A Warm and Festive Evening at FRIENDS 14th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner

On Monday, September 25th, 250 friends from around the city gathered to honor the incomparable Ann Pyne at our Fourteenth Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner. Since 2002, Ann has been a partner at McMillen Inc. Interior Design and Decoration, the oldest design firm in America, where her mother, the legendary designer Betty Sherrill, worked for 62 years. An accomplished preservationist, Ann is dedicated to safeguarding the architecture of the Upper East Side as well as the Village of Southampton.

Special thanks to our Benefit Committee, including Co-Chairs Helena and Roman Martinez and Dailey and Gordon Pattee, and Vice Chairs Janine and Tom Hill, Alexandra and Philip Howard, Barbara and Tom Israel, and Kitty and Tom Kempner. It was a warm and festive evening for all, as we also celebrated the 35th Anniversary of FRIENDS! Photos by Sarah Greig Photography.