Generosity and gastronomy will mix May 9 when Marathon Asset Management chief operating officer Andrew Rabinowitz hosts a food and wine gala at New York’s Plaza Hotel to raise money for emergency pediatric care.
Tickets (available here) range from $500 to $50,000 for the chance to nibble on noshes prepared by chefs from Aureole, Gramercy Tavern, David Burke Townhouse and the Four Seasons, among other temples of gastronomy. Wine will be organized by the master sommelier from Per Se. Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets and Michael Strahan of the New York Giants will make appearances.
Proceeds go to benefit the R Baby Foundation, which Rabinowitz founded five years ago with his wife after their nine-day-old daughter died from a common viral infection that went untreated by their local hospital. Since its founding, the foundation has raised nearly $5 million and given grants to such medical institutions as the Yale School of Medicine and University of Maryland Hospital for Children.
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