Lawyer & Vice Chairman, Northfield Park Race Track
Brooke Milstein Lawyer & Vice Chairman, Northfield Park Race Track
Brooke Milstein graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Born and raised in Ohio, Brooke owns and operates Northfield Park Race Track as Vice Chairman alongside her brother. Brooke enthusiastically sits on the Board of Directors for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation.Brooke’s other philanthropic undertakings include raising money for the American Friends of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also a board member of H.E.L.P, an international organization that provides services and education to the children of Malawi, Africa.
Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich has created an expansive body of work that embraces several musical genres and transcends cultural divides. Her songs span across generations and have been recorded by world-class artists from Mandy Moore to Natalie Cole. Multi-faceted and driven, Rich is recognized internationally as a serious and ardent philanthropist and entrepreneur.
Ms. Rich created Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research in 1996 in memory of her daughter, Gabrielle, who passed away at age 27 from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Since its inception, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation has awarded grants totaling $35 million to over 300 of the top physician-scientists in America.Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation maintains its status as one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support for blood cancer research in the United States.
Denise Rich hosts the signature fund raising event for the Foundation, the Angel Ball, to promote awareness and further fund these vital research initiatives. The Angel Ball has become recognized as one of New York City’s top charity events with past honorees including: Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; Dr. Daniel Vasella of Novartis Pharmaceutical, Naomi , H.H. Seikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Heloise Pratt, Howard Lutnick, Hugh Jackman, Clive Davis, The Kardashian Family, Jeff Gordon, Queen Noor of Jordan, Sean Parker, Harvey Spevak, Monte & Avery Lipman, Nile Rogers and Naomi Campbell. Past Angel Ball performers and celebrity participants include: Jennifer Hudson, Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Kool & the Gang, OneRepublic, Marc Anthony, Ludacris, Nelly, Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, T-Pain, Jamie Foxx and Flo Rida, Kim Kardashian and with President Bill Clinton serving as Honorary Chair at two past Angel Ball galas.
Ms. Rich is President and Songwriter of NYC-based independent music publishing company, Denise Rich Songs, writing and producing music of the highest quality across several genres. Ms. Rich’s songs resonate with different genres and cultures as she writes in English, French, Spanish and Italian. Her songs have been recorded by many respected and world-renowned artists including R&B icons Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, Latin pop sensations Marc Anthony and Lara Fabian, international superstar Celine Dion, legendary headliners Johnny Mathis and Diana Ross, art song interpreters like Duncan Sheik, and dance divas from Donna Summer to Amber.
Her song “I Have Loved You” appeared on Jessica Simpson’s multi-platinum album In this Skin, “Candy” provided Mandy Moore with a Top Ten hit, and “Livin’ For Love” peaked at the top of the dance charts for Natalie Cole. “Aim Your Arrow High” helped earn a Grammy nomination (Contemporary Soul/Gospel) for the Tramaine Hawkins album To a Higher Place. Her song, “Don’t Waste Your Time,” a duet with musicians Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin, also earned her a Grammy nomination. She has written for many film projects, including Billy Porter’s rendition of “Love Is On The Way” in The First Wives Club, which inspired Celine Dion to record her triple-platinum version of the song. Rich also wrote “Love Is A Crime” for the film Chicagowhich was also featured on the film’s Grammy winning Soundtrack. Her music stands the test of time with a revival of one of her songs written and performed by Luther Vandross, recently newly recorded by Dionne Warwick for her I’m Backalbum, where the remix landed a number one Breakout Dance Song on the Billboard charts. Proving her continued songwriting longevity, her song “Love Will Set You Free” was sampled and featured in the Wale song “Set You Free” just released by Warner Records for the rapper’s sixth studio album.
One of Ms. Rich’s accomplishments includes being appointed to the board of the Clive Davis Recorded Music Program at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She also served on the boards of LIFEbeat (The Music Industry Fights AIDS), The Interfaith Center of New York, and The International Committee of the Guggenheim Museum.
