Social Butterfly – Nov/Dec 2009

Equus XVIII, a Moroccan Fantasia cocktail party and dinner, hosted hundreds and raised upwards of $200,000 to benefit the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center. The Virgin Spa at Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone was awash in bright colors, palm trees, and glowing lanterns—and a troupe of belly dancers added an authentic touch to the evening. A highlight of the event was the live auction emceed by NBC sportscaster Bruce Beck.

Honored for their long-standing support of the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center were Teri and Louis Piancone

Honored for their long-standing support of the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center were Teri and Louis Piancone.

Carmen and Nan Paterniti, with Tom Kasper, SHHRC board president.

Carmen and Nan Paterniti, with Tom Kasper, SHHRC board president.

Event co-chair Kelly Ketterson and sportscaster Bruce Beck;

Event co-chair Kelly Ketterson and sportscaster Bruce Beck.


 SHHRC board member Jaimie Morais, Park Place account executive Diana Stroup, Park Place style editor Susan Brierly, and event co-chairs, Katie and Prince Scipione.

SHHRC board member Jaimie Morais, Park Place account executive Diana Stroup, Park Place style editor Susan Brierly, and event co-chairs, Katie and Prince Scipione Borghese.

Borghese; Martha Carrellas and Linda Dell of the SHHRC;

Supporter Guy Torsilieri, SHHRC board member Jaimie Morais, and the Club at Natirar director of membership Gloria Amos.

event co-chair Jack Ketterson, Prince Lorenzo Borghese (aka ABC’s The Bachelor), supporter Lauren Wilsman, and event co-chair Kelly Ketterson;

Event co-chair Jack Ketterson, Prince Lorenzo Borghese (aka ABC’s The Bachelor), supporter Lauren Wilsman, and event co-chair Kelly Ketterson.


Supporter Guy Torsilieri, SHHRC board member Jaimie Morais, and the Club at Natirar director of membership Gloria Amos.

Martha Carrellas and Linda Dell of the SHHRC.

The Virgin Spa at Natirar welcomed party-goers to the first big event since its renovation.

The Virgin Spa at Natirar welcomed party-goers to the first big event since its renovation.

Guests enjoyed dinner under the big tent and  supported a live  auction before hitting the dance floor.

Guests enjoyed dinner under the big tent and supported a live auction before hitting the dance floor.



A United Effort

Proceeds from the United Way of Greater Union County’s 40th ­anniversary event support its ­Community Impact Fund.

Guests sample the liqueurs donated by JTE Spirits in Lyndhurst.

Guests sample the liqueurs donated by JTE Spirits in Lyndhurst.

Angel Estrada, Lois Bass, Lissette Gonzalez, Elizabeth Garcia, John Englishman, James Horne Jr. (UWGUC President and CEO), Teresa Soto Vego, Christopher D. Armstong, James LaCorte, and Charles Gillion.

Angel Estrada, Lois Bass, Lissette Gonzalez, Elizabeth Garcia, John Englishman, James Horne Jr. (UWGUC President and CEO), Teresa Soto Vego, Christopher D. Armstong, James LaCorte, and Charles Gillion.



Dog-Day ­Afternoon

Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club hosts its first Walk for the Paws, to benefit Madison’s St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.

Wet weather didn’t deter the ­walkers—nor their furry companions—en route to a biscuit break.

Wet weather didn’t deter the ­walkers—nor their furry companions—en route to a biscuit break.


Links Ladies

Fern Forman Memorial Tournament ­benefits Daughters of Israel, a West ­Orange senior care and rehabilitation facility.

Nancy Pokotilow, DOI board of governors president Jan Ball, Fran Myers, and Elba Rodburg take a break from their round to strike a pose. The tournament raised more than $125,000 to help refurbish living areas within the facility. Inset: Event co-chairs Julie Sobel Kaplan and Barbara Klein with honorary chair Michael Forman.

Nancy Pokotilow, DOI board of governors president Jan Ball, Fran Myers, and Elba Rodburg take a break from their round to strike a pose. The tournament raised more than $125,000 to help refurbish living areas within the facility. Inset: Event co-chairs Julie Sobel Kaplan and Barbara Klein with honorary chair Michael Forman.


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