Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s ‘Project Beauty’ Event Draws Nearly 200 People

Mary Prenon | February 14, 2019

Carrie Giammarino, Tracie Silvestro, Nelly Lopez, Beatiz Alvarez, Veronica Suarez, Dally DeLeon, Aileen Yambo.

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s first event of 2019 drew almost 200 people to Neiman Marcus at The Westchester in White Plains for a “Project Beauty” event.

The luxury department store closed early for the special event that featured champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres, make-overs, professional headshots, and a “What’s New for Spring” runway show of fashions, makeup and skincare. Food was donated by Pax Romana, 808 Social, Haiku, Morton’s The Steakhouse, and El Cafetero.

“The energy at this spectacular event was priceless,” said Bonnie Koff, chair of the HGRF Fundraising Committee. “Every single person there said it was the most fabulous event ever.”

All attendees received a $25 Neiman Marcus gift card, and shopping was extended until 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s shopping spree will benefit the foundation.

“Because this event was so successful, I think this will bring more people out to our Pub Nights and to our Spring Fashion Show on April 4 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle,” added Koff.

The next HGRF Pub Night will be held on March 4 at Fortina in Yonkers, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The $25 event will feature appetizers and a cash bar. Additional Pub Nights will be held throughout the year in various Hudson Valley locations.

For more information on upcoming Pub Nights and the Fashion Show, please visit


Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications