2008 Annual Photography Auction and Benefit
What a night! On April 2, more than 1,100 inMotion friends and supporters packed the Waldorf=Astoria to celebrate our 15th year of service to New York City women and children. Thanks to their extraordinary generosity, the event raised a record $2.4 million.
The evening honored Jeffrey H. Aronson, managing principal at Centerbridge Partners, L.P., for his lifetime commitment to justice for all individuals. Jeff was joined by honorary co-chairs Michael Embler, Franklin Mutual Advisers; Mark T. Gallogly, Centerbridge Partners, L.P.; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital Group; Henry S. Miller, Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; and James E. Millstein, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Richard Bilotti, GSO Capital Partners LP; and Jean E. Hanson, Esq., Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, served as benefit co-chairs.
For the 13th straight year, Denise Bethel of Sotheby’s returned to the podium to lead our live auction. We give heartfelt thanks to the many artists, collectors and gallerists who donated works of art to our live and silent auctions. And we are grateful to Photography Auction co-chairs Elisabeth Biondi, The New Yorker, and Cathy M. Kaplan, Sidley Austin LLP, and committee members Nailya Alexander, Bonni Benrubi, Howard Greenberg, Edwynn Houk, Ariel Meyerowitz, Yossi Milo, Julie Saul and Dorsey Waxter, for their inspired work assembling this year’s auction collection. A special thanks as well to the 180 volunteers whose behind the scenes coordination efforts made the evening such a resounding success.
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