On Friday, April 7, 2006, the Friends of New Yorkers For Children, along with nearly 400 supporters, filled the ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for the Third Annual Spring Dinner Dance – New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête, sponsored by GUCCI. Event Chairs Lauren Davis, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Renee Rockefeller, Susan Shin, Vanessa Weiner von Bismarck and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff were joined by guests including Ivanka Trump, Carmen Kass, Thom Filicia, Gemma Ward, Jennifer and Dariush Maanavi, Douglas Hannant, Jacquetta Wheeler, Roopal Patel and Dani Stahl in support of the NYFC Back-to-School Package program.
In addition to a delicious dinner and dancing that continued well into the night, A Fool’s Fête also featured a lavish silent auction. Donations to the auction included items by Catherine Malandrino, davidburke & donatella, Ferragamo, GUCCI, Hollywould, Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta, and Zac Posen to name a few. Revelers in attendance bid generously, and in tandem with ticket and table purchases, the evening grossed more than $200,000 for the Back-to-School Package program.
NYFC was honored to be joined by ten young people in foster care who have been involved with our programs. Thank you to B Michael, Diane von Furstenberg, Iman Cosmetics, Kenneth Cole, Nine West, and Tracy Reese for their generosity in dressing and styling the young people in foster care who joined us for the evening.
We are so grateful to our Lead Sponsor GUCCI, as well as our corporate sponsors Hugo Boss, Circa, Tracy Paul, Calvin Klein and Valentino. We look forward to seeing you at our next Spring Dinner Dance!