$55k For Haiti, Setting The (Cash) Bar High For Fundraising Parties

by Chiara Atik · January 21, 2010

Lyman Carter, Andres Santo Domingo, Lily Donaldson, Ted Smith, and Derek Blasberg (above) were among the many, many New Yorkers who turned out for "A Night To Benefit Haiti" at the Thompson LES last night. The party, along with a sister event in Los Angeles raised $55,000 for Haitian relief efforts. Our complete post on the event will be up later in the afternoon, but here are a few pictures to tide you over until then...-

Despite complaints that the bar wasn't open (uhm...it's a FUNDraiser. To raise FUNDS. For people who don't have WATER let alone Vodka Sodas), the party was a major success, and the total amount raised is definitely the number to beat for upcoming Haiti benefits.

Johannes Huebl, Olivia Palermo, Tim Schipporeit

Fabiola Beracasa, Ali Wise DJ Mark Ronson

Fabiola Beracasa, Ali Wis, DJ Mark Ronson

Duke Merriman, Rachelle Hruska, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Serena Merriman

[All photos by Billy Farrell for PMc]