The Friends of NYFC hosted the Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance – New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête on April 9, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental, raising a record high of over $650,000 to benefit youth in foster care in New York City. Valentino served as the Presenting Sponsor, returning to the event after sponsoring the inaugural Fool’s Fête event in 2003. Event Chairs included Derek Anderson, Allison Aston, Marisa Brown, Alina Cho, Natalia Echavarria, Nicole Esposito, Lydia Fenet, Rory Hermelee, Victor Kubicek, Amy McFarland, Euan Rellie, Susan Shin, and Honorary Chair Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos. The evening, with décor designed exclusively by David Stark, featured dinner, music and dancing with DJ D-Nice, a silent auction, and youth speakers Vanessa, Amara and Shavonn.
Special guests at the event included ten young people in foster care who are leaders in New Yorkers For Children programs. Sean John dressed the young men in attendance, David’s Bridal and Via Spiga dressed the young women, and makeup and hair for the youth were styled by Dior Beauty and Frédéric Fekkai.