By  on July 1, 2010

NEW YORK — Financo Inc. chairman Gilbert Harrison received the UJA Fashion Division’s Achievement Award last week during a benefit at the Mandarin Hotel here that raised more than $350,000.

“This is an organization that I have supported for many years, and I believe that the work they do in New York, Israel and on a global basis is extremely important,” Harrison told about 200 of his colleagues, friends and family.

The evening was marked by words of affection from three of Harrison’s five grandchildren, some good-natured roasting by investment banker Peter J. Solomon and remarks on Israel by Asaf Shariv, that country’s consul general in New York.

Among those who attended were: Michael Gould, Joe Gromek, Oscar and George Feldenkreis, Seymour Holtzman, Paul Blum, Abbey Doneger, Jim Williams, Jeff Bloomberg, Susan Sokol, Denise Seegal, Jill Granoff, David Levin, John Pomerantz, Mort Schrader, Joan and Robert Siegel, Bob Skinner, Jane Weitzman, Elie Tahari, and Bill Mack of AREA Property Partners and NRDC, who presented the award to Harrison.

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