I was somewhat reluctant to post about this because it feels a little like I'm using the blog to pimp for something. And when I started this site, I swore to myself that I would never do that. However, it's for a good cause that's very close to my heart so, after considerable debate, I decided that I'm going to cross over the line. Anyone got a problem with that, you know what you can do to yourself.
As some of you may know, I lost one of my best friends on 9/11. I've written about Andy before and though it's been more than 4 years since he passed away, I still think about him all the time. To remember his spirit and honor his memory, a few of us have started a charity in his name. The sole purpose of the charity is to provide mentoring and scholarships to numerous New York City public-school kids. So far, the charity has proven to be a remarkable success and we've been able to help many kids extend their horizons and imagine possibilities beyond their wildest dreams.
I mention all of this now for two reasons. One, because as the year comes to an end, many people may be looking for non-profit charities to donate to for tax purposes. Many of you may also have companies who match charitable contributions. If you are feeling so inclined, I ask only that you read about the Andrew Golkin Memorial Fund and consider making a donation.
Second, for any of you that are in NYC, we're holding our annual benefit cocktail party tonight at Diane von Furstenberg's private studio. Tickets are available at the door from 7-10 pm. We've collected some very cool items for our auction this year. So if you're interested, come downtown tonight, get really drunk and bid on some of the following items:
- A walk-on role in an episode of HBO's "ENTOURAGE"
- Two tickets to the 2006 Grammys and private after-party.
- Front-row seats to various film premieres, fashion shows and concerts.
- Original artwork by Charles Gwathmey, Julie Mehretu, and Oscar de la Renta.
- Season tickets to the Jets, Giants, Rangers and Knicks.
Those are just a few of the many cool items we're auctioning off. If you want to know what else is available, you're going to have to come down to the event!
Thanks for your support.
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