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 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.
On a Thursday night in May, Arpad Busson danced atop a white sofa, a cigarette in his hand, as the Pet Shop Boys performed their 1980s hit “West End Girls” at his annual hedge-fund charity gala in London.
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.