On the heels of Giving Tuesday, #teamPARTNER is reminiscing about generous vendors working together in support of something good. One of our favorite examples of this from 2018 is producing the 6th Annual Philip's Fund Gala Dinner.
Let's give you some background, The Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation was created in honor of Philip Begonja, whose life was cut short on December 25, 2011 at the age of 18. Philip’s Fund awards educational grants and scholarships to young people with need through donations secured throughout the year. The biggest fundraising day for Philip’s Fund is the Gala Dinner!
New York’s food world elite gathered at Chef Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark for the 6th Annual Philip’s Fund Gala this past October. Unbelievable auction items and delicious activations from generous sponsors filled the evening. Endless truffle goodies from Urbani Truffles, hand carved Ibérico ham from Cinco Jotas, bubbly Taittinger Champagne, decadent Calvisius caviar, delicious treats from Leonelli Taberna, and delicately hand-brewed La Birra di Meni beer were all expertly lit by Bentley Meeker Lighting Staging. As guests left with their Staub mini cocottes (see photo above) and auction winnings in hand, the evidence was clear: it takes a village!
Photo Credit: Philip Greenberg