Taste of Spring Benefit: 2008
At the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute's fourth annual "Taste of Spring" benefit in New York City on Wednesday, May 14 at Midtown Loft in New York, over 200 guests enjoyed great food, fabulous wines, wonderful music, and each other's company - all the while learning more about, and supporting, the Institute's work. The Adoption Institute, founded in 1996, is a unique, independent national nonprofit that provides leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and practices - through sound research, education and advocacy - in order to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption.
The "Taste of Spring" event raised over $300,000 toward the Institute's programs, and honored Institute Board president Sandra D. Kresch, and Tony-award-winning Broadway star Christine Ebersole and her husband, musician and composer Bill Moloney, who are adoptive parents. It was co-chaired by Institute Board members Kim Donaldson, Caroline Fitzgibbons, and Sandy McManus. The Honorary co-chairs were Board member Priscilla Newman and her husband, Ron Cappello, and Institute supporter Roger Kline. The Institute thanks all the donors and supporters who made the event a success, especially "Angel Underwriters" Jane and Bill Donaldson and Jurate Kazickas and Roger Altman. The featured restaurants were Aquavit, Country, Fleur de Sel, Ideal Cheese, P*Ong, Yuva, and Zarela. The featured wine sponsors were Bottlenotes.com, Kobrand Corporation, RO Imports, and Vintage Capital Wine.
|From left to right: Event honoree Bill Moloney, Institute Board member Dr. Jane Aronson, honoree and Tony-Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole, and E.D. Adam Pertman.||Donald Sussman, Tony Knerr, Board President and Event Honoree Sandra Kresch and husband Sam Hagler, and Board member Jurate Kazickas.|
|Dina Merrill with Adoption Institute Board member Susan Notkin and Board member and Event Co-Chair Caroline Fitzgibbons||Institute Executive Director Adam Pertman, Event Volunteer Nina McManus, Board member and Event Co-Chair Sandy McManus, and actor and Institute supporter Scott Lowell.|
|Institute Board member Peter Levine, E.D. Adam Pertman, and actress Famke Janssen.||Institute Board member and Event Co-Chair Kim Donaldson thanks the restaurants for participating in the event.|