julie P. Horner and James E. Spainer Sikota Isaacs New York Life Shaun Jacobson RFR Realty LLC Igal Jellinek Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC John A. Johnson, Jr. Studley, Inc. Simone Kaplan Katherine Karlsrud Charles Karmiol Oliver Katcher RFR Realty LLC Daniel Katcher Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Susan V. Kayser Duane Morris LLP Geri and Ronald Kinberg Katherine King and Donald H. Nathan Catherine Kinney Frederic T. Kirkham, Jr. Alec Kirschner CBRE Christopher Klein and Neda C. Khoobyar Judith Knecht Dorothy Kochiras Elizabeth G. Kole Harry Krausman Hortense Kreukels Frank W. Krhoun, Jr. Robert E. La Blanc Robert E. La Blanc Associates, Inc. Paul LaCour LaCour Inc. Patrick J. Lenz Phyllis and Jason J. Levine Martin Levine Par Plumbing Co, Inc, Roger Liddell Debra Ann Livingston John Loeb Belinda Loh and Peter Gutierrez John D. Longman Longman Lindsey Associates David P. Mansfield, AIA David Mansfield Architecture & Design PC Frederick K. Marek The Vortex Group, LLC Glenn Markman Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Mary McGlynn Museum of the City of New York Randy Medrano Russell Mendoza FCB Friedhilde and Robert E. Milburn Margaret Mills Alan I. Model Littler Jeremy Moss Silverstein Properties James W. Murtagh Karen A. Nassauer, LCSW Marc Nochlerin Cerami & Associates Katherine and Patrick O’Brien Juan Esteban Orduz Colombian Coffee Federation Nancy N. Ost Eileen O’Toole, Esq. Glen Oxton and Susan Johnston Lane and David Peace Nan and Oscar Pollock Carole and Thomas Poole John Posimato Flooring Liquidators Joan Poulas SUPPORT OUR HOUSES Robair Reichenstein Cassidy Turley Madeline Reilly Peter Riguardi Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. Nathaniel C. Rockett James Rogers James G. Rogers Architects, PC Martin W. Ronan, Jr. Keith Rook Mitchell S. Rosenthal Rachel Rosenzweig-Askinasi Ernst Rothe Edward Rufrano Island Archetectural Woodwork Inc. James K. Ryder Kenneth Scheff Stribling Jonathan Schindler Cassidy Turley Gerard Schumm RFR Realty LLC Joy Schuppert Lindt & Sprungli Neil Scriptunas and Anne Tuohy James N. Serafino Charles A. Shapiro Shimon Shkury Ariel Property Advisors Ethan Silverstein Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Jacqueline Singer Interpublic Group Jodi Pulice Smith JRT Realty Group Gary M. Spector Augusta Sterne Michael B. Stubbs Moshe Sukenik Newmark Knight Frank Lawrence Sullivan Conserve Electrical Supply Bruce Surry CB Richard Ellis, Inc. Patricia Tees Anne R. Teicher Walter Wagner, O.P. Church of St. Vincent Ferrer Ellen Waldman Rosemary Waters Dorothy Watson Bernie Weiser and Dorothy Watson Julia Weissman Erica Weissman Richard Wernon Boca Group East, LLC Mary T. Wheeler DRG Gertrude Whitney Kenny Wivietsky NuCare Pharmacy & Surgical Madeline Wolf Delores Wolfe Debra Wollens Cassidy Turley Judith Wu Stephen Yarri Please use the attached envelope or contact Lane Richards Peace at 212-288-5883 or firstname.lastname@example.org Page 9 welcome to our new development director and... We are delighted to welcome Lane Richards Peace, our new Development Director. Before joining us last May, Lane was Director of Institutional Advancement at Mannes College The New School for Music for seven years. Reporting directly to the Dean of the college, she consistently met or exceeded the annual development goals set by the President. Lane secured significant gifts from individuals, created and launched a Young Patrons Society, raised a new funding stream supporting various programs, and developed foundation, corporate and private support for the Mannes Opera and Orchestra. In addition to her professional experience in the not-for-profit sector, Lane has an equally strong background in the corporate world. For twelve years she worked for Swiss Re NMNY, a division of Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, serving first as Special Projects Manager and then as Associate Director. Lane’s role involved a great deal of travel, organizing and coordinating annual meetings, marketing events that included training seminars and local business responsiveness in NY, Zurich, Barbados, and Toronto. Both professionally and in her personal life, Lane has been motivated to help with raising money for something important to benefit the world and help meet human needs. Lane is active in Women in Development a professional organization. She is member of its President’s Council, serves on its Coaching/Mentoring and Special Programming Committees and is co-chairing “I to I: A Structured Networking Experience,” helping women fine-tune professional skills, learn to speak up and land new jobs, and balance career and family. Lane’s family is very international. Married to David Peace, who was born in England, her own family heritage is Russian. Her parents were born in China, and later moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Lane was born. When Lane was still quite young they moved to