New York, March 2009:
The British Memorial Garden Trust held its sixth
annual gala fundraiser, “Twilight in the Garden,” at
Guastavino’s in New York
on February 25, 2009, drawing a steadfast crowd of 500
in support of the
park and garden in Lower Manhattan’s Hanover Square.
One of the leading events of the Anglo-American calendar
in New York,
honoring the 67 victims of September 11 and fostering
highlight ties with the UK, the evening featured
cocktails, dinner, dancing
and a silent auction.
In addition, there was the presentation of four awards:
For Outstanding contributions to Transatlantic Relations
presented to: Daniel S. Glaser, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Marsh,
Inc. and George W. von Mallinckrodt, KBE, President, Schroders plc.
- to the family of Frank McGarahan, former COO,
Wealth, who lost his life from injuries sustained when
he selflessly went to
the aid of victims of street crime in September 2008.
This award is introduced for the first time this year.
- awarded to ICAP and to be accepted by John Nixon,
Chief Executive Officer, ICAP Electronic Broking
for the company’s charitable
initiatives that have benefitted numerous organizations.
This award was introduced this year to recognize
innovation in philanthropy.