Philanthropy News | Giving Back This August

When the urge to give back calls, we have your answer. Whether you’re staying local in the city this summer or touching down on the East End, opportunities to give back to worthy charities abound. We’ve gathered some of this month’s standouts, from paddle boarding outings and inspiring runs to educational conversations and silent auctions. Check out the list below!

1. VR for the Real World: New Tools to Make the World Better

August 3rd, 9:00am – 11:00am
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th floor
Tickets for non-members: $150

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With every new technology comes the opportunity for social change, and virtual reality is no different. Developers of the new platform have found themselves at the intersection of empathy and advocacy, promoting experiences that range from immersive storytelling and motivational exercises to heighten social awareness. Join the industry’s leading experts for a conversation about where the technology is heading next.

2. The Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink

August 5th
Paddle Board Race: 8:00am, Sunset Party: 7:00pm

Havens Beach, Sag Harbor
Registration: $175

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Benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Fund, this event has not only been one of the Hampton’s most talked about summer soirées since 2012, but also one of its most philanthropic. Paddle for Pink was founded by Maria Blum, a breast cancer survivor who took up paddle boarding shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, finding it a positive outlet during her treatment and subsequent recovery. Last year’s event notably raised over $1.9 million. Join the effort to give the funds raised this year an even further reach.

3. The Sixth Annual Hamptons Cup

August 6th
Equuleus Polo Club, Watermill

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The Sixth Annual Hamptons Cup will benefit Robin Hood, New York’s largest organization fighting poverty in the city. Since 1988, the charity has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools to generate positivity in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. This year’s event includes a late afternoon polo match featuring the world’s top-rated players, as well as a follow-up dinner. Register and join to help those involved raise even more funds than last year’s $780,000.

4. The Brooklyn Mile

August 20th
Start: Williamsburg Bridge

Registration: $40

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For a chance to run the length of Kent Avenue through the heart of Williamsburg, register for The Brooklyn Mile. The race will benefit Girls on the Run NYC, a charity seeking to inspire girls to be healthy and confident using experience-based curriculum and running. The Mile caters to the most competitive runner as well as the most inexperienced; so come one and all for a morning of fun, running and (hopefully) sun!

5. Night of Global Impact

August 30th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Midtown Loft & Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue

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The Liberty Foundation invites your presence at their Night of Global Impact, dedicated to the fight against global injustice, child poverty and marginalized women. The night will include dinner and drinks, a silent auction and musical performances. All money raised will benefit the Liberty Foundation’s targeted efforts to assist impoverished areas in Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Honduras and Swaziland, Africa. Don your best and give back amidst stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.

 

Philanthropy News | June Charity Events

It’s the beginning of another season, and you know the drill! We’ve compiled a list of some of this summer’s greatest philanthropy events in and around New York City, beginning with June. From luncheons and galas to 5Ks and horse shows, these events are the perfect opportunities to give back to your community and beyond, all while having fun with family and friends.

Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Annual Run/Walk

Sunday, June 4th
7:30 am check-in, 9:00 am start
Battery Park
Registration: $36 for adults, $18 for kids, free for survivors

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Help support the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center on their mission to end breast and ovarian cancer at the Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep. Each year, the organization works to support one million patients by partnering with hospitals to research innovative medical treatment, raise funds, and promote awareness. Historically, they have raised over $150,000 at this event. Register and run (or walk) to help them beat this target at the 7th Annual!

Women of Inspiration Luncheon

Wednesday, June 7th
11:30 am
The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street
Ticket price: $300

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Join K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers, Inc. for their 11th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon, an event that brings together retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals to provide new merchandise for those impacted by poverty and other tragedy. This year’s luncheon will be hosted by Cheryl Casone, Fox Business Network Anchor, and honor Gaye Dean, Marketing Director for Licensing, Target; Tracy Reese, Fashion Designer; and Lana Todorovich, President, North America Wholesale, Ralph Lauren. Since 1985, the organization has distributed over $1.4 billion of donated goods, both nationwide and overseas.

