19 Ideas From Summer Benefits
Here's a look at ideas for catering, decor, entertainment, and more from the summer's biggest benefits.
As summer draws to a close, here's a look back at 19 ideas for catering, decor, and more from big benefits held around North America. Several of the season's events nodded to its idyllic, alfresco days with garden-theme decor, plus literal garden settings, while others offered quirky dishes such as edible pianos and mini vodka bottles with straws. Entertainment included the avant garde—think cheetahs serving samosas. Here's a look back at 19 ideas from this summer's most notable fund-raisers.
The New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball
Luminato and Royal Ontario Museum's Big Bang Bash
Watermill Center Summer Benefit
The Chicago Botanic Garden's Summer Dinner Dance
Coach and Friends of the High Line's Summer Party
The Historic House Trust of New York City's Founders Award Gala
The Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School Gala
Russel Simmons's Art For Life Benefit
The Lincoln Park Zoo Ball
The National Ballet of Canada's Annual Fundraising Gala
Diffa Chicago's Believe 2013
The Art Institute of Chicago's Woman's Board Gala
Greater Los Zoo Association's Beastly Ball
The Shedd Aquarium Gala
The Ravinia Women's Board Gala
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Gala Dinner of the Municipal Art Society
The Gene Siskel Film Center's "A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth Paltrow"
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