This Year’s Fielding Dreams Gala Raises a Record Breaking $1.4 Million
On Tuesday, society types overtook New York City’s famed American Museum of Natural History for a gala to benefit Randall’s Island Park Alliance.
Hosted by Fielding Dreams the soirée featured a cocktail hour were donors and patrons as well as media mingled before heading to dinner at the Museum’s VIP makeshift dining area. The dinner portion included remarks from Aimee Boden, President of Randall’s Island Park Alliance. “On behalf of Randall’s Island Park Alliance, I want to thank the amazing team of supporters, including this year’s honorees, that exemplify the very best of what our city has to offer,” she said. “We are proud of the work we have done together to make Randall’s Island what it is today, ensuring access for all New Yorkers.” The event also included an appearance from former New York City Mayor and founding Board Member of the Alliance, Michael R. Bloomberg, who presented Karen Cohen, founder of RIPA, the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
All told, the nearly 600 philanthropists, including previous Fielding Dream Gala honorees Victor Cruz and Stacy Bash-Polley, co-Chairs Michael Boxer, Mark Greene and Richard Mack, raised a record-breaking $1.4 million for Randall’s Island Park Alliance. The proceeds will benefit the alliance and its efforts to provide a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and environmental exploration to denizens.
In attendance were Michael R. Bloomberg, Hall of Famer John McEnroe, CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo, Jorge Casimiro, Nike, Inc.’s VP and Chief Operating Officer for Global Community Impact; 2013 RIPA Honoree and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, Alliance Founder Karen D. Cohen, Michael and Melissa Boxer, Richard and Christine Mack, Mark and Jane Greene, Jeff and Caryn Zucker, Tim and Katryn Barefield, Jerome and Mary Goldman, Daniel and Nancy Neff, Richard and Pamela Gross, Richard J. Davis, Rodney and Caryn Cohen, Justin H. Green, Justin and Kerri Hamill, Leslie and Curt Myers, Bradford and Kate Peck, Christian and Bimla Picot, Dean and Mara Landis, Stephen and Jennifer Rich, Patricia W. Shifke, Andrea K. Feirstein, Sunil Gulati, Jay and Jennifer Mantz and Stacey Bash-Polley.
Take a look at some images from the evening.