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Must Love Dogs: Celebrities and their Canine Companions Gather At The ASPCA Young Friends Benefit

by AVENUE insider Photographed by NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Kelly Killoren Bensimon poses with Brady at ASPCA Young Friends Benefit at IAC Building on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ASPCA) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Killoren Bensimon;Brady
Friday, October 17, 2014
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We had the time of our lives last night hanging out with canine celebrities like Toast of ToastMeetsWorld at the ASPCA Young Friends benefit, which was held at the IAC Headquarters in New York. This annual event is one of the most important events of the year for the organization, and all funds raised from the event go towards directly impacting the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals across the country.


Animal loving celebrities like supermodel Irina Shayk, designer, Christian Siriano, artist Donald Robertson, and TV personality Lo Bosworth gathered for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction featuring artwork by Donald Robertson and music by DJ Nick Cohen. The evening was sponsored in partnership with Alex and Ani, Charity By Design, The Slater Foundation, Found My Animal, Baked by Melissa and UBER.


This year’s Young Friends Event Chairs were Paul Arnhold, Alessandra Codinha, Kimberly Thier and Kelly VitkoBeth Behrs and Michael Gladis were the Honorary Chairs. The Host Committee included Stripes & Sequins author Grace Atwood, WeWoreWhat’s Danielle Bernstein, Equestrian and daughter of Michael Bloomberg Georgina Bloomberg, model Melissa Bolona, The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel, editor Ruthie Friedlander, fashion designer Wes Gordon, editor Annie Georgia Greenberg, internet personality Perez Hilton, model Jackie Miranne, fashion designer Kimberly Ovitz, E! News Correspondant Alicia Quarles, philanthropist Barbara Regna, model and founder of Mother of Dogs’ Allie Rizzo, Founder of AKRPR Amanda Ruisi, editor Mollie Ruprecht, designer Jessie Schuster, Author and daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger Katherine Schwarzenegger, artist Domingo Zapata and TV Personality Ginger Zee.


Additional guests included Orange is the New Black‘s Adrienne C. Moore and Vicky Jeudy, author and model Kelly Bensimon, Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin, VH1 Correspondents Ellie Lee and Michelle Buteau, and models Teresa Moore and Melissa Bolona.


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