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Thank You!

Big thanks to each of our supporters who made The Horticultural Society of New York's 20th Annual Flower Show Dinner Dance honoring Kamie Lightburn a tremendous success!!! You helped us to raise vital funds for The Hort’s programs that provide education, horticultural therapy, job training, and urban greening in communities around our city. Without you, we could not achieve our mission.

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Thank you to our 20th Annual Chairs and Committees!

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Honorary Chairmen
Bruce W. Addison, Andrea Henderson Fahnestock, Alexia & David Leuschen, Mario Nievera

Emerald Chairmen
R. Ellen Avellino, Sharon Casdin, Jared Goss, Yaz & Valentin Hernandez, Huguette & Dennis Hersch, Michael Kovner & Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Kamie & Richard Lightburn, Stephanie Loeffler, Whitney Mogavero, Kathy Prounis, Julie Richardson, Deborah & Chuck Royce, Frances Schultz, George & Sheila Stephenson, Mary Van Pelt, Vhernier

Platinum Vice Chairmen
Anonymous, George Ball, Sophie Bischoff, Douglas Blonsky, Central Park Conservancy, Alatia Bradley Bach, Amanda & Cliff Brokaw, Carol D. Browne, Aileen Bruner, Jennifer Cacioppo, Holly & David Caracappa, Jessica & Bryan Cho, Suzanne & Bob Cochran, Bryan York Colwell, Missey Condie, Lucy & Nat Day, Madame Barbara de Portago, The Durst Organization, Giovanna & Ari Kavour, Tolomy Erps, Gloria Fieldcamp, Pamela & David B. Ford, Dorian Goldman & Marvin Israelow, Alicia & Frank Grande, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Susan Gutfreund, Sharon Jacob, Eleanora Kennedy, Cythnia & Stephen Ketchum, Karen Klopp, Kristen & Charlie Krusen, Sheila Labrecque, Anthony Lembke, Robert Levy & Michael Clifford, Michele Lindsay, Ursula & Paul Lowerre, Lara Marcon, Shawn McClain, Barbara & Kevin McLaughlin, Melissa & Michael Mithoff, Elizabeth Musmanno, Josie Natori, Lily O’Boyle, PJ Pascual,Junior Committee Co-Chair, Liz & Jeff Peek, Stephanie Potter, Elizabeth Stribling & Guy N. Robinson, Fiona Rudin, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Anne Shearman, Sherri Stephenson, Alison Strong, Jessica Tcherepnine, Sharon Teles, Barbara Tober, Brent Winston, Junior Committee Co-Chair

Daylily Committee
Suzie Aijala, Liz Anderson, Francisco Ballester, Paige Betz, Wendy Carduner, Stinelli Castaneda, Melanie & Kevin Chisholm, Ashley Christopher, Anita Cruso, CeCe Cord, Munder-Skiles, Carol Divet Harting, Cynthia Fiske, Andreas Flemstrom, Samantha Gellert, Kristen Genovese, Victor Geraci, Eleni & Randall, Martha Glass, Rebecca Grafstein, Monica & Holcombe Green, Shannon Henderson, Nancy Hodin, Charles Holmes, Tracey & Craig Huff, Robyn Joseph, Felicity Kostakis , Leigh Lauder, Frederica Lauder, Francine LeFrak, The Litwin Foundation, Meredith Marks, Elizabeth & Richard Miller, Warren & Bill Miller, Melissa & Chappy Morris, Amos Nevin, Philippe Nielsen, Elizabeth Peabody, Kate Peck, Lysa & Greg Rohan, Paige Rustum, Madison Cox, Duncan Sahner, David Samuels, Mary Snow, Anne L. Strauss, Amy Tarr, Kimberly Thurston



Designers

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Atlas Floral
Atlas Floral Decorators is a world famous enterprise that is a family owned and operated business. It was established in 1945 after WWII by four brothers, with a vision to strive for a level of high integrity, quality and imagination. This vision remains in effect after almost 70 years.

