Harboring Hearts Summer Fete

New Yorkers came out in full force for Harboring Hearts Summer Fete on August 13th, 2011. Despite the last minute venue and food vendor change, 250+ guests attended the event to celebrate a night of fun and philanthropy.

The event was held at Capri Hotel in Southampton, NY, food was sponsored by Nobu of Southampton, NY, open bar was sponsored by Moet Hennessy and music was provided by DJ Samantha Ronson.

We want to thank our corporate sponsors Phoenix Foundation and Paige Management for making this event possible.

Check out photo from the event below.

Every Dollar Matters


Philanthroper.com is a daily deal site with a twist.  Instead of selling products or services, they share stories from non-profit organizations.  If the stories inspire you, you can make a micro-donation of $1.

We are featured on their site today! (August 18th, 2011) Please read Harboring Hearts’ story and consider making a donation of $1.  Your donation will provide housing and support for heart patients and their families.

Update: 113 people made micro-donations of $1 – $10 in 24 hours.  Thank you so much for your support!

Harboring Hearts Summer Fête

On Saturday, August 13th please join us for the Harboring Hearts Summer Fête to celebrate the launch of our redesigned website and help heart patients and families in need.

Enjoy a private dinner provided by Stone Rose & Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy and an open bar sponsored by Moët Hennessy.

Bus transportation available from NYC-Hamptons for $20 cash roundtrip. For more information, please contact info@harboringhearts.org.

The official afterparty will be held at AXE Lounge from Midnight-Close.
(5% of all table sales will go directly to Harboring Hearts)

2nd Annual Spring “Cherry Blossom” Community Event

On behalf of Harboring Hearts, we would like to cordially invite you to our 2nd Annual Spring “Cherry Blossom” Community Event onTuesday May, 10th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, 5th Floor (173 Fort Washington Avenue).  This year Goldman Sachs’ Community TeamWork has partnered with us to make this event happen.

Our event will include catered “heart healthy” dinner, relaxing activities and great live musical entertainment for heart patients and their families. We hope this community event will allow heart patients and their families to mingle with others going through similar experiences and create bonds that will last a lifetime.

A Winter Cocktail at the Rubin Museum of Art

Film by Krishna Yalla of Yalla Studios

Join us at Harboring Hearts’ first annual fundraiser at the Rubin Museum of Art, with special support from Credit Suisse, The New York Pops, Jarvik Heart, Warren Tricomi, and Alyse Zwick – Miss New York.

Harboring Hearts Board of Directors:

  • Michelle Javian, Co-Founder
  • Yuki Kotani, Co-Founder
  • Sean-Patrick Hillman
  • Kevin Mallen
  • Dr. Roxana Mchran
  • Ryan Mclkonian
  • Jessic Mclore
  • Megan Sterret

Host Committee

Alexandra Baker, Julian Brand, Sabrina Chapman, Peter Christodoulou, Theodore Cleary, Antonella Commella, Camilla Dorment, Adams Foldes, Tamara Goldstein, Magee Hickey, Nicole Liarakos, Jackie Markot, Erin Murphy, Sumit Nihalani, Brad Numann, Joanna Pallante, Christopher Powell, Saara Pritchard, Sasha Siegel, Joel Tricomi, Teddy Van Beuren, Alexandra Wasp, Daniela Weber, Nichole Wright, Sally Wu, Pree Yerramilli

Pre-Event Press

Post-Event Press

Shop with Your Heart!

Shop With Your Heart!

For those of you who could not make it out to the Hampton’s this summer for our first shopping event, you are in luck! We will be having a shopping event at Jessie James boutique in the West Village, NYC on December 1st, 2010.

A special in-store event from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come shop with us and enjoy music, champagne and cupcakes!

Discount: 10% to customers, 10% to Harboring Hearts.

Customers can elect to have the entire 20% go to Harboring Hearts.

Ronald Javian Golf Outing

Harboring Hearts Housing will sponsor the first annual Ronald Javian Golf Outing Monday September 20, 2010 to raise funds for much needed housing facilities which serve (low income) cardiac patients and their families during operative treatments. The charity event will feature a “Range Rover Hole-in-One” challenge and live entertainment from a cappella group Treble, who performed on NBC’s “The Sing Off.” There will also be a silent auction and a dinner with reception to honor Dr. Philip Ragno of Winthrope Hospital.

Harboring Hearts is partnering with New York Presbyterian Hospital for this event.

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Theory Shopping Event

Harboring Hearts Housing to Host a Shopping Fundraiser with Theory East Hampton Shopping Event to Raise Money for Cardiac Patients and their Families.

Proceeds of the event will go to raise funds for Harboring Hearts Housing.

Guests are invited to shop Theory clothing to raise funds and bring awareness to Harboring Hearts Housing. Guests will receive style advice and outfit consultation with the Theory staff while enjoying complimentary champagne, organic juices from Wellnest in Sag Harbor, and snacks.

Attendees will receive an exclusive 10% discount on Theory clothing as well as gift bags. The founders and executive directors of Harboring Hearts Housing, Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani, will be attending the event.



2nd Annual Masquerade Ball

Host Committee: Sara Anderson, Manu Singh, Tamara Jerardo, Lisa Bhargava, Lena Kotani, Liz Dubin, Nicole Brescia, Tamara Lee, Lindsey Boylan, Pete Clock, Michelle Javian, Megan Sterrett, Jessica Melore

One hour open bar (wine, beer and vodka), drink specials all night, raffle, food, and prize for best costume!

DJ Whathisname


  • Soprano Wines
  • Pangea Restaurant
  • Fiat Cafe
  • Helen Ficalora
  • Sunny Girl Organics
  • Professor Thom’s

Inaugural Spring Community Event

On behalf of Harboring Hearts Housing, we would like to cordially invite you to our “Inaugural Spring Community Event” on May 11th, 2010 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the brand new Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

As we continue to raise funds and awareness about our organization we want to begin providing support to the cardiac patients and their families.  At our first community event we will have catered food and entertainment for patients and their families undergoing cardiac care at the hospital.  This opportunity will allow the patients and families to mingle with others going through similar experiences and we hope that they will create bonds that will last a lifetime.