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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s SUMMER GALA

Posted by Melissa Chefec


Sat, Aug 26, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Midocean Dr, Bridgehampton, NY, 11932

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is thrilled to announce it will be hosting its annual Summer Gala benefit on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM oceanside at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, located at 231 Midocean Dr, Bridgehampton, NY. The Foundation is delighted to honor Edna Kapenhas, MD, Medical Director of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and Victoria Schneps, President of Schneps Media and Publisher of Dan’s Papers, for their extraordinary commitment to the East End. The event will feature entertainment by DJ Carlos Lama and Julie Feldman, Designer Tarot, as well as oceanside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the deck. Cuisine will be prepared by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs. After dinner, dancing and auctions, the evening will culiminate with a beach bonfire. Jean Shafiroff, noted philanthropist, is the Gala Chair, along with the Host Committee which includes The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Board of Directors, The Executive Director and friends of the Foundation.

Advanced registration is required. Individual tickets are available starting at $700, Under 40 Ticket is available for $425.

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Funds raised support direct breast health services and programs in our community in partnership with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Ellen’s Well, The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, OLA (Organización Latino-Americana of the East End), The Retreat—All Against Abuse, and The Shinnecock Indian Health Center.

Special thanks goes to the sponsors of Summer Gala 2023: Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Cathy Tweedy / Saunders, The Melissa Cohn Group / William Raveis Mortgage, Kimberly & Eric J. Waldman, Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, Montaukila, Laurie’s Pantry Gourmet Foods, The Enchanted World of Amy Zerner & Monte Farber, Hampton Water, Dan’s Papers, MM Design, Julie Ratner, Ed.D, Patricia Martone & Barbara Rosen, Jodi & Jack Wasserman, Autumn Chirlin & Lynne Chirlin, Dede Gotthelf & Terry Moan, Roberta Kaplan & Rachel Lavine, Jane Krieger & Neil Bersin, Erica Bersin, Melissa Cohn & Bill Harts, Southampton Inn, Hampton Sound, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (Sponsorship list as of 8/1/2023.)

Special thanks goes to the Host Committees of Summer Gala 2023: Young Professionals Host Committee led by co-chairs Sarah Alvarez, Elena Gibbs, with members Shola Farber, Trisha Guillen, Scott Kaufman, Katie McEntee, Sara Shala. Event Host Committee led by Gala Chair Jean Shaifiroff includes Ingrid Arneberg, Stanley Baumblatt and Chaz Austin, Constance Chen, MD* and Stephen Warren, MD, Autumn Chirlin, Lynne Chirlin, Ann Ciardullo* and Keith Green, Melissa Cohn* and Bill Harts, Yubal Márquez Fleites, Amanda Star Frazer, JD.* and Brian McDermott, Anne Tschida Gomberg** and Michael Gomberg, Dede Gotthelf and Terry Moan, John Graham, Monica Graham, Roberta Kaplan and Rachel Levine, Patti Kenner, Jane Krieger and Neil Bersin, Hope Klein Langer* and Lawrence Langer, Bridget LeRoy and Eric Johnson, Jackie Lowey and David Kuperschmid, James Levin*, Hugo Moreno*, Thuyen Nguyen*, Gianpiero D. Palermo, Rolise Rachel, Eileen Rappaport*, Julie Ratner, Ed.D* and Sam Eskenazi, Dee Rivera*, Cathy Tweedy*, Jodi and Jack Wasserman, Cathy and Norman Yohay. Please note * denotes The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Board of Directors; and ** denotes Executive Director.

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