Last night, the world of fashion came together for a cocktail party to support Autism Speaks thanks to the generosity of model and autism advocate Jacquelyn Jablonski. The event raised more than $32,400 in funds to support the autism community.
Jacquelyn and her brother Tommy, who is on the autism spectrum, joined Autism Speaks on the podium during the 2013 NYSE Opening Bell Ringing Ceremony on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. Her impressive modeling credentials include work with Autism Speaks Board Member Tommy Hilfiger, among many other top designers.
The cocktail party, hosted by Jacquelyn, took place in New York City at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts. Guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment and an auction, with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks’ research, awareness and advocacy initiatives.
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