2014 Wild Night for Wildlife

Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s 8th AnnRob Stacy Brendan Hooterual “Wild Night for Wildlife” Benefit was held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the historic home of the Post/Rich Family in the Village of Quogue.  It was a great success, and THANK YOU to all who participated and supported!

Great Photos by John Neely: http://www.johnneelyphotography.com/Quogue-Wildlife-Refuge/Quogue-Wildlife-Refuge-2014/

This event is the largest fundraising effort for the Refuge, providing a major portion of the operating budget of this non-profit organization dedicated to environmental awareness and education.

Many thanks to Co-Chairs Mary J. Post and Traci Duke, as well as to the Benefit Comittee, Volunteers, Auction and Goody Bag Donors.  A giant thank you to hosts David and Cristin Rich, who offered their lovely property as a venue for our Gala.

We had the pleasure of having delicious food served by Buoy One, wine from Lieb Cellars, beer from Brownstone Brewing Company, unbelievable desserts by the UpsideDown Cheesecake Company, and organic coffee by Jim’s Organic Coffee.  The dance floor was jumping because The Times Square Orchestra is awesome!  Many thanks to ABC News’ Bill Ritter who was our auctioneer for the live auction.   Aspatuck Gardens generously lent us gorgeous plants to decorate the tent.   Julie Greene, Collections Archivist of the Quogue Historical Society, helped us to plan the historical displays depicting the Post Family history.

We had the pleasure of honoring the Post Family for 80 years of dedication and support to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge.  Dr. Pisciotta of North Fork Animal Hospital was Recognized and thanked for his extraordinary care of QWR resident animals.

Our exclusive VIP reception included rum tastings from Sag Harbor Rum in one of the historic barns on the property, as well as horse and carriage rides through the beautiful grounds. Julie Greene was on hand to share fascinating bits of Quogue’s history and lore with the attendees.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Humanitarian: Belt & deRopp Families; Benefactors: Jay Axelrod, Lori Buchbinder & Ray McDaniel, The Charles Evans Foundation, Charles & Anne Mott, Sandy Pershing & Marc Keller, Stephen L. Weiner & Laura Carr. Underwriters: The Joanne D. Brown Foundation in honor of John & Amy Barry, Brown Harris Stevens, Hamptons Magazine, HSBC, Mark E. Carbone Education Foundation Inc. Guardians: Dee & Kevin Conway, Stephanie C. Delaporte, Horizons Unlimited, Irene Kaynor, Joseph & Carol Nemeth, Robert & Ann Newburger Foundation

The Refuge is an invaluable resource to all that is open to visitors, from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year, free of charge, and we thank you for your support.


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