Partners in Caring Awards Gala

Wednesday, June 7th
6:30 pm
The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
Tickets starting from $750

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Join over 400 industry leaders in real estate, business, government, labor, and philanthropy as they celebrate The Bridge’s vital work at the Partners in Caring Awards Gala. The organization works to improve lives through initiatives including housing coordination, mental health and substance abuse treatment, vocational training, job placement, health care, care coordination, and creative arts therapies. Enjoy an evening full of fun and giving back, kicking off with a cocktail reception and followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Riesling Without Borders Grand Tasting and Dinner

Wednesday, June 14th
5:30 pm
Golden Unicorn Restaurant, 18 East Broadway
Tickets starting from $59

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Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sample 175 Rieslings from around the world at the Riesling Without Borders Grand Tasting and Dinner, while raising funds for Wheeling Forward. Founded in 2011 by Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin, Wheeling Forward works to raise funds for the disability programs that benefit those affected by Spinal Cord Injuries who are wheelchair dependent. Ticket options reflect the walk-around tasting ticket, the sit-down dinner ticket, or both.

Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

Saturday, June 24th
6:00 pm
268 Town Lane, Amagansett, NY
Tickets starting from $125

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Founded in 2012, the Stony Hill Stables Foundation offers scholarship equestrian training for local residents, with an end-goal of promoting equine sports, good sportsmanship, and a healthy, enhancing life experience. The not-for-profit program covers training lessons for a minimum of four months, the lease of a pony or horse, and boarding fees. At the benefit, enjoy cocktails and light fare as well as a dressage exhibition, pony drill team, horseless horse show, and raffle!

 

Philanthropy Highlight | Five Can’t-Miss Spring Charity Events

Giving back to charitable organizations is a concept very close to our hearts here at TOWN Residential. This spring, prepare to witness a rejuvenation in the city’s philanthropic efforts as the snow melts and gala season descends. While there are many opportunities to help critical causes, it is important to get involved with organizations that really speak to you.  With this in mind, here are five not-to-be-missed philanthropic events that benefit causes we love.

Hope Gala

March 11th at Gotham Hall
Tickets from $275

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The Hope Gala was founded by the New York City Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. With a year-round commitment to conquering childhood cancer, the organization works to raise awareness and provide financial assistance for those individuals and families affected. Join them for a glamorous evening featuring a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, entertainment, touching stories and more! The event is black-tie optional.

Salome Chamber Orchestra Spring Gala

March 24th at the Plaza Hotel
Tickets from $250

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Now in its second year, the Salome Chamber Orchestra Spring Gala benefits the performing arts and is sure to be a unique and festive affair. The 1001 Night-themed event will feature a performance by David Aaron Carpenter and the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, along with guest singers and dancers.

Don’t Eat Til Brooklyn

April 6th at 307 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets from $75

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What could be more important than feeding New York’s hungry? Don’t Eat Til Brooklyn is the first signature event of the Citymeals on Wheels Young Professional Committee. The festive spring gala will feature tasty food and drinks from notable restaurants such as Virginia’s, Birds & Bubbles and DANIEL to raise money for the preparation and delivery of meals to New York City’s homebound elderly in all five boroughs.

A Fool’s Fête: Enchanted Garden

April 25th at the Mandarin Oriental
Tickets from $1,000

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New Yorkers For Children is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth in foster care through education and access to opportunity. This year, their annual A Fool’s Fete gala is themed as an Enchanted Garden and remains one of the most esteemed social events of the season. The night will raise funds to help the foundation provide crucial resources to youth in foster care across New York City in the form of college scholarships, tutoring, advisement, job training programs and more.

Robin Hood Foundation Annual Benefit

May 15th at the Jacob Javits Center
Tickets from $3,000

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With a motto of “Giving joyously, together,” the Robin Hood Foundation is one of the most fun and generous charities in New York City. Their Annual Benefit is a star-studded event that showcases the organization’s efforts to fight poverty in New York City and raises over $100 million in one night. Attendees can count on an exciting performance by a world-class performer. Past performers have included Sir Paul McCartney, Usher and Jon Bon Jovi, just to name a few.

Philanthropy News | Association to Benefit Children

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This month, we highlight the Association to Benefit Children, a philanthropy very close to the hearts of TOWN Upper East Side. Established in 1986, the organization works to defend, benefit and revolutionize the lives of New York City’s most overlooked and vulnerable families, sparking reform in education, hunger, family housing, health care and more. Through the creation and implementation of innovative programs, open forums and widespread reports, ABC creates a model for reform that spreads both within and beyond the city’s borders.

Though the season heavily connected to the spirit of giving is behind us, organizations like ABC work year-round to ensure a brighter future for New York City, and particularly for its children. Check out some of the organization’s individual efforts and see how you can get involved.

