Southampton Hospital Foundation Celebrates the Hampton Classic Horse Show Partnership with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital


One of my favorite tablescapes at the 2019 Hampton Classic Horse Show was designed by The Southampton Hospital Foundation who celebrated Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 40-year relationship with the annual show. The foundation celebrated the winners from the youngest to the most accomplished including the father-daughter duo Mario Deslauriers of Canada and Lucy Deslauriers of Manhattan who took first and second place in the Grand Prix challenge in Bridgehampton held this past Sunday.

Bob Chaloner, Jay Schneiderman, Julie Stone, Jean Shafiroff, Donna Karan, Michael Bloomberg, Diana Taylor and Steve Bellone attend Hampton Classic Horse Show To Benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital at Grand Prix Tent on September 1, 2019 in Bridgehampton, NY. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/PMC)

Kelli Delaney and Lynn Scotti

In over 40 years, The Hampton Classic has contributed more than $2 million to the hospital.  Commenting, Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic Horse Show says, “We truly appreciate our relationship with our Official Community Partner, the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. We value the exceptional care the hospital provides to the East End of Long Island and are pleased we’re able to play a small part in supporting their efforts.”

Steve Bernstein, Jean Shafiroff and Bob Chaloner

The hospital’s partnership with the Classic also offers complimentary entry for all Stony Brook Southampton Hospital employees and includes signage, program ads and a booth in the boutique area to provide information about the hospital’s many services and programs A short film about the new Stony Brook Southampton Phillips Family Cancer Center in Southampton was aired on the Jumbotron.

Commenting, Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital says, “The Hampton Classic is a wonderful landmark event in the summer season which brings together so many people from our community to enjoy outstanding sportsmanship and competition. We are deeply appreciative of our relationship with the Classic and the contribution they make to our hospital.  We are proud to be the only hospital and the sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork.”

Joan Hornig and Audrey Gruss

Through the generosity of the Hampton Classic, the hospital hosts supporters at VIP tables in the Grand Prix tent. Philanthropist and friend of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Joan Hornig, kindly decorated the hospital’s tables in the VIP tent for Grand Prix Sunday.  Joan created miniature butterfly gardens, in varying color waves, using flowers freshly cut by Joan from her own garden and incorporating beautiful textiles specially flown in from Ubekistan for the occasion.

Jean Shafiroff and Donna Karan

Notable attendees on Grand Prix Sunday included: Fashion Icon, DONNA KARAN, philanthropists  MARTIN & JEAN SHAFIROFF, Former NYC Mayor and Businessman, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, NYC socialite, KELLY BENSIMON, businesswoman and philanthropist, DIANA TAYLOR, philanthropist and rider, GEORGINA BLOOMBERG, philanthropists MARTIN & AUDREY GRUSS, publisher for Modern Luxury, LYNN SCOTTI, Chief Administrative Officer for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Robert A. Chaloner, President of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, STEVEN BERNSTEIN and Founder and Editor of KDHamptons, KELLI DELANEY.

About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is an integrated site of Stony Brook University Hospital. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Emergency Department is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees.