The Autism Speaks to Young Professionals winter gala took place on Monday, February 4 th at Ph-D in the Dream Hotel Downtown. The hotel penthouse provided a fantastic backdrop of the New York City skyline for the crowd of twenty- to forty-somethings who came out in support of Autism Speaks to enjoy a night of cocktails, dancing and hors d’oeuvres. Co-Chairs Jesse Morris and Danny Ryan and close to 200 of their friends and colleagues raised just over $21,000.
With the help of Event Sponsor Illustro Trading and Phil Quartuccio, Gold Sponsor DLB Securities and VIP sponsors Aegis and Gregg Zenna, last night’s event raised awareness to the cause and brought the community together in the name of charity.
DJ Caleb Loftus and special guest DJ Fresh Direct got the party moving from the DJ booth. Special guests last night included Amy Poliakoff from the Bravo TV show Gallery Girls and Sports Illustrated cover model Genevieve Morton.
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