All Galas Alzheimer's Association Travel

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October 23, 2018   |   New York, NY


2017 Committees


General Chair & Founder

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

Gala Co-Chairs

Karyn Kornfeld
Robin Meltzer
Daryl Simon

Underwriting Chair

Stewart Wicht
President & CEO, Rolex Watch USA

Auction Committee

Liliana Cavendish, Co-Chair
Anne Hearst McInerney, Co-Chair
Hilary Dick
Diandra de Morrell Douglas
Somers Farkas

Gift Bag Chair

Sharon Bush

Sponsor Chair

Muffie Potter Aston

Advisory Committee

Dede Agar
Ellen Deutsch
Jill Heller
Nicole Sexton
Jill Yablon

Gala Event Steering Committee

Cornelia Sharpe Bregman
Margo Catsimatidis
Chele Chiavacci Farley
Nina Garcia
Deborah Grubman
Nurit Kahane Haase
Michele Herbert
Susan Hess
Louise Kornfeld
Margo MacNabb Nederlander
Liora Sternberg
Laura Durning Waters
Martha Webster

Young Leadership Committee

Lizzie Meltzer Fine
Rachel Apfel Glass

National Gala Committee

Donna Dixon Aykroyd
Anne Jeffries Citrin
Niki Cole
Phyllis George
Nikki Haskell
Kathy Hilton
Laura Hunt
Judith Ripka
Andrea Stark
Felicia Taylor


Mark Locks
Global President, Tiger J, LLC
Brendan Shanahan
President and Alternate Governor,
Toronto Maple Leafs

Deborah A. Tymon
Senior Vice President of Marketing,
New York Yankees

Young Leadership Committee

The Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a diverse group of civic-minded young professionals who have been personally touched by Alzheimer’s disease in some way and seek to raise funds and awareness for the Rita Hayworth Gala and the Alzheimer’s Association.

The YLC is always seeking to engage new members. If you are interested in learning more about the YLC, please contact Alyssa Cochran at or 312.604.1680.



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Map and Directions

Cipriani 42nd Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cocktails and Silent Auction

6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Dinner

7:30 p.m.

Dessert and Dancing

8:30 p.m.


Gala Attire:
Festive Evening Attire



New York Rita Hayworth Gala
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