NEW YORK: The Pool Room at the Four Seasons Restaurant TECHO’s hosted the 3rd fundraising gala in a fun evening of entertainment and savouring of top wines from around the world paired with an exquisite three-course menu in support of TECHO’s work in Latin American slums.
TECHO was able to fundraise $460,000. This funds will be allocated to build 184 transitional homes, one of TECHO’s development programs.
Didier Depond, Président of Champagne Salon and Delamotte and Marc Perrín, CEO of Château de Beaucastel introduced their wines to the guests and stand out their commitment to eradicate poverty.
Guests ranged from TECHO’s network to members of Italian Wine Merchants’ and Domaine Select Wine Estate’s client base, including, wine collectors and wine enthusiasts, who are senior managers from the finance, banking, technology and media industries.
“Alongside overcoming poverty, TECHO has another crucial mission: to mobilize and empower youth globally, shaping the leaders of tomorrow. That is how, every year over 80,000 youth volunteers have worked side-by-side with families living in slums. Youth, that will soon become decision makers and after experiencing that really first hand, will be more prepared to tackle the global challenges they will face as business leaders and public figures,” says Diego Firpo TECHO-U.S CEO.
TECHO’s 3rd annual fundraising dinner was hosted by Jorge Mora, Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Group, Paolo Domeneghetti, CEO and Founder of Domaine Select Wine Estates, Sonia Dula, Vice Chairman for Latin America of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sergio Esposito, CEO and Founder of Italian Wine Merchants, Pablo Calderini, President and Chief Investment Officer of Graham Capital Management and Martin Brand, Senior Managing Director of Blackstone.
The event was sponsored by Macquarie as the Grand Cru sponsor; Rhone, Domaine Select Wine Estate, Goldman Sachs and Italian Wine Merchants as the Premier Cru sponsors.
TECHO is a 501 (c) 3 youth-led non-profit organization that seeks to overturn poverty in disadvantaged areas of Latin America by linking volunteers with local community leaders to transform slums into empowered communities. TECHO operates in 19 Latin American countries. Through community development programs, TECHO aims to create a poverty-free world. For more information visit www.techo.org/us