Barbara Saltzman, Chuck Scarborough, and Clive Davis
Adria de Haume and Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi
Susan Desmond Hellmann, Stephen Marriott and Tara Cortes
Leslie and Irish Jones
LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONALMusic of Winternight Gala
Raises One Million Dollars
Story by Roger Webster
Photos © Patrick McMullan / Scott Rudd PMc
USIC legend Clive Davis joined Stephen Marriott, Hollywood producer Marty Richards, WNBC news anchor Chuck Scarborough and many other celebrities and honorees for the Music of Winternight Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event which attracted more than 750 people raised one million dollars for Lighthouse programs which serve people with visual impairments, according to Tara A. Cortes, president and CEO of Lighthouse International.
The black tie event was chaired by Barbara Saltzman. Master of Ceremonies Scarborough saluted Lighthouse Legends Clive Davis, Kitty Carlisle Hart and Carol Channing. Veteran film star Arlene Dahl accepted for Carol Channing.
A jaunty Clive Davis cited lines by Ralph Waldo Emerson from a page in the journal sponsored by Board Chair Roger O. Goldman, Fern Portnoy and family: "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable; to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived well."
The evening's honorees were Stephen Marriott, executive vice president, Marriott International Inc., and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, president, product development, Genentech, Inc.
Among the guests enjoying the dinner and dancing were Matthew Sapolin from the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities with his wife Candra and his dog Compass, and co-chairs and committee members: The Macula Foundation's Dr. Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Sharon Bush, Marc Rosen, Cece Cord; Ella Krasner, Marty Richards, William J. Moran, Regan Stone, Brian Wood, Adria de Haume, Margo McNabb, Elaine Sargent, Deborah Wood.
Also having a good time were National Arts Club president Aldon James, Barbara and Donald Tober, model Carmen Dell'Orefice, Gangs of New York screenwriter Jay Cocks, actresses Sylvia Miles, Celia Weston and Verna Bloom and artists Michelle Marie and Hunt Slonem.