Hetrick-Martin Institute’s School’s Out Benefit Raised Over $600K For LGBTQIA+ Youth

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The 2023 Annual Hetrick-Martin Institute’s School’s Out benefit raised over $600,000,  the highest amount in its history, on July 15.

HMI is the nation’s oldest LGBTQIA+ youth organization serving queer and trans youth, primarily of color, between the ages of 13 and 24. The money raised ensures that HMI’s young people will have the resources they need through the summer months when schools are closed and resources are scarce.

The event included cocktails and a VIP Best of The Hamptons Dinner featuring courses from Duryea’s, STK steak, Almond, Kerber’s Farm, and place settings by Christofle.

The event was co-chaired by Benjamin Dixon, Alessandro Ford-Rippolone and Brian Kelly and was held at the home of Nathan Orsman and Jose Castro in Water Mill.

Guests included Kelly Rippa and Mark Consuelos, Candace Bushnell, Don Lemon, Marci Klien, Antoni Porowski, Peter Som, Dennis Basso, Thom Filicia, David Kleinberg, and DJ Timo Welland, among others

Synchronized swim performances and mermen by WMC Creative were sponsored by Douglas Elliman’s Mackay Dixon Team.

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