George Christy Talks About Cedars-Sinai, The 67th Annual Women’s Guild Gala, Jane and Marc Nathanson and more!
Posted Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:49 pm
The pride of Los Angeles.
Jane and Marc Nathanson.
Vowing to make life better for all of us in our city.
Jane’s a New Yorker and Marc, a born Los Angeleno, met at the University of Denver, and giving their hearts and souls, to the city they love. Which they are transforming into a world-class community with their non-stop creative innovations. Albeit generous: in medicine, education, the humanities and culture.
Not only are they building the great Now for us, their eyes are focused on our Tomorrows.
Jane and Marc were honored by the Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai at The Beverly Wilshire, fetching more than $1 million for advanced, state-of-the-art equipment for the hospital’s healthcare facilities.
Miraculously, Lady Luck intervened and solved a controversial problem. The event was scheduled at The Beverly Hills Hotel until Sharia Law was invoked days prior to the gala. Panic with guests refusing to attend. At the last minute, The Beverly Wilshire became available and opened its doors.
More than $50 million has been raised since the Women’s Guild established the fundraiser in 1957.
A coup! For the Guild to find the Nathansons in its hip pocket.
The gala took off with uproarious applause after co- chair, Wendy Goldberg, announced, “New Yorkers stay up all night … in Los Angeles we go to bed early. I promise, we will bid our good nights by 9:15p.m.”
Billionaire investor and financier, Marc Nathanson, founded Falcon Cable in 1993 and expanded the service to overwhelming wide-ranging success. Selling the channel in 1999 for $3.7 billion.
A respected marriage counselor, Jane has an unerring eye for the best in contemporary art.
Overtime, the Nathansons amassed a titanic collection of more than 400 works of major contemporary art (Jasper Johns, Warhols, Lichtensteins, etc.) that will be donated to a museum(s).
She and Marc are parents of David, Nicole and Adam, and proud of their eight grandchildren.
Today, the Nathansons are supporting research and education for understanding complex neurological disorders, donating Mediation Rooms for every floor of the hospital. Where families comfortably and quietly explore the progress of the patient’s surgeries with the doctors.
Wendy Goldberg, chairing the gala with Lorette Gross and Lauren Segal, introduced designer Betsey Johnson, who completed cardiac surgery at the hospital three weeks ago and many attended as a celebrated guest.
Greetings were offered to artist Ed Ruscha with wife Danna, there as Wendy’s guests. Wendy being the spearhead of another great evening for Cedars-Sinai, where she’s been committed for decades.
The 500 supporters included Women’s Guild President Shelley Cooper with husband Martin, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, who gifted all with JNSQ Rose Cru from their vineyards, LACMA’s Michael Govan with Katharine Ross, Sherry Lansing and Billy Friedkin, screenwriter Eric Roth (A Star Is Born, Forrest Gump), Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Considering the nation’s and the Nathansons’ concern for providing more education in varied disciplines, we the next day with Marty Goldmark, our American History teacher friend in Hollywood.
He shrugged sadly.
“I checked into one of my classrooms and found the students watching TV, some asleep. And the teacher with her legs propped on a desk and painting her toenails.”