Audrey Gruss, Anderson Cooper gather for Hope for Depression Research Foundation

Chuck Scarborough, Audrey Gruss, Anderson Coope (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Chuck Scarborough, Audrey Gruss, Anderson Cooper (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)

On November 15, the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), held its 10th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar at The Plaza Hotel where the non-profit honored CNN anchor and journalist Anderson Cooper with the 2016 HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy.

HDRF founder and chair Audrey Gruss applauded Anderson Cooper for his public discussion of his family’s personal story of depression and suicide. Cooper accepted the award with a speech that explained how he managed his emotions after his brother committed suicide in 1988.

Jonathan Javitch, Louisa Benton, Helen Mayberg, Rene Hen (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Jonathan Javitch, Louisa Benton, Helen Mayberg, Rene Hen (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)

Chuck Scarborough was Master of Ceremonies and guests included Jay McInerney —whom LLNYC recently profiled — Karen LeFrak, Susan Gutfreund, HRH Princess Katherine of Serbia, and 11-year-old Shane Boylan, who raised $4,000 with a bike ride he organized in memory of his father.

Anderson Cooper, Shane Boylan, Audrey Gruss (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Anderson Cooper, Shane Boylan, Audrey Gruss (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)

Also in attendance were Janna Bullock, Sharon Bush, Caroline Dean, William Flaherty, Jamee Gregory, Martin Gruss, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Kim Heirston, Yaz Hernandez, and Ritchey Howe.

Jeff Zucker, Louisa Benton (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Jeff Zucker, Louisa Benton (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Janna Bullock, Zoe Bullock, Nicole Miller (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Janna Bullock, Zoe Bullock, Nicole Miller (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Ritchey Howe, Carol Mack, Caroline Dean, Danielle Ganek (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Ritchey Howe, Carol Mack, Caroline Dean, Danielle Ganek (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Arthur Dunnam, Richard Ziegelasch (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Arthur Dunnam, Richard Ziegelasch (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Dr. Helen Mayberg, Dr. John Krystal (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Dr. Helen Mayberg, Dr. John Krystal (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Susan Gutfreund, Audrey Gruss, Princess Katherine (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Susan Gutfreund, Audrey Gruss, Princess Katherine (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Stephanie Krieger, Elizabeth Thompson, Margo Langenberg, Roberta Sandeman (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Stephanie Krieger, Elizabeth Thompson, Margo Langenberg, Roberta Sandeman (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Jamee Gregory, Peter Gregory (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Jamee Gregory, Peter Gregory (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Eleanor Kennedy, Yaz Hernandez (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Eleanor Kennedy, Yaz Hernandez (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Ann Barish, Jane Marray, Pattie Lynch (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Ann Barish, Jane Marray, Pattie Lynch (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Andrea Greeven Douzet, Laura Nicklas (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Andrea Greeven Douzet, Laura Nicklas (image credit: Jared Siskin/PMC)