Last Saturday, June 9, a bevy of young adults, clad in white, flocked to 121 Fulton Street in Manhattan to honor Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that aims to create quality education for all children through the implementation of new schools and learning programs, increasing access to education and fostering global, sustainable communities.
Upon arrival at the event, patrons had their pictures taken on the step-and-repeat at the door, before entering a dimly lit room where servers hovered about passing hors d’œuvre. The main attraction, predictably, was the open bar, which dolled out vodka lemonade libations and rosé. A live DJ set kept things upbeat on the dance floor with mash-ups of house and top-40 tunes. The raucous merriment was only briefly paused for a quick thank-you from the event organizers, who expressed gratitude for everyone’s generous contributions.