and Ida Liu
On the lovely late Spring day of Thursday, June 7th, The Asia Foundation
held Second Annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon
at Central Park's Loeb Boathouse. The afternoon kicked off at 11:30 am with crisp light cocktails and a viewing of various works of fine art. As attendees slowly arrived the allure of select paintings, courtesy of event partner National Geographic, became an instant draw.
The luncheon, which recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have made major contributions to the well being of women in Asia, began promptly at 12:00 noon. Following a brief welcome by The Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold, Event Chair Ida Liu
took the helm as Mistress of Ceremonies. Liu, the VP of North America Asian Clients Group at Citi, a recognized and prominent member of The Asia Foundation, was the consummate host.
Shortly following her greeting, Liu
introduced ... Read More
As every year, the Pierre Hotel
was the perfect setting of the Calvary Hospital Gala Awards-- the 29th Annual Calvary Hospital Gala Awards
. This year's honoree was American Express Vice Chairman Ed Gilligan
and William Buckley
, Diahn W.
and Thomas McGrath
, and Kathleen
and Stratford Wallace
are Gala Co-Chairs. John A. Decina
, AIA, Chief Executive Officer, Barr & Barr, Inc. and Dennis M. Schneider
, President, Transervice Lease Corp. as Journal Co-Chairs.
The cocktail hour meant a grand ballroom that was quickly filled by Calvary Hospital sponsors, workers, and supporters all dressed in near black tie regalia and happily enjoying the delicious hors d'ourveres ranging from chilled shrimp and sushi to a lavish charcuterie accompanied by a multitude of cocktails. In the background the sounds of Straight Ahead Jazz lead by Guitarist Jeremiah Crowley filled the air.
During cocktails we spoke with Ed Gilligan
, Vice ... Read More