Juvenile Diabetes Supporter Dinner Overlooking Washington Square West

Today is National Diabetes Awareness Day

The St James sits back from Washington Square soaring about the city streets. I’ve only been inside once a few months after it opened when my friend Jim Donovan lived there. Unfortunately that was before I was PhillyChitChat so I only had the tiniest at the time. Recently I was invited by Jordan Hecht, JDRF Development Manager to Suzanne & Norman Cohn’s beautiful penthouse home where they were hosting the a dinner party for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Major Donors
The word extravagance doesn’t cover the gorgeous living space the Norman’s created in their home. Most of all their generosity came through with the cocktail hour, and later the dinner that was served to their guests. This is the living room area, the guests are standing on a glass floor above lava rock. The terrace is like another beautiful room when the weather is cooperative Looking towards the bar, on the right is the Thermador Wine cooler.
Julianne Green, Major Gifts, JDRF, Michael and Joannie Rich
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder advocate of type 1 diabetes research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or continuous infusion of insulin through a pump.

On Saturday, May 21, 2011 we will be hosting our 41st Annual Promise Ball. This year’s event, themed, “Keeping the Promise” will be a night to remember with dinner, dancing and our remarkable auctions. The evening will honor Wawa President and CEO, Howard Stoeckel.
Ellen Rubenstein, Jeffrey Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer and Nancy Resnick
Heather King, Taylor King, Nancy Resnick, Norman Cohn , Judge Rovner and Donald ResnickCraving a lobster not a problem when you have 4 sea water tanks holding up to two lobsters in each. I couldn’t quite figure how to get them out, but I think a ladder might be involved.
Lea Cohn and Jennifer Westphal (She has a charity blog in honor of her son.)
Looking west. I would love to see a sunset from here.
Joannie Rich, Michelle Dorfman and Alan Dorfman
Eileen and Coley Bookbinder, first vice president at Wells Fargo
The dining room