Associates Council Fundraiser Moves Early Childhood Programs FORWARD
Last week the Associates Council hosted their First Annual Spring Cocktail Party, FORWARD—raising $15,000 that will go directly to The Children’s Aid Society’s Early Childhood Programs, exceeding the event’s goal by 50% and making it a huge success!
Close to 200 guests gathered at the picturesque Southwest Porch at Bryant Park on Wednesday, May 11th to enjoy gourmet food and specialty drinks from 'wichcraft at this sold out event. Guests mingled under white, twinkling lights, were warmed by the city’s only fire pit and enjoyed perfect weather signaling that summer is just around the corner. And to prove that giving to a great cause always pays back, many walked away with great raffle prizes that included Duane Street Hotel stays, Southwest Airline tickets, a wine tasting party from Moore Brothers Wine Company, designer pillows by Madeline Weinrib Atelier, a hair treatment by M. Mcleod Hair, and an Equinox summer membership, just to name a few. FORWARD was also privileged to have generous sponsors including Goldman Sachs (Gold Sponsor) and Trident Investment Management (Silver Sponsor). The gorgeous spring flower arrangements that dotted the tables were donated by Late Bloomer and Michael Willis graciously photographed the event.
For 26 years, the AC has been taking ordinary volunteers and transforming them into future leaders that help guide Children’s Aid in its mission to serve New York City’s neediest children and families. Members of the AC come from a variety of fields including media, finance, education, human resources and social work. They combine their individual talents to provide a vibrant and diverse resource to The Children’s Aid Society. The AC proved true to this grand tradition through the dedicated service that they provided to Children’s Aid during the planning of this event. Throughout its history, AC members have also spearheaded and engaged in numerous initiatives, projects, and special events such as Miracle on Madison Avenue, the Annual Holiday Toy Drive, educational seminars and now FORWARD.