2010 Benefit and Awards Dinner

 
          

 

 

On December 6, 2010, over 200 guests filled the beautiful dining room at the

New York Racquet and Tennis Club, for a warm and lively evening that also provided essential financial support to The Center. Guests joined MC Nora Ephron and presenter Richard Ford in celebrating Amanda Urban's contributions to fiction throughout her amazing career as she received the Maxwell E. Perkins award. Honorary Co-chair David Remnick and 2009 winner John Pipkin congratulated our seven short-listed first novelists, and announced Karl Marlantes as the winner of the 2010 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize for Matterhorn.

 

 

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Photographs by Beowulf Sheehan

 

 

    

 

 

Master of Ceremonies

Nora Ephron

 

Honorary Chairs

Toni Morrison

David Remnick

 

Chairs

Gabrielle Bamberger

Sharen Benenson

 

Auction Chairs

Nancy Dunnan

Pilar Queen

 

Leader

The Benenson Family

 

Sponsors

Audible.com

Anna Quindlen and Gerry Krovatin

Mimi and James W. Stevens

 

Benefactors

International Creative Management

Simon & Schuster

 

Patrons

Susan Hewitt and Peter Ginna

Jessica Kaplan and Mark Fowler

Knopf Doubleday

Other Press

Random House

Amanda Urban

 

First Novel Advocates

Gabrielle Bamberger

Helen Barer and Julie Barer

Maria and Woody Campbell

Hunter College/CUNY

Claudia and Frank Deutschmann

Myrna and Stephen Greenberg

The Leon Levy Foundation

Susan Lyne

Andrea Schulz/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Susan and Peter Solomon

 

Friends

Rena Bartos

Ronald Gary Bernstein

Jill Bialosky/W.W. Norton

Marie Brenner

Ellen Chesler and Matthew J. Mallow

Richard Cohen

Leigh Curry

Liz Darhansoff

Debra Davis

Andrea and Frank Deutschmann

Bruce Duffy

Nancy Dunnan

Jennifer Egan

Morgan Entrekin and Rachel Cobb

Molly Friedrich

Alan Furst

Jonathan Galassi/ FSG

Jane Gelfman

Louise Grunwald

Hachette Book Group

Jane Hamilton

Tracey Jackson and Glenn Horowitz

Joseph Kanon

Mary Karr

Larry Kirshbaum

Brenda Marsh/Barnes and Noble

Fiona McCrae/Graywolf

Terry McDonell

Arlene and Bob McKay

Anne C. Miller

Cassie and Calvert D. Morgan Jr.

Sara Nelson

Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck

Otto Penzler

Michael Pietsch/Little, Brown and Company

Pilar Queen and Andrew Ross Sorkin

Daniel Rice

Orville Schell

Rosa and Al Silverman

Paul Slovak/Penguin

Diane Sokolow

Robin Straus

Patricia Towers

Deborah Triesman

Steven Weisman

Stuart Woods

 

Contributors

Bruce and Adele Fader

Jeanne Frankl

Lynn Nesbit

Russell Oberlin

Lispet Roland

Charlotte Sheedy

Joy Williams

 

And very special thanks to the following for their contribution of time,

energy, and in-kind gifts: Gabrielle Bamberger,
Banana Republic,
Sharen Benenson,
Anne Bezamat,
Tory Burch,
Chado Ralph Rucci,
DKNY,
Nancy Dunnan/TravelSmart,
Patty Gregory,
Burton Greenhouse,
Rosalee Isaly,

La Perla,
Polo Ralph Lauren,
Judith Ripka,
The Colbert Report,

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,The Roger Smith,
Birgitta Trommler,

Diane von Furstenberg

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The Center thanks everyone who attended the 2010 Dinner, and helped to make it such a resounding success:


Benjamin Adams

Terrie Akers

Beth Alexander

Eric Anderson

Beth Anderson

Vashti Anderson

Dominick Anfuso

Alan Appelbaum

James Atlas

Molly Atlas

Kate Auletta

Ken Auletta

Gabrielle Bamberger

Michael Bamberger

Phylis Bamberger

Lisa Bankoff

Helen Barer

Julie Barer

Corinna Barson

Rena Bartos

Andrea Barzvi

Sharen Benenson

Fiona Benenson

Ron Bernstein

Jill Bialosky

Marc Blatte

Jeanne Blatte

Boaty Boatwright

Paul Bogaards

Peter Borland

Marie Brenner

Gabrielle Brooks

Dominique Browning

John Burnham Schwartz

Heather Bushong

Maria Campbell

Woody Campbell

Gina Centrello

Lauren Cerand

Ellen Chesler

Tony Chirico

Marilyn Church

Rachel Cobb

Richard Cohen

Rachel Cohen

Sarah Crichton

Leigh Curry

Kris Dahl

Debra Davis

Jonathan Dee

John Delaney

Claudia Deutschmann

Frank Deutschmann

Frank Deutschmann, Jr.

