We are thrilled to report Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos NY was a tremendous success and will allow us to keep 430 children in school this year thanks to your amazing support!
We are truly humbled by your generosity in donating your energy, art, cuisine and passion and send a heartfelt thanks for making the evening *truly* remarkable.
As this week marks the 18th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, I hope you are inspired to watch this 30 second video. I want to share a particularly poignant quote excerpted from my email correspondence with the first boy you will see in the video whose mother, Beatrice, I visited in Rwanda last month:
"Thank you," he writes, "for the support you give us." "This helps us not to be slaves of the history of our families and our country in general."
On behalf of Beatrice's son and the 830 children Foundation Rwanda currently sponsors education for, we hope you will continue to learn more about Foundation Rwanda's work and find meaningful ways to be involved.
Here are a few simple ways you can help support the cause:
Like our Foundation Rwanda Facebook page.
Auction items include: tickets to a Yankees vs. Red Sox game, a meet & greet with Tom Brady and 4 tickets to a Pats vs. Jets game, lunch with Dark Knight producer Michael Uslan, a private concert in your home by Food & Fotos pianist Marco Benevento, a wine tasting at your home/office hosted by the sommelier from Per Se & more! *Bidding closes April 17th!*
With gratitude to our awesome volunteer planning committee led by Sara Solfanelli & Paulina Cone and to Aidan Sullivan & David Friend for curating our photo auction, and to each and every one of you for helping to make the event such a great success.
Together, we will make an incredible difference in the lives of hundreds of children who will benefit this year from educational opportunitities thanks to your support!
We hope you'll join us for Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos 2013 next spring...
A special thanks to...
All of our sponsors: La Brea Bakery/Aryzta, Starbucks Coffee Company, Open Society Foundations, Linda Trau, Michal and Zachary Levinson/Delta Building Services, Bonhams, Patrón, Brookyn Brewery, NY Vintners, the Chefs Warehouse, FCI Catering Events, Great Kitchens, Splashlight, FSB, Otis Spunkymeyer.
Our amazing restaurants/tasting tables: L'Artusi, dell'amina, Anfora, Tia Pol, Gramercy Tavern, Recette, Char No. 4, Kuma Inn, Nunu Chocolates, Fatty 'Cue. Vibrant Rioja, NY Vintners.
The amazing all volunteer Food & Fotos 2012 Team: Leslie Byron, Vanessa Chang, David Clark, Jackie Cone, Lidia DeSantos, Ariel Dixon, Jaslin Dominguez, Kevin Fay, Athena Filakos, Jennifer Giroux, Alissa Hauser, Amelia Henderson, Jamie Herrmann, Lindsy Holtmeyer, Sarah Wilson Hou, Kate Kelley, Natasha Leibel, Karina MacKenzie, Grace Martinez, Samantha McGrane, Carlos Nauleau, Manny Perez, Greg Raymond, Anthony Sanchez, Nicole Schilit, Ruth Schlossberg, Joan Shell, Annick Shen, Bob Solfanelli, Amelia Suraci, and Emily Voorhees.