Maria Droste Counseling Services Past Events

New York City

10th Annual “Intimate Conversation” at the Cosmopolitan Club with Andrew Solomon and moderated by Marie Brenner

Mon, May 14, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Cosmopolitan Club




An Intimate Conversation with Liz Smith and Sheila Nevins, moderated by Perri Peltz

A Benet for Maria Droste Counseling Services

April 5, 2017

This is our 9th year hosting conversations with Liz Smith. Previous guests: Tom Brokaw, Candice Bergen, Frank Rich & Alex Witchel, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Christopher Buckley & Gail Collins, Marie Brenner & Peter Peterson, and Gail Sheehy.




An intimate conversation with Tom Brokaw moderated by Liz Smith & Perri Peltz

A Benet for Maria Droste Counseling Services

April 19, 2016

This is our 8th year hosting conversations with Liz Smith. Previous guests: Candice Bergen, Frank Rich & Alex Witchel, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Christopher Buckley & Gail Collins, Marie Brenner & Peter Peterson, and Gail Sheehy




John J. Phelan. Jr. Meritorious Trustee Award

Presented to Elizabeth Peabody by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

May 13, 2015

In recognition of outstanding work and long term commitment to Maria Droste Counseling Services, presented by Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan.




An Intimate Conversation with Candice Bergen Moderated by Liz Smith

A Benet for Maria Droste Counseling Services

April 29, 2015

This is our 7th year hosting conversations with Liz Smith. Previous guests: Frank Rich & Alex Witchel, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Christopher Buckley & Gail Collins, Marie Brenner & Peter Peterson, and Gail Sheehy.




Frank Rich & Alex Witchel Moderated by Liz Smith

A Benet for Maria Droste Counseling Services

April 22, 2014

This is our 6th year hosting conversations with Liz Smith. Previous guests: Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Christopher Buckley & Gail Collins, Marie Brenner & Peter Peterson, and Gail Sheehy.

Frank Rich is Writer-at-Large for New York, he writes monthly essays on politics and culture for the magazine. He is also a commentator at nymag.com, engaging in regular dialogues on the news of the week.

Alex Wichel is a sta writer for The New York TImes Magazine. She originated the Feed Me column for The New York Times “Dining” section and now writes the Chat & Chow column for The New York Times “Weekend” section. She has contributed to New York, Vogue, Elle and Ladies’ Home Journal, among other publications. Her most recent book is All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments.

Liz Smith has been a pithy observer of celebrity news for over 50 years, her work has been featured in every major newspaper and popular magazine. She is the author of two best-selling memoirs, Natural Blond and Dishing’ Great Dish – And Dishes – from America’s Most Beloved Gossip Columnist. Her column appears in the newyork socialdiary.com




SiriusXM’s “Just Love” interview with Betsy Selman-Babinecz

Catholic Charities’ Weekly Radio Program

October 5, 2013

Hosted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, JustLove is a one-hour weekly interactive discussion exploring the Catholic community’s impact on American society.




Whoopi Goldberg & Liz Smith – The Cosmopolitan Club

A Benet for Maria Droste Counseling Services

April, 2013

Bette Midler & Liz Smith – The Cosmopolitan Club

A Benet for Maria Droste Counseling Services

April, 2012




Reawakening Hope: Faces of Myanmar

Photography Exhibit of Austin Trevett

MDCS 2012

This exhibit is on view in our oces and commences the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Maria Droste Counseling Services (1982-2012). Austin’s portrayal of the dignity of each person he photographs complements our commitment to honoring the dignity of every individual we serve.

The Artist’s Statement
These Street Portraits were taken in Myanmar in May and November of 2010. The well-deserved international opprobrium directed at the Military Government of Myanmar, has created a pariah state, which has had the eect of obscuring from view the extraordinarily stoic and dignied Burmese people.

It is my hope that by helping to make visible the long-suering civilian population, I can contribute to the recent focus on the sorry state of human rights in the country. International pressure seems to have resulted in some modest movement towards liberalization.– Austin Trevett

Exhibition Pricing
Framed, limited edition prints are available in two standard sizes:
Approximately 12″x17″ – framed 18″x24″ – $350
Approximately 17″x25″ – framed 24″x36″ – $500
Frames are Nielsen S20 black aluminum, with oat glass and acid-free 4 ply white Mats. A percentage of sales are being donated to Maria Droste Counseling Services

Visit Austin Trevett for more information.