The 5th Annual Autism Speaks To Young Professionals Summer Soiree

by Tara Keady · July 22, 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

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Autism Speaks, with the help of Event Co-Chairs Jesse Morris, Danny Ryan, Phil Quartuccio and a committee made up of Young Professionals with diverse backgrounds, initiated an event series -- Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) -- in an effort to reach out to a generation of people who may not be as familiar with the disorder, which affects one in 88 individuals in the US. Braving almost 100-degree heat on Thursday, AS2YP welcomed supporters, including AS2YP alum Amanda Neiderauer and the newest model turned advocate Jacquelyn Jablonski.

More than 350 guests took to the dance floor of the Highline Ballroom to raise more than $30,000 for Autism Speaks at the 5th Annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Summer Soiree. Signature blue martinis were flowing as the crowd of revelers danced the night away to the beats of celebrity DJs TCUP, CHACHI and Caleb Loftus.

Jacquelyn Jablonski [Jacquelyn Jablonski on the left]

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

Jason Gustafson, Michelle Lugo [Jason Gustafson, Michelle Lugo]

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013

AS2YP Summer Soiree at The Highline Ballroom 2013