The 2014 Fortune Spring Soiree was held at the Bowery Hotel on Thursday, May 15th and was attended by hundreds of young philanthropists. The fundraiser honored Chelsea Clinton and raised awareness and support for The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women.
The Fourth Annual Fortune Society Spring Soiree honored Ms. Clinton for her work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to help incarcerated youth obtain access to better nutrition, health education and physical activity to ensure they are able to lead healthier, more productive lives upon re-entry into their communities.
The fabulously chic fundraiser, hosted by The Fortune Society’s Junior Committee and Co-Chaired by Luke Weil, Louise Tabbiner, and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Forte, raised more than $100k to support life-affirming services that help Fortune’s clients successfully re-enter their communities and rebuild their lives after serving time in prison and jail.
“We are proud to recognize Ms. Clinton for her dedication to helping every kid lead healthier and more productive lives,” said Luke Weil, co-chair of the event. “We are also thrilled that this year’s soiree was yet another huge success. I think this is a testament to the enduring commitment of our generation of philanthropists to this worthy and important mission.”
JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society, said, “The Fortune Society commends Ms. Clinton for spearheading an initiative that not only empowers young people with a criminal past to lead healthier lives, but also helps them to live up to their full potential. Page continued, “We are also deeply grateful to the Junior Committee including Luke Weil, Louise Tabbiner, and John Forte, for making this year’s soiree another tremendous success. Your unwavering support will give men and women leaving prison a place to call home and a strong and positive support network committed to helping them start over,” she added.
Among the philanthropists in attendance were contributing editor at Vogue and co-founder of Moda Operandi Lauren Santo Domingo; best-selling author Sloane Crosley; philanthropist Alex Soros; entrepreneur and environmentalist Ben Bronfman; and more. The Fortune Society noted the generous contribution of the Soiree’s sponsors including Silent Models NY, RUNA, Alacran Tequila, Peroni, WhistlePig Whiskey, Wine Awesomeness, DJ Vince and DoubleCross Vodka.