|We love when real estate gives back, and so many of you are donating and holding great fundraisers. For one, Trinity Real Estate sponsored The Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Family Benefit and Concert on May 22 at Webster Hall, which raised more than $125k for the organization. The day included a family carnival and concert (above, musicians Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell), and was hosted by The Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. Proceeds will support the expansion of CMA’s free arts programming for children and the development of the museum’s new 10k SF facility at 103 Charlton St, which opens this fall. Trinity Real Estate owns 40% of the built space in Hudson Square, the neighborhood which CMA will soon be calling home. (Donate to CMA here.)
|Golfer Christy O’Connor Jr and actor Liam Neeson were among the VIPs that joined Fitzpatrick Hotel Group CEO John Fitzpatrick at Sleepy Hallow Country Club for the 18th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner, which raised more than $300k to support the peace process in Northern Ireland and benefit orgs that help children (bringing the grand total raised over the 18 years to more than $1.5M).The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group operates the 91-room Fitzpatrick Manhattan at 687 Lexington and 155-room Fitzpatrick Grand Central at 141 E 44th St.
|Real estate, legal, and finance folks were on hand—poker hand, that is—for the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s fifth annual poker tournament, where they raised $50k to fund research to find a cure for those affected by neurofibromatosis. Pictured are committee members and participants: Morgan Lewis’ Marisa Fries, M&T Bank’s Jonathan Tolpin, Flaster Greenberg’s Ken Goodkind, 2002 World Series of Poker champion Robert Varkonyi, Penn State’s Corey Altman, event co-chair Dan Altman of Belkin Burden, CRF prez George Orfanakos, and Union Square Hospitality Group’s Ronald Palmese. The winner was CTF’s Garrett Gleeson. Couldn’t make it? You can still donate here.
|The Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) also contributed $50k to the second annual Every Woman Matters Walk, a May 22 fundraiser at Jones Beach for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Katz Women’s Hospitals of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Above, North Shore-LIJ’s Kevin Dwyer accepts the donation from LIREG prez David Einbinder of First Development Corp, The Signature Group’s Peter Schapero, and Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid’s Samuel Yedid. (Donate to North Shore-LIJ here.)
|And ING Financial Services and MTM Technologies’ presented the Yorkville Common Pantry with $150k of new computer equipment and services, helping NYC’s largest community-based food pantry with tech upgrades to assist with business accounting, ordering supplies, and inventory control. Pictured are ING’s Elaine Clark, YCP’s Stephen Grimaldi, and MTM’s Rodney Callum. The donated equipment includes 28 computer workstations, three printers, and two servers. MTM is ING’s IT vendor, and the donation was made possible through it suppliers, which include Cisco, Citrix, NetApp, Ingram Micro, Wyse, Microsoft, Appsense, and Trend Micro. (Donate to YCP here.)