Over 750 New Yorker's gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Night Out, a night of friends, food and fun; all to support a great cause. Hosted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC Young Professionals Committee, the black tie event brought members of the community together to raise funds for the mentorship-focused organization.
"It was such a pleasure to know everyone involved tonight was here for the right reasons," said John Dragotta, CEO of Sovereign Global Advisors. "What a great energy and elegant environment. I'm a big brother to an outstanding little, Daniel, so this cause is extremely near and dear to my heart. I am just floored by the turn out tonight." The theme was "Casino Night," with a Texas Holdem tournament, blackjack, and craps tables. A silent auction with over 50 items was held in the background. With the champagne flowing, delicious desserts and up-beat music, the event was a success all around. over $175,000 was raised for the organization.
Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC provides children facing adversity in NYC with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better. To find out more, or if you're interested in becoming a big, please visit http://www.bigsnyc.org/index.php.