Evening of Practical Magic Gala

Evening of Practical Magic Gala


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Cipriani 42nd Street

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On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, New Yorkers from across the city gathered for City Harvest’s Evening of Practical Magic gala to honor supporters whose efforts have played a significant role in the fight against hunger. Through the dedication of our honorees, chefs, restaurateurs, food donors, and guests, we raised nearly $2.7 million dollars, enough to help feed over 9,860 New York City families for a year!

We recognized Board member Michael Evans and his wife Lise with the Harry and Misook Doolittle Heart of the City Award; Food Council Chairman Geoffrey Zakarian with the Mnuchin Family Award for Excellence; Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, with the City Harvest Award for Commitment; and Food Bazaar as Food Donors of the Year. Martha Stewart, Chrissy Teigen, and Donna Shalala joined us to present these awards, along with host Zac Posen, actress Bridget Moynahan, Sirius XM radio host and actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard. Recording artist Ja Rule closed the evening with a special performance.

We also launched the #IBelieveInCityHarvest campaign, and City Harvest driver Ron Maldonado told us why he believes in City Harvest.

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Alexandra and Steven Cohen
Misook and Harry Doolittle
Richard Gere
Carola and Robert Jain
Christine and Richard Mack
Kristen and Patrick McMahon
Heather Crosby Mnuchin
Sandra and Eric Ripert
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Benefit Committee

Marjorie Sybul Adams
Ted Allen
Dominique Ansel
Donatella Arpaia and Dr. Allan Stewart
Ron Ben-Israel
Alida Boer
Tom Colicchio
Scott Conant
Kimberly Cooper and Orin Wilf
Kristen and Marc Glosserman
Alex Guarnaschelli
Chris and Tom Guba
Chris Hikawa and David Windreich
Eric Holder
Sharon H. Jacquet
Jessica and Bill Koenigsberg
Grace Koo and Kerry Heffernan
Kerrie D. MacPherson
William and Wendy Mills
Nadine A. Mirchandani
Howard and Maryam Newman
Tracy Nieporent
Alfred Portale
Chris Santos
Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer
Cindy Sherman
Gail Simmons
Heather Vandenberghe
Marie and Timonthy Walsh
David and Cynthia Wassong
Watermill Trading
Katie Workman and Gary Freilich
Meghan and Michael Young