Rebecca's Birthday Events
Just before her 30th birthday, Rebecca wrote a blog post titled "Happy birthday to me. I hope you're feeling generous..." She and her husband Dade were planning a trip to Asia and she decided to use her birthday as a way to raise funds for the people of Cambodia. Here is some of what she said:
O.K.... so maybe my birthday isn't for another month ... but I've decided to be really presumptuous and put together a "wish list" for all of those lovely people in my life who may want to get me a gift in celebration of the end of my 20's! I was going to be slightly tactful about this and force my mother to do half the work of getting the word out concerning what I was hoping for, but seeing as I really wanted to explain myself I figured this blog entry may be the best way to go about doing this.
As you may know, Dade and I are going to Cambodia this Fall as part of our trip back to Asia. The situation there is of incredible poverty due mainly to the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime who ruled for three years, eight months and twenty one days in the late 1970's...
In particular the children are victims. They are unable to attend school because their parents cannot afford the supplies required to attend... The problem is, even if you put a child into school, they can be taken right back out by parents who need them to earn money. If we can also provide the basics to families (food, water and shelter) it takes that pressure off of the children, and allows them to have a future.
So... I am asking for your help. Rather than buying a traditional birthday gift, buy a well or some food for a family. Actually, some of you may have had no plans at all to send me anything for my birthday. Some of you may be trying to figure out how you ended up with this link, but I'm hitting you up anyway.
In keeping with Rebecca's words, our major fundraising event of the year is our annual Rebecca's Birthday Celebration. Last year's events raised more that $15,000 and we are hoping to double that amount this year! Please join us at one of our events (see below for details). If you can't be with us, consider sending Rebecca a birthday gift anyway, by making a tax deductible donation!
Benefit Dinner & Wine Tasting
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Time: champagne, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction at 5 p.m.; dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Location: Blue Bottle Café
101 East Broad Street
Cost: $150 per person
Please join us for a five-course dinner with wine pairings at the acclaimed Blue Bottle Cafe in Hopewell, NJ (one hour south of New York City/one hour north of Philadelphia). Chefs Rory and Aaron Philipson and sous chef Chris Voigtsberger will be combining choice ingredients such as scallops, beef, venison, and quail with locally sourced seasonal produce to create a truly memorable dining experience. Here is a sneak peek at the menu, which is still being finalized:
Appetizer -- choice of:
Sous Vide Poached Egg, Puff Vol Au Vent, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tarragon Foam, or
Roasted Quail, Buttered Savoy Cabbage, Butternut Squash, Sauce Veronique
(Full White or Light White wine pairing)
Middle course -- choice of:
Salad: Tomato, Goat Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette, or
Pecorino Gnocchi, White Asparagus and Truffle Emulsion, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Zucchini, Pumpkin Seed Oil
(Heavy White or Light Red)
Fish course -- choice of:
Grouper: Zucchini Pistou, Corn Risotto, or
Scallops: Eggplant Flan, Red Pepper, Kalamata Olive
(Light White or Light Red)
Meat course -- choice of:
Filet Mignon, Marrow Crust, Swiss Chard, Porcini Mushroom Puree, Fingerling Potatoes, Foie Gras Reduction, or
Pan Roasted Venison with Peaches, Truffle Celery Root Puree, Broccolini, Red Wine Braised Shallots, Granola
Dessert -- choice of:
Pavlova: Crispy Meringues, Yogurt, Sorbet and Fresh Fruit, or
Duo of Chocolate
(Heavy Red continuation, coffee, tea, etc.)
Wine has been generously donated by The Historic Hopewell House and Glendale Liquors.
Dinner will be preceded by a silent auction. Enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on many unique items, including:
Reserve your place soon. Seating is limited to 50!
For more information write email@example.com
NJ Social Affairs permit #: 13017642
Fashion Show, Silent Auction, and Sample Sale
Fashion Show previewing Lily & Migs spring collection
Sample Sale featuring local designers
Thursday, September 19
The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles St
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fashion Show begins at 10 p.m.
complimentary hors d'oeuvres
$50.00 per person
Come for a sneak peek at Lily & Migs spring designs, shop for fashions from the Boston area's top designers and bid on unique items at our silent auction, all while supporting our foundation!
Sample sale designers include:
For more information write firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy tickets online or at the door: