A Rainy NYC evening in April did not stop the beautiful charitable evening supporting Animal Ashram. Mina D Jewelry was proud to be part of this event and help support this foundation.
As seen on Hamptons.com :
Animal Ashram’s founder Leesa Rowland welcomed over 100 guests during an event honoring Last Chance for Animals’ Founder Chris DeRose, in support of Last Chance For Animals and Animal Ashram. Robin Cofer, Liz Derringer and Arden Wohl co-chaired.
Last Chance is known for investigative work against animal cruelty, often putting undercover agents into testing labs and slaughter houses. “We’ve been called the FBI or Navy Seals of Animal Rights,” DeRose told the room. “We go in there and make a difference.” Currently, they are working behind the scenes in China and South Korea. And they recently exposed a toxicity lab and pig farm in Canada for torturous conditions.
Animal Ashram founding board member Larry Wohl emceed the art silent auction and raffle at The Gallery on West 26th Street. Following the art and cocktail reception, there was an intimate vegan sit-down dinner for 30 Animal Ashram’s supporter at Bottinos. Shirtless male models whose faces were painted as animals served vegan hors d’oeuvres by Walid Hammami’s WILD and vegan ice cream pops By Chloe.
The silent auction included art from artists Victor San Andres, Romero Britto, Margaret Zox Brown, Carolyn E. Davis, Marianna Fox M. Fox, Charles Fazzino, Ed Heck, Peter Max, Burton Morris, Patrick McMullan, Peter Reginato, Jeff Rodgers and Annie Watt, while raffle prizes and gift certificates included a Studio 19NYC Hair Salon gift certificate donated by Vasilia Hatgidimitriou, Mina D. Necklace, Revel Rouge, Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking, Wild Restaurant, Pet Pantry, Flirt Beauty Boutique, Dr. John Mesa Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Intraceuticals O2 Facial by Dr. Yasmin Djeffadine, IPL Treatment by Jane Scher’s RC, BSN, Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur, SoulCycle, and Ethos Gallery Dinner.