Tina Beriro hosted a Cocktail Party to Celebrate the Patrons of Lighthouse Guild
July 18, 2022
Posted by New York Social Diary
July 15, 2022
Tina Beriro hosted a cocktail party in her beautiful apartment at the Pierre to celebrate the patrons of Lighthouse Guild, the leading vision and health organization.
Tina introduced longtime supporter Marc Rosen who told a charming story of how Lighthouse Guild came to be, going back to its founding in 1908 by the two Holt sisters of the Holt Reinhart publishing fortune. Using their full year’s clothing allowances to start it along with their girlfriends the Misses; Vanderbilt, Astor, Whitney, Pulitzer etc.
Introducing Lighthouse Guild’s CEO, he told of a visit to Ellis Island where he learned that immigrants who were visually impaired needed to learn a skill to support themselves before they were allowed to enter the country and were housed on the island where they were taught basket weaving. A far cry from the life changing advances of today.
Lighthouse Guild’s CEO and President, Dr. Calvin Roberts, announced the launch of the Lighthouse Guild Technology Center — the premier assistive technology resource in the U.S. The state-of-the-art facility combines expert training with the right technology to help people who are visually impaired attain their goals.
The Technology Center will also drive innovation by bringing together the scientists, developers, entrepreneurs, academics, physicians, and (critically) the end-users to create transformative solutions for people worldwide.
Guests included; Gale Hayman, Patty Raynes, Margie and Michael Stern, Susan Gutfreund, Kathrine Bryan, Saundra Whitney, Felicia Taylor and Peter Gottsegen, Lighthouse Board Chairman James Dubin and his wife Susan, Ruth Woolard, Denise and Bernard Schwartz, Eric Margolis, Lighthouse CEO Dr. Calvin Roberts and wife Andrea, Marc Rosen, Vanessa Noel, Thomas and Marilyn Kahn, Erick Blanc, Carole and Philippe Delouvrier and Dr. Mada Hapworth.