August 18, 2016 user

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center 10th Annual Get WILD Summer Benefit

LEFT: Shelley Berkoski,Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, and Ginny Frati; RIGHT: Beth Ostrosky Stern & bird

LEFT: Shelley Berkoski,Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, and Ginny Frati; RIGHT: Beth Ostrosky Stern & bird

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center held its 10th Annual Get WILD Summer Benefit hosted by Molly Channing of Channings Daughters Vineyards honoring Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin at The channing Family sculpture garden

Honorary Co-Chairs:Frances Cole Jones and Cornelia Guest

Benefit Committee: Mary Beauchamp, Liz Brown, Ingrid Edelman, Jane Gill, Linda Lambert, Maryann Marston, Dianne Marxe, Suzanne Obser, Avis Richards, Ellen & Chuck Scarborough, SunHe Sherwood-Dudley, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Marcy Warren

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Benefit. The event was hosted by Molly Channing at the Channing Family Sculpture Garden on Saturday, August 13, 2016 and honored Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin. Cindy Clifford was the evening’s emcee.

Notable Attendees included: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Howard Lorber, Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Ginnie Frati, Jackie Rogers, Curtis Sliwa, Shelley Berkoski, Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, Frances Cole Jones, Cindy Clifford, Missy Hargraves and Jill Rappaport.

Guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light fare. Moreover, for the first time, there was a VIP cocktail party to welcome the 2016 sponsors, which also featured live animals. An hour into the event, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center Founder Ginnie Frati addressed guests with a short thank you speech for attending the event and for supporting the wildlife hospital’s cause. She extended a special thank you to Molly Channing of the Channing Daughters Vineyard for hosting the event in their beautiful sculpture garden. Also addressing the guests was Shelley Berkoski, Director of Development at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, who thanked all the volunteers and sponsors for making the event possible. She then awarded honorees Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin with an engraved plaque to commemorate their time dedicated to the wildlife hospital. Emcee Cindy Clifford shared the story of how she first got involved with the center as well as highlighting the important work that the center does for wildlife all over the East End of Long Island. She also reminded guests to bid in the evening’s silent auction, from which all proceeds went directly to the hospital. She ended the speech by thanking Beth Ostrosky Stern and Curtis Sliwa for attending the event and supporting their cause.

A silent auction was held, on smartphones and iPads at the 501 Auctions website, before and during the event. Auction items included: Birds with Wisteria watercolor painting on silk by Ingrid Arneberg, Montauk photograph by Ann Weisman and the Wonder bronze figure with steel base by Gwen Marcus. Other notable auction items included paintings, photography and sculptures from: John A. Bell, Barbara Bilotta, Tim Cole, Vito DeVito, Dr. Robert Dressdale, April Gornik, Sylvia Hommert, Bill Kinney, Dianne Marxe, Barbara Maslen, Terry Nestle, Connie Oshrin, Christopher Paparo, Herb Simeone, Clarissa Payne Uvegi and Brian Wasarhaley. Additionally, once-in-a-lifetime experience packages, getaways such as a 1-night stay at classic Hamptons hotel the Southampton Inn, dinner reservations, sports memorabilia signed by sports icons Muhammad Ali, Pelé & Peyton Manning, beautiful designer jewelry from the likes of celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan, and exclusive tickets to events such as MvVO’s Accessible Art Fair were available for bidding. Goodie bags were also gifted at the event, including items such as a gift voucher from couture hair salon Angelo David Salon and flavorful snacks from Pop Chips.

This year’s GET WILD Summer Benefit sponsors included: Leslie Alexander, Honorees Ingrid Arneberg & Will Marin, Douglas Elliman, LLC., Cygnet Foundation, Frances Jones & Keith Douglas, Howard Marton, Dayton, Ritz & Osborne, Ted Moudis Associates, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Pat Garrity & Corcoran, Robert& Jewel Morris, Dr. Roberta & Alexander Olson, Vivian Picheny, Katharine Rayner, Pierce Roberts & Jonathan Canno, Melissa Wells, Rosalie Brinton, Missy Hargraves, Hutchison Landscape

With special thanks to: Andirondack Brewery, Channing Daughters Wine, Hamptons Magazine, Leslie Wine, Long Beard Brewing Company, Montauk Beverage Works and The Press News Group.

About The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of The Hamptons:

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc., Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital, is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 3,000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 300 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters. We also provide educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $650,000, almost all of which comes from the generosity of donors.

For more information, visit: www.wildliferescuecenter.org

(Photo Credit: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

Shelley Berkoski, Ginnie Frati, Beth Ostrosky Stern

Shelley Berkoski, Ginnie Frati, Beth Ostrosky Stern

 

Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Cora Smith

Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Cora Smith

 

Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin

Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin

 

Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Keith Douglas, Frances Cole Jones

Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Keith Douglas, Frances Cole Jones

 

Howard Lorber

Howard Lorber

 

Beth Ostrosky Stern

Beth Ostrosky Stern

 

Curtis Sliwa, Nancy Regula

Curtis Sliwa, Nancy Regula

 

Jackie Rogers

Jackie Rogers

 

Jill Rappaport

Jill Rappaport

 

Missy Hargraves

Missy Hargraves

 

Jessica Schnaå√ider, Paul Wexler, Tracie Wexler photo by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com © 2016 robwayne1@aol.com 516-676-3939

Jessica Schnaider, Paul Wexler, Tracie Wexler

 

Joe Kowaldwski, Kristen Dichiaro

Joe Kowaldwski, Kristen Dichiaro

 

Christine Pressman

Christine Pressman

 

Theressa Valla, Kelly Cusick, Signe Slomski

Theressa Valla, Kelly Cusick, Signe Slomski

 

Vivian Picheny, Stan Picheny

Vivian Picheny, Stan Picheny

 

Karen Goerl, Jackie DeAngelis

Karen Goerl, Jackie DeAngelis

 

Carol Vaughn-Rivera, son Baron, Shane Carter

Carol Vaughn-Rivera, son Baron, Shane Carter

 

Cristal Pierce, Leah Danielle

Cristal Pierce, Leah Danielle

 

Daniel Mulvihill-Decker, Mary Ann Mulvihill-Decker, Alyssa Moudis, Jeanine Imperatore

Daniel Mulvihill-Decker, Mary Ann Mulvihill-Decker, Alyssa Moudis, Jeanine Imperatore

 

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