It is her instinctive love of music that has propelled her through life as a successful songwriter, philanthropistand mother.
Responsible for some of the most iconic jewelry moments of the 21st Century, Lorraine Schwartz is an American high jewelry designer and third-generation diamond dealer whose pieces have adorned some of the world’s most influential individuals – from royalty, to industry icons, and A-list celebrities.
Ms. Quick, the youngest of the late Leslie Quick’s children, is a prominent fundraiser and philanthropist, as well as an active member of numerous Boards and organizations. In honor and furtherance of her father’s renowned generosity to Catholic charities, she has served on the Board of Trustees of The Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) in New York City since June of 2001 and personally sponsors three inner-city students each year. (Her late father was especially loyal to ICSF, having served as one of the founding trustees).
A breast cancer survivor herself, Ms. Quick serves on the Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). In addition, she has been an active supporter/donor of many other charities over the years, including The American Red Cross, The Arthritis Foundation, The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, The Norton Museum in Palm Beach, FL, The Christopher Reeve Foundation, amfAR/Cinema Against AIDS, and Cold Spring Harbor laboratory.
For three years (2005-2007), she hosted and championed the Belle Haven Challenge event for the benefit of Shake-A-Leg, a Newport, RI charitable organization providing progressive rehabilitation for people with disabilities. She continues to serve on the Board of Shake-A-Leg today.
Patricia is also affiliated with Best Buddies, a Miami-based charity that provides college and high-school student mentors to mentally-handicapped individuals.
A graduate of Pine Manor College, she maintains homes in Palm Beach, FL, Greenwich, CT, and New York City but resides primarily in Palm Beach with her son, P.J.
Paul D. Schindler is the Senior Chair of the New York Entertainment and Media Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP. Paul and Allen Grubman established a law firm in May 1974 and were joined shortly thereafter by Arthur Indursky. Together they formed the law firm of Grubman Indursky & Schindler, P.C. Over the years, Paul Schindler has served as counsel to numerous award-winning, multi-platinum musical artists, producers, record labels, and various types of entertainment companies.
Thomas C. Quick is a retired Vice Chairman of Quick & Reilly/Fleet Securities, Inc.In 1998 Quick & Reilly became part of Fleet now FleetBoston Financial Corporation (NYSE:FBF) one of the nation’s largest and most successful financial services firms and holding company of one of the nation’s largest banks prior to its’ acquisition by Bank of America Corporation.
From 1996 to 1998 when the firm was acquired by Fleet, Mr. Quick was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Quick & Reilly Group, Inc., the New York Stock Exchange-listed holding company for the firm’s securities businesses.From 1985 to 1996 he was President of Quick & Reilly, Inc., one of the leading national discount brokerage firm.
Quick & Reilly/Fleet Securities subsidiaries and affiliates included Quick & Reilly, Inc., the national brokerage firm with 118 Investor Centers nationwide and a leading Internet brokerage site; U.S. Clearing which provides clearing and execution services for more than 390 banks and brokerage firms nationwide; Fleet Meehan Specialist one of the largest specialist operations on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange making markets in the stocks of 430 NYSE-listed companies including Coca-Cola, General Electric, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Fleet Trading a leading NASDAQ market maker now making markets in 3,500 over the counter stocks; and Fleet Securities which includes institutional trading and a municipal bond unit.
Mr. Quick received a bachelor’s degree in business from Fairfield University in 1977.
Mr. Quick serves as a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, the National Corporate Theater Fund. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Inner-City Scholarship Foundation and a member of its Endowment Fund.Other Board affiliates are The American Ireland Fund, Boston; and Hospice of Palm Beach County, Dreher Park Zoo, West Palm Beach, Florida; Norton Museum and Best Buddies.He is a member of the Board of Directors of Senesco Technologies, Inc. and B F Enterprises, Inc.
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