Nassau County Museum of Art’s 2012 Museum Ball, one of the most glittering events of the Long Island social season, is this year one of the most colorful as well. Called Alive with Color, the Ball will be held on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at fabled Oheka Castle, once the home of the financier Otto Kahn and the second largest residence in the country.
This elegant black tie evening of dining and dancing is the museum’s major annual fundraiser. The Ball promises to be a riot of fabulous color—in the décor and table arrangements, and in the attire of Ball guests. Each year, this glamorous fundraising gala provides an important component of the museum’s operating budget and significant support for the museum’s ambitious schedule of exhibitions and stimulating educational programs for adults, students and families. The 2012 Museum Ball honors Robert A. Isaksen of Bank of America.
Honoree Bob Isaksen is Long Island president, Bank of America (BOA). He also holds the post of senior credit products manager for BOA’s Healthcare and Institutions group for the Northeast and Atlantic markets. Prior to the BOA merger with Fleet Bank, Isaksen was senior team leader for Fleet’s Metro New York Healthcare and Institutions group, and held other line and credit positions with NatWest. Isaksen’s many commitments in the Long Island business and philanthropic communities include service as a board member of the Long Island Association, United Way, Cold Spring Harbor Labs Corporate Advisory Board, Nassau County Business Advisory Council and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Corporate Advisory Board. A graduate of SUNY-Oneonta and Pace University’s Lubin Graduate School of Business, Isaksen resides in Setauket with his wife and three children.
Through the courtesy of Great Neck Jaguar, the museum is offering a limited number of raffles for a two-year lease on a 2012 Jaguar XJ. Only 400 raffles will be available for sale, at $100 each, three for $250 or seven for $500. The drawing will be held at the Ball but the winner need not be present to win. To purchase raffles, call the museum’s development department at (516) 484-9338, ext. 16 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
The 2012 Museum Ball is chaired by Museum Board Members Angela Susan Anton and Lisa Eastman. Members of the Ball Committee include Esther Ambalu, Elaine Berger, Eve Califano, Connie Carr, Judie Chessin, Victoria Crosby, Thalia Elie, Gayle Finkelman-Cohen, Peri Hoffer-Hinden, Cora Michalis, Alix Michel, Joe Pescatore, Kandice Seitz, Ray Sikorski, Joan Saltzman and Irina Sushko.
The Journal Committee co-chairs are Lorraine Aycock, vice president and market manager of Bank of America; and Jill B. Kremer, ARPC, CRPC, senior vice president and wealth management advisor of Merrill Lynch. Members of the Journal Committee include Michael D. Brown, CEO of Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP; M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, managing director of Deutsche Bank; Deirdre Costa Major, president of Americana Manhasset; and Craig Seitz of The B&G Group
The handsome invitation to the 2012 Museum Ball is sponsored by Healthplex, Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel, Dr. & Mrs. Martin Kane, and Dr. & Mrs. George Kane. Ball attendees will vie for extraordinary auction items including artwork, trips, jewelry and unique local and travel experiences.
Tickets to Alive With Color, the 2012 Museum Ball, at Oheka Castle on Friday, June 22 at 7 pm, are $1,000 per person at the Patron level, $500 per person at the Friend level and $400 per person at the Junior level (ages 40 and under). All but $200 of each ticket price is tax deductible.
For information on donor packages, opportunities for sponsorships or business partnerships, or to inquire about journal advertising call (516) 484-9338, ext. 16, or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
Oheka Castle is located at 135 West Gate Drive, off of Jericho Turnpike in Huntington.
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, west of Glen Cove Road, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A. For current exhibitions, events, days/times, and directions, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.