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Greyston Earns Brownie Points

The Greyston Foundation held its annual benefit, this year called “Celebrating Transformation,” on Yonkers’s transforming waterfront, at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson. The organization’s good works—which include assisting those in need with jobs, childcare, healthcare, and affordable housing—were evident throughout the evening. One wall contained a small gallery of paintings from participants in the art-therapy program, many of whom are living with HIV or AIDS. (The paintings were available for sale in the evening’s silent auction.) Other residents who’ve been helped by the Greyston Foundation spoke about their experiences while celebrating the evening’s honorees, Martin Ginsburg and Stew Leonard, Jr. But the best confirmation of the Foundation’s work came with dessert: Guests were treated to “Do-Goodie” brownies from the Greyston Bakery, staffed by the previously “hard-to-employ.” Besides providing a terrific service for Yonkers residents, the Greyston Bakery makes a mean brownie.

By: Marisa LaScala

PHOTOS: HALINA SABATH

Director of Service for the Xaviars Restaurant Group Ned Kelly, Stew Leonard, Jr., of Westport, Connecticut, and Westchester Magazine Publisher Ralph A. Martinelli of Ossining

 

Deborah Ginsburg, developer Martin Ginsburg and wife Irene, and Rachel Ginsburg, all of Dobbs Ferry
Westchester Magazine freelance writer W. Dyer Halpern of White Plains with Westchester Magazine Articles Editor Marisa LaScala of Ardsley

 

 

 

 

At the Junior League of Pelham’s Paris gala held at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle:

Betsy Brady, Jen Dunbar, Suzie Reavey, and Kristin Bischof, all of Pelham
Paul Veteri, Colleen Walsh, and John Dunn, all of Pelham
Camille Coppola, Mayor Noam Bramson, and Billie Tucker, all of New Rochelle, at New Rochelle Opera’s annual fundraiser held at the Fountainhead in New Rochelle
Alyssa, Gerald, and Agnes Hassell, all of Chappaqua, at the Neighbors Link 2009 Festival de Primavera held at the Westchester Country Club in Rye

 

New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning, golf Hall of Famer Pat Browne, Jr, Westchester Magazine Researcher Jon Quartuccio of White Plains, and golf coach Charles Monsted at the 32nd annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic held at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk

Suzette Sands, Michelle Mayer, and Jennifer Hyde, all of Bronxville, at a PTA fundraiser that raised $200,000 and was held at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville

 

 

Samantha Berkowitz and Ellen Brown, both of Purchase, with Susan Bender of Harrison, at the UJA-Federation of New York’s charity trunk show held at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook

 At a benefit for the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation held at the Avalon in New Rochelle:

 

Jennifer Grasso of New Rochelle, Ralph DiBart of Manhattan, and Felisa DiSanto and Diane Kenny, both of New Rochelle

 

Michael DiSanto and Anu Nagpal, both of New Rochelle

 

Margaret and Tilden Lamelle, both of New Rochelle

 

 

 
David Swope of Ossining, Cheever: A Life author Blake Bailey of Norfolk, Virginia, and Fred Putney of Briarcliff Manor at a benefit for Westchester Community College held at Beechwood Estate in Scarborough
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies of New Haven, Connecticut, Purchase College President Thomas J. Schwarz, and Academy Award-winning film director Chris Wedge of Westchester at a luncheon during the College’s 37th commencement
Mary Richardson Kennedy of Mount Kisco with Rhonda Sherwood of Darien, Connecticut, at Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center’s second annual Greening Our Children benefit luncheon held at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut

Father Gawain DeLeeuw of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in White Plains with Stephen Holden III of Rye Brook at the White Plains Historical Society’s 20th annual dinner program held at the Crowne Plaza White Plains

 

Lawrence Kadish, MD, of Scarsdale, Isadore Rosenfeld, MD, of Harrison, and J. Michael Divney of White Plains at White Plains Hospital Center’s Wellness Through Prevention event held at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester

 

 
Carolyn Scarbrough of Somers, Donna Litvinsky of Croton-on-Hudson, Barbara Lerman of Chappaqua, and Jodi Lichtenstein of Chappaqua at a Marfan’s Disease fundraiser held at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains
Katya and Vasken Demirjian of Purchase with Blythedale President and CEO Larry Levine of White Plains at a fundraiser benefiting Blythedale Children’s Hospital held at 42 at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains

 

Lynda Shenkman Curtis and Brian Elder, both of Pleasantville, at WFUV’s gala 2009 held at the Puck Building in Manhattan

 

 

 

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