New York got its Oscar party early as a star-filled Hollywood supper club took over Alice Tully Hall last night, with prime spots occupied by Madonna, Alibaba executive vice chairman Joe Tsai and Bank of America investment banking vice chairman Cary Thompson.
Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., drew a top offer of $118,000 for an all-you-can-eat tour of a See’s Candies factory, with less than 3 hours left in the charity auction.
When Jennifer McCrea -- perhaps the best-connected fundraiser in Manhattan -- meets a billionaire to ask for money, she almost never schleps to his office, instead choosing neutral ground at a local coffee shop.
“Fifty-one weeks a year, Washington is all about contention,” said David Bradley, chairman of Atlantic Media Co., owner of National Journal and the Atlantic. “But, for a blink of an eye each April, we seem to get along.”