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Recap: ASPCA Hosts Young Friend’s Benefit At IAC Building In NYC

Model Irina Shayk (Photo credit:  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

Model Irina Shayk (Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

More than 600 New Yorkers attended the ASPCA Young Friends Benefit on Thursday, October 16th at the IAC Headquarters in New York. The annual event is a cornerstone of ASPCA fundraising efforts to directly impact the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals across the country. This year’s event featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction featuring artwork by Donald Robertson and music by DJ Nick Cohen.

Paul Arnhold, Alessandra Codinha, Kimberly Thier and Kelly Vitko served this year’s Young Friends Event Chairs. Beth Behrs and Michael Gladis were the Honorary Chairs. The Host Committee included Grace Atwood, Danielle Bernstein, Georgina Bloomberg, Melissa Bolona, Lo Bosworth, Kelly Framel, Ruthie Friedlander, Wes Gordon, Annie Greenberg, Perez Hilton, Jackie Miranne, Kimberly Ovitz, Alicia Quarles, Barbara Regna, Allie Rizzo, Amanda Ruisi, Mollie Ruprecht, Nadejda Savcova, Jessie Schuster, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Irina Shayk, Domingo Zapata and Ginger Zee.

Lo Bosworth (Photo credit:  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

Lo Bosworth (Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

Guests included Lo Bosworth, Christian Siriano, Irina ShaykArtist Donald Robertson, Adrienne C. Moore (Actress, “Orange is the New Black”), Vicky Jeudy (Actress, “Orange is the New Black”), Kelly Bensimon, Nastia Liukin (athlete), Alicia Quarles (E! News), Jackie Miranne (Style Expert/Host), Ellie Lee (Correspondent, VH1), Michelle Buteau (Host, VH1 “Big Morning Buzz Live”), Teresa Moore (model), Melissa Bolona (model), Nadejda Savcova (model) and Danielle Bernstein (Founder/Blogger, “WeWoreWhat”).  The event was made possible through the partnership of Alex and Ani, Charity By Design, The Slater Foundation, Found My Animal, Baked by Melissa and UBER.

Designer Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh (Photo credit:  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

Designer Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh (Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

Kelly Killoren Bensimon poses with Brandy (Photo credit:  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

Kelly Killoren Bensimon poses with Brandy (Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA)

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