The Robin Hood Foundation defied the recession and raised a record-setting $72.7 million at its annual spring gala last year. Still, executive director David Saltzman was nervous about this Monday’s fundraiser.
A custom-made Rolls-Royce, a pair of earrings by the jeweler JAR and a Lucian Freud drawing were among items selling for more than $600,000 at a London fair that combines art and antiques with luxury consumer goods.
The eyes of Marcello Mastroianni seemed to follow me everywhere. His photo adorned the poster for Cannes 2014 and gave the Palais and the Croisette, the center of the Cannes Film Festival, an elegant, almost Oz-like quality.
Kenneth Ira Starr , a New York investment adviser who has represented actors including Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes , stole millions of dollars from heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and other clients in a scheme to buy a $7.5 million apartment, prosecutors said.
The Robin Hood Foundation gala, Wall Street’s largest single-evening fundraising event, raised a record of more than $88 million at its New York dinner last night to feed and clothe the city’s destitute.