New Yorkers For Children partnered with Elie Tahari for two events in East Hampton in the summer of 2007, both celebrating Tahari’s generous support of the NYFC Gala and the opening of their new boutique. On July 14th, Rory and Elie Tahari opened their home to members of the Board of Directors and Friends Committee for an evening event overlooking the ocean in Sagaponack. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Helen and Tim Schifter, Susy Korb, B Michael, Coralie Charriol Paul, Ashley McDermott, and Stephanie LaCava enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and when the sun went down, Elie Tahari generously provided sweaters to keep guests warm.
On August 11th, Elie Tahari once again invited NYFC to East Hampton, this time to the Elie Tahari boutique. Rory and Elie Tahari were joined by Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Kelly Behun Sugarman, Euan and Lucy Sykes Rellie, Sophia Bush, Cindi Lieve, Jill Hennessy, Olivia Palermo and other NYFC supporters for shopping and cocktails in the new boutique. In addition to their sponsorship of the 2007 Fall Gala, Elie Tahari also contributed a percentage of sales from this event to support the Back-to-School Package program.