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

Image courtesy southhamptonanimalshelter.com
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

Image courtesy stbarthhamptons.com
Image courtesy stbarthhamptons.com

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

image courtesy fundraising.housingworks.org
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

Image courtesy kechiesproject.org
Image courtesy kechiesproject.org

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