Thelma Houston With Gerry Logue And
Countess Luann de Lesseps

Carl Bernstein With Jim And Amy Chanos

Miracle House, a New York City charity that provides temporary housing, meals and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to the city for critical medical treatment held its 20th Anniversary Gala, in the Hamptons. It was the charity’s most successful event to date, raising over $700,000.At the event at the Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club, Bravo’s Andy Cohen convinced Real Housewives of New York City’s Countess LuAnn de Lesseps to give an impromptu performance of her upcoming single, “Chic C’est La Vie.” Cohen provided the “San Tropez” beat while the Countess gave a sample of her new “spoken word” tune. The Countess also generously auctioned off “Lunch with the Countess,” selling for $5,000. The Live Auction included several incredible vacation packages, as well as 8 original hand painted plates by renowned artist Damien Hirst. One of the evening’s honorees, Jim Chanos, took home the Hirst plates with a winning bid of $70,000. The evening’s featured performer, Grammy Legend Thelma Houston brought down the house with some Motown classics and her Grammy winning hit, “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” This year, Miracle House honored Amy Chanos and Jim Chanos. “Amy and Jim have had a long lasting and profound impact on the longevity of Miracle House, and I am proud to announce the naming of Miracle House apartment 7C after Amy Chanos and Jim Chanos” said Jesse Ramos, Chief Operating Officer of Miracle House. Amy is one of the organization’s founding Board Members and has brought to this role exceptional commitment and compassion. Jim has been a magnanimous benefactor and long-time supporter of the Miracle House mission. Event Chairs were Amy Chanos, Jim Chanos, ITG Investment Technology Group, Kynikos Associates LP, NBC Universal, Cory Shields, and Ziff Brothers Investments. Gold Sponsors were Arnold & Porter LLP, Converse, Mario D’Andrea & Sam Rosenblatt, Roger & Susan Hertog, and Alex Porter. Silver Sponsors are Scott Bessent & John Freeman, Rob Coburn, Gary Horowitz, Tom Wyse, Marcy Wachtel & Allison Hartel, Howard & Nancy Kurz, Doug & Joanne Millett, Paddlers for Humanity, Porterfield, Lowenthal & Fettig LLC, Tricia Quick, Craig Reynolds, and Michael Selleck. Miracle House provides temporary housing, meals, and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to New York City for critical medical treatment. Founded in 1990 by a small group of friends responding to the AIDS crisis, Miracle House now supports over 1,000 people annually coming to New York City for critical medical treatment. Many families that stay at Miracle House would not be able to afford to come to New York for medical treatment if not for our vital services. For more information about Miracle House, please visit www.miraclehouse.org. Miracle House is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Photos By: Rob Rich