New York. She majored in art in high school and college, and has a B.A. from Hunter College. Lane has HALLOWEEN at OUR HOUSES Page 10 an impressive knowledge of languages, speaking fluent Russian, conversational French, and some Portuguese and Spanish. At James Lenox House, we have seen Lane’s sensitivity to the needs of older adults. Lane and David were worried about her father living alone. For almost a year, they searched for a place for him to live near them, and finally had the great fortune for him to move into an apartment in the same building upstairs from them where they see him every single day, can go out with him and be with him when his friends visit. When asked about what shaped her life and values, Lane said, “Once again, it all goes back to my Dad.” He never suggested that her gender could in any way present problems. He always told her, “You can do whatever you want to do—even become President of the United States.” Admiring accomplished women—Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale, Eleanor Roosevelt, the woman Lane likes to quote most, however, is the fictional character Scarlett O’Hara. There’s always hope, whatever the pitfalls and set-backs in life. Her famous quote at the end of the story is the one Lane lives by: “After all...tomorrow is another day.” WELCOME TO OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS….. JOHN B. ROBERTS joined the James Lenox House Association Board in May. A practicing lawyer in New York, his main areas of concentration are trusts and estates, taxation, charitable organizations, and family wealth planning. He also serves on the boards of the Airlie Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lanie and Ethel Foundation and the Vidda Foundation as well as the National Councils of The Student Conservation Association and SAGE. John received a BA from Anderson University, a JD from the University of Oklahoma and an LLM in Taxation from New York University. In his free time, he enjoys the opera, travel and the outdoors, especially white water rafting, but above all, he enjoys and is committed to helping older adults. This past fall we also welcomed JONATHAN ROSENBERG. He works at Greystone, his family’s New York based real estate and real estate finance firm, where he focuses on the financing of affordable multifamily housing as well as healthcare facilities. Jonathan holds a BA in history from Columbia University. He lives with his wife and three children in Englewood, NJ, where he enjoys chasing his children, playing basketball, and occasionally, reading. CHRISTOPHER TRINKA has a close bond to James Lenox House Association; he was born and grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Chris began his career in advertising and brand management of various national products including: Folger’s, Sara Lee, and Hasbro Toys. In 1987, he started his own business as a franchised small business consultant with General Business Services. He expanded the business over the years, ultimately becoming a fully accredited securities and insurance representative of AXA Advisors, LLC. Chris recently sold his tax practice, but continues to provide financial planning services to individuals and small businesses. He has been a member of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church since 1998 and currently serves on the Board SUMMER: FUN and music Page 11 of Trustees and the Stewardship and Development Committees. Receiving a BA from Fordham Chris attained an MBA from CUNY. Chris enjoys golfing, tennis and entertaining in the city and at his summer home in the Poconos. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND LOYALTY! Regretfully, our dedicated and esteemed Board member, PATRICIA TAYLOR, has resigned from the James Lenox House Association Board of Directors after almost 20 years of service. During her tenure Pat has chaired the Admissions and Nominating Committees as well as holding the position of Board Liaison to the Library Committee. Pat is particularly proud of chairing the 135th Anniversary Celebration Committee which included Mary Tyler Moore as honorary guest speaker. We will all sorely miss Pat, but we know that she will continue to be in touch with all her friends at James Lenox House. We wish her all the best as she settles in her new home outside of New York City. JAMES LENOX HOUSE ASSOCIATION, INC. 49 EAST 73RD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10021-3520 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED NEWSLETTER STAFF: Kurt Fulton Lane Richards Peace CONTRIBUTORS: Julie East Jo Lowndes Sevely Newsletter Design: Judith Rew We’ve got Rhythm and Dinner 2015 Spring Theatre Benefit AN AMERICAN IN PARIS PLEASE JOIN US ON Tuesday, March 31, 2015 PALACE THEATRE 8:00 PM 1564 Broadway (bet. 46th & 47th Streets) PRE–THEATRE DINNER 5:30 PM Gallaghers Legendary Steakhouse 228 West 52nd Street Page 12 Save the Date!
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