Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta Host Committee Raises Over $239,000 – Breaking All Records

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Host Committee, Co-Chaired by Nina Cheney and Jill Siegel, break fundraising records despite down economic times. The committee has raised over $239,000 and the amount is still growing as the event nears. Event Chairs, Sacha Taylor and Lila Hertz, couldn’t be more pleased. “In a time where our beneficiaries need the financial assistance more than ever, we are just thrilled by the dollars raised from our Host Committee.” said Sacha Taylor as she disclosed the amount this morning.

The 2009 Host Committee kicked off its fundraising in early May at a cocktail reception hosted by the W Atlanta Downtown Residences and developers of the downtown Allen Plaza, Hal Barry and Chris Schoen. The event was attended by special guest designer, Jason Wu, who will also be in attendance for this year’s 17th Annual Event.

The Host Committee is made up of an overwhelming 88 members and many of their spouses, including Mother Nature Network Founder Joel Babbit and his wife, Kimberly Babbit, CNN Producer; Coca-Cola North America Chief Marketing Officer, Katie Bayne and her husband, Sam Bayne, Founder of the Bayne Group; Environmentalists and Owners of the Atlanta Spirit, Laura Turner Seydel & Rutherford Seydel; Artist, Sue LeCraw; King & Spalding Partner, Ray Persons and his wife, Wendy; and Leslie & Bartow Morgan, CEO of Gwinnett County’s oldest bank.

Jeffrey Fashion Cares will once again benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate and the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund (AAPF). Last year’s sold-out event with over 1,000 attendees raised an unprecedented $800,000 with 95 cents on the dollar being donated to its beneficiaries.

2009 Presenting Sponsors to date include Atlanta Magazine, Delta, Dennis Dean Catering, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ING, Jeffrey, Nordstrom, W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences and We Rent Atlanta.

The annual event, which will be held on Monday, August 31st beginning at 7:00 p.m. includes a pre-show cocktail reception, couture fashion show, silent & live auctions, presentation of the Jeffrey New Talent Award to a Savannah College and Design Student and an after-party.

For more information and to purchase tickets to Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2009 event, including patron and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please visit or call (404) 745-0293.
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