David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

10 May 2015

Over-the-top Extravaganzas

The Animal Medical Center’s Living Legends Luncheon Co-chair Alison Minton hosted a pre-party shopping event for the luncheon at the Elaine Turner store on Wednesday, April 29th. Guests enjoyed cocktails and cupcakes as they shopped to support The AMC, a non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910. The AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to treat pets via appointment and on an emergency basis.

Living Legends Co-Chairs Alison Minton, Janet York, and Joanne Ronson.

Guests who shopped for the cause included: Gordon Beck, Bettina Bennett, Sophia Bishop, Daniel Colon, Annika Connor, Nicole DiCocco, Montgomery Frazier, Kathleen Giordano, Dr. Penny Grant, Melanie Seymour Holland, Shane Inman, Carol Lane, Lauren Lawrence, Valerie Lettan, Judith Lidsky, Joy Marks, Ben Mindich, Adele Nino, Jane Pontarelli, Rosemary Ponzo, Kathy Prounis, Richard Rojas, Joanne Ronson, Matt Semino, Jean Shafiroff, Michel Witmer, Janet York, and Jordana Zizmor. The Elaine Turner store donated a generous 20% of sales to The AMC and donated a beautiful clutch bag for a raffle that was won by Sophia Bishop.

The Living Legends Luncheon will take place at the Harmonie Club on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Luncheon chairs are Susan Lazarus, Alison Minton, Kane Nussbaum, Joanne Ronson, Helene Stein, Eva Usdan and Janet York. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Allison Hagemann at