Bastille Flowers & Events
Founded by Emily Pinon, Bastille Flowers & Events is a boutique floral and event design firm committed to unparalleled service, meticulous attention to detail, and luxury around every corner. Whether producing a wedding, a corporate event, or a private celebration, the result is always elegant and timeless, exquisitely crafted, and perfectly coordinated.

Byron C James LLP
Byron C. James-Rodrigues is a transplanted southerner living, loving, and learning in New York City. Byron combines his love of fashion and design to create environments that soothe the soul and dazzle the senses. As Creative Director and Principal of House of Oasis, Byron's goal is to give your space his personal touch.

Events by O9 Inc
EVENTS BY O9 is an event planning and design company based in New York City. The team at EVENTS BY O9 has over 15 years of experience in the events industry and we customize our work to each client’s needs so that you can have a beautiful celebration while being able to enjoy every minute of it! Whether you’re on top of planning and just need help executing your ideas or you are unsure of what to do or where to start, we can certainly help! The team at EVENTS BY O9 can take some of the stress off of your shoulders so you can revel in your special moment.

Ferox Folia
Aimee Kirby is an NYC-based floral designer and plant stylist whose love for wild, open spaces translates into design that is both rustic and on the beat with contemporary style. Aimee is a serious purveyor of botanica, design, and sustainable floriculture, with founded experience in all of these. She realized her true love of floriculture at Wollam Gardens specialty cut flower farm in Jeffersonton, Virginia and grew outward from there. Her firm Ferox Folia delivers on her eclectic expertise, serving the city with lush garden installation/maintenance and interior floral stylings for events from weddings, fashion, and art installations.

Flowers By Daye
Flowers by Daye is one of New York City’s most distinctive floral design studios. Daye’s signature style, in a word, is “Harmonious.” Influences range from European culture and big-city sophistication to her own simple Japanese heritage and revered Buddhist traditions. Flowers by Daye has demonstrated floral arranging and also displayed her work at the Macy’s annual flower show from 2006-2012. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Brides and Biz Bash Magazine to name a few.

FlowerSchool New York
Located in the heart of New York City, FlowerSchool New York is the premier flower school to begin your floral education and exploration into the world of contemporary floral arranging.

Hazue Tamura Rogers
Hazue Tamura Rogers is certified at the highest level RIJI of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She has studied in Japan and the USA and has exhibited in Japan, USA and Australia.

Hugh McMahon
Hugh McMahon takes an ordinary piece of fruit and creates dynamic sculptures that enlightens any environment. He’s an original artist whose talent for carving pumpkins and watermelons has featured him in many restaurants, events, television, magazines, and books throughout the world.

Jorge Cazzorla for Celebrate Flowers
Jorge Cazzorla is recognized as one of New York's most successful and sought after designers who infuses architecture, art and graphic design into breathtaking design environments and elegant floral arrangements.

Laura Clare, Floral Design & Event Décor
A full floral design and event decor company. In addition to floral arrangements tailored to your event, we offer a wide variety of items for purchase.

Mixed Greens Event Design
Full service event design and production studio based in NYC.

Nancy Swiezy Events & Flowers
Nancy Swiezy Events is a full service wedding planning, floral, and consulting company located in New York City, with branches at Newport RI, and The Hamptons.

Plant Fantasies Inc.
PFI occupies a unique niche as a full-service urban landscape design / build / garden maintenance company, including in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, green roof technology.

Quatre Coeur Floral
French for "Four hearts" - QuatreCoeur is named after an exquisite heirloom rose. We believe floral design is an art and that beautiful floral arrangements speak a visual language all their own and make any occasion special. With our extensive experience we offer our clients a wide range of styles and concepts.

Rose Red and Lavender
Rose Red and Lavender is a full service floral and event studio founded in 2008 by Kimberly Sevilla: scientist, Club Kid, designer, project manager, florist, creative director. She has a unique relationship with the natural world and is extremely resourceful and able to find innovative ways to repurpose objects and natural elements.

Surroundings Flowers
For more than 30 years, Surroundings has created exquisite floral designs for the home and office. Whether designing a breathtaking floral arrangement, luxurious customized gift basket, or hand-selecting an exotic potted orchid, we make beauty affordable without sacrificing quality.