Daughter of New York City mayor heads fundraiser for Home Safe’s effort to aid abused children
Photo by Kathy Russell
WELLINGTON — Professional equestrian and philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was selected to serve as honorary event chairwoman for the inaugural Jump for Home Safe, an entertaining event of world-class equestrian competition and unique interactive fun for attendees of all ages. The event is set for Saturday, February 5 as part of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington.
Actively involved in charitable work, Bloomberg is lending her strong support to help raise funds and awareness for Home Safe – a non-profit
organization helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Home Safe serves over 14,000 infants, children and adults annually in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas, and has seven facilities – including locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth.
Jump for Home Safe is a family-friendly evening consisting of: VIP seating for the equestrian competition, horseless jump contests for attendees of all ages, dinner under the stars and live and silent auction items.
“We’re proud Georgina Bloomberg has joined Home Safe’s efforts to help fight child abuse and domestic violence in south Florida,” said Cherie Copenhaver, event chair and a board member of Home Safe. “She’s an exceptional role model for young women looking to make positive contributions to society.”
“I am equally excited, proud and humbled to participate in such a fun event that benefits such a worthy cause as Home Safe,” said Georgina Bloomberg. “Palm Beach County is my second home and helping abused and neglected children is paramount for me and should be for the entire community.”
Individuals named as event co-chairs include: Charles Moorcroft, J Bar Ranch (Jennifer Bieling), Stepping Stone Farm (Sandy Kelly, Monty Kelly, Amy Momrow, Shaine Brooks), and Sweet Oak Farm (Shane and Ali Sweetnam).
Event committee members include: Ann Marie Barry, Amy Carpenter, Caron Dockerty, Gwen Dvorkin, Jessica Eisenfelder, Megan Eisenfelder, Brittany Hammel, Jacqui Hammel, Lynn Holcomb, Janet Lano, Jackie Lano, Ada Molina, Lisa Mills, Alice Nelson, Hannah Patten, Gloria Pierson, Brooke Qualk, Karen Roderman, Kayla Roderman, Maggie Stolzberg, and Rob Vargas.
In existence since 1979, Home Safe is a nationally-accredited non-profit organization helping improve the lives of victims of child abuse and domestic violence, with a growing emphasis on prevention. Each year, Home Safe serves over 14,000 infants, children and women in south Florida and surrounding areas.
Tickets are $125. For information, call 561-383-9800, extension 1309, or visit wwww.jumpforhomesafe.org.