On Saturday, April 21, we attended the Parrish Art Museum‘s Annual Spring Fling at their existing location on Jobs Lane in Southampton, NY. The museum is scheduled to move to its new location in Water Mill later this year and this was a great fundraising event to help make that happen. The event seemed very well attended as the main room very quickly filled up (and heated up, boy was it hot in there)! Bars were set up at either end of the room and the waitstaff was passing hors d’oeuvres donated by Sant Ambroeus all night long. Guests trickled in and out of the exhibit rooms between the entrance and the main event rooms to get some cooler air and admire the artwork hanging on the walls. Cooler air could also be found in the ballroom where the live band Gotham from Todd Barrie Musicwas performing.
In the main event room, several tables were set up with silent auction items. They had everything ranging from VIP tent passes to the Hampton Classic to golf at Baiting Hollow Golf Club, lots of vineyard related items, clothing and accessories, theater tickets, spa gifts, landscaping, and everything in between! Hopefully the museum was able to raise a lot of money and we look forward to hopefully shooting the next event in the new building!
On Monday, April 23rd, 2012, we will be photographing the Fourth Annual “Give Kids a Shot!” National Meningitis Association Gala at the New York Athletic Club in NYC! The event is being touted as “A Benefit to Save Lives in the Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease” and is the NMA’s signature fundraising event.
This year’s event will be honoring several individuals with various awards. The Health Achievement Award is being presented to Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the Sanofi-Aventis Group. The Moms on Meningitis Award is being presented to Jeri Acosta and Jeri Greenwell. The Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Awards are being presented to Sara Herbert-Galloway and Barry J. Klarberg, Monarch Wealth & Business Management.
Chairs for the event will be Lenore Cooney and Gary Springer. Honorary chairs will be Ambassador and Mrs. John L. Loeb, Jr. and Nick Springer. Master of Ceremonies will be Emmy Award Winner Richard Thomas and the Auction Chairs will be Matt Klarberg and Errol Rappaport.
The event takes place at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York 10019; Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30pm followed by dinner & the NMA Awards.
Individual Tickets $500. Tables $10,000 to $100,000.
For more information about NMA’s life-saving work please visit www.nmaus.org