Gordon Campbell and
Stephanie March, Joe Torre and
Joe and Ali Torre Honored
For Their Aid To Victims
By Roger Webster
Photos by Patrick McMullan and Chris London
ANKEES manager Joe Torre and his wife Ali were this year’s honorees at Safe Horizon’s 10th Annual Champion Awards luncheon at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York.
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Lorraine Bracco presented the awards to this year’s honorees, founders of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, which raises awareness and develops educational programs aimed at ending the cycle of domestic violence.
Leading the applause were Mariska Hargitay, Stephanie March, Veronica Webb, Malaak Compton-Rock, Betsey Gotbaum, Jane Hanson, David Ushery, Jane and Jack Rivkin, John Fowler, Tinsley Mortimer, Ashley Stark, Alex Donner, Nick Raynes, Bentley Meeker and Brooke McMurray.
Among the speakers were Catherine Hawas, who received the Liz Claiborne Champion Award, recognizing a domestic violence survivor and the efforts she has made to transform her life; Jennifer Goodale, a woman who recovered after being raped on her way home from Lincoln Center; Linda Fairstein, the former Sex Crimes Prosecutor of Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office, who convicted Jennifer’s rapist, and Safe Horizon CEO Gordon Campbell.
Despite the luncheon’s serious topic, everyone had a good time with Champagne Veuve Clicquot. Designer Marc-Antoine Dupont filled the space with giant bouquets of purple lilacs and placed sleek, green sculptures on each table made from bamboo, wheat grass and white daisies.