|when?||Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7pm - 9 pm
*$150 at the door
VIP Hour 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Includes VIP access to chefs, photographers and exclusive VIP lounge.
*Special auction of rock photography, luxury food, entertainment and sports experiences.
VIP Ticket: $350
*Sponsors 1 child for 1 year of school
580 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Foundation Rwanda is proud to present Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos NYC, an evening of award-winning photography combined with fine cuisine from some of NYC's top chefs to support women and children affected by the 1994 genocide. The second annual NYC Food & Fotos event will take place at Bonhams on April 4th, 2012 from 6 pm - 9 pm.
The evening will feature tasting tables from some of NYC's most celebrated chefs, an auction of rare rock photography and live music by special guest Marco Benevento.
Enjoy exquisite food by Gabe & Katherine Thompson (L'Artusi/ dell'anima), Nancy Olson (Gramercy Tavern), Recette, Tia Pol, Char No. 4, Fatty 'Cue, Kuma Inn, French Culinary Institute & Nunu Chocolates & spirits by Patrón Tequila & Brooklyn Brewery.
The benefit, sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company & La Brea Bakery-Aryzta, will include an auction of iconic photos by the world's best rock photographers of music legends including Elvis Costello, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin, The Beatles & more.
All proceeds will benefit Foundation Rwanda to help sponsor education for children affected by the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Help sponsor education for 1,500 children born of rape during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda while bringing healing to their mothers. Check out photos from 2010's Food & Fotos NY and 2011's Food & Fotos LA.
NOTE: No one under 21 will be admitted.
|why?||Between April and June of 1994, Rwanda endured Africa's worst genocide in modern times. It resulted in the brutal massacre of over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus -- as well as brutal rapes leading to the birth of an estimated 20,000 children. These children represent the hope and future of Rwanda. All proceeds from An Evening of Food & Fotos benefit Foundation Rwanda to sponsor the secondary school education for these children and to help provide medical and psychological support and income generating opportunities for their mothers.|
La Brea Bakery-Aryzta
Starbucks Coffee Company
French Culinary Institute
In February 2006, photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik traveled to East Africa on behalf of Newsweek magazine to work on a story about HIV/AIDS. While there, he met Margaret, a Rwandan survivor who was brutally raped during the genocide, became pregnant, and contracted HIV. This horrific story led Torgovnik to embark on a photography project to document and tell the stories of 40 women like Margaret. He learned an estimated 20,000 children were born from rape during the genocide and repeatedly heard that their mothers are unable to afford the secondary school fees to keep their children in school. Deeply affected by the ongoing consequences of the genocide and the challenges these women and children face daily, Torgovnik joined with Jules Shell to create Foundation Rwanda.
When our friends, Chef Gabe Thompson and Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson, (dell'anima, L'Artusi & Anfora) heard about Foundation Rwanda's efforts to support the education of children affected by the genocide and help empower their mothers, they rolled up their sleeves and offered to help the best way they knew how-- by cooking for a good cause! Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos was their idea and launched in 2010 in New York thanks to the goodwill and generosity of over 30 acclaimed NYC restaurants and specialty shops, a wide array of talented photographers, and a small army of amazing volunteers. Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos is an annual event in LA and NY.
There are 20,000 good reasons. An estimated 20,000 children were born as a result of sexual violence during the Rwandan genocide. Due to the stigma associated with rape and HIV/AIDS, these children and their mothers have been severely marginalized by their communities and are not actively seeking help. Their mothers live in extreme poverty and do not have the means to pay their children's school fees. Foundation Rwanda was established to improve the lives of these children by 1) providing funding for their secondary school education, 2) linking their mothers to income generating activities and psychological and medical services, and 3) raising awareness about the consequences of genocide and sexual violence through photography and new media.
We are hosting this event to help sponsor secondary school education for this generation of children who represent the hope for a better future. If you would like to learn more, please visit Foundation Rwanda's Website. To hear the mothers' powerful stories in their own words, please take a moment to watch the short 15 minute Emmy nominated Intended Consequences film or our 30 second Public Service Announcement.
All donations are tax-deductible. $350 will sponsor a child for one of year of high school including school fees, books, uniforms, shoes and transportation. It will also help link their mother to medical and psychological support. Any contribution is welcome and greatly appreciated.
To donate, please visit: http://www.foundationrwanda.org/Donate.aspx
Be a key sponsor of Food & Fotos!
Join the amazing organziations and individuals who make Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos possible and become one of our key event sponsors. If you would like to discuss partnering with us please contact Jules Shell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-815-7785.
Foundation Rwanda and Charity Buzz will offer an online auction of luxury culinary, sports and entertainment items that opens on March 27 and ends on April 17. Have a look at the auction site!
An exciting silent auction co-curated by David Friend (Vanity Fair) and Aidan Sullivan (Getty Images) will feature rare, iconic prints of by some of the world's best rock photographers. The auction will end at 8.30, so be sure to arrive in time to get in your bid! If you can't make the event but can't bear the thought of not having one of these prints, please contact email@example.com for a copy of the photo catalogue and a proxy bid sheet.
|Allan Tannenbaum||Patti Smith (signed)|
|Chalkie Davies||Elvis Costello (signed)|
|Chalkie Davies||Sid and Nancy (signed)|
|David Burnett||Jim Morrison, The Roundhouse, London, 1968 (signed)|
|Dick Waterman||Janis Joplin, Newport, 1968 (signed)|
|Dick Waterman||Mick Jagger, Frankfurt, 1970 (signed)|
|Donna Ferrato||Axl Rose (signed)|
|Harry Benson||Michael Jackson (signed)|
|Jill Furmanovsky||Sting (signed by Sting + Photographer)|
|John Leongard||"The Beatles in a Swimming Pool, Miami Beach 1964" (signed)|
|Jonathan Torgovnik||Bruce Springsteen|
|Ken Regan||The Rolling Stones (signed)|
|Ken Regan||Bob Dylan (signed)|
|Mark Selinger||Keith Richards (signed)|
|Michael O'Brien||Destiny's Child, 2000 (signed)|
|Neal Preston||Led Zeppelin|
|Robert Leslie||Lou Reed (signed)|
|Steve Pyke||Joe Strummer (signed)|
|Terry O'Neill||Amy Winehouse (signed)|
|Todd Eberle||Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center (signed)|