|FEED's Annual Holiday FEED-Raiser & Market at the Chelsea Art Museum this past Tuesday night got a big turnout. FEED Projects goal is to reach hungry children through the sales of their FEED bags. The bags raise much-needed funds for WFP school-feeding operations and awareness of the problem of child hunger. The goal of FEED Projects is to market and sell as many FEED bags as possible and to FEED and educate the world's 400 million hungry children.|
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan|
|A few weeks ago, The Alpha Workshops’ fourth annual Masquerade Ball took place at The New York Design Center in New York City.
Presented by Jim Druckman, President of The New York Design Center and Kenneth Wampler, Executive Director of The Alpha Workshops, this annual fundraising event brought together members of the design community showcasing their creativity in their costumes! From historical New York City monuments to the Marx Brothers, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland to light fixtures and cheerleaders, everyone got into the Halloween spirit and enjoyed what is now becoming a yearly anticipated event for Alpha.
|The Alpha Workshops is the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with HIV/AIDS in the decorative arts. We are an industry pioneer ever since our founding in 1995, both in developing a unique training curriculum and in creating a flexible, supportive workplace responsive to the medical, financial and emotional needs of people living with a chronic illness. Alpha Workshops runs a highly regarded design studio, staffed completely by our trainees and graduates, and is well-known for our handcrafted wallpapers, on-site custom painting, decorative finishes, gilding and handcast lamps.|
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan & Paul Fittipaldi.|
|Literacy Partners, the organization that has helped thousands of New Yorkers learn the basic reading, writing and math skills through their literacy programs, is holding an “Intimate Luncheon Series to Benefit Literacy Partners.” They’re interesting fundraisers for the literate and never-bored-but-curious.
The first one was held last with a discussion between Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek and author of Franklin and Winston, and his newest, Pulitzer Prize winning American Lion, and CBS’s Emmy award winning journalist, Lesley Stahl. The next one will be on January 27th with Jeanette Walls and Liz Smith, and the last will be held on March 23rd with Elizabeth Stout, Pulitzer Prize winning author and a Surprise Guest.
The luncheons are held at The Ballroom on 122 East 66th Street. For information called 646-237-0105 or visit their web site at www.literacypartners.org.
|Jon Meacham and Lesley Stahl|
|Ellen Arthur and Molly Helfet||Jacqueline Weld Drake and Peggy Siegal|
|Lauren Banyar Reich and Susan McLean with staff|
|Alan Katz and Mark Jackson||Norma Perlov|
|Kay Burley, Katherine Raymond, and Rosemarie Lieberman|
|Carol Van Wyck and friends|
|Susan McLean and Edwidge Thomas||Peter Brown and Parker Ladd|
|Les Hinton, Mark Jackson, and friend|
|Rosemarie Lieberman, Kay Burley, and Katherine Raymond|
|We’re a few weeks late on this but it’s important. Last month one night down at the Chelsea Piers Project Morry held its 13th annual Autumn Elegance Gala. This year they honored Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Project Morry is an organization. Their stated objective is simple: “Project Morry is a nonprofit, year round youth development organization anchored by a residential summer camp with an educational focus.” They are dedicated to giving inner-city children enriching learning opprotunities.
Gala co-chairs were Ellen Kisner and Michelle Coleman.