A Mamaroneck woman, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, has planned a fundraiser to benefit the crisis in Haiti to be held in Mamaroneck (at a new location) January 29.
Danielle Sajous Yergo says she has received support from corporate sponsors, including Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm based in Rye. Money raised at "Cocktails for a Cause," will go to Partners In Health (PIH), which works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world.
Cocktails for a Cause flyer (more information)
Yergo says she decided to act after failing to persuade the Rye Neck School District, where her three children attend school, to hold a fundraiser. After making her case at a Board of Education meeting this week, she says she was told it was against District policy.
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Cocktails For A Cause is Friday, January 29 at 7:00pm at Molly Spillane’s restaurant in Mamaroneck. Yergo says the initial response to the fundraiser was so great, she moved the event from a smaller venue in Larchmont. The suggested donation is $25 payable by check and made out to Partners In Health.