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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Image Courtesy ymafsf.org

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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Image Courtesy amfar.org/NYG2017/

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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Image Courtesy bronxmuseum.org/events/spring-gala-and-art-auction-2017

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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Image Courtesy bowery.org

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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