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Past Events at The NYSPCC

2014 Spring Luncheon 

Book Cover

On Thursday, April 10, The NYSPCC hosted its third annual Spring Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel. The afternoon, co-chaired by Elizabeth Mayhew and Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, was hosted by NBC News' Kate Snow, and featured a conversation with Aaron Fisher, the first child to accuse Jerry Sandusky of abuse, his mother, Dawn Hennessy, and his psychologist, Michael Gillum. Together, these three heroes fought back against a system that was determined to keep Aaron silenced, and Sandusky free from charges. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this the most successful luncheon to date, raising essential funding for our child sexual abuse prevention programs. 

Please click the links below for press coverage of the 2014 Spring Luncheon

New York Social Diary 

Pre-Event Press Coverage 


2014 Family Benefit 

On Sunday, March 2, 50 families attended The NYSPCC's 2014 Family Benefit featuring the new Broadway production of Disney's ALADDIN. The afternoon began with a kid-friendly VIP lunch reception at Aureole.

From there, guests popped over to the New Amsterdam Theatre to enjoy a matinee performance of the dazzling ALADDIN from premium orchestra seats. 

Thank you to our Family Benefit Co-Chairs who helped make the afternoon a great success: Eliza Dyson, Holly M. Kelly, Elizabeth Mayhew, Tatiana G.P. Perkin, and Carolyn C. Reece.


2013 Inaugural Wine Dinner

Wine Dinner Attendees

On Tuesday, November 19, The NYSPCC hosted its first Wine Dinner  -- a unique take on the traditional fall gala. 215 attendees started their evening at the gilded Metropolitan Club with an extended cocktail reception featuring music from the Chris Norton Band, and Tasting Tables of wine from:

At 7:30 pm guests sat for a seasonal and delicious dinner created by Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, and featuring excellent wines from Napa Valley's Tournesol. Jamie Ritchie from Sotheby's Wine provided guests with fascinating insights into today's international wine market, and then took guests through a short live auction of four fantastic lots. The evening raised $340,000 for The NYSPCC's life-changing programs. 

Please click the links below for Wine Dinner Press Coverage

David Patrick Columbia's Social Diary

New York Social Diary Party Pictures Event Article Photo Album

Getty Images

Black Tie International Magazine

The Quest For "It"

Pre-Event Press Coverage

Wondering what to wear to the Wine Dinner? has great ideas!

Tasting Table nominates the 2013 Wine Dinner as one of the Best Foodie Events in November!

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Marchesa Voyage Shopping Event at Saks

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Marchesa hosted a Fashion Show and private reception at Saks Fifth Avenue to launch their new daytime line, Voyage. 10% of all sales that evening benefited The NYSPCC. Thank you to Saks Fifth Avenue, Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, and Kathleen Giordano for making this evening possible!

Saks-Marchesa Event Photo

To see more photos from this event, please visit the album on our Facebook page:

Click here to view press coverage of the event on


2013 Junior Committee Event: "Savor The City"

The NYSPCC's Junior Committee hosted a record-breaking event on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at The ONE Group's chic Italian spot, Asellina in the Gansevoort Park Hotel. Nearly 200 guests attended this annual event to enjoy summery cocktails, savory hors d'oeuvres, a fantastic DJ, and an incredible Silent Auction featuring over 40 items. The event raised nearly $50,000 in support of The NYSPCC's Trauma Recovery Program. Thank you to The ONE Group, to our corporate sponsor exhale mind body spa, to all of the silent auction donors, and to the outstanding Benefit Committee this year for their inspiring dedication to aid the work of The NYSPCC.

2013 Junior Steering Committee

Members of the 2013 Junior Steering Committee: Maureen Nash, Alexandra Papanicolaou, Matt Semino, Chani Todd, Lauren Matina, Samantha Strockis

Junior Committee Spring Benefit Press Coverage:

New York Social Diary

Photo Album on Facebook

Charity Happenings Newsletter

Interview with Matt Semino on 

Interview with Matt Semino on


2013 Spring Luncheon

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, The NYSPCC hosted its second annual Spring Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel. This compelling afternoon, Co-Chaired by Elizabeth Mayhew and Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, featured a keynote speech by Elizabeth Smart, a truly remarkable, poised, and resilient young woman who has dedicated herself to child advocacy. Thank you to our Vice-Chairs, the Board of Directors, and everyone who helped make the afternoon a wonderful success raising essential funds for the agency's Trauma Recovery Program.

