Top NYC Charity Benefits in Spring 2015

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Many important charity galas will be taking place in New York City this spring.
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Many charitable organizations organize lavish charity galas and events during the spring in New York City. These events invite prominent donors to dine, dance, drink, and raise money for incredible causes that benefit the arts, employment initiatives, health, social justice, and more. Here are some of the most anticipated charitable events of the spring season:


The 8th Annual Taste of Success

Taste of Success is an annual event to benefit StreetWise Partners, a New York-based organization that transforms the lives of low-income individuals by helping them realize their career potential and assisting them in their search for employment. Led by a Board of Directors that includes Anton Levy and Tony Snow, StreetWise Partners has been a formidable presence in NYC since its formation in 1997. Taste of Success features NYC’s finest food, wine, and spirits, and proceeds from ticket sales will go towards StreetWise Partners’s empowering programming.


Memorial Sloan Kettering 8th Annual Ball

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, considered one of the best health institutions in the world. MSK is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and conducting innovative research, and it’s able to do so with the help of generous donor gifts. The Memorial Sloan Kettering 8th Annual Ball will be chaired by Judy Cox, Kamie Lightburn, and Elizabeth Miller, and all proceeds from the Valentino-sponsored event will go towards innovating cancer research and care at MSK. Last year’s ball raised an astounding $1.3 million to benefit The Society of MSK, and this year’s is expected to bring in similarly significant numbers.


Friends of the High Line Annual Spring Benefit

The High Line, also known as the High Line Park, is New York City’s sprawling aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park located along 1.45 miles of reclaimed railway in Manhattan. The High Line is a public space that promotes art, urban green spaces, and community, supported by a nonprofit organization called Friends of the High Line. The Friends of the High Line Annual Spring Benefit is taking place later this month and will honor Friends of the High Line president and co-founder Joshua David and others. Funds raised at this year’s Spring Benefit will “ensure a thriving future” for the High Line.


For even more charitable events and galas, check out this roundup from Guest of a Guest.


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