The Winter 2011 Rock It and Wrap It Up Benefit Party

by Kermichelle Leo · December 19, 2011

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On Sunday, more than 350 guests attended the 1st annual Winter Party benefiting Rock and Wrap It Up at the home of Ed Bennett. The evening featured desserts by Bauli and Venieros Bakery, drinks provided by Faustini Wines, Belvedere, Bulldog Gin, Drink Code Blue and Peroni and also make-up provided by NYX cosmetics who flew winners from Germany to the event. All donations will assist people having a hard time during these winter months.

Live performances were presented by California, Joanne Borgella from "American Idol Season 7, J Randy, Ed Bennett ( VH1 Founder and former MTV CEO) and more. Founder Syd Mandelbaum took to the stage to educate guests on what the charity needed and hoped to do.

The hosting committee included Randolph K. Adler JR, Mauricio Ardila, Joanne Borgella, Douglas Dillon Bryan, Taylor Choi, Andrea Chung, Michael Glickman, Neeraj Karhade, John Kluge, Minsun Lee, Seema Mody, Wayne Price, Wyatt Rockefeller and Shuo Zhang.

Other notable guests included Mike Albanese, publisher of Spin Magazine, Anshuman Vohra CEO of Bulldog Gin, Supermodel Katya Zharkova, April Rudin from the Huffington Post, and founders of Faustini Wine Anthony & Michelle Faustini.

[Ed Bennett, Andrea Chung, Joanne Borgella]

Rock and Wrap it up is an anti-poverty organization working to fight poverty in New York City and across North America. The charity has fed over 500 million people since it began.