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"One Sunny Night" a Huge Success

On May 17th, 2011 Project Sunshine hosted its Eighth Annual Benefit Celebration, One Sunny Night, at Cipriani Wall Street to culminate Project Sunshine Week in New York City.

One Sunny Night was a tremendous success, raising over $575,000 to support programs that reach over 60,000 children and their family members worldwide each year.

Project Sunshine’s founder, Joseph Weilgus, presented the Project Sunshine Award for Philanthropic Leadership to Lillian Vernon, a legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Project Sunshine board member.

The evening was attended by an energetic and influential audience of over 500, including celebrities such as musical icon Dionne Warwick, actress Abigail Breslin, New York Giant David Diehl, Sports Illustrated models Christine Teigen and Damaris Lewis, model Joan Smalls, media personality Kelly Bensimon, and many more.

The evening´s festivities were led by emcees Maurice DuBois, Cat Greenleaf, and Magee Hickey, and an introduction from Abigail Breslin. Ace Greenberg and his Merry Magicians delighted guests during the cocktail hour with slight of hand and other impressive magic tricks. Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby´s, presided over a successful live auction. Singer-songwriter, Peter Cincotti, capped off the evening with a dazzling performance. The atmosphere in the room was divine, thanks to ZeZe Flowers, who generously donating exquisite centerpieces to One Sunny Night.

Project Sunshine Gala Attendees



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