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School’s Out: Hetrick-Martin celebrates 15 years in the Hamptons

Monday, June 9, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, New York socialites and AVENUE insiders soaked up the beautiful weather in East Hampton. The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) hosted their School’s Out event in celebration of 15 years in the Hamptons.

HMI provides a safe and supportive environment for young people, between the ages of 13 and 24, and their families regardless of sexual orientation or identity. The staff helps create this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth so they can achieve their full potential.

HMI seeks to foster healthy youth development as well as promote excellence in the delivery of youth services.  They use their expertise to serve as models for other organizations with their same purpose.

School’s Out was sponsored by Mini and The Fund in the Sun foundation, their principal sponsors, and Armani Exchange, Erno Laszio New York, Barry’s Bootcamp, T magazine, Christopher L. Barley MD, Sam Rosenblatt & Mario D’Andrea, Andrew Lipman & Andrew Rubin and Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch, their graduate sponsors.

The event was held at the East Hampton home of Peter Wilson & Scott Sanders. It was co-chaired by HMI board member & donor and advertising director of InStyle magazine Bobby Graham, HMI donor Brendan Monaghan, HMI board member & donor, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Creative Officer for Ralph Lauren Alfredo Paredes, Creative Director at Momentum Worldwide Ward Williams, and the honorary co-chair Andy Cohen.

Lavender plants mixed with bright greenery provided an exuberant backdrop for pictures and the occasion. The blow-up swans in the pool gave it a fun and playful twist. AVENUE insiders shared laughter over punch. Some of the people in attendance were  Kelly Rutherford, Dr. Christopher Bartley, DJ Jonjon Battles, Katie LeeJoey Gonzalez and HMI Chief Operating Officer Darra Gordon.



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