Leonard Lauder celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday evening with one hundred and fifty of his closest friends and family, including his wife Judy Glickman Lauder, William Lauder and partner Lori Kanter Tritsch, Laura & Gary Lauder, Jo Carole & Ronald Lauder, Aerin Lauder and Jane Lauder. The dinner took place under a tent on the tennis court of his historic Palm Beach home once owned by his mother, the legendary Estée Lauder.
Younger brother Ronald helped kick-off the festivities at the ADDF’s Sixth Annual Hope on the Horizon Dinner on Friday night proposing a toast to “the best brother he ever had” and presenting Leonard with a cake—cheekily asking guests to hold their applause until he had blown out “all 90 candles!”
The event honored Bonnie Lautenberg – a close family friend and widow of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. In addition to the $2.4 million raised that evening: including a million dollar donation from the Lautenbergs, there were whispers of the Lauder family making a larger commitment to ADDF aimed at finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease in the next 15 years.
Lead photo: Leonard Lauder celebrating his 30th birthday in Palm Beach, May 18, 1963. Photo by Bert & Richard Morgan; courtesy of The Estée Lauder Companies.