Valesca - EM & ES and Mary

Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth Mayhew, Dr. Mary L. Pulido

Photo credit:

Spring Luncheon Press Coverage

New York Social Diary

Getty Images



Escada & VOGUE Shopping Event at Saks

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, VOGUE & ESCADA hosted a Spring 2013 Fashion Show and private reception at Saks Fifth Avenue benefiting The NYSPCC. Thank you to Saks Fifth Avenue, VOGUE, Escada, and Kathleen Giordano for making this evening possible!

fashion show

To see more photos from this event, please visit the album on our Facebook page:

Click here to view press coverage of the event on 


2012 ANNIE Family Benefit

On Sunday, December 2, 40 families attended The NYSPCC's first-ever Family Benefit, featuring a performance of ANNIE on Broadway! Following this uplifting show, guests were treated to a reception at Aureole, and the children went home with wonderful gift bags donated by friends of the agency. Special thanks to the Co-Chairs, Holly Lipsky, Elizabeth Mayhew, and Carolyn Reece, and all of our in-kind supporters. The show for the 2013 Benefit will be announced in early spring next year. We hope you and your family can join us!

Mary Elizabeth Mayhew

The NYSPCC's Executive Director, Dr. Mary L. Pulido, Family Benefit Co-Chair, Elizabeth Mayhew, and her son, Charlie Mayhew, greeted guests outside of ANNIE.


2012 Annual Gala: Protecting Kids First

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) honored child advocates John and Margo Catsimatidis and Fox News Channel Co-Host of "The Five", Kimberly Guilfoyle with the Strength of Our Society Award at our Protecting Kids First Annual Gala on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, and raised over $470,000 for our programs. The sparkling Deborah Norville hosted the evening, and after the program guests enjoyed dancing to music by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Thank you to all of the wonderful Co-Chairs: Amanda and Neil Friedman, Joan Granlund, Dr. Penny Grant, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Susan Shin, and Cathy and Mark S. Weiss. 

Kimberly and Deborah

Honoree Kimberly Guilfoyle                 Honorees Margo and John Catsimatidis   and Host Deborah Norville

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To view more photos and press coverage of the event, click on the links below: 

Wall Street Journal -- Donor of the Day

New York Social Diary

Manhattan Society

Charity Happenings

Vevlyn's Pen

The Quest for "It"

Annie Watt Photography

Patrick McMullan

What 2 Wear Where



On Thursday, May 24, 2012, The Junior Committee of The NYSPCC hosted their annual Spring Benefit at the Dream Downtown. Despite a very rainy evening, there was a great turnout for a wonderful cocktail party! The agency would like to extend a special thanks to all of the Silent Auction donors, and also to the Junior Committee for their dedicated work to make this event so memorable. 

Photo courtesy of Peter Neu.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Junior Committee for future events, please e-mail 

To view photos and press coverage of the event, please click on one of the links below:

New York Social Diary


Annie Watt Photography

Manhattan Society

Socially Superlative

Guest of a Guest




On Thursday, April 12, 2012, The NYSPCC hosted its Inaugural Spring Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel. This memorable afternoon, Chaired by Elizabeth Mayhew, featured a keynote speech from Sapphire, author of the novel Push, which inspired the Academy Award®-winning movie Precious. Thank you to everyone who helped make the afternoon a great success raising essential funds for the agency's Trauma Recovery Program.


Luncheon Leadership

NYSPCC Executive Director Dr. Mary L. Pulido, Sapphire, Board President David R. Stack, Spring Luncheon Chair Elizabeth Mayhew

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Click on the following links to see press coverage of the 2012 Inaugural Spring Luncheon:


Click on the following links to see photos from the 2010 Gala: 

 New York Social Diary



Manhattan Society


The Celebrity Cafe

The Jewish Forward


For press inquiries, please contact:

Susan Kriskey
Lisa Lori Communications * 203-228-5090 *


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