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Love Heals 2014 Gala slated for March 11 in NYC5 Mar 2014 6:40 PM
In addition to the vibrant culture, worldwide commerce, breathtaking architecture and scenic beauty found within the five boroughs of New York City, the metropolitan area has long been regarded as a high profile venue for upscale affairs and charity events, often attended by the rich and famous. Now, with spring just around the corner, improving weather will likely see more local socialites and philanthropists out and about around the city.
As such, a number of lavish occasions are planned to take place within the Big Apple in the coming months. One of which, the Love Heals 2014 Gala, will serve to spotlight HIV/AIDS education and raise money for ongoing efforts to research and combat the disease in mid-March. If you're looking to give to a worthwhile cause while rubbing elbows with well known personalities, business executive and celebrities, you could benefit be adding this event to your social calendar for this month.
Affair to be held in heart of Manhattan, honor supporters
The upcoming gala, which is sponsored by the The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, will take place on the evening of March 11 at the Four Seasons Restaurant on East 52nd Street in New York City. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., ticket holders can mix and mingle during the formal cocktail hour, which will be followed by a gourmet dinner and dessert at 7:30 p.m., as well as a live auction afterward.
Hal Rubenstein, an icon and respected authority within the fashion industry, will act as the affair's master of ceremonies and ensure all attendees enjoy themselves. During the occasion, a number of ardent supporters will be honored for their work in furthering AIDS research and influencing the public to become more knowledgeable on the affliction. Of those who will receive special recognition are John Dempsey, group president of the Estee Lauder Companies and chairman on the M-A-C AIDS Fund; Danielle Snyder, co-founder and creative director of DANNIJO; Jodie Snyder, co-founder and chief executive officer of DANNIJO; as well as Bronson Van Wyck, founder of both Workshop of the World and Van Wyck & Van Wyck.
Tickets are currently available for $250, and can be obtained by calling 212-867-1117 or visiting Love Heal's official website.
Organization boasts storied past, provides opportunity to give
Love Heals was founded in 1992 in an effort to carry on the integral work completed by the late AIDS activist Alison Gertz. Today, the organization continues to empower young people in the ongoing fight against the disease, and is the leading provider of HIV/AIDS education in NYC schools. In its partnership with hundreds of schools and community groups, the group has spoken to more than 625,000 educators, students, parents and guardians.
If you're interested in contributing to the worthwhile cause, there are multiple levels of sponsorship to choose from. A Friend ticket, which costs $750, will provide you with a great seat at the event, as well as a listing in the on-screen journal. An Advocate ticket, available for $2,500, offers two fantastic seats and a related listing during the occasion.
Alternatively, if you wish to reserve a table with 10 seats, you can do so through a number of charitable levels. For $10,000, known as the Silver table, you can enjoy sitting in a central location and having a premium ad shown in the on-screen journal. Gold tables are available for $15,000, and in addition to the aforementioned perks, comes with special recognition during the affair. The same goes for $25,000 Platinum tables. Sweetheart sponsors, who pledge $50,000 will have all of these benefits, as well as their logo printed in event materials and signage and VIP photo opportunities.