Best of the Best: The 2017 Bailey House Gala & Auction
For Love, For Fun, For NYC Leadership and Impact
Hosted by Alan CummingThursday, March 9, 2017 ǀ Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
6:00 PM: Cocktails & VIP Gala Reception 7:00 PM: Auction & Entertainment
March 6, 2017 (New York, NY): Bailey House presents its 29th annual Gala & Auction, one of the hottest parties of Spring 2017, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Gala honors the heroic dedication of the individuals and allies who help further the Bailey House mission to transform the lives of people with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses through housing, health services and community.
The 2017 event is particularly meaningful, as it will be dedicated to the extraordinary legacy of Gina Quattrochi, the late CEO of Bailey House who passed away in December 2016, after 25 years of steadfast leadership.
The 2017 Honorees include: David France & Jonathan Starch for their long-time support of Bailey House and their work to amplify LGBT equality efforts and help those affected by HIV/AIDS; David is the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author of How to Survive a Plague, as well as an award-winning investigative journalist, and Jonathan is the longtime Executive Producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; Patricia M. Evert, committed fundraiser and philanthropic advisor who has been responsible for raising more than $250 million for LGBT, HIV/AIDS, political and social rights movements; and LaQwanna Finkley, a junior at Lehman College, for her work to engage and empower disadvantaged youth, particularly women of color, by leading health education and job readiness programs. Award presenters include Raúl Esparza, Tony Award-nominated stage and television actor, singer and voice artist, and Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Gala will be hosted by Alan Cumming, Tony Award-winning stage, television and film actor and New York Times best-selling author.
The long-recognized Auction follows the Gala Dinner and features four special home décor vignettes curated by ATG Stores, the Home Furnishing Company; NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) with Baker Furniture; the New York Chapter of IDS (Interior Design Society); and the New York Metro Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). These vignettes will be curated with an exceptional selection of fine furniture, art and other luxury home design items.
Other featured Bailey House Auction items include two tickets to the acclaimed Broadway production of Indecent; two Air France Business Class tickets coupled with a three night stay in Paris in a couture suite designed by Maison Margiela at La Maison, Champs-Elysées; a hand painted Maison Margiela black leather “Doctor Bag” created by artist Scooter LaForge; a set visit for the Emmy Award-winning television show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; two tickets to the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, including a backstage visit with cast members Sally Field and Joe Montello; and a distinctive selection of furnishings and home décor.
Bailey House is proud to partner with the 2017 Official Media Sponsor, NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens). The 2017 Official Paint Sponsor is Benjamin Moore, and the company’s 2017 Color of the Year, Shadow 2117-30, will be the featured paint color throughout the auction.
Bailey House was among the first to partner with the design community to raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS related service. Since the first Auction in 1988, the annual event has raised over $15 million. All proceeds benefit Bailey House programs that help to positively impact and transform the lives of low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
For more information, visit www.baileyhouseauction.org. The event hashtag is #BHAuctionGala. Individual tickets start at $150.
For press credentials, please contact Clayton Neighbors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, press is invited to photograph the Gala dinner; food will be served at the Auction, following dinner.
Betsy & Hunt Lawrence
David France & Jonathan Starch
Giorgio Armani Corporation
Manhattan Mini Storage
Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP
Alan Tanksley, Inc.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) Long Island
Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB)
Gold Ticket Sponsors:
Stephen Henderson & James LaForce
Julie Martin & Ivan Fonseca
Jono Oliver & Katja Annell
NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens)
Official Paint Sponsor:
VIP Entourage Auction Sponsors:
Kathleen McGivney & Atom Moore
Décor Art Gallery
DJ Miss Guy
Goodman Media International
ROOQ Fine Art & Framing
ABOUT BAILEY HOUSE:
For the past 34 years, Bailey House has been the leader in addressing poverty, homelessness and access to healthcare among people living with HIV/AIDS. Acting upon the principle that housing is a human right, in 1983 Bailey House became the first provider of housing and critical services for homeless HIV-positive individuals. Today, armed with the knowledge that permanent housing is a proven structural intervention that improves access to healthcare while reducing the spread of HIV, Bailey House’s mission is to transform the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses through housing, health services and community support. For more information please visit our website.