1. Early Education Programs

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There’s no such thing as too young when it comes to ABC’s approach to helping children. The organization’s schools teach patience, tenderness, civility and fortitude, as well as basic learning fundamentals to lay the groundwork for lifelong skills. Geared toward celebrating diversity, the schools allow children of all backgrounds and development to grow and thrive.

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TOWN Upper East Side spends Planting Day with Cassidy’s Place children. Image Courtesy citybizlist.com

TOWN Upper East Side works particularly close with Cassidy’s Place, an ABC preschool dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing and encouraging environment to children who live in poverty, live with disabilities or have special needs. Situated on 86th Street just a few blocks away from TOWN’s office on 79th Street, the school offers nine dynamic classrooms and two outdoor play spaces. Year-round, TOWN spearheads fundraisers and volunteers one-on-one with the kids, whether hosting a hat and gloves drive or spending time outside on Planting Day.

2. Youth

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ABC also creates licensed therapeutic youth programs that target those living in poverty or with severe emotional distress. Designed for children ranging from kindergarten through high school, the Summer Camp, After-School, and Teen Apprenticeship programs allow them to foster academic skills, character strength and self-esteem at integral parts of their lives.

3. Family

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ABC’s dynamic family programs are designed to support both children and parents and promote long-term family stability. The All Children’s House works to end the cycle of abuse and neglect with those parents at risk of losing their children to foster care. ABC’s licensed, highly-trained professional therapists provide services for families living in crowded apartments or shelters alike. The Child-Parent Psychotherapy program has successfully emerged as a new model for promoting a safe family environment in the context of the NYC child welfare system. Also offered within the program are budgeting management services, parent education, legal assistance and child care referrals.

4. Mental Health

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In order to combat the sad reality that children are deeply traumatized by homelessness, loss, violence and disaster, ABC has created Fast Break, the city’s first mobile mental health crisis and disaster clinic for children. Designed to both prevent and respond to children’s mental instability, the models provide a full range of health services to address emotional needs and promote lifelong success. The Early Recognition and Screening Initiative also incorporates mental health awareness into routine health checkups in order to both remove the stigma against mental distress as well as to provide the services necessary toward healing.

5. Supportive Housing

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Lastly, ABC employs a Supportive Housing Program that provides families in need with apartments and critical support services. Designed to help those families who are affected by chronic illness, poverty, homelessness and HIV/AIDS, the program allows for a life of decency and dignity inside a safe environment, while offering additional psychiatric, educational and recreational services.

Inspired by ABC’s initiative and mission? Check out the many ways in which you can get involved here.

 

Philanthropy | Top Five Events to Attend in the New Year

2017 presents us with a fresh start and a new chance to give back, and there is never a time when philanthropy is more necessary than now. This new year, celebrate your contributions at one of New York City’s most fabulous philanthropic events. We’ve curated a list of the top five events that promise a fun time for a great cause.

2017 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala
January 12, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships, and career programs. The 2017 Gala will include a cocktail hour at the Marriott Marquis followed by awards honoring influencers and tastemakers.
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amFAR New York Gala
February 8, 2017 | 6:30pm

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As the official kick off event for New York Fashion Week, the annual amFAR New York Gala is just as star studded as it is charitable. Join some of the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, art, and AIDS advocacy at Cipriani Wall Street to honor Scarlett Johansson, raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and raise funds to end it. This gala has raised over $17 million to date and is considered one of the most essential philanthropic events in NYC.
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Bronx Museum Spring Gala and Auction – AIM Beyond
February 27, 2017 | 6:30pm

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The Bronx Museum provides free public programs, free admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education programs to over 16,000 Bronx youth each year. On February 27th, celebrate the best of NYC culture, bid on covetable artworks and dine on delectable cuisine from Union Square Events at the Conrad Hotel to support the esteemed Bronx Museum.
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NYC Hope Gala
March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm

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Join the cause to conquer childhood cancer by attending the 2017 NYC Hope Gala. Now in its ninth year, the Hope Gala raises funds and awareness in support of the Four Diamonds Fund to end childhood cancer. On March 11th, enjoy a lovely evening at Gotham Hall and give back to an organization where all funds benefit childhood cancer patients and their families in need of financial aid, medical assistance, and emotional support.
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2017 Valentine Gala
February 14, 2017 | 6:30pm

