Founded by Crown Princess Katherine, Lifeline New York aims to improve healthcare in Serbia, particularly for children in need. Their annual benefit dinner was held at the Lotos Club in New York City.
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international effort founded 30 years ago in 1993 as an urgent response to the tragic humanitarian situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was afflicted by conflict and sanctions. The goal of Lifeline is to reduce and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, the elderly as well as to improve medical facilities in the country.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine addressed guests at a benefit dinner. Crown Princess Katherine expressed her gratitude to her husband and everyone involved with the Lifeline Foundation. She mentioned that her humanitarian efforts for Serbia began three decades ago by providing medical equipment for the University Children Hospital in Belgrade.
Crown Princess Katherine emphasized that children, their health, and their well-being are at the core of her humanitarian activities, as well as the activities of her foundation in Belgrade and all Lifeline humanitarian organizations.
Humanitarian items were donated such as clothing, paintings and portraits which were auctioned.
Singer Gwyneth Giangrande performed alongside pianist Nick Guerrero for attendees.
Patron HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia and HRH Crown Prince Alexander, HE Ms. Olgica Vlacic, Bishop Irinej, fashion editor Rushka Bergman, Catherine Broadbent, Jack Hartnett, TV personality Tijana Ibrahimovic, entrepreneur Cheri Kaufman, fashion designer Nicole Miller, Peter Pizzino, Kyle Wool President of Wealth Managemen at Revere Securities, Soo Wool, EF Hutton CEO Joseph T. Rallo, Ashley Rallo, Greg Roumeliotis, Gillian Tullman Whealen, Ryan Whealen, David Boral, Lisa Boral, Maryanne Grisz FGI president, Ana Martins, Ted Kim, Sun Song, Ivan Martinovic, Kristina Martinovic, Ella Legresley, Nicole Legresley, Bill Schlight, Nadia Martincic, Jay Yu, Seo Pak, Mara Radulovic, Nanad Grmusa, Kristina Bundra, Greg and Sheila Giangrande, Dr. Benjamin Sadock and Dr Virginia Sadock were all in attendance.
Lifeline’s Board of Directors is comprised of David Hryck (President), Susan Gutfreund (Vice President and SKG Decor), Cheri Kaufman (Vice President), Slobodan Bekvalac, David W. Boral, Dragana Djuknic, Anthony Hayes, Peter Pizzino, Joseph T. Rallo, Kyle Wool and Bojana Jankovic Weatherly M.D.