October 19, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Willie Parker
Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY
More information to come.
July 2, 2017
Our Summer Benefit was a huge success and broke all previous records for revenue and attendance. Held on July 2 at the spectacular, waterfront home of Marsha and Henry Laufer in Old Field, the event raised more than $106,000 for programs and services in Suffolk and was attended by nearly 200 guests. Maria and Guy Reuge were honored for their long-standing support of Planned Parenthood’s mission and service to the community. Guests sampled eight wines from the Loire region of France, tasted delicious hors d’oeuvres from Elegant Eating, and had an opportunity to view Across the Line, a 360⁰ virtual reality film that puts the viewer in the shoes of a patient trying to access health care and the many obstacle she faces from protesters. Thank you to the event co-chairs, Vivian Viloria Fisher and James Feldstein and committee members Jamie Adler, Mary Bernero, Lily Cushenbery, Stefanie Fisher, Steve Israel, Harvard Lyman, Betsy and Philip Palmedo, and Tamra and Jerry Stoller.
View photos on our Facebook page.
East End Benefit
May 28, 2017
On Sunday, May 28, nearly 200 supporters kicked off the summer at our 29th Annual East End Benefit in Bridgehampton. Picture perfect weather, a beautiful location, and a strong turnout of ardent Planned Parenthood supporters all helped to make the event a great success. Many of the guests in attendance took the opportunity to view Across the Line, the virtual reality film we screened.
Everyone enjoyed the music of DJ Twilo, the wines of Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, beer from Montauk Brewing Company in Montauk, and catering by Elegant Eating.
View photos on our Facebook page.
Rockland County Benefit
April 19, 2017
On April 19, 75 guests turned out at the Nyack Center in Nyack, NY for our Rockland County Benefit. The event featured a cocktail reception, special screening of the documentary Trapped, and Q&A session with Bethany Sousa, Senior Policy Counsel, Public Policy Litigation & Law, Planned Parenthood Federation.
The group was motivated after viewing Trapped, which won a Peabody Award the very same day for the 2016 Independent Lens Documentary category. Many in the audience asked how they can have an impact politically to support PPHP, how to ensure the Reproductive Health Act is passed by the New York State Senate, and what impact the new administration is having on the introduction of new TRAP laws across the country. More than half of the guests signed our petition for the Reproductive Health Act, and these signatures will be sent to their senators.
A special thank you to the event committee for making it a huge success.
View photos of the Rockland County Benefit.
February 4, 2017
PPHP brought the 70’s back on Saturday, February 4th for our 70’s Bash at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington, NY. This event came to us through a new group of donors from the Rivertowns in Westchester County who were so affected by the election results and were driven to do all in their power to stand with Planned Parenthood. Our co-chairs – Kimberly Meisner, Rochelle Steinwurtzel, and Allison Taylor along with their committee members contacted everyone in their community to attend the event, donate in-kind items, and donate items to the live and silent auction.
Over 160 guests danced the night away and enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail, The Grapefruit Gimlet, from Special Attention Events along with wine and beer generously donated by all local companies. Our Board Chair, Joan Rosen and Interim President/CEO, Vincent Russell spoke to the crowd about how we are not as safe in New York State as we think we are and how to become involved with PPHP in the future. Our Community Health Educator, Jenna Manders, shared her powerful abortion story and there was not a dry eye in the house.
The co-chairs wanted to also help a Planned Parenthood affiliate who was at risk of strict state laws restricting women’s access to their reproductive health care, so Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, will receive half of the night’s proceeds.
View photos of the 70's Bash.