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This glitzy gala at the iconic Plaza Hotel benefits a cause that is near and dear to all New Yorker’s hearts. For over 137 years, The Bowery Mission has served a crucial role in providing food, shelter, clothing and medical care to New York’s neediest. Over the past 18 years, the Valentine Gala has raised over $18,000,000 and thus made possible the support and rehabilitation of countless New Yorkers in need. At the 2017 Valentine Gala, enjoy dinner, dancing, and special musical performances.
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Winter Philanthropy Events

The holiday season is always jam-packed with presents to buy and people to please. Amidst the hectic and busy time, New York City finds itself buzzing with the overwhelming desire to give back. The upcoming month offers many opportunities to do so with events such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Better Together Gala and the United Nations Development Programme’s A Night for Change. With evenings of fun and philanthropy galore, it will be easy to remember the cause closest to your heart this holiday season.

NBCF’s Better Together Gala

Sunday, December 4th from 2-6PM 
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Join the National Breast Cancer Foundation in debuting its first annual Better Together Gala at Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park. The evening will include three highly anticipated fashion shows and a silent auction, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and decadent hors d’ouevres. The night’s proceeds will go toward raising awareness for breast cancer, offering support for patients and survivors, and funding programs for detection, education, and support services.

UNDP’s A Night for Change

Monday, December 5th at 6:30PM 
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The United Nations Development Programme is celebrating 50 years of fighting inequality and working to end poverty across the world. The Inaugural Global Goals Gala will be an interactive evening featuring celebrity advocates, global partners, a benefit auction, and musical performances by Bob Weir and other notable artists.

Common Threads: Honoring Refugees Through Style + Voice

Wednesday, December 14th 

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Common Threads is a one-of-a-kind event taking place at the Rubin Museum of Art on December 14th. It seeks to unite artists, activists and philanthropists, and share the stories of refugees around the world. The event will tell refugees’ stories through fashion and art, and promises to be a visually striking, emotional evening.

The Gold Gala

Friday, January 27th

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The Gold Gala is an annual star-studded event benefiting cancer charity Kids Need More. The gala takes place at Coral House on January 27th. Attendees can look forward to live music from the Mystic, as well as runway models showcasing Kimberly Towers Runway Couture. There will be cocktails, dinner and a live auction. A portion of the funds raised will go to help George Oliphant, of the hit show George to the Rescue, renovate an RV to visit kids with cancer.

Event News | Fall in New York City

New York City’s maple trees might soon be bare but the city’s cultural calendar is bursting to the brim this fall. From Manhattan to the boroughs, the “Big Apple” plays host to family-friendly events, beer fests and Halloween celebrations. Here are five of the best.

Fall for Dance Festival

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Saturday, October 1 to Saturday, October 8
Where: New York City Center, Manhattan
The 13th annual Fall for Dance Festival features live performances from the world’s most innovative dance companies, such as the Hong Kong Ballet, Australia’s Bangarra Dance Theatre and Brazil’s Grupo Corpo. Designed to showcase dance to mainstream audiences, guests can enjoy a range of styles including classical ballet, jazz and street dance. Tickets cost $15.

 

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

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When: Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, October 30
Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx 

Halloween comes early at the New York Botanical Garden with a bounty of unusually-shaped pumpkins in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. The event, which is priced $8 for kids and $20 for adults, runs every day through October except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other must-see attractions include interactive live demonstrations with bats and reptiles, making this the perfect pre-Ween party for children.

NYC Craft Beer Festival

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When: Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory, Manhattan
This year’s NYC Craft Beer Festival kicks off on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., and brings the best craft ales and meads to the center of Manhattan.  There will be 150 beers from 75 breweries to choose from — with bar snacks at the historic Lexington Avenue Armory, famous for its Beaux-Arts facade. Expect the usual fusion of beer samples and fun. Tickets start from $45.

NYC Wine and Food Festival

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When: Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th 

Partnering with charities No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City, this event will host multiple events around the City. From dinners hosted by some of NYC’s top chefs to a Rooftop soirees this event has something to offer every food loving attendee. Event tickets range from $85 – $800. For more information and to purchase tickets visit nycwff.org. 

Halloween Harvest Festival

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When: Saturday, October 29th 
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Forget apple bobbing, the circus rolls into to Queens in late October. The big top-themed Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park boasts juggling, stilt walking and creepy clowns, and hosts its annual canine costume contest, which awards the best-dressed pooch. Other sideshows include improv theater, live music and food stalls. The event runs from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.

