Philanthropist Jamee Gregory settles into a new role—and helps plan one of New York’s grandest events.
Fierce philanthropic forces: Shabnam Henry, Jamee Gregory and Caryn Zucker.
In the waning days of summer, Jamee Gregory—the new president of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering— invited her co-chairs to her home in the Hamptons to finalize plans for the Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall, Oct. 27 at the Park Avenue Armory.
The gala celebrates the second year that the famed Maastricht antiques fair (officially the European Fine Art Fair) has visited New York City, offering fine and decorative art, furniture and jewelry, from antiquity through the early 20th century.
Like her co-chairs—Fiona Druckenmiller, Shabnam Henry, Carolina de Neufville, Elizabeth Singer and Caryn Zucker—Gregory is one of the city’s most active philanthropists. She became involved with the society 16 years ago after Evelyn Lauder invited her to a captivating lecture by Dr. Larry Norton. Now, Gregory hopes to persuade others to support MSK. The Opening Night of TEFAF “signals the start of the fall season in New York,” she says. “It’s a great chance to connect with friends and support an important cause.”
Fiona Druckenmiller notes that her husband, hedge-fund legend Stanley Druckenmiller, has been on the board of MSK for over 20 years. “[We] consider the MSK doctors and nurses to be heroic,” she says. Fiona, who founded FD Gallery, looks forward to visiting Hemmerle—the Munich atelier known for one-of-a-kind jewelry— at the event. But what especially attracts her to The Opening Night of TEFAF is what will attract others as well: “the opportunity to see the very best art, furniture and jewels.” And, at that, to see them before others buy them. 212.639.7972, thesocietyofmskcc.org