Powered by Professionals held several exciting non profit fundraising events for charitable organizations in 2008:
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Turn the Corner held its third annual fundraising gala, Unmask A Cure, on November 13, 2008 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Guests enjoyed a great night of cocktails, a dinner reception, silent and live auctions and a sweepstakes. On this special evening, the Foundation honored Bernard D. Raxlen, MD, a Lyme-literate physician, and Andy Abraham Wilson, Producer/Director of Under Our Skin. Event chairpersons were Karen Kissling, Kris Newby, Steven C. Rodger, Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D. and Alyssa Sokoloff. Courage Awards were presented to Alicia Brawn; Cydney Chase; Kathy Fowler; Michele Matthews; Jordan Fisher Smith; Sheila Statlander, Ph.D.; and Lindsay Zweibel. Award-winning comedy writer Alan Zweibel was a special guest at the gala and live music was provided by the Subscribers. Sponsors of the evening included the Damon Giglio Foundation, Newmark Knight Frank, Open Eye Pictures, Citi Smith Barney, Goldman Sachs, David & Cindy Reichenbaum, The Spar Family, Marion & Carl Wolf, Patrick & Christine Beach, Marquis Jet, Francis R. May, Miller Tabak, Starker Family Foundation, Karen Kissling/YogaKids, New York Private Bank & Trust, New York Tick Control and Quadrum Capital. Cuisine was provided by Barna, Cook With Class, España, Gabriela’s, 21 Prince, Planet Thailand 212, STK, Thalassa, Appetizerstogo.com and Victor’s Café. Spirits were provided by Ketel One, Lucid and Voyant Chai.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Makers of Memories Foundation held its second annual fundraising event, Creating Memories For A Lifetime, at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The event raised funds to provide victims of domestic violence an opportunity to enjoy their first family vacation, so they can form memories that will change their lives forever. The evening included fine food, wines, champagne and spirits and the first-ever screening of the Makers of Memories short film. During a special awards presentation, MOM was proud to honor Carolyn Fish, the Executive Director of Rockland Family Shelter, Inc., with the Power of Hope Award in recognition of her courageous perseverance in her commitment towards helping victims of domestic violence. Sponsors of the event included: Brand Connections, Continental Airlines, FinishRich Media, ICC Decision Services and Indiana Catering.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Melanoma Research Foundation held its seventh annual fundraising gala, Wings of Hope for Melanoma, at Cipriani 23rd Street in New York City from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The evening included sampling tables from a variety of elite restaurants and spirit companies, silent auction and sweepstakes.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Bulldogs Care Foundation held its second annual fundraising event, Tip Off To Success, at the Altman Building in New York City from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The evening included fine cocktails and cuisine, a live band, silent and live auctions and a sweepstakes. BCF honored several outstanding individuals at the event. Thomas Beckett, the Director of Athletics at Yale University, received the Leadership in Athletics Award, the Grass Family received the Pillar of Strength Award and four student-athletes from New Heights Summer Academy received recognition for their summer accomplishments. BCF is proud to announce that, for the second year, funds from the event will support a Student-Athlete Summer Academy in 2009.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Voices Against Brain Cancer and the New York Mets were proud to present Brain Cancer Awareness Day, which was held at Shea Stadium in Queens, NY from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The event included a private reception in the picnic area and admission to the New York Mets game against the Chicago Cubs.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Turn the Corner Foundation’s Alyssa and Michael Sokoloff hosted a Create Footprints™ walk at Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, NY from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The day included the 3k walk, brunch, a live DJ and raffle.
Thursday, May 1,2008
A Caring Hand’s sixth annual fundraiser gala, Handing Our Children A Brighter Future, was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, located at 311 West 34th Street from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Honorees included Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor Africa and co-founder of Grassroot Soccer; and Susan-Esposito Lombardo, Founder and President of A Caring Hand. Courage Award winners included Mary Cataudella, Salvina Cataudella, Pina Maria Cataudella, Carmelo Cataudella, Filip Cataudella, Rachel Gold, Sheri Iskenderian, Alex V. Iskenderian, Kara L. Iskenderian, Jason A. Iskenderian, Meryl A. Iskenderian, Lauren M. Lanzi, Nicole Kozin-Lupo, and Jane Oster. The Masters of Ceremonies was Cousin Bruce Morrow of Sirius Satellite Radio. Chairpersons were Steve Smith and Shep Messing, Broadcaster and former American soccer goalkeeper. Special guests included Miss USA, Crystle Stewart and Miss Universe, Riyo Mori; Survivor’s Jenna Morasca, Mitchell Olson, Kenneth Stafford, Eliza Orlins and Ian Rosenberger; NFL Network’s Adam Schefter, Real World’s Melissa Howard, and a host of other reality television stars including Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin of Bravo‘s hit series “Real Housewives of New York City“, Project Runway’s Malan Breton, America’s Next Top Model’s Nole Marin and Anchal Jones, Lisa Wexler – host the Lisa Radio Show, Kevin O’Conner of the Amazing Race, Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girl and many others.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sarcoma Foundation of America’s annual educational conference, New Frontiers in Sarcoma, was held at the New York Marriott Eastside from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This informative conference about the latest advances in Sarcoma research and treatment featured presentations from Robert S. Benjamin, MD; John S. J. Brooks, MD; David R. D’Adamo, MD, PhD; George Demetri, MD; Jonathan A. Fletcher, MD; and Paul A. Meyers, MD. The speakers participated in a question-and-answer session and all attendees received a take-home manual that covered all topics from the conference.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sarcoma Foundation of America’s annual fundraising gala was held at 583 Park Avenue from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Honorees included Roger Altman; Robert Benjamin, MD; and Jon Levin and Nancy Levin, Ph.D. on behalf of Miles Levin. Courage Award winners included Anne Belk, Leslie E. Heyison and Patrick Mortimer. Master of Ceremonies was Kris Carr, sarcoma survivor, filmmaker and author. Special Guest Presenter was Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor. Event Chairpersons were Cookie Rumely and JoMarie Pica.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Turn the Corner Foundation and Open Eye Pictures were proud to present the community premiere and launch party of Under Our Skin, which was held at The Times Center from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Tickets to this event sold out and there is huge momentum behind this film.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Voices Against Brain Cancer’s third annual fundraising event, Sounding Off For A Cure, was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, located at 311 West 34th Street from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Honorees included Omar Minaya, general manger of the New York Mets; Bert Padell of Padell, Nadell, Fine, Weinberger, LLP; Susan C. Pannullo, MD, of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and Evan Silverman, STG Capital Master of Ceremonies was Kirstin Cole, CBS 2 News. Courage Award recipients included David M. Bailey, Mike Burkhardt, Fran Coleman, Richard Dieterle, Tracey Gamer-Fanning, Lynn Kohlman, Darren M. Latimer, Jen McDevitt and Jennifer Norton Pace.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Melanoma Research Foundation’s seventh annual Don Aronow Golf Outing and Reception will be held at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck, NY. Brunch will start at 10:00 AM, the golf outing will be held from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM and the cocktail reception will be held 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
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