Last night, The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) honored longtime event chair members and ASPCA volunteers Laura Zambelli Barket and Mindy Fortin as well as actress and animal advocate Cecily Strong this evening at the ASPCA’s 21st annual Bergh Ball. Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi returned as the Masters of Ceremonies, while Sam French kept the crowd dancing throughout the evening at The Plaza Hotel.
Jamie Niven hosted the live auction portion of the evening, which featured several high-end items and experiences, including a once-in-a-lifetime pet photo shoot by award-winning animal photographer Seth Casteel, which sold twice for $23,000 each. The Billy Joel VIP concert tickets with a meet-and-greet and signed vinyl, sold for $29,000.
The ASPCA Bergh Ball, the cornerstone of the organization’s fundraising efforts honored Laura Zambelli Barket and Mindy Fortin with the ASPCA® Compassion Award and Cecily Strong received the ASPCA® Voice for Animals Award.
Other VIP guests in attendance included, Nina Agdal, Arriana and Dixon Boardman, Mark Gilbertson, Wes Gordon, Jessica Hart, Gillian Hearst, Carolina Herrera, Orfeh, Andy Karl, Linda Lloyd Lambert, Luann De Lesseps, Mark Badgley, James Mischka, Chuck & Ellen Scarborough, Jessica Shyba, Brad Walsh, Veronica Webb, and many others
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