The Annual Boys’ Club of New York Hosts a Record-Breaking Winter Luncheon

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Last Tuesday, The Boys’ Club of New York played host to more than 450 of its supporters at a sold-out Winter Luncheon held at 583 Park Avenue.

The event, sponsored by the Women’s Board, raised over half-a-million dollars, shattering all previous Winter Luncheon records.

A group of twenty BCNY advocates gathered to host the event. The committee comprised of Women’s Board members Sara Ayres, Danielle Ganek, Amy Griffin, Brooke Harlow, Elaine Langone, Tiffany Moller, Calvert Moore, and Claudia Overstrom, joined by Kristin Allen and Tracey Huff, and BCNY Trustees Zack Bacon, Doug Band, Dick Cashin, Harry LeFrak, Alex Robertson, and Bill Tyree joined by Lee Ainslie, Tim O’Hara, Rob Pitts, and Stephen Sherrill.

Following a warm welcome address from Women’s Board President Sara Ayres, guests were treated to a sweet violin rendition courtesy of Claudius Agrippa, a budding music virtuoso and student of BCNY’s own Josie Robertson School of Music and Art.

After lunch, guest speaker New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took to the podium, along with BCNY supporter and founder of Blue Ridge Capital, John Griffin; together, they went on to present a lively and informative discussion regarding a wide array of political (as well as personal) matters, including one close to both of their hearts: educational reform.

Some of the luncheon’s notable attendees included Tory Burch, David Howe, Julia Koch, Alison Brokaw, Mariana Kaufman, Mark Gilbertson, Ferebee and Brook Taube, Craig Huff, CeCe Black, Jill Roosevelt, David Ganek, George Braniff Moore, and Gunnar Overstrom. 

All of the philanthropic affair’s proceeds will go towards funding BCNY’s recreational, educational, and social programs, which cater to over 4,000 disadvantaged New York City young men and boys via three clubhouses and a summer camp every year.

BCNY, which was founded in 1876, is the oldest boys’ club in the nation.



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