The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) welcomed 500 guests to its 29th Annual Summer Gala Benefit to benefit educational and environmental programming and initiatives at the Museum. The event honored Courtney Ross, Founder of the Ross institute, Ross School & the Ross Learning System; Don Church, President of Global Wildlife Conservation; and Russell Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer of Global Wildlife Conservation. Chairs were Sammi & Scott Seltzer, and Patsy & Jeff Tarr, with co-Hosts Leslie Clarke, Alex Guarnaschelli & Debra Halpert.

The VIP Cocktail Reception featured a delicious tasting menu created and presented chefs from The Bell & Anchor * Calissa Hamptons * East Hampton Grill * The Golden Pear * Grand Banks * Hayground School * Ketcham’s Seafarm * Manna Restaurant * Mecox Bay Dairy *Montauk Shellfish Company * Page At 63 Main * Saaz Restaurant * Southampton Social Club.

Scholarships were given out at the event to students with an interest in horticulture of landscape architecture.

Photos by: Rob Rich/


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