Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley, along with distinguished Event Committee Members Lizzi Bickford, Charles Bullock, Cornelia Bregman, John U. Moorhead, Stanley H. Rumbough and Jean Shafiroff, hosted a perfect summer soiree on August 31, 2013 in East Hampton, NY.
The intimate benefit dinner was held at the private estate of Mr. & Mrs. Hartley, the evening included dinner, fireworks and live musical performances by Tony Award-nominee Christine Andreas and cabaret singer Cole Rumbough. There were over 50 guests in attendance, including such luminaries as Martha Stewart, Ambassador Bonnie McElveen Hunter, Sharon Bush, R. Couri Hay and Randi Schatz, just to name a few. The evening also marked the thirtieth anniversary of board service by Stanley H. Rumbough, son of Dina Merrill Hartley. Mr. Rumbough, a proud descendant of the Colgate and Rumbough families, has continued the legacy of service to New York City Mission Society because of his dedication to the organization’s mission.
“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our committee members and guests is absolutely amazing.” said Maria Orengó, New York City Mission Society’s Interim Executive Director. “This support allows us to continue to do the necessary work to help break the cycle of poverty for New York City’s children, youth and families.” Committee Member Jean Shafiroff, added that she had the opportunity to visit the Harlem based Minisink Townhouse program site last year and was “inspired by the incredible work of the staff and program participants.” She encouraged all of the guests to continue to support the organization. The evening was a great success raising over $40 thousand dollars for New York City Mission Society.
New York City Mission Society is a 200 year old multi-service community-based organization that improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most under served communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generation to come.
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