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Seventh Annual A Taste of Greenwich House
03/09/2009 - By The Altman Building

Seventh Annual A Taste of Greenwich House

Greenwich House announced today that the Seventh Annual A Taste of Greenwich House, held on Monday, March 9, 2009 at the Altman Building in New York City, was a success for the organization. Attendees enjoyed an evening

of delicious tastings from NYC’s finest restaurants including Bar Blanc, Blue Hill, Braeburn, Commerce, Perilla, Scarpetta and Little Owl, and a silent auction, all while helping at-risk children, seniors and other clients in Greenwich House’s medical, mental health and arts programs. The event was attended by over 400 people and netted $70,000 for Greenwich House. The attendance and ticket revenue was the highest the organization has seen in the event’s seven-year history.

Scott Conant, Chef and owner of Scarpetta, hosted a VIP Reception prior to the event where he signed copies of his new cookbook, Bold Italian. Wines poured throughout the evening included a Duchamp Estate Syrah, and JTE Spirits and Café Bustelo provided additional beverage donations. Music and DJ services were provided by LMS Entertainment.

Roy Leavitt, Executive Director and CEO of Greenwich House, said, “In these challenging economic times when every non-profit is experiencing financial losses, funds raised through private sources become even more important. A Taste of Greenwich House was a fantastic evening where guests enjoyed food from some of New York’s finest restaurants while learning about Greenwich House’s programs, and supporting fellow New Yorkers as well. The funds raised will make a difference in our ability to sustain critical services.”

Greenwich House is a nonprofit settlement house and neighborhood center founded in 1902 and dedicated to helping New Yorkers lead safe, healthy and more fulfilling lives. Located in historic Greenwich Village and Chelsea, Greenwich House offers cultural and educational programs, social and health services and opportunities for civic involvement to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds from any neighborhood. Professionally trained staff is committed to maintaining the highest level of excellence and providing services that address a wide range of contemporary life challenges. Stand out community programs include: substance abuse and mental health treatment programs that help get people back on track; health care and services for people living with HIV/AIDS that give hope where it’s needed most; arts programs that enrich lives; and elder care services that help keep seniors healthy and active. For information about Greenwich House, please visit www.greenwichhouse.org.

Photos: Michele Crowe for CharityHappenings.org

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