Memorial Sloan Kettering Spring Ball-mosphere

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) hosted its 7th Annual Spring Ball at the Waldorf Astoria. This glamorous evening is The Society’s most important event of the year.

Over 400 guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing as well as a special performance by Late Night host and former Saturday Night Live cast member, Seth Meyers. The event was Co-Chaired by Nina Garcia Conrod, Lisa McCarthy, Alexi Ashe Meyers, Claudia Overstrom and Maria Villalba, and was generously sponsored by GRAFF Diamonds with additional support from Valentino.

Graff-mosphereMartha Glass, Graff Modeals

For the first time the Spring Ball was held at the historic Starlight Roof at the Waldorf Astoria. Martha Glass, President of The Society, welcomed the prominent crowd of The Society’s members and leaders in business, fashion, and philanthropy, followed by MSK’s President, Dr. Craig Thompson, who introduced The Society’s Financial Assistance Program initiative that raises funds for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering to assist with non-medical expenses. Sotheby’s Auctioneer and MSK Board of Overseers and Managers member, Jamie Niven, took the stage to raise critical funds for the initiative.

Alexi Ashe, Claudia Overstrom, Martha Glass, Maria Villalba, Lisa McCarthyJamie Niven

After guests pledged generously toward this important cause, Seth Meyers charmed the crowd with a live stand-up performance. Guests danced late into the night to music by DJ Mad Marj.

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers

Overall, the party raised $1.3 million to benefit The Society of MSK. Since the inaugural Spring Ball in 2008, the event has now helped raise more than $11.3 million for The Society’s leading patient care, education, and research programs.


Guests included: Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe Meyers (in Valentino), Tory Burch, Lauren (in Valentino) & Andres Santo Domingo, Jeff & Caryn Zucker, Jamie Tisch, Derek Blasberg, Coco & Arie Kopelman, Carlos Souza (in Valentino), Dr. Lisa Airan (in Valentino), Nicky Hilton (in Valentino), Carol Mack, Chloe Malle (in Valentino), Karen LeFrak, Martha (in GRAFF Diamonds) & John Glass, Jamie Niven, Margo Langenberg & Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia, Jamee & Peter Gregory, Lisa & David Klein, Laure Heriard Dubreuil (in Valentino), Aaron Young (in Valentino), Gigi Mortimer, Marjorie Gubelmann, Wilbur & Hilary Geary Ross, Zani Gugelmann (in Valentino), Patricia Herrera Lansing, Lisa McCarthy (in Valentino), Claudia Overstrom (in Valentino), Maria Villalba (in Valentino), and many more.

Via Sharp Communications