The 2014 “Evening in the Hamptons” event benefitting New
York City Mission Society was held at the estate of Ted
and Dina Merrill Hartley in East Hampton, New York, on
August 30. The evening – attended by nearly 100 people -
raised nearly $60,000 to support New York City Mission
Society’s programs, which help break the cycle of poverty
for New York’s children, youth and families.
The event committee was chaired by Mr. Stanley H.
Rumbough, Secretary of the Board of Directors at New
York City Mission Society, son of Mrs. Hartley and proud
descendant of the Colgate and Rumbough families; and, Ms.
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and previous recipient of
the Dina Merrill Hartley Public Service Award.
“New York City Mission Society is extremely fortunate to
have such dedicated supporters as Jean Shafiroff,
Stanley Rumbough, and Ted and Dina Merrill Hartley,”
said the nonprofit’s President, Elsie McCabe Thompson.
“The funds raised at this event support our mission: to
improve the lives of children, youth and families.”
“My family has been proud to serve as longtime supporters of
the New York City Mission Society,” said Stanley Rumbough,
the third generation of Rumboughs to be involved with the
nonprofit. “This is an organization that cares about
improving the lives of youth, children and families in our
city that need help most. Core to the Mission Society’s
mission are caring and compassion; both are what motivated
us to get involved, and stay involved all of these years.”
“It’s a great privilege to be involved with the New York
City Mission Society,” said
“What I love most about Mission Society is that all of
us involved work together as a family with one strong common
mission. We all truly care about the future of the
This year’s event was a fun-filled evening of food, drinks,
fireworks, and special musical guest performances by Grammy
Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and educator Arturo
O’Farrill and singer Cole Rumbough.
Hamptons Magazine served as the event’s Media Sponsor.
Silent auction donors were: Botticelli Portraits Studio;
Michel Piranesi; Le Cirque Restaurant; Anotella Lemos/Roa’s
Restaurant; and, Maria Macconi/Giuseppe Zanotti necklace.
Attendees also received gift bags with items donated by Toni
& Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe.
“Evening in the Hamptons” follows the success of an
inaugural benefit hosted by longtime supporters Ted and Dina
Merrill Hartley in 2011. This year’s esteemed committee was
comprised of devoted philanthropists, including Peggy &
John Bader, Cornelia Bregman, Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead,
and New York City Mission Society President Elsie McCabe
All committee members dedicated their time and efforts to
garner a wonderful and successful event for New York City
About New York City Mission Society
New York City Mission Society (NYCMS) is a 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
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