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On April 11th, 2022 the nation’s design industry elite gathered at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s annual President’s Dinner to honor Benjamin Moore and design legend Bunny Williams. Held at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street, the event was chaired by celebrated designers Jamie Drake and Corey Damen Jenkins. The event was vice-chaired by acclaimed designers Sasha Bikoff, Alessandra Branca, Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller, Alexa Hampton, Young Huh and Andrew Torrey.


The gala, which included cocktails and a seated dinner, also included special musical performances by members of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.


The President’s Dinner raises money to provide more than 11,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 at ten locations throughout the Bronx with essential after-school and enrichment programs aimed to help them recognize their potential for growth and success. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a “flagship” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Since the organization was established over 100 years ago, they have grown into a recognized leader among the 4,500 Boys & Girls Clubs nationally.

This past September, the President's Dinner expanded to Dallas on September 20, 2022. The seated dinner followed the same format of New York and raised funds for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which provides educational and developmental programs for New York City children. On a local level, beneficiaries included The Crystal Charity Ball, which supports Dallas children’s charities, and Dwell with Dignity, dedicated to creating homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.

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