Louis Meisel, Bill McChesney attend SUMMER SOLISTICE! Benefiting GROUP FOR THE EAST END on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at WOLFFER ESTATE VINEYARD (Photo by Christopher London/ManhattanSociety.com) - :|MANHATTAN SOCIETY|:Manhattan, New York City Event Photo Gallery
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SAGAPONACK, NEW YORK - JUNE 21:SUMMER SOLISTICE! Benefiting GROUP FOR THE EAST END on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 183 Sagg Road, , Sagaponack, NY.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of Group for the East End’s annual benefit to raise much-needed funds for its environmental initiatives. The Summer Solstice! themed festivities included dinner, dancing and fabulous silent and live auctions conducted by Sotheby’s Vice President, Eliza Osborne raised $1 million for Group for the East End. Co-Chairs Katherine and Marco Birch, Deni and Bill McChesney, Susan and Louis Meisel, Mary and Chris Pia, Jackie and Peter Schellbach, Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale and Mary and Ken Walker hosted Group for the East End’s Summer Solstice!. They were joined by "Generation Green" Chair, Fabiola Beracasa. Other guests included: Debbie Bancroft, Caroline and Tom Dean, Patricia Duff, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Charles Gargano, Douglas Hannant and Carmen Marc Valvo Over the past 36 years, Group for the East End (The Group) has earned a proud reputation as the region’s leading environmental advocacy and education organization. The Group recently changed its name from Group for the South Fork to Group for the East End to reflect its activities across the North and South Forks and Shelter Island. The Group educates, mobilizes and empowers people of all ages to stand up for a healthy environment in the ever-expanding challenge to preserve one of the eastern seaboard’s most fragile ecosystems. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Doll White or Nicole Albano | London Misher Public Relations | tel: 212.759.2800 |e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Click on the following link to see photos from last year (2007) The Group For the East End's 35th Anniversary Gala.