“America is my country, and Paris is my home town.” – Gertrude Stein
On a cold mid-November night, a cool New York crowd was transported to Midnight in Paris for the 17th annual Children’s Aid Society Associates Council’s fall fundraiser. The unique and beautiful ambiance of Preserve 24 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side set the scene for a fête of young professionals with mingling, music and magnificence!
Guests enjoyed cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka, while waiters passed delectable hors d’oeuvres. New and old friends posed for pictures avec red lips and black mustaches – a must for any Parisian… bien sûr!
Several lucky attendees won raffle prizes, including a fashion basket from Femme a la Mode, a romantic dinner for two at French restaurant Bobo and American Brasserie The Fourth and a Bakehouse gift card. Other prizes included Yankee Memorabilia from Juex Sportifs, a luxurious spa package at L'institut Sothys and five classes at Soul Cycle!
The event raised $7,500 in support of Go!Healthy, an initiative that follows children from early childhood through adolescence and beyond, educating them about wellness, nutrition and healthy cooking.
Un grand MERCI à tout le monde – everyone who bought a ticket, attended the event or made a donation! And the event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Four Roses Bourbon, GreatBrewers.com and Preserve 24. Thank you for helping us bring Paris to New York “pour un petit moment!” Your support means the world to us!
Visit our blog for more information about Associate’s Council and our upcoming annual spring event. Á bientôt!
Photography byTommy Peitz.