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.