The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated their 12th Annual GET WILD! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl’s Little Orchard Garden on Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton, NY. The event honored Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor and Susan McGraw Keber, East Hampton Town Trustee, and welcomed distinguished guests to celebrate the united efforts to rehabilitate animals and successfully release them back into the wild across Long Island.
“It’s important for us to recognize the continued efforts of everyone involved with The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. The commitment to rehabilitate Long Island’s wildlife is a shared passion for us all. We truly thank our honorary chairs Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, hosts Joan and Bernard Carl, benefit co-chairs plus committee, and sponsors,” said Director of Development Shelley Berkoski.
The picturesque garden featured live swans in the neighboring Coopers Neck Pond while guests enjoyed The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center rehabilitated birds including; Meep the Great Horned Owl, the Red Tail Hawks Cloud and Sonia, the Eastern Screech Owls Archimedes, and Athena and the Peregrine Falcon named Millennium. Live music from Ludmilla Brazil, along with cocktails and light vegetarian fare were also enjoyed by the evening’s attendees.
Notable attendees included: Virginia Frati, Shelley Berkoski, Joan and Bernard Carl, Jay Schneiderman, Susan McGraw Keber, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary, Nicky Hilton, Don Lemon, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Henry Buhl, Leslie Alexander, Laura Carlock, Zab Judah, Linda and Benjamin Lambert, Beth Stern, Lynn Scotti, Claudia and Billy Walters, Curtis Sliwa, Nancy Regula, Mai Hallingby, Denise Cuccia, Howard Lorber, Susan Bourdeau, Kenneth and Maria Fishel, Tom Samet, Jay Flagg, Carol Nobbs, Séan and Liz Denneny, Susan Tighe, John Broderick, Dorothy Frankel, Missy Hargraves, John Broderick
Benefit Co-Chairs Included: Hilaria And Alec Baldwin, Alexandra And Peter Campbell, Joan And Bernard Carl, Kim Cattral, Brigid Fitzgerald And Michael Katz, Nancy Juvonen And Jimmy Fallon, Linda And Ben Lambert, Beth Stern
Benefit Committee included: Séan Denneny, Ingrid Edelman, Dorothy Frankel, Pat Garrity, Jane Gill, Missy Hargraves, Margot Rowan Horn, Aleksandra Kardwell, Norah Lawlor, Maryann Marston, Hope Marxe, Jill Rappaport, Renee Schlather, Kathy Walsh
This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included: Leslie Alexander, Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin, D. Porthault, Douglas Elliman, LLC., Ingrid and Thomas Edelman, Linda and Benjamin Lambert, Wölffer Estate Vineyard; Rosalie Brinton, Frances Jones and Keith Douglas, Howard Marton, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough; Dayton, Ritz & Osborne, Fisher Signs & Shirts, Brigid Fitzgerald and Michael Katz, Maryann Marston, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Shinnecock Animal Hospital, Allison Stern, Kathleen Walsh and Gene Bernstein, Claudia and Billy Walters; Tara Allmen, MD, Brook B. Ashforth, BNB Bank, Pat Garrity of the Corcoran Group, Audrey & Martin Gruss Foundation, Robert J.M. Olsaon and Alexander B.V. Johnson, Patricia Preu, Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton; Alfred Geary, Hamptons Employment Agency, Hutchison Landscape Services, Weber & Grahn Air Conditioning and Heating. With special thanks to Hamptons Magazine and Leslie Wine
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. Thus, 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 more than 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance involving wild animal encounters. The center also provides 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 generous donors.
For more information, visit: www.wildliferescuecenter.org