Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s Annual President’s Dinner
On April 16th, 2013, the highly-anticipated Show House season commenced as the design industry’s elite took their seats at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s annual President’s Dinner. Held at New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the black tie event, hosted by Architectural Digest was chaired by Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell and celebrated designer Bunny Williams. Dinner Vice-Chairs included acclaimed designers Jamie Drake, Tony Ingrao, Randy Kemper and Richard Mishaan.
Sponsored by Architectural Digest, Benjamin Moore Paint, Bunny William Incorporated, Drake Design Associates, Inc., Hearst Design Group, House Beautiful, Kravet Inc., New York Design Center, New York Yankees, Ralph Lauren Home, HOMER/Richard Mishaan Design, Scalamandre, Sims Metal Management,Traditional Home, 1stdibs, and Ingrao, Inc., the gala honored Jennifer Steinbrenner, General Partner of the New York Yankees and daughter of the late George Steinbrenner, as well as Susan Henshaw Jones, President of the Museum of the City of New York. There was also a special performance by members of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Performing Arts Club of “In the Heights.”
As a prelude to Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s largest fundraising event of the year, the Decorators Show House, the President’s Dinner raised money to provide more than 12,000 young people at ten locations throughout the Bronx with essential after-school and enrichment programs.