The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation honored Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president of fine fragrances for Givaudan, and Nancy Berger Cardone, vice president and publisher of Marie Claire at the seventh annual Beyond Beauty dinner in New York City on February 8.

Beyond Beauty, the only fundraising event designated specifically to benefit genetic research and education for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), raised $285,000 this year to support the cause. Founded by Elysée Scientific CosmeticsLinda Marshall, whose son James passed away at age 39 after an ongoing battle with the disease, the event was named Beyond Beauty for a special reason.
“As an industry we are committed to making people feel beautiful on the outside,” said Marshall. “But we have joined together to help support a cause that will make people feel better on the inside as well.”

Actress Morgan Fairchild, Mistress of Ceremonies this year, thanked the beauty industry for having such a big heart.
“Five to six million Americans suffer from OCD each year,” said Fairchild. “Linda has taken a great tragedy and turned it into something to help others. Let’s band together to help find a cure.”

Introduced by Ann Gottlieb, president of Ann Gottlieb Associates, Mr. Policastro said, “Linda, you are living proof that staying strong and moving forward leads to progress and success.”

Thia Breen, president, North America of The Estée Lauder Companies, introduced Nancy Berger Cardone, who said “the beauty industry has passion, solidarity and an eye to the future—we stand together side by side and make things happen.”
The emotional evening concluded with an upbeat musical performance by Jennette McCurdy of the television show iCarly.

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The Marshall Family—John, Linda, Ryan, Jennifer and Jayden.

Beiersdorf's Magnus Jonsson and Robert Taylor-Hughes (2nd r.) with Jennette McCurdy and Linda Marshall.

Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria (c.) with Beth Brenner and Christine Guilfoyle of Meredith.

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Givaudan’s Felix Mayr-Harting and Sallye Pecker.

Coty Prestige's Tom Burkhardt, Firmenich's Debra Butler, Givaudan's Rose Eckert and Ann Gottlieb of Ann Gottlieb Associates.

Morgan Fairchild with Dr. Gerald Nesbit of Johns Hopkins.

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Robert Phillips with Peter Hutt of Covington & Burling and George Ledes of Beauty Fashion.

Hearst’s Michael Clinton and Thia Breen of Estée Lauder.

Arcade’s Diane Crecca and Debra Leipman-Yale with Cathy Torelli of Givaudan.

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Nicholas Ratut with Liz Kaplow of Kaplow Communications and Heidi Manheimer of Shiseido.

Fusion Brands’ Caroline Pieper-Vogt and Dana Kline (r.) with Shiseido’s Maree Lavo and Laurie Dowley of Elizabeth Arden.

Lighthouse Beauty's Phil Zellner with Marnie Everline and Maesa Group's Scott Oshry and Scott Kestenbaum.

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