Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend panel discussions and tastings at the New York Wine and Food Festival. The event lasted four days with net proceeds going to charity organization, No Kid Hungry. As a special treat for my husband, I took him to a Steak and Whiskey event at STK. It was a fun and indulgent weekend.
September was a fun, busy month. Now, school is back in full swing. I’ve returned to juggling presentations, previewing exhibits and attending events.
The most recent event was for a new not for profit called Rising Leaders Inc. It is a mentor program where young professionals are paired with youth and give them long-term guidance. Here’s a few images from their launch
The month of May has been a blur due to the flurry of events that I attended. First up, the Junior Committee event for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I served on the event committee and it was a fun night at the Dream Hotel – Midtown with food, drinks, games and a silent auction.
Thanks to a friend, I attended a black tie event at Pier 60 for the New York Urban League. A part of the greater National Urban League, the organization has an impact on communitues of color ranging from educational programming to job readiness.
Last, I attended a fundraiser for my son’s school. I served on the committee for this special year, our long-time head of school is retiring. The event took place at the American Museum of Natural History. We had dinner under the whale and danced next to the dioramas.
Such fun and all for a great cause!
This month was quite busy, but fun. Spring gala season is in full swing and this year my husband and I co-chaired the New York fundraiser for Help Us Adopt. Funds raised that night will help make adoption more accessible for dozens of families. The organization celebrated 10 years of building families this year and we were honored to be a part of this milestone.
Last night, I attended the annual New York City fundraiser for Shiloh NYC a faith based organization. Shiloh serves hundreds of families in marginalized communities of New York City by offering school based after school programming, assigning mentors to teens and hosting a summer camp. The event highlighted the progression of children that participate in the programs.
Over the past few months, I have had the honor of serving on the planning committee for the Help Us Adopt Annual “Faces of Adoption” Benefit and Auction. The organization gives grants to individuals and couples in the adoption process. (My husband recently joined their board!) The event, which takes place at ESPACE is the biggest fundraiser for the organization. I’m so proud of the organization and its work.
Lately, I have been glued to my computer (working on a book proposal–fingers crossed). Every so often, I manage to escape the glaring screen. This past weekend (with its gorgeous weather) was the perfect excuse to close the laptop. I went with my family to the Intrepid Museum and it did not disappoint. Airplanes, a space shuttle and interactivity made it a great day!