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New York Flower Show Dinner Dance

April 24 | 7:00 pm

Honorees | Committee | Video

Because of you, The Flower Show Dinner Dance was a tremendous success and we brought in over $200,000 for our therapeutic, training, and education programs.As our Vice-Chair, Frances Schultz, noted in her remarks, “no one is doing the work The Hort does in NYC.” Thank you for investing in our mission.

See photos from the event in New York Social Diary.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Sharon Casdin
Gil Schafer

The Pierre
2 East 61st Street
7:00 PM Cocktails | 8:00 PM Dinner and Dancing
Black Tie

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Sharon Casdin has been a dedicated supporter of The Hort for almost 20 years, serving as Vice Chair on our Board of Trustees for the past 10 years. Sharon’s generosity and enthusiasm about The Hort’s work has made an incredible impact on the progress and growth of our social service programs. Her commitment has inspired others to join our cause and support our mission to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. We value Sharon’s contributions to The Hort and her commitment to making New York City a greener environment for all.
Gil Schafer is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner of contemporary classical architecture. Gil holds a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Architecture and founded his eponymous firm, G.P. Schafer Architect, in 2002. The author of the bestselling book, The Great American House, and the newly released A Place to Call Home, Gil’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, British Vogue, and The Wall Street Journal. Gil serves on several nonprofit advisory and trustee boards, and served as president and then chairman of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for over a decade. Gil regularly lectures on the continued relevance of classical residential design, and divides his time between New York City, upstate New York, and Maine.

Bruce Addison, Sharon Casdin, Jared Goss, Michael Kovner & Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Julie Richardson, Frances Schultz, Sheila Stephenson, Mary Van Pelt

Vice Chairmen
Robert & Eugenie Birch, Melanie & Kevin Chisholm, Jessica & Bryan Cho, Missey Condie, Lucy & Nathaniel Day, Mme Barbara De Portago, Andrea Henderson Fahnestock, Tim Hamilton, Heidi & Jim Hanley, Huguette & Dennis Hersch, Nancy Hodin, Jane Design Studio, Charlie & Liz Komar, Kristen & Charlie Krusen, Robert Levy & Michael Clifford, Michele & Scott Lindsay, Stephanie & James Loeffler, Janet Mavec & Wayne Norberg, Mario Nievera, Guy Robinson, Duncan C. Sahner, Christopher Spitzmiller, Lara Trafelet, Bunny Williams & John Rosselli, Patrick & Samantha Wilson, Brent Winston

Benefit Committee
Chip Allemann & John Danzer, Michele Ateyeh, Wendy Carduner, Brian York Colwell, Susie & Sanford Criner, Paul & Hartley du Pont, Janet & George Felleman, Victor Geraci, Tom Gibb & Robert Lindgren, Mark Gilbertson, Susan Gutfreund, Celia & Albert Hegyi, Kirk Henckels & Fernanda Kellogg, Karen Klopp, Robert Lindgren, Kathy & Othon Prounis, Deborah & Charles Royce, Mary Snow, Jessica Tcherepnine, Caroline Udelhofen

Design Committee
Ayako Tachikawa, Blanka Amezkua, Byron C James LLP, Ferox Studio, H. Hartley du Pont, Designs by Du Pont, Hazue Tamura Rogers, Hugh McMahon, Jorge Cazzorla for Celebrate Flowers, Metworks Inc., Phytotaxis

This evening generously sponsored by

The Hort thanks The Burpee Foundation for its generous support of our education center and NYdigs programs.

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The Pierre
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