The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center celebrated it’s 13th Annual GET WILD event on a beautiful day in the Hamptons! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl’s Little Orchard Garden on Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton, NY. The event honored Scarlett Magda, DVM and Carl Safina, PHD, and welcomed distinguished guests to celebrate the united efforts to rehabilitate animals and successfully release them back into the wild across Long Island.
Guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light fare, and a silent auction. The cocktail party featured appearances from some of the hawks and owls the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center has rehabilitated that are non-releasable and now reside at the Center.
Notable attendees included: Ginnie Frati, Shelley Berkoski, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Ramona Singer, Ellen & Chuck Scarborough, Linda Lambert, Jonathan McCann, Joan and Bernard Carl, Alexandra Campbell, Jill Rappaport, Robert Zimmerman, Jordan & Brianna Schultz, Leslie Alexander, Howard Lorber, Susan Bourdeau, Missy Hargraves, Debbie Bancroft, Carl Safina, Scarlett Magda, Andy Sabin, Maryann Marston, Ingrid Edelman, Renee Schlather, Brigid Fitzgerald, Michael Katz, Nancy Regula, Curtis Silwa, Mary and Michael Warren, Hillary Ross, Patricia Watt, Claudia and Bill Walters, Amy Molnar and Justin Molnar.
This year’s GET WILD Summer Benefit sponsors included: Greater Houston Foundation, Linda & Ben Lambert , Jonathan McCann, Douglas Elliman of Long Island, Leslie Alexander, D. Porthault, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Susan Dusenberry, Rosalie Brinton, Howard Marton, Ellen & Chuck Scarborough, Ingrid & Thomas Edelman, Maryann & Bob Marston, Dayton, Ritz & Osborne, Winfield Foundation, Fiduciary Trust Co. International, Allison Maher Stern, Bill Schlegel, The Corcoran Group, World Wide Group, BNB, Town & Village Realty Services, Amy Molnar, Tundra Wolf, Audrey Gruss, Patricia Preu, Dr. Roberta J.M. Olson and Alexander B.V. Johnson, W. Dean Gomolka Landscape Design Corp., Hutchison Landscape Services Inc., Perry Gershon, Sony Schotland and Hamptons Employment Agency.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc., Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grassroots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 3,000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists, and volunteers. Over 300 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and freshwater wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. Thus, it is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that is recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives more than 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance involving wild animal encounters. The center also provides educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $650,000, almost all of which comes from generous donors.
For more information, visit: www.wildliferescuecenter.org
Photo credit: 1) Beth Ostrosky Stern. 2) Ramona Singer. 3) Robert Zimmerman Ellen Scarborough Jill Rappaport and Chuck Scarborough. 4) Vivianne Campbell, and Alexandra Campbell. 5) Shelley Berkoski, and Renee Schlather. 6) Nancy Regula, and Curtis Sliwa. 7) Missy Hargraves and Debbie Bancroft. 8) Susan Bourdeau, Howard Lorber. 9) Susan Bourdeau and Howard Lorber. 9. Amy Molnar, Justin Molnar, and Shelley Berkoski. 10) Amy Molnar, Justin Molnar and Shelley Berkoski. 11) Mary Warren, and Michael Warren.