Five years ago, Harvard grad Katharina Harf left a career in the fashion and financial industries to co-found DKMS Americas with her father, Peter Harf. As the co-founder and executive vice president of the fastest growing bone marrow donor center in the United States she has led the organization to register close to 100,000 bone marrow donors, and as a result has matched more than 1,000 donors with patients in need. Katharina?s determination to recruit as many donors as possible so that one day all leukemia and other blood cancer patients find their life-saving match, comes from losing her mother to leukemia, at the young age of 14.
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How long in New york:
Co-founder of DKMS Americas, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
Upstairs by David Bouley
Boom Boom Room at The Standard
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in New york:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Four Seasons Hotel
Favorite Charity Event:
Linked Against Leukemia DKMS Gala
Favorite Cultural Event:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Best Aspect of New york:
No meat for me.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
My Pilates trainer, Michael Johnson
Michele at the spa in the Four Seasons Hotel
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Carey NYC (love Luis)
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: