Hundreds of young philanthropists converged on the Bowery Hotel for a fabulously chic fundraiser that raised awareness and more than $100,000 to support for The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women.
The Third Annual “Spring Soiree,” hosted by The Fortune Society’s Junior Committee and Co-Chaired by Luke Weil, Louise Tabbiner, and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Forte, raised money to fund critically needed support services that help Fortune’s clients successfully re- enter their communities and rebuild their lives after serving time in prison and jail.
“We are thrilled that our third soiree was even more successful than the first two, raising over $100,000 ““ more than twice last year’s efforts,” said Luke Weil, co-chair of the event. “I think this shows the enduring commitment of our generation of philanthropists to this worthy and important mission,” Weil added.
JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society, said, “The future of the Fortune Society is strong because of the work of our Junior Committee including Luke Weil, Louise Tabbiner, and John Forte. We are deeply grateful for their enthusiasm, energy and deep commitment to helping men and women with criminal records make a successful transition back home where they are able to rebuild their lives with Fortune’s help.”