Special evening raises more than $2 million for Three Square

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 16, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — A very special evening featuring fashion, food and fundraising recently took place to raise money for Three Square’s Bag Childhood Hunger initiative.

The event took place in the private residence of Diana Bennett of The Bennett Family Foundation and board president of Three Square.

The evening celebrated a $1 million matching gift from The Engelstad Family Foundation. By the end of the evening, more $2 million was raised for the Bag Childhood Hunger.

Attendees were treated to the unique sounds of musician Daniel Park; a fashion show styled by Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing; a performance by instrumental composer and performer William Joseph; and food by some of the top chefs in the city including chefs Eric and Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chef Kim Canteenwalla of Honey Salt, Chef Brett Ottolenghi of Artisanal Foods, Chef Eric Klein of Spago and Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Chef Megan Romano of Chocolate & Spice Bakery, Chefs Kristen LoVullo and Ashley Mastowski of Gimme Some Sugar, and coffee connoisseur Robert Rueter of Espresso Amore.

Almost 300 people attended the event. Notable attendees included: Brian Ayala, Elizabeth Blau, Barbara Bell, Michael Brown, Denise Cashman, Tom Clearwater, Jeri Crawford, Julie Downs, Victor Drai, Abbie Friedman, Laura Gabel, Jody Ghanem, Jaswinder and Monica Grover, Izzy Haring, Hillary Heard, Laura Herlovich, Patrick and Supannika Hughes, Joe Jackson, Marianne Johnson, Annmarie Jones, Bart Jones, Steve Jones, Dan Juba, Elizabeth Kaplan, Rich and Claire MacDonald, Kay Maddox, Seth Makowsky, Robyn and Aldo Manzini, Scott Menke, Irma McDow, Susan Molasky, Brian and Angel Nettles, Ted and Maria Quirk, David and Mindy Rice, Sinni Richardson, Anita Romero, Amy Rossetti, Mario and Francine Sanchez, Michael Shulman, Linsey and Mike Slanker, Stan Tomchin, Carolynn and Jesika Towbin, Lynn and Bill Weidner, and Beni Velazquez.

The evening was produced by David Steen and completely underwritten by The Bennett Family Foundation. Decor was provided Destinations by Design and Foxtail Floral. DJ Comfort Jones also entertainment guests.

Additional sponsors included: Barrick Gold Corporation, Albertsons, Changing Lives Community Fund, Faith & James Night Foundation, Inc., MacDonald Highlands, MGM Resorts International, Neiman Marcus, The Shulman Family Foundation, ShulmanSays.com, Tony & Renee Marlon Family Foundation, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Wynn Resorts.

The campaign ends May 16. More than 130,000 children in Southern Nevada are food-insecure and don’t always know where their next meal is coming from, especially during the summer.

For more information about Three Square, click here.


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