Andrea Deutschmann

E.L. Doctorow

Helen Doctorow

Bruce Duffy

Nancy Dunnan

Noah Eaker

Gustav Ehmck

Kay Eldredge

Jean Ells

Morgan Entrekin

Nora Ephron

Liz Farrell

Esther Fein

Anna Fels

Gary Fisketjon

Rebecca Fitting

Richard Ford

Mark Fowler

Stephen Frank

Barbara Freedman

Josie Freedman

Nell Freudenberger

Molly Friedrich

Tad Friend

Alan Furst

Deb Futter

Jonathan Galassi

Jane Gelfman

Peter Ginna

Francisco Goldman

Nan Graham

Colin Graham

Jeanne Graham

Michael Greenberg

Myrna Greenberg

Stephen Greenberg

Jan Grossman

Louise Grunwald

Jane Hamilton

Eamon Hamilton

Cheryl Hammer

Esmond Harmsworth

Nick Harris

Sloan Harris

Kathryn Harrison

Zoe Heller

Katie Henderson

Amanda Hesser

Susan Hewitt

Oscar Hijuelos

Michelle Hoover

Glenn Horowitz

Gerry Howard

Michael Idov

Gerald Imber

Rosalee Isaly

Tracey Jackson

Jenn Joel

Pat Johnson

Susan Kamil

Jessica Francis Kane

Mitchell Kane

Joseph Kanon

Jessica Kaplan

Jon Karp

Mary Karr

Don Katz

Lena Khidritskaya

Chip Kidd

Larry Kirshbaum

Paul Kozlowski

Gerry Krovatin

Maria Krovatin

Chris Krovatin

Kristin Lang

Susanna Lea

Chang-rae Lee

Kate Lee

Mark Lerner

Martha Levin

Ellen Lewis

Mark Leyner

Ruth Liebmann

Dana Liljegren

Lloyd Linford

Susan Lyne

Matthew Mallow

Karl Marlantes

Brenda Marsh

Bobbie Ann Mason

Marie Massie

Maya Mavjee

Alice Mayhew

J.D. McClatchy

Fiona McCrae

Jay McInerney

Arlene McKay

Bob McKay

Kate Medina

Sonny Mehta

Maaza Mengiste

Anne Messitte

Michael Meyer

Emily Milder

Anne C. Miller

Susan Moldow

Cal Morgan

Cassie Morgan

Ken Mufson

Marco Navarro

Sara Nelson

Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Oberbeck

Christian Oberbeck

Julie Orringer

Rochelle Orstrum

Jordan Pavlin

Otto Penzler

Drew Perry

Tom Perry

Marisha Pessl

Michael Pietsch

Nick Pileggi

John Pipkin

Ernie Pomerantz

Pilar Queen

Anna Quindlen

Jamie Raab

Sam Radin

Dawn Raffel

Tita Ramirez

Carolyn Reidy

Sarah Reidy

David Remnick

Daniel Rice

Adam Ross

Joshua Rubins

Regina Ryan

James Salter

Orville Schell

Daniel Scher

Catherine Scher

Andrea Schulz

Alison Schwarz

Lindsey Schwoeri

Amy Sewell

Lorraine Shanley

Al Silverman

Rosa Silverman

Mona Simpson

Paul Slovak

Jennifer Smith

Diane Sokolow

Susan Solomon

Peter Solomon

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Michael Specter

Cindy Spiegel

Alessandra Stanley

Molly Stern

Jim Stevens

Mimi Stevens

Robin Straus

Gay Talese

Nan Talese

Trish Todd

Patricia Towers

Deborah Triesman

Birgitta Trommler

Enzo Viscusi

Gregory Voynow

LuAnn Walther

Steven Weisman

Jennifer Whitaker

Edmund White

Kim Witherspoon

Stuart Woods

Koren Zailckas

Ed Zuckerman