The Playground Partners of the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy hosted its fourth annual Playground Partners Winter Luncheon at The Rainbow Room on Wednesday, February 1st. The fundraiser raised over $150,000 towards the Playground Partners mission to help maintain the quality and cleanliness of Central Park’s 21 playgrounds. The luncheon, which was attended by over 300 guests, was generously supported by Harry Winston. Guests enjoyed viewing Harry Winston’s Sparkling Cluster collection of fine jewelry which was worn by models during the event.
The event began with a champagne reception followed by a luncheon, which included a special conversation between guest speaker Jill Kopelman Kargman, writer and star of Bravo’s hit TV show Odd Mom Out, andTanya Rivero Warren, host of Lunch Break on Wall Street Journal Live.
Doug Blonsky, President and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy and Suzie Aijala, President of the Women’s Committee, were joined by Event Chairmen Paige Boller, Shirin Christoffersen, Sana Clegg, Whitney Mogavero, and Alison Strong, Women’s Committee Board Advisor Gillian Miniter, and Playground Partners Committee Co-Chairmen, Ranika Cohen and Shana Gary. Additional notable attendees included Allison Aston, Katherine Birch, Diane Chachas, Angela Clofine, Suzanne Cochran, Tracey Huff, Sharon Jacob, Lauren Kenny, Eleanora Kennedy, Nyssa Kourakos, Alexia Leuschen, Kamie Lightburn, Karen May, Bridget Moynahan, Elyse Newhouse, Amy Tarr, Sharon Teles, and Shirin von Wulffen.