Women's Pride in the Pines 2017 Raises $115,000
The 7th Annual Women's Pride in the Pines dance, dinner and show was held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 and raised $115,000 for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Organized by The LGBTQ Focus Foundation, the sold out event brought more than 300 people to Whyte Hall in Fire Island Pines, to dance to DJs Susan Levine and Greg Dyer.
The VIP party and show then moved to the Pines Club on the Great South Bay for sunset cocktails, raw bar, hors d'oeuvres, grilled filet mignon and live performances by Tony Award winner singer Billy Porter and comic Jim David.
A FIAT 500 Lounge Hatchback car raffle, done in partnership with The Pines Foundation and generated $36,000, which was shared with The Pines Foundation / Stonewall Community Foundation, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Gilda's Club New York City.
Rolling the Bingo cage, Robbie Regina, Vice President of The LGBTQ Focus Foundation, selected Darra Gordon as the winner from 400 tickets. "It's the first time I've ever won anything", exclaimed the lucky winner!
A live and online auction included over 150 items, from exotic trips, Caribbean resorts, restaurants, theater tickets and more! With the goal to maximize the funds for charity, expenses were kept at 15% of the total revenue.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues.