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David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

12 March 2009

New York, New York

Madison Avenue attorneys Mark W. Smith and Tim Valliere hosted a Spring Fling to honor The Humane Society of New York on the roof-deck of Hudson Terrace on March 7th. The evening also served as a preview for the charitable organization’s upcoming Fine Art Photography Auction this fall. CeCe Cord and Cornelia Guest lent their support along with 250 of New York Times bestselling author Mark W. Smith’s closest friends.

Anait Bian, Cindy Guyer, Sarah Bradford, Richard and Nancy Maltz, Sebastian Bland, James Taranto, Dr. Paul Morgan, Alison Minton, Kathleen Giordano, Michael Kantor, Brett Joshpe, Ed Dempsey, Arlene Delgado and casting agent Adrienne Stern checked out the adoptable dogs on-hand with The Humane Society of New York’s Sandra DeFeo and Anne Marie Karish while enjoying Humane Societinis.

DJ Scott Melker spun while tarot card readers provided a look into the future for guests. Diane Dimond, filmmaker Brooke Goldstein, United Nations’ Stadler Trengrove, Noelle Ashley Dunphy, CNN’s Emily Barsh, Mary Ann and Vincent Gerbino, Leo Kayser, Dr. Valerie Goldburt and Carbon NYC’s John W. Munson took in photographs of Madonna and Barry Diller by Patrick McMullan, curated by his son Liam.


Kathleen Giordano and Alison Minton