The { Giving } Life: May Fundraiser Events


The most entertaining can’t-miss philanthropy events are all about benefiting the children in our life. From facilitating dancing and writing to aiding those with pediatric cancer, here’s where and how you can help, along with what you’ll enjoy while giving:

Rosie’s Theater Kids perform “Passing It On”
May 17th at 7pm
Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater: 405 West 55th Street between Columbus Ave. and Amsterdam Ave.

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Rosie’s Theater Kids is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. Founded by Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Klinger, the group’s goal is to inspire excellence, motivate learning, uplift the human spirit, build confidence, and spark a lifelong appreciation for the arts. For their annual spring benefit, the Kids will be on stage for a series of eclectic performances with their mentors, including Rosie herself. This year’s honorees are restaurateurs Scott Hart and Bruce Horowytz, owners of 44th and X Hell’s Kitchen and 44 ½ who have actively helped the Broadway community and inspire new generations of performers. Tickets are $150 per person, which includes the performance, followed by a cocktail reception.

For more information, visit the event’s webpage here.

The Girls Write Now Awards
May 19th at 6pm
Three-Sixty Tribeca: 10 Debrosses Street between Hudson Street and Greenwich Street

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Girls Write Now is an organization that features a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls. Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is a community of women writers and digital media makers dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls. From young women exploring writing to seasoned professionals practicing their craft, the group looks to help them develop their creative voices and write their way to a better future. Each year Girls Write Now holds a spring benefit to honor influential women who have paved the way for teens to realize their writing promise. Their outstanding 2015 honorees are best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline Juju Chang, and the editor of the New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul. There will be a reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres, the awards ceremony, a performance by a Girls Write Now mentor-mentee pair, and a silent auction. Tickets range from $175 to $1,000 and proceeds benefit this vital program.

For more information and tickets, visit the event’s webpage here

The Ronald McDonald House Annual Gala
May 18th at 6:30pm
The Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom: 301 Park Avenue between 49thStreet and 50th Street

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Celebrating 37 years of helping children with pediatric cancer, the New York branch of the Ronald McDonald House is hosting their annual spring gala at the Waldorf Astoria. The event will honor PVH Corp.’s Chairman and CEO Emanuel “Manny” Chirico, as well as GE Capital’s CEO Keith Sherin and will raise funds to support operations at Ronald McDonald House New York. The largest facility of its kind in the world, the Ronald McDonald House New York is a home-away-from-home for families fighting childhood cancer. Attendees will participate in a cocktail hour, as well as a dinner and awards program. Special guests include Tina Lundgren, Chairman of the Board at the Ronald McDonald House New York, Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President, CEO and Director of Macy’s, Inc., and others.

For more information and tickets, visit the event’s webpage here




Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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