Amy and Gary Green hosted the inaugural Footprint of Life Gala at their residence in Bridgehampton. The family-run The Green Vision Foundation curated a special evening that united like-minded organizations to collectively support and bring much-needed awareness to ecological conservation, while raising more than $600,000.
The jungle-themed “50 Shades of Green” soiree benefited the charity partners’ work to preserve and protect the natural world, promote community upliftment and support conservation programs across Africa. The inaugural event is anticipated to pave the way for many more events to come that will center around communities throughout the world.
The event featured delicious cocktails, curated food stations, a live auction and musical performances by Jan Blomqvist, Grace Vanderwaal and DJ Ruckus. Additionally, work by fine art photographer David Yarrow was displayed.
Discussing the importance and impact of the event, Global Ambassador Amy Green was passionate in her commitment: “The Footprint of Life Gala was not just about raising needed funds dedicated to the preservation of our planet, anti-poaching, rainforest protection, education, improving livelihoods and climate change around the world, It was also about raising the universal vibration. Coming together to find ways to support each other and make change in the most crucial parts of the world is vitally important. I am so fortunate to be able to raise my beautiful family in this lovely world and I cannot imagine waking up one day and all of our natural resources have been diminished and our wildlife extinct.”
Notable attendees included Erin Lichy of The Real Housewives of New York City, Rohan Oza of Shark Tank, Ramona Singer, Julia Haart, Karolína Kurková, Charlie Mayhew, Dr. Christina Rahm, Clayton Thomas, Andre Berto, Elton Ilirjani, Sasha and Oli Benz, Maria Buccellati, Jean Shafiroff, Rebecca Seawright, Cagri Kanver, Patricia Silverstein, Sydney Sadick, Devorah Rose, Lynn Scotti, Alie Mitchell, Josh Fox, -Bradford Rand, Nitin Gambhir, Elena Ulansky, Kavita Channe, Andrea Catsimatidis.
Sponsors for the event included The Brady Hunter Foundation, Ferrari, Deluxe Crystal Vodka USA, Princess Jewelers, Xin and Voltaire, Tequila Komos, Chef Meze, Sip Channé and Nobu. @thegreenvision
Photography by Jared Siskin, Marsin Mogielski