GO Project 2015 Spring Benefit

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Go Project Benefit 2014 Photo
Dratch poses at the Spring 2014 Benefit. Photo: Courtesy of 501auctions.com

The GO Project, a downtown-based non-profit organization that aims to help students in under-resourced public schools, is hosting their annual benefit at the Bowery Hotel on April 22. This year’s benefit is hosted by the hilarious Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live and is co-sponsored by The Weinstein Company, Carolina Herrera, and Ramy Brook. Together, important names in film, fashion, television and more will be partnering with downtown New York residents to enjoy a night in the beautiful hotel while raising funds and spreading knowledge about the organization.

The evening will include both a silent and a live auction as well as a raffle featuring many exclusive prizes. There will also be tasting tables and refreshments provided by some of New York’s most popular restaurants/bakeries, like the Beatrice Inn, Milk & Cookies Bakery and Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, to name a few. To purchase tickets for the benefit or donate to the cause, please check out the event’s website. You can also visit the GO Project’s website to learn more about the organization and what steps they are taking to shape the academic futures of students in the downtown area.

-by Johanna Silver

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