Looking back one week to the amazing series of events for TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art. We started off with the auction’s kickoff party First Look and a fun theme of “Calling All Curious”. We had a ton of rain last week, so we had to put up a tent but that wasn’t enough to keep us down or cause a great crowd from enjoying the night. The food was tasty from Lombardi Family Concepts, the drinks were divine from Belvedere vodka, our good pal DJ Lucy Wrubel rocked the music and the evening was presented by Fossil watches. Going along with the costumed theme was Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, who came dressed as Raggedy Ann and Andy, and co-chairman Elaine Agather, who helmed the event with her daughter, Bradley Agather Means. Elaine as style icon Iris Apfel and Bradley as a pineapple.
With Saturday came the Gala Auction and glam quotient was kicked up accordingly. You can’t go wrong when you start your night with a glass of Dom Perignon! That was followed by an amazing multi-course dinner by Cassandra Fine Catering and a performance by Robin Thicke. And then it was time to raise some money and boy did they ever. A stunning $8.6 million was raised that night, bringing their 17 year tally to more than $60 million for amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research and the Dallas Museum of Art.
And last but certainly not least, this year was extra-special and personal for us because Todd was honored as well. It was announced that Todd has donated $1 million of in-kind services to Two x Two over the years and he received a timepiece from sponsor Harry Winston for his contributions in raising awareness for HIV/AIDS. Todd said it best about his big night, “Shocked and awed. Couldn’t be more proud of our support and our teams hard work for such a worthy cause!”
[ All photos by Roderick Pena ]