 

 

Philanthoropy News | Five Fall Philanthropy Events

Fall in New York City provides plenty of options for a night out. As fashion week fizzles out towards the end of the month, a light is shed on the city’s philanthropy events. The months to come offer events that hit close to the city’s heart such as City Harvest Bid Against Hunger to world wide causes like building schools in Africa. Whether you choose to get active at the 39th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or taste food from over 70 NYC chefs for City Harvest, this fall season makes it easy to give back.

1. AFTD Hope Rising Gala

Thursday, September 29th at 6pm

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The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration is the leading nonprofit working to help and cure people affected by FTD, the most common form of dementia for people under 60. This years gala is in honor of David Zaslav, President & Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications and will feature Tony Award Winner Kelli O’Hara.

For more information and tickets click here. 

2. City Harvest Bid Against Hunger

Thursday, October 6th

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The 22nd annual Bid Against Hunger promises to be an exceptional culinary experience, featuring tastings from over 70 of the city’s restaurants and chefs. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive, one-of-a-kind items in the live and silent auctions.

For more information and tickets click here.

3. Avon Walk For Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 15th through Sunday, 16th

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Join the 207,000 that have already conquered 39.2 miles of terrain with the goal of taking down breast cancer. The Walk to End Breast Cancer has raised $550,000,000 thus far to fund research, awareness, education and support for families currently battling breast cancer. The New York City chapter will travel through the Upper West and East Sides, Downtown and across the Brooklyn Bridge.

For more information and to register click here.

4. 14+ Foundation

Thursday, October 6th at 6pm

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Based right here, in NYC the 14+ Foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to develop, build and operate schools and orphanages in rural African communities. Join the cause at 199 Bowery on October 6th for it’s annual cocktail benefit.

For more information and tickets click here.

5. Angel Ball

Monday, November 21st

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The annual Angel Ball for cancer research, known for its live entertainment and celebrity participants, honors individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research. Last years ball hosted by Alicia Quarles raised $3.6M for cancer research.

For more information and tickets click here. 

Philanthropy News: The Five Can’t-Miss Fundraisers for Summer

The summer fundraiser season is sizzling with great events for fantastic causes taking place both in and out of the city. Here are five of the finest fundraisers you need to pencil into your summer schedule.

1. Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Dinner Dance
Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
340 Gin Lane, Southampton, New York

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Image courtesy southhamptonanimalshelter.com

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will hold its Seventh Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance at a marvelous private oceanfront hideaway. The organization’s mission is to provide for the welfare of animals and reduce the number of homeless pets. The event is designed to promote the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach. There will be a variety of delicious cocktails followed by dinner and dancing with an orchestra providing music. A live auction will offer several top prizes including three nights at the Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands and two nights at the Grand Hotel Minerva in Florence, Italy. Tickets begin at $1,000

For more information and tickets, visit the event’s website.

2. St. Barth Hamptons Gala
Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m.
The Bridgehampton Historical Museum: 2368 Montauk Highway off Corwith Avenue

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Christie Brinkley will host the Fifth Annual St. Barth Hamptons Gala, celebrating her Social Life Magazine cover and the area’s tourism industry. Guests will enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, an exclusive champagne lounge and a Starbucks coffee bar. A DJ will spin summer hits, and VIPs will receive a special gift bag. General admission tickets are $100 and VIP tickets are $150 with portions of the proceeds going to the Bridgehampton Historical Museum.

For more information and tickets, visit the organization’s official website.

3. Housing Works Team BRAKING AIDS – 2016 Panasonic NYC Triathlon
Sunday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
Manhattan and the Bronx

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image courtesy fundraising.housingworks.org

An official participating charity of the New York Triathlon, sponsored by Panasonic. Team Braking AIDS’ fundraising efforts benefit Housing Works’ fight against AIDS and homelessness. The triathlon is a fun and exciting way for participants to learn more about how to stay active and help others. Donors who raise $2,000 or more ($3,000 or more for a team) can look forward to a comprehensive training program leading up to the race, special gear and a pre-race celebration.

For more information and tickets, visit the team’s official website.

4. Kechie’s Project Black & White Soirée
Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m.
Club Quarters Hotel: 25 W. 51 St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues

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Kechie’s Project is a non-profit organization with the goal of empowering young women to become future leaders by providing academic and social support to girls in underserved communities located in Africa and the United States. Proceeds from this year’s benefit will go towards school tuition, along with other personal needs and career training. Guests at previous Kechie’s Project events have included Mayor de Blasio, Rev. Al Sharpton and stars from “Orange is the New Black” and “America’s Next Top Model.”

