The purpose is to perpetuate a national initiative that encourages people to pay tribute on 9/11 by engaging in charitable service or by doing good deeds. Over 700 young professionals attended the event on Saturday. Guests were provided passed hors d'oeuvres and a five-hour premium open bar at the event, which also featured a raffle, guest speaker, and an appearance by the popular DJ White Panda.
Proceeds from the Liberty Ball went toward funding the service project to assemble care packages for children of wounded military service members, which took place on Sunday. Any additional proceeds will be donated to MyGoodDeed.
The Sumeria Group's mission is to connect young professionals with non-profit organizations in the New York City area and introduce them to the many opportunities they provide. Sumeria was founded in 2011 by two young professionals living in New York City, and currently consists of over 40 dedicated members in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, and San Francisco.