Photo Coverage: Dina Merrill & Ted Hartley Host New York City Mission Society Benefit

Dina Merrill and TEd Hartley along with distinguished Event Committee Members Lizzi Bickford, Charles Bullock, Cornelia Bregman, John U. Moorhead, Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean Shafiroff hosted a perfect summer soiree on August 31, 2013 in East Hampton, NY.

The intimate benefit dinner was held at the private estate of Mr. & Mrs. Hartley, the intimate evening included dinner, fireworks, and live musical performances by Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas and cabaret singer Cole Rumbough. There were over 50 guests in attendance, including Martha Stewart, former Ambassador to Finland and American Red Cross chairperson Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Sharon Bush, R. Couri Hay, and Randi Schatz, to name a few. The evening also marked the 30th anniversary of board service by Mr. Stanley H. Rumbough, son of Mrs. Dina Merrill Hartley. Mr. Rumbough, a proud descendant of the Colgate and Rumbough families, has continued the legacy of service to New York City Mission Society because of his dedication to the organization's mission.

"We are truly blessed. The generosity of our committee members and guests is absolutely amazing." said Maria Orengó, New York City Mission Society's Interim Executive Director. "This support allows us to continue to do the necessary work to help break the cycle of poverty for New York City's children, youth and families." Committee Member Jean Shafiroff, added that she had the opportunity to visit the Harlem based Minisink Townhouse program site last year and was "inspired by the incredible work of the staff and program participants." She encouraged all of the guests to continue to support the organization. The evening was a great success raising over $40 thousand dollars for New York City Mission Society.

New York City Mission Society is a 200 year old multi-service community-based organization that improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city's most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generation to come.

For more information about New York City Mission Society and its programs, visit

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Jean Shafiroff, Stanly H. Rumbough, Dina Merrill, Christine Andreas, Cole Rumbough

Stanly H. Rumbough, Cole Rumbough, Martha Stewart, Leah Jensen Rumbough

Christine Andreas & Cole Rumbough

Christine Andreas

Cole Rumbough

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