David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

May 19, 2009

The Last of the Spring Balls

Last Wednesday night, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center hosted its 2nd Annual Spring Ball at the Plaza. The glamorous evening featured cocktails, dinner and dancing, and an exciting live performance by Grammy Award Winner, R&B singer-songwriter, Macy Gray.

With 350 guests in attendance, the high-profile crowd of The Society's members and leaders in fashion and media rocked the dance floor to hit-single I Try. The event was Co-Chaired by Muffie Potter Aston, Sara Ayres, Tory Burch, Shafi Roepers, and Caryn Zucker.

President Leslie Jones introduced a compelling video produced by NBC on the important work of The Society to improve the quality of patient care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, followed by a heartfelt invitation for pledges by Sotheby's Auctioneer and Society Board Member Jamie Niven. 

Guests Included: Robert DeNiro and Grace Hightower, Tory Burch, LL Cool J and Simone Johnson, Muffie Potter Aston, Sara Ayres, Shafi Roepers, Jeff and Caryn Zucker, Tiki and Ginny Barber, Mort Zuckerman, Lyor Cohen, Gilles Mendel, Shoshanna Gruss, Elizabeth Fekkai, Paul and Dayssi Olarte Kanavos, Christopher and Sherman Meloni,  Billy Norwich, Valesca Guerrand Hermes, Marjorie Gubelmann, Hilary Gumbel, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Gigi Mortimer, Dennis Basso, Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Natalie Morales, Nina and Mitch Davidson, Lisa Errico, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Peter and Leslie Jones, Leslie Heaney, Lisa McCarthy, Heather Leeds, Anne Grauso, Alexandra Lebenthal, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Nicole Limbocker, Chappy and Melissa Morris, Meredith Melling Burke, Webb Egerton, Martha Glass, Peter and  Jamee Gregory,  Sylvester and Gillian Miniter, Alison Minton, Kimberly Kravis Schulhof, Dee Dee Ricks, Gunnar and Claudia Overstrom, Dr. Harold Varmus and Constance Casey, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Warner III, Jennifer Creel, Suzanne Johnson, Heather Mnuchin, Mary Snow, Bobby and Jill Zarin, among others.