“We are honored that Ina Garten is opening her home to host a fundraiser in support of some of the youngest – and most imperiled – members of our community,” expressed Lance Elder, President and CEO at EAC Network. “Her generosity by sharing her magnificent surroundings and her exuberant personality is a boon to EAC Network and those we serve.”
On Friday, July 25, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, will host an exclusive summer Garden Party to benefit the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids, a program of EAC Network.
Guests will gather in Garten’s gardens at her Hamptons home to enjoy wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Attendees can also view the test kitchen where she films her Food Network show, receive a signed cookbook and have the opportunity to meet the celebrity chef and author. The afternoon will include special guest Katie Beers, who will discuss the issue of child abuse and how the CAC provides a neutral, child-focused environment where a coordinated response to child abuse allegations may be pursued in ways that support and protect children, non-offending parents, and other family members.
A limited number of tickets are available for the summer Garden Party. Contact Alena Jones at (516) 539-0150 x117 or [email protected] to make a donation of $500 per guest.