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NewYork-Presbyterian Plates for Pediatrics Dinner
02/03/2011 - By New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian Plates for Pediatrics Dinner

NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health First Annual Plates for Pediatrics dinner raised over $340,000 to support the center’s children’s programs.

The sold-out event on February 3, 2011 drew 270 attendees to the St. Regis Hotel New York.

The event, hosted by Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D., Pediatrician-In-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, along with the Pediatric Support Committee and the Children’s Advisory Council, raised funds for several children’s programs: Child Life Services, a program which helps alleviate children’s fears surrounding the hospital experience; The Clown Care Program, which welcomes clowns into the hospital to provide smiles and spend time with patients; The Children’s Emergency Medical Fund that provides patients with access to medical care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay; the Komansky Center Family Advisory Council, a group of dedicated family members committed to providing improved, family-centered care to all patients; and the Pediatric Fellows program.

In addition to dinner and mingling, guests also participated in a silent auction of a series of unique dinner plates, curated by Art&Advisory, the plates were designed and painted by artists Thomas Nozkowski, Pace Wildenstein gallery; Jonas Wood, Anton Kern gallery; and Nathan Carter, Casey Kaplan gallery.

Guests included Blair Hussain; Veronica and Jamie Beard; committee members Marcie Pantzer; Allison and Jay Aston and Whitney and Raja Chatterjee; vice-chairs Tiffany and Claus Moller; Gabrielle Bacon and Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; David Komansky; and Jeffrey Monteiro, Creative Director for Bill Blass, the sponsor of the event.

Photos: Janet Charles

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