New York Gala Dinner
Our second New York Gala Dinner in Manhattan was a huge success, raising a staggering net total in excess of $300,000.
The Sporting ‘Honoree’ was Celtic Manager, Neil Lennon, with Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moet Hennessy USA, our Business ‘Honoree’. Joining them as a very special guest was Sir Rod Stewart, as well as Fergus McCann and former Celt, Gary Mackay-Steven.
The venue was a private members’ club in the city and the event was attended by around 270 guests, including businesses, individuals and representatives from the local Celtic Supporters’ Clubs across the Eastern Seaboard. Our ‘Treble Treble’ sponsors for the evening were Avolon, Belvedere Vodka , Magners, Moet Hennessy and Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits.
Funds raised were committed to the delivery of a new three-strand ‘Summer Games’ project – in Glasgow, Ireland and New York – during the vital school holiday periods. We had partnered with Coalition for the Homeless and Children’s Aid, to deliver the New York aspect, however, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have acted now by working with both charities to provide urgent support to those most affected.
In association with our Business Honoree, Jim Clerkin, a portion of the proceeds from the event were also devoted to delivering a project with an organisation close to his heart, and of which he is indeed Chairman, Co-operation Ireland.