Over 300 supporters of the Jay Heritage Center (JHC) enjoyed a night of spectacular weather on Saturday, September 17, first touring fragrant gardens designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz and supping at sparkling tablescapes under the moonlight afterwards. The evening marked 30 years of leadership in preservation and environmental stewardship at the historic Jay Estate in Rye. The landmark home was transformed into an educational center in 1992 and is a notable member of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Westchester County’s African American Heritage Trail.
Nonie Reich, daughter of one of JHC’s founders, applauded the course navigated by JHC as did New York State Assemblyman Steve Otis and Senator Shelley Mayer. A live auction of bespoke dinners and a green electric MOKE were highlights of the party that was co-chaired Christie Bonasera, Aileen Burdick, Lindsay Martin, Caroline Walker and JHC President Suzanne Clary.
The celebration raised over $300,000 for outreach initiatives.