Make A Wish Parties At Marquee To Raise Over $550,000 For Kids
We’ve all seen the epic Batkid Make a Wish video that has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Last Thursday, 800 young New Yorkers gathered to raise money and help continue creating wonderful stories for kids in need of cheer.
Four years ago, a group of young professional New Yorkers got together and decided to put their party hats to good use and raise money for Make a Wish. They pulled all their connections in nightlife, wine/spirits, well financed friends, and their personal tendencies of loving to party to plan the swankiest soiree anyone in their mid-20’s had ever seen.
This has culminated in their fourth annual event, dubbed A Toast To Wishes, which was held at Manhattan nightclub MARQUEE (that’s right, they threw a club rager folks). Lights, photographers, gorgeous young men and women in cocktail attire, DJ Chachi pumping dance music, free flowing drinks featuring Patron and Perrier Jouët, and a never ending stream of Artichoke Pizza made up the atmosphere of the evening. There was also a 77 item silent auction that boasted incredible experiences like driving Ferraris, scoring weekend getaways, and even getting a luxurious basket of Editor’s Picks from team Fabulous Report. During the evening the host committee also actively sold raffle tickets to hot items like iPad Airs and trendy Manhattan dinners. The night closed at 10pm but the party did not stop. A fleet of UBER cars picked guests up and escorted them to The Raven where DJ Mick Boogie continued the dance party for the 300 left standing after a 3 hour premium open bar (I was not one of them).
At the end of the night, the group raised a mind-shattering $560,000 for the Make a Wish Metro New York Chapter. Since inception the group has raise over $1,000,000 for charity. ONE MILLION DOLLARS. That’s a lot of wishes, kids.
In conclusion: if you go to one party a year, make it this one. Here are some fun pics to sway you more. — Samantha Lim
Some party pictures from the evening below.