Events for Social Impact & Environmental Stewardship
Since 1994, through a generous grant from the Louis Armstrong Foundation, the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, at Mount Sinai provides a broad range of music therapy services throughout the medical center and within the Mount Sinai Hospital communities.
In 2017, I served as the co-chair for the annual Wonderful World gala event, which raises funds to support the center’s important work. Keeping a pulse on the latest in science, sustainability, and innovation, I scouted and secured the Apella event space, at the LEED® Gold certified Alexandria Center® in New York City, to hold the event. Upholding a theme of an environmentally conscious event, gala attendees enjoyed cocktails and h’ors d’oeuvres from the Tom Colicchio urban farm-to-table concept restaurant, Riverpark.
As the founder of Verte (est. in 2005), I conceptualized and served as the executive producer of Pomed (Protect our Mother Earth's Daughters): An eco-friendly social impact event. The fundraiser and curated experience featured eco-friendly fashion and lifestyle products; served local and organic food and beverages; and also included an online fundraiser. The beneficiaries were various organizations working in the areas that focused on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 3, 4, 5, and 7, while also raising attention about the STOP GLOBAL WARMING campaign, an initiative led by Laurie David, the Academy Award-winning producer of Former President Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006). The event had small mention in the June 2006 issue of Elle Magazine)
Tribeca Film Festival
Due to experienceI gained during internships (editorial intern at Rolling Stone Magazine, production assistant for Lucky Duck Productions, and art department Intern for then MTVN’s special events department, beginning early 2002, I became a seasonal team member, for Dalzell Productions—the lead events agency for the first several l Tribeca Film Festivals.
The aim of the festival was to stimulate economic and cultural revitalization for lower Manhattan after nine/11. For the first festival, I was a production assistant for gala premiere events. For years two and three, I was the production coordinator for the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival's “Drive-In."