NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2011 — – On October 19, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation (GFH Global) raised over $350,000 thanks to the incredible generosity of David Pearson, CEO of Opus One, and other supporters.
Guests at the dinner joined distinguished members of the international wine community in tasting five vintages of Opus One: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2005, and, for the first time, 2008.
Before the dinner, guests were treated to a Cristal 2004 reception in the hotel’s Garden Room donated by Frederic Rouzaud of Louis Roederer Champagne. To finish the evening, Jean-Guillaume Prats of Cos d’Estournel donated Imperial Estate Hetszolo 1996 6P Tokaji Aszu .
“We were honored to host an auction dinner with Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation at the beautiful venue provided by the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. We were highly gratified that the evening produced a new record in donations,” said David Pearson, CEO of Opus One
GFH Global is an internationally recognized charitable foundation that has raised more than $2 million to support landmine survivors and innocent victims of conflict and disease around the world.
The funds raised at last week’s dinner will support the GFH Global Arts Therapy Programs in Haiti and Cambodia, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti, The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, and Lavalla School and Orphanage in Cambodia.
The evening was sponsored by Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc., Mutual of America and Jacq. Pierot Jr & Sons, Inc.
For more information about Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation, please visit www.gfhglobal.org or find us on Twitter @GFHglobal.
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