Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) events for 2015 are being planned.
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October 23, 2014
More than 330 Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) supporters and their guests attended the sold-out Empower Luncheon on October 23, 2014. Pulitzer-Prize winning author and keynote speaker, Sheryl WuDunn gave a riveting presentation and signed her new book, A Path Appears, for guests. Long-time PPHP supporters, Judith and Roger Widmann, were honored for their unwavering leadership and generosity for more than 25 years, including Ms. Widmann’s years as a volunteer and Board Member. PPHP also honored the Congregation of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in White Plains, for the past two years, the congregation chose PPHP as the beneficiary of its annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. Many thanks to the sponsors, silent auction and condom grab bag donors, volunteers, and supporters. Despite somewhat dreary autumn weather, the luncheon was a huge success, raising $275,000 for PPHP’s outstanding non-judgmental health services and education programs. The evening prior to the luncheon, major Empower sponsors were invited to an intimate gathering with Ms. WuDunn.
Stony Brook Benefit
July 13, 2014
The weather was nearly perfect for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s Stony Brook benefit at the Old Field Club in Setauket on Sunday, July 13th, allowing many of the 107 guests an opportunity to sit out on the deck and enjoy the great views. Inside and out, the spirit was festive as people enjoyed tasting eight wines from the new and old worlds and cocktails by celebrity mixologist Jonathan Pogash, noshed on delicious hors d’oeuvres, and listened to classical music performed by three Stony Brook University graduate students. The benefit theme, passing the torch, celebrated the Staller family’s legacy of support and activism for PPHP. Honorees Freddie and Erwin Staller and their son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Marisela, have made service to community and PPHP a family affair.
East End Benefit
May 25, 2014
More than 170 Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic supporters turned out for the annual East End Benefit on May 25. Two dozen leading artists and photographers donated their works for the silent auction, such as Chuck Close, who donated a signed Polaroid self-portrait. Local businesses, individuals, and cultural attractions offered dozens of additional items such as tickets to the Hampton Classic Horse Show, a boat tour of Peconic Bay, a Hamptons International Film Festival package, a chef’s tasting, and rounds of golf.
Guests sipped cocktails and sampled hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful Southampton home of PPHP Action Fund Board Member Lisa Eisenstein and her husband Stephen. The event was in keeping with the theme, “Celebrate Summer, Stronger Together. Freedom and Care. No Matter What.” More than $200,000 was raised to support PPHP’s health and educational services.
Photographer Michael Halsband, artist/real estate professional Rima Mardoyan-Smyth, and PPHP Board Vice President Ann Pogue-Campbell co-chaired the event, and philanthropist Dorothy Lichtenstein was honorary chair.