The social season is in full swing with a plethora of spring galas, where philanthropists, socialites, artists, and business moguls come together for the greater good of those in need.

ICMEC at Gotham Hall

The International Center of Missing and Exploited Children held its Gala for Childhood Protection at Gotham Hall, honoring renowned artist Jeff Koons, his wife Justine Koons, and Microsoft, while raising over $1.3 Million. On hand to celebrate were presenter Ashton Kutcher, Heidi Klum, Vito Schnabel, and other luminaries in art and philanthropy.  Photos by Patrick McMullan

Heidi Klum, Vito Schnabel

Heidi Klum, Vito Schnabel

Franz Humer, Justine Koons, Jeff Koons, Maura Harty

Franz Humer, Justine Koons, Jeff Koons, Maura Harty

Augusta Salama, Dr.Raymond Schinazi, Nadira Mansour, Yves Salama

Augusta Salama, Dr.Raymond Schinazi, Nadira Mansour, Yves Salama

 


 

NYSPCC Luncheon

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children held its annual luncheon at the Pierre Hotel, raising over $275,000 for the agency’s Trauma Recovery Program, which offers specialized therapy for children ages 5-21, who have endured physical or sexual abuse, chronic neglect, traumatic bereavement, or who have witnessed family violence. Guests included New York Times’ best selling author Regina Calcaterra who delivered a powerful and inspiring speech about her childhood spent on the streets and in foster homes. Photos by Patrick McMullan.

Joy Marks, Victor de Souza, Dr. Penny Grant, Wendy Neuss

Joy Marks, Victor de Souza, Dr. Penny Grant, Wendy Neuss

Nathalie Kaplan, Dana Creel, Carolyn Reece, Alexia Hamm Ryan

Nathalie Kaplan, Dana Creel, Carolyn Reece, Alexia Hamm Ryan

Dr. Penny Grant, Hilary Geary Ross, Jean Shafiroff

Dr. Penny Grant, Hilary Geary Ross, Jean Shafiroff


 

NYSPCC Junior Committee

The Junior Committee of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children held its annual spring gala at TAO downtown this spring, with countless highly covetable silent auction items. Photo Credit: Barry Williams, AnnieWatt.com

Tatiana Perkin, Thorne Perkin, Alexandra Papanicolaou Shaheen, MaryPulido

Tatiana Perkin, Thorne Perkin, Alexandra Papanicolaou Shaheen, MaryPulido

Barbara Regna, Bettina Bennett, Dr. Penny Grant, Jessica Summer Thompson

Barbara Regna, Bettina Bennett, Dr. Penny Grant, Jessica Summer Thompson

Atmosphere

Atmosphere


 

Hollywood Domino Cannes

The 6th Annual star studded Hollywood Domino Cannes Gala was hosted by Benicio del Toro, at the renowned Belle Epoque  Villa St. George, to benefit victims of the recent Nepal Earthquake through “Action Contre La Faim,” (Action Against Hunger) a global humanitarian non-profit organization.  Action Against Hunger has been running life-saving programs in Nepal since 2005 and is now focused on providing clean water, food, and psychological support to women and children suffering from trauma after the Earthquake.

DJ Paris Hilton

DJ Paris Hilton

Aurelien Muller

Aurelien Muller

Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro

 

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