Gabrielle's Angel Foundation To Host Angel Ball 2018 Honoring Dottie Herman, Monte Lipman, Avery Lipman And Harvey Spevak

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that they will honor Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman CEO; Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Avery Lipman, Founder and President of Republic Records; and Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Equinox at Angel Ball 2018 on Monday, October 22nd at Cipriani Wall Street.

The evening will be emceed by Queer Eye host Karamo Brown and will feature a show-stopping performances by the legendary Morris Day and The Time and recording artist Julia Michaels. Additional performers and presenters will include Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, DJ Kiss, Star Jones and many more surprises. In addition, guests will be treated to an exclusive interactive installation by artist Fer Da Silva, which will be on display at Cipriani Wall Street.

The highly-anticipated annual black-tie benefit is hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter. The evening honors the memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouad and benefits Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which funds the best and brightest early career scientists whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood cancers.

"I made a promise to my daughter, Gabrielle, that I would not stop funding research until we find a cure for cancer," said Denise Rich, "Dottie, Monte, Avery and Harvey have all used their enormous influence to help raise awareness and much needed funds for cancer research and it is an honor to recognize this incredible group of entrepreneurs and philanthropists."

Sponsors for the event include celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, Porsche Cars North America and ALECIA.

Camilla Olsson, Michèle Rella, Ofira Sandberg and Lorraine Schwartz will serve as the Gala Chairs, alongside Honorary Chairs Amy and Brian France.

Simon de Pury will lead the event's live auction which will include a not-yet-available 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept; the opportunity to throw the ceremonial First Pitch at Yankee Stadium and incredible jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz.

Dottie Herman, the most successful woman in real estate, is the quintessential American success story. As the current CEO of Douglas Elliman, she exemplifies the distinguishable qualities of a great leader, mentor, and role model. Dottie began her real estate career in 1978 working as the Northeast Regional Manager for Merrill Lynch on Long Island. In 1989, Merrill Lynch sold their real estate division to Prudential, where Dottie stayed on running the Long Island Division. Dottie was convinced she could run the company herself, so in 1990 she borrowed $9 million dollars, plus $2.3 million in working capital from Prudential to purchase Prudential Long Island Realty. She quickly turned the company into the powerhouse brokerage firm on Long Island and then in the Hamptons. By 2001, Herman and her business partner Howard Lorber wanted to conquer Manhattan and purchased Douglas Elliman, the city's largest and most prestigious brokerage firm. Since then, Douglas Elliman has become the third largest residential real estate company in the country and the largest and fastest-growing real estate residential brokerage in New York City, with over 7,000 real estate professionals and 675 employees working in more than 113 offices. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and 6 continents.?

As Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Monte Lipman has shepherded the label's growth from a fledgling independent venture in 1995, into the nation's #1 record label over the last 5 years, based on the Nielsen's Soundscan overall market share and being named Billboard's Hot 100 label of the year. Monte has claimed a top spot on the Billboard Power 100 since its inception alongside his brother Avery Lipman (President/COO Republic Records), and The New York Times referenced him among the "Top 20 Most Powerful Music Executives in the Nation." Outside of music, Monte remains committed to numerous philanthropic causes.

Avery Lipman is a Founder and President of Republic Records. In 1995, he launched the label with his older brother Monte. A cultural force, it grew into the nation's #1 record label based on the Nielsen's Soundscan overall market share and receiving recognition as Billboard's Hot 100 label of the year. Ranking at the top of the Billboard Power 100, Avery's A&R acumen and passion for progression has been crucial to the signing, development, and launch of numerous artists. He has been especially integral to expanding the company's digital footprint, augmenting its rise into a 21st century innovator.

Harvey Spevak is the Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of Equinox and its portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands. Mr. Spevak is responsible for fueling continued success, building long-term strategy and identifying growth opportunities for Equinox Fitness Clubs, which currently operates 94 global locations in the United States, London, Toronto and Vancouver, and for the Company's portfolio of brands, which include SoulCycle, Blink Fitness, Pure Yoga and Equinox Hotels. Mr. Spevak has been the driving force behind the recent announcement of Equinox Hotels, which will open its first location in New York City in 2019.

For more information about the Angel Ball and Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, visit gabriellesangels.org. For ticketing information please contact Inez Weinstein Special Events, Inc. at (212) 254-6677 or tdoolin@inezevents.com

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