For more information and tickets, visit the organization’s official website.

5. Southampton Hospital’s Annual Summer Party
Saturday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Road in Southampton

For this year’s Southampton Hospital Foundation’s 58th Annual Summer Party, Laurence Scott Events will serve an elegant, catered dinner under imaginatively transformed, air-conditioned tents. Music will be provided by Groove Society, and the festive evening will be emceed by WNBC’s Chuck Scarborough. Guests can look forward to a silent auction and raffle. Table sponsorships begin at $7,500, and tickets are $500 per person. Proceeds go toward the hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department — the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.

For more information and tickets, visit the organization’s official website

Philanthropy Event News: 5 of the Best Fundraisers in NYC and the Hamptons

From “Dancing to the Beat of Hope” to  The Floating Hospital’s Summer Soiree that is sure to please and pay proper tribute and raise funds to support its programs. These events spread from the City to the Hamptons are worth the travel.

1. Hope for Families and Children 2016 Gala Benefit
Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Tribeca Rooftop: 2 Desbrosses St. between Hudson and Greenwich streets

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The Hope for Families and Children Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit charity founded in 1989 to sustain the Puerto Rican Family Institute’s goals. Believing in the potential of people, regardless of race or ethnic background, the Foundation works to help those in need obtain valuable resources and accomplish their dreams. The Hope for Families and Children Foundation’s 2016 fundraiser,“Dancing to the Beat of Hope,” will include cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, awards presentations and – of course – dancing, all to benefit the Puerto Rican Family Institute. ABC television news anchor Joe Torres will be master of ceremonies, and ticket packages range from $500 to $20,000.

For more information, visit the organization’s official website.

2. The Floating Hospital’s Summer Soiree
Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Current at Chelsea Pier 59 off West 17th Street

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The Floating Hospital, which provides healthcare to the homeless and vulnerable populations in New York City, is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2016. They’re planning a Summer Soiree that is sure to please, pay proper tribute and raise funds to support its programs. Attendees can look forward to a photo exhibit of images from the hospital’s archives, as well as food, cocktails, live music by the Duke Ellington Legacy, a New York City-inspired raffle with prizes, a photo booth and sparkling Hudson River views. Tickets range from $200 to $600. 

For more information, visit the organization’s official website.

3. The Central Park Conservancy’s “An Evening in the Garden”
Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The Conservatory Garden in Central Park off the East 106th Street entrance

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Founded in 1980, the Central Park Conservancy raises 75 percent of the Park’s budget and helps keep the city’s best getaway beautiful. Welcoming more than 40 million visitors a year, there are 843 acres of Central Park to tend to, so they need all the help they can get. Central Park Conservancy’s network of young professionals, The Greensward Circle, is hosting the 11th annual summer benefit, “An Evening in the Garden” at one of the city’s loveliest venues — the Conservatory Garden. Attendees enjoy delicious food, cocktails and live music on the garden’s pergola beneath a canopy of wisteria, overlooking six acres of attractive fountains, flowers and lush landscapes. Everyone is welcome, most especially New York’s socially active young professionals. Tickets are $125 in advance with funds going to the Central Park Conservancy.

For more information, visit the organization’s official website.

4. Pilobolus 2016 CT Ball
Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m.
6 Calhoun St. in Litchfield County, Connecticut

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More than worth the trip to Connecticut, this annual summer bacchanal supports the world-renown Pilobolus Dance Company. Enjoy a cocktail hour, a farm-to-table dinner, performances and dancing for all. Held each year, outdoors in idyllic Litchfield County, the Ball celebrates the inspiration the company takes from the beauty of nature, along with the diverse company’s innovative dance artistry. Ticket packages for this dance party under the stars range from $300 to $25,000.

For more information, visit the organization’s official website.

5. A Hampton’s Happening
Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Maria & Kenneth Fishel, Bridgehampton

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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to finding cures for cancer through reprogramming cancer cells. The work of the Foundation funds research that spans the spectrum of cancer — from children to adults; from men to women; and from those who are newly diagnosed to those with more advanced disease. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, the 12th Annual “A Hampton’s Happening” is set to honor philanthropists, chefs, TV personalities and entrepreneurs at the home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel. Forty local chefs will cater the event and private cabanas are available. Tickets range from $750 to $75,000.

For more information, visit the organization’s official website.