2nd Annual Cocktails With A Cause Kicks off Summer and Raises Over $72,000 for Special Needs Kids

Members of the Financial Services Industry and Special Guest, Kathleen Hays, Bloomberg Radio Anchor Gather at NYC Empire Rooftop

Even the hottest day of the year couldn’t keep away members of the Financial Services Industry who all gathered in New York City at the Empire Rooftop Hotel for the 2nd Annual Cocktails With A Cause, a benefit fundraiser to support children and families with special needs at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

Spearheaded by industry professionals and committee members, Chris Savino, Rebecca Aslin, Anthony Coniglio, Steven Crutchfield, Tom Jarck, Michael Pasquale and William Sinclair, the open bar and networking event held on Thursday, June 21st helped kick off a fun filled summer of celebrations ahead, while raising over $72,000 to support programs and services at St. Mary’s.

Bloomberg radio anchor, Kathleen Hays also joined over 200 guests for light drinks and appetizers in Manhattan’s upper west side on a luxurious rooftop overlooking stunning views.  It was the perfect ambiance for guests to learn more about St. Mary’s groundbreaking programs and services that provide care for over 4,000 children battling complex medical and life-limiting conditions. Some, hearing stories about St. Mary’s kids for the first time, were deeply impacted and inspired.

The night took on a life of its own when the live auction had guests bidding on extravagant prizes such as tickets to the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Dinner for 4 at Tertulia Restaurant, VIP tickets to a benefit concert- Hard Rock ROCKS Times Square for St. Mary’s Kids, and a tour of Bloomberg headquarters.

On behalf of St. Mary’s, we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, and a special thank you to each of the committee members.