On Saturday, April 1st, Galerie Magazine’s James & Lisa Fayne Cohen hosted a private dinner and auction with philanthropist Sharon Bush to benefit Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School at their historic home built by the legendary Otto Kahn in Palm Beach.
The evening drew 50 guests who were treated to a delicious meal prepared by their private chef with specialty cocktails provided by Perfect Vodka. Attendees including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Gene Pressman, Leonard Lauren and Jacqueline Kent Cooke, who enjoyed live entertainment by Italian Tenor Franco Corso prior to dinner and a live auction conducted by philanthropist Tom Quick featuring the work of contemporary artist Ashley Chase Andrews, Hunt Slonem, Matthew Satz and Aniko Gaal Schott, as well as PGA Hall of Famer Gary Wiren. The event was held to help raise money for the school.
Midway through the evening Sharon Bush took to the floor to speak about the Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, for which she now serves as Senior Development Officer, and to thank the team from the school in attendance including President Bill Henson, Board Chairman Bob Catell and Board Members Joan Murphy O’Connor & Ian Ruddle, as well as two Cristo Rey Brooklyn students, Charms Savery and Ohsafa Harding, accompanied by their college guidance counselor Nancy Shea.
Among others at the benefit dinner were George & Christine Schott Ledes, Debi & Anson Beard, Vincent Andrews, Lisa Kerkorian, Faith Kates & Jeffrey Kogan, Darrah & Bill Ford, Lisa Brintz, Christopher Bickford, Nancy & Peter Brown, Greg & Kim Renk Dryer, Pamela O’Connor & Tom Shaffer, Nash Whitney Schott, Lexye Aversa, Dennis & Felicia Cunningham, Royce Pinkwater and Chase Backer.
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School is a 501c3 Catholic high school that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. You can learn more about the school here: http://www.cristoreybrooklyn.org.