"We have to be advocates for children," Kelly Rutherford
told Hamptons.com as we walked into one of Manhattan's most elegant rooms in the Metropolitan Club for The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC). "Children don't vote. They don't pay taxes," the actress noted. "It's very important that we fight for children's rights and their protection — always." It was a poignant reminder of Rutherford's own long-running battle to gain custody of her two children, living with their father in Monaco. "I'm a big advocate for mothers and children," she simply says, "for many reasons."
Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner. (Photo: anniewatt.com)
"It's my heart," says Dr. Penny Grant
, a child pediatrician who dealt with abused kids and now devotes much of her energies to NYSPCC. "I had been referencing them since the 90s, when I first saw Mary Ellen's dress. It looked like it was worn by an eight-year-old but she was 11 when she wore it. And it was in rags."
Mary Ellen was the eight-year-old girl whose father left her in the care of a foster mother to fight for the Union in the Civil War. "He thought he had given her to a nice person," the evening's host, Deborah Norville
recounted. "He had not. This woman beat this little girl within an inch of her life. Bloodied and with a ragged dress she came to the attention of two men who were, funnily enough, attorneys who were involved with the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. If what had been done to this little girl had been done to a dog it would have been illegal, but because she was a child it wasn't." Thus was born the first legislation to protect children using the animal cruelty guides.
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the oldest service to protect children and strengthen families through mental health, legal and social services. "We accept cases of children that are so complicated and challenging, that other providers turn them away, or refer them to us," explained Dr. Mary Pulido, Executive Director of The NYSPCC, during the program. "And, because we are achieving amazing results, everyone wants to know how we do it. We are constantly receiving requests for training from other providers throughout the United States. So not only is your support helping children here in New York City
, but it's helping children throughout the United States."
Karen Sorbo and Dr. Mary Pulido. (Photo: anniewatt.com)
They also throw an excellent dinner party. "We try to take it up a notch," said Dr. Grant, "making it a wine and food tasting that stands on its own." When was the last time you sipped Cheateauneuf-du-Pape and Barolo and ate a two star meal at a charity affair? The latter was prepared by Chef Emma Bengtsson, Executive Chef of Aquavit, winner of two stars in The Michelin Guide New York City 2016. Chef Bengtsson's cuisine was paired with wines donated by Robert Kacher Selections, which represents small, boutique vineyards throughout France.
The evening's Chairs included David and Sarah Stack
, and Karl Wellner
and Deborah Norville. Maarit and Thomas Glocer, and Tania Higgins
served as Co-Chairs, while Vice-Chairs included Lauren Cramer, Neil and Amanda Friedman
, Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry, Jr., Joan Granlund
, Penny Grant M.D., Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
, Holly Kelly and Andrew Lipsky, The New York Yankees
, M.David Sherill and Mary Alice Sherill, Mark S. Weiss
. David Stack
is the President of the NYSPCC Board of Directors.
Proceeds from the event benefit The NYSPCC's Trauma Recovery Program. The Trauma Recovery Program provides free mental health treatment for children who have experienced traumatic events, such as physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and family violence.
Other attendees included David and Sarah Stack, Karl Wellner and Deborah Norville, Dr. Mary Pulido, Tania Higgins, Lauren Cramer, Neil and Amanda Friedman, Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry, Jr., Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Holly Kelly and Andrew Lipsky, M.David Sherill and Mary Alice Sherill, Mark S. Weiss, Chef Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit), Hakan Swahn (Aquavit), Elizabeth Mayhew
, Tatiana and Thorne Perkin
, Alexandra and Edward Shaheen, Steve and Linda Forrester, Kimberly Guilfoyle
), Karen Sorbo (Auctioneer), John and Christy Mack, Rob and Betsy Pitts
, Jennifer Creel
, Christine Schwarzman
, Spiros and Antonia Milonas, Jean Shafiroff
, Frederick Anderson, Nicole Hanley Mellon (designer), Alberto and Graciela Bitar, Teddy and Kathy Wong, Diandra di Morrell Douglas, Diana Hsu, Andrea Greeven Douzet
, Victor De Souza
(designer), Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Nicole DiCocco, Ide and David Dangoor, Randi Schatz
, Robin Cofer
, Lauren Lawrence, Peter Georgiopoulos and Kara Young.
For more information, visit www.nyspcc.org.
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Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
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Paul Guillo And Chris Hall
Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community
Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience
and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant.
Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.
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Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.
Calissa is Mykonos in the Hamptons.
Our menu focuses on seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze. Our wine list has been awarded The Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and boasts the largest selection of rosé in the Hamptons. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.Our sister restaurants in New York are Amali and Bar Marseille, opening 2020 in the Rockaways. Calissa offers private dining spaces for groups from 10 to 300 people. To plan your next wedding, corporate event or gathering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL
WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations.
Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.
Big Brunch Box-delivered in The Hamptons
BIG BRUNCH BOX. Your favorite gourmet brunch foods for weekend eating with friends and family, ordered with ease and conveniently dropped at your doorstep in The Hamptons every Friday with fanatical attention to quality.
Long Island Cares, Inc.
While distributing nutritious food to our Nassau and Suffolk County neighbors is the heart of Long Island Cares, we’re more than just a food bank. We’re one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, and there are many other ways we can help you and your loved ones.