For the fifth year in a row top professionals and executives from the financial services industry in New York have shown their profound dedication to helping children with special needs at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children by supporting Cocktails with a Cause. Cocktails with a Cause is a premier open bar and networking event to raise funds to support critical programs and services at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children—New York City’s only pediatric post-acute care hospital caring for children with medically complex conditions. The first-class event was held at the luxurious Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel on Park Avenue South in New York City, where over 300 guests attended. Special guests, actor Stephen Baldwin and media correspondents Gio Benitez and Sandy Kenyon were also in attendance.
The evening featured a high-energy live auction that had guests bidding on extravagant prizes including a Helicopter Photo Excursion over NYC; Fishing Charter to the Canyons; round of golf for four at the North Hempstead Country Club and Deepdale Golf Club and ; exclusive sporting events tickets to see the NY Rangers, jets and Giants play; a luxurious vacation package in the Dominican Republic; and a private dinner courtesy of acclaimed celebrity Chef Franklin Becker.
On behalf of St. Mary’s, we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, and extend a special thank you to each of the committee members and sponsors for their dedication to St. Mary’s Kids.