May 25, 2011
Honoring Three Remarkable Women
Last Thursday, May 19th, I was invited to attend a luncheon of the UJA Federation of New York Professional Women’s Philanthropy, held at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan. The reason for this gathering was to honor three influential women – Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s very own Darcy Miller Nussbaum, Lincoln Center’s Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and Jessica Seinfeld, who has organized the Baby Buggy charity. Following the luncheon, these three remarkable women from the worlds of publishing, fashion, and nonprofit, took part in a panel discussion led by the very amusing celebrity stylist and TV personality, Robert Verdi. Darcy, Stephanie, and Jessica spoke of the challenges of balancing their work, their families, and their philanthropic endeavors. Congratulations to all! And, to see more, please visit Darcy’s blog called The Bride’s Guide.
1 Darcy Miller Nussbaum - one of the honorees
2 Darcy's middle daughter - Ella Bea Nussbaum
3 Darcy's youngest - Pippa Dot Nussbaum
4 Jessica Seinfeld - another honoree and her husband - Jerry Seinfeld, of course!
5 The cordial and well-dressed Mr. Martin Miller - Darcy's ubiquitous daddy.
6 Marty and his friend, Shelley Harrison
7 Yfat Reiss Gendell - Owner of Foundry Literary + Media and Matthew Robbins of Matthew Robbins Design - floral and event designer and contributor to MS Weddings
8 Gabriella Risatti of Gabriella New York (bridal salon) and Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes
9 Pippa Dot and her dad, and Darcy's husband, and my good friend, Andy Nussbaum
11 Christina Cranley from our ad sales department, was in attendance.
12 Gael Towey, MSLO EVP Creative Director was also there.
13 Trinh Doan - Senior VP at US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Melanie Heller - daughter-in-law of Jane Heller (married to Andrew Heller)
14 Here I am with my good friend, Jane Heller.
15 Marianne Rohrlich - design journalist of the New York Times
16 Robert Verdi - TV personality and style expert - was the panel moderator.
17 The three honorees - Lincoln Center’s - Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Jessica Seinfeld, and Darcy Miller Nussbaum