Sunday, July 26, 2015
Please join us at The Pavilion at Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park, NY from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Honorees: Mark and Rita Sakitt
Co-Chairs: Lily Cushenbery, James Feldstein, Vivian Viloria Fisher
Please visit www.pphp.org/summer for more information.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Please join us at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY, at 6 pm.
Honorees: Jill Scheuer and Keith Pattiz
Special Guest: Ali Wentworth, actress, comedian, author, and producer
Co-Chairs: Tobi Klarnet, Denise Lipson, Joan Rosen
Please visit www.pphp.org/2015EmpowerGala for more information.
East End Benefit
May 24, 2015
Nearly 200 Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic supporters turned out for the annual East End Benefit on May 24. Held at The Sender Estate in Sag Harbor, NY, guests enjoyed delicious food and cocktails as they kicked off the summer. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was the special guest and reminded everyone that while we have come a long way for women's health, there are still many challenges ahead and their continued support is needed.
Guests had the opportunity to bid on exquisite art work, a vacation to the Dominican Republic, a vintage carousel horse, tickets to Taylor Swift, and more in the silent auction. Nearly $200,000 was raised to support PPHP's health services, education, and advocacy programs in Suffolk County.
Bonnie Buckner, Michael Halsband, and Jill Scheuer served as the Benefit Committee Co-Chairs, and Dorothy Lichtenstein was Chair of the Honorary Committee.
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.