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GOTO Annual Summer Soiree "Rock the Boat"
07/30/2009 - By 79th Street Boat Basin in Manhattan

GOTO Annual Summer Soiree "Rock the Boat"

The 79th Street Boat Basin in Manhattan was brimming with laughter and lots of love for New York City kids on July 30th.

Nearly 400 young professionals flooded the outdoor cafe for Giving Opportunities To Others’ annual summer party. All proceeds from the event fund scholarships to send underprivileged middle school students to a local summer arts camp.

GOTO’s summer event is one of New York City’s most popular and affordable annual charity events. In addition to raising money for GOTO’s Scholarship Fund, its goal is to allow recent college graduates to become easily introduced to volunteer opportunities with GOTO and network with other young professionals. This year's event introduced hundreds of first time attendees to GOTO and generated $5,000 for scholarships to Appel Farm Art and Music Center (http://www.appelfarm.org).

Volunteers mingling in the crowd encouraged guests to get involved more deeply with GOTO, by meeting the current GOTO Scholars during an upcoming full-day camp excursion or joining one of the organization’s seven volunteer-led committees (Events, Membership, Scholarship, Mentoring, Development, Marketing, and Technology).

To date, GOTO has raised nearly $1 million dollars for scholarships, sending scores of kids to Appel arts camp for several subsequent summers. Visit http://www.theGOTOgroup.org for more information and mark your calendar – Giving Opportunities To Others will be holding its ninth
annual Halloween Costume Ball on October 31, 2009 at the Broad Street Ballroom.

Photos: Adam Scally

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