Members of the Society of Mount Sinai enjoyed a private audience with Steve Sadove, Chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated. Hosted by the St. Regis Bal Harbour and its parent company the Starwood Group, along with Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida. The event took place in the hotel’s Astor Ballroom on Friday, April 26.
Steven D. Sonenreich, President and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Wayne E. Chaplin, Chairman of the hospital’s Board of Trustees and Chairman and CEO of Southern Wine & Spirits, were among the speakers at the dinner. The gathering included more than 170 members and guests of the Society, representing the pinnacle of philanthropic support at the medical center.
During his presentation titled, “The Role Culture Plays in an Organization,” Sadove offered his philosophy on business leadership. Noting that the role of a leader is to understand the culture of his company and clearly communicate his strategy and vision for moving the organization forward. He also stressed the importance of giving back to the community.
Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour has been a gracious supporter of Mount Sinai through various fundraising initiatives. In October 2012, The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center benefitted from Saks Bal Harbour’s Key to the Cure event, an initiative to help generate funds and awareness for breast cancer. In addition, Saks Bal Harbour collaborated with Mount Sinai during, “Saks Loves Your Cause,” donating a percentage of purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card to the hospital.
The Society of Mount Sinai dinner included a special presentation to Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Wine & Spirits, and a longstanding supporter of the medical center. Marco Selva, general manager of the St. Regis, received a special gift in gratitude for co-hosting the event.
At the end of the evening, dinner guests received their own parting gifts, including Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour gift cards and a copy of “Bloody Mary,” a beautiful book of recipes for the signature drink from St. Regis hotels around the world. Entertainment was provided by Arthur Barron’s Jazz Trio and Art Poco’s Rat Pack Singers.