Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Do It For The Kids! (Blake Lively... Yay!)

New Yorkers really love children.  Last night close to $1.85 million was raised to benefit children in New York's foster care system at the 9th Annual New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala.  It is comforting to know that despite of economy decidedly choking itself to death, there are stilll people who are willing to shell out $1000 minimum for a ticket to a charity event.  Although this year's event did see an 8.10% decrease in total funds raised...

Patti LaBelle and Jimmy Fallon performed to the likes of (OMFG!) Blake Lively and Taylor Momson, Aerin Lauder, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Zac Posen, Julianne Moore, and Fabiola Beracasa.  Deep down I'm wondering if the cameo of Gossip Girl cast members prompted a room full of mental countdowns involving the day Dan and Serena get back together (again).  I know it's not just me.

With a live auction and dinner at Cipriani 42, the ev
ening honored Kevin Liles, Executive VP of Warner Music Group, for his work with underprivileged childen.  For more information, or to
 donate, please visit

~Aliza Zelin~

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