More than 200 Decorators Club members, colleagues and industry friends gathered last week at the Colony Club in New York City for the annual holiday celebration and benefit for the DC Education Fund.
In addition, members toasted three honorary chairmen for their support and contributions to the design community: Gary Crain, founder of Crain & Ventolo Associates, Inc.; Harry Hinson, chairman of Hinson & Company; and John Rosselli, founder of John Rosselli Antiques and John Rosselli & Associates. They each received a certificate framed by J. Pocker and Sons.
Gary Crain, Harry Hinson and John Rosselli
Guests to the event included event chair Ann Lind Bowers and co-chairs Amy Lau and Katie Leede, as well as Bunny Williams, Stacey Bewkes, Debra Blair, John Brewer, Libby Cameron, Catherine Cleare, Suysel dePedro Cunningham, Joanne DePalma, Jim Druckman, Ann Fairfax, Maureen Wilson Footer, Carolyn Engelfield, Susan Forbes, Mariette and Brooke Gomez, Jacqueline Gonnet, Victoria Hagan, Eric Hilton, Carey and Lisa Kravet, Jennifer Matthews, Pauline Metcalf, Renee Meyers, Alex Papachristidis, Peter Pennoyer, Robyn Pocker, Jennifer Post, Gil Schaefer, Richard Sammons, Katherine and Dennis Scully, Ann Sonet, Steven Stolman and Ashley Whittaker.
Ann Lind Bowers, Elizabeth Howard and Amy Lau
Ashley Whitaker, Matthew Smyth and Jennifer Post
Barbara Ostrom, Martha Siegel, Nancy Boszhardt, Phyllis Harbinger, Pamela Durante and Judy Girod
Maureen Footer and Anthony Victoria
Jacqueline Gonnet, Marilyn White, Jim Druckman and Christina Azario
The DC Education Fund Inc. was established in 1960 and through this holiday celebration and lecture series has raised funds to support an annual portfolio competition for six New York colleges that offer BFA programs in interior design.
Founded in 1914, The Decorators Club is America's oldest women's organization dedicated to the interior design profession. The membership includes women in all areas of the field of decorative arts who are committed to furthering interior design education through a variety of programs.
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