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Annual Benefit | Reimagining Architecture

Date

Oct 15, 2022
5:00 PM–9:00 PM

Venue

Grace Farms, CT

Ticket price

Sold Out

This Event is Sold Out. Thank you for your support of Grace Farms!

Grace Farms Foundation will celebrate its 7th anniversary with its annual benefit, an immersive evening with dinner and dancing in the SANAA-designed River building among a dynamic fall landscape and community of supporters. This year’s theme, Reimagining Architecture, invites us to come together, rethink our relationship to the built environment, and contemplate ethical choices that create a more humane future. Tickets are currently sold out.

This special evening will include:

5 pm: cocktails and artist encounters

6:15 pm: music feature

6:30 pm: dinner with a featured performance by Grammy Award winning vocalist and saxophonist, Camille Thurman, and presentation of the evening’s honorees

8:30 pm: dancing and music by DJ Clean who “specializes in Open Format Djing which means he can provide an eclectic mix within a single night. His extraordinary talent to play for diverse crowds is why he is considered “The Sound of The People.

Since Grace Farms’ founding as a new kind of public space that brings together people from all ages and backgrounds, we have reimagined architecture and its relationship to nature and people. This relationship has galvanized new outcomes locally and globally, from providing food relief to those in our community to advocating for our environment and advancing the ambitious goal of removing forced labor from our architecture. This year, against the backdrop of an expansive preserve and fall sky, we invite you to engage with possibilities and consider a world where sustainability extends beyond architecture’s impact on our environment and people.

This event raises sustaining funds for Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary programs, including the Design for Freedom movement, initiated by Grace Farms to eliminate forced labor from the building materials supply chain.

Join us at the Grace Farms annual benefit, as we rethink our relationship with the built environment and design a more humane future.


On behalf of the Grace Farms Foundation Board of Directors and event Co-Chairs, two distinguished honorees will be recognized for their innovative contributions to the Design for Freedom movement:

Nina Cooke John | Founding Principal, Studio Cooke John Architecture + Design, Shadow of a Face, Harriet Tubman Monument | Design for Freedom Pilot Project

Debbie Propst | President of Global Retail, MillerKnoll

 

co-chairs

Abby Bangser

Angela Mwanza

Patricia Gruits

Silvia Baldini

 

featuring

Music Direction by Marcus G. Miller

New artistic composition by Hillary Waters Fayle

 

a special thank you to UBS Private Wealth Management,

our collaborator-level sponsor:

 

benefit committee (as of 9/8)

Abby and Matt Bangser

Alice Mahoney

Amanda Martocchio

Anahata Foundation

Antonio Rillosi, Extravega

Bridgewater Associates

Eric Yarboi

Frederick Noyes

Hayes and James Slade, Slade Architecture

Heather and Kyle Delaney

Holland & Knight

Jane and Peter Hunsinger

Jane Musky and Tony Goldwyn

Jeanette and Michael Chen

Joseph Mizzi, Sciame Construction

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Kelly O’Connor and Gerry Pasciucco

Sara and Bret Wiener

Sharon and Bob Prince

SHoP Architects

Terence and Montie Meehan

Todd Blanke and Angela Mwanza, UBS Private Wealth

UBS Private Wealth Management

Vani and Seth Birnbaum

 

in-kind donors

Four Root Farm

MASS.Made

MillerKnoll

Moffly Media

Olio Piro

Ruinart

 

Note: Membership discount does not apply to fundraisers, including the Annual Benefit. 

 


Grace Farms Members enjoy a 20% discount on programs and events. Learn more about Membership.

Students ages 18 and up qualify for special student pricing. Please be prepared to show your student I.D. or proof of enrollment at check-in. Grace Farms offers 30% off to all students with the exception of a few select events. 

Children ages 17 and under qualify for a special child price when available.

Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives — nature, arts, justice, community, and faith — and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.

This Event is Sold Out. Thank you for your support of Grace Farms!

Grace Farms Foundation will celebrate its 7th anniversary with its annual benefit, an immersive evening with dinner and dancing in the SANAA-designed River building among a dynamic fall landscape and community of supporters. This year’s theme, Reimagining Architecture, invites us to come together, rethink our relationship to the built environment, and contemplate ethical choices that create a more humane future. Tickets are currently sold out.

This special evening will include:

5 pm: cocktails and artist encounters

6:15 pm: music feature

6:30 pm: dinner with a featured performance by Grammy Award winning vocalist and saxophonist, Camille Thurman, and presentation of the evening’s honorees

8:30 pm: dancing and music by DJ Clean who “specializes in Open Format Djing which means he can provide an eclectic mix within a single night. His extraordinary talent to play for diverse crowds is why he is considered “The Sound of The People.

Since Grace Farms’ founding as a new kind of public space that brings together people from all ages and backgrounds, we have reimagined architecture and its relationship to nature and people. This relationship has galvanized new outcomes locally and globally, from providing food relief to those in our community to advocating for our environment and advancing the ambitious goal of removing forced labor from our architecture. This year, against the backdrop of an expansive preserve and fall sky, we invite you to engage with possibilities and consider a world where sustainability extends beyond architecture’s impact on our environment and people.

This event raises sustaining funds for Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary programs, including the Design for Freedom movement, initiated by Grace Farms to eliminate forced labor from the building materials supply chain.

Join us at the Grace Farms annual benefit, as we rethink our relationship with the built environment and design a more humane future.


On behalf of the Grace Farms Foundation Board of Directors and event Co-Chairs, two distinguished honorees will be recognized for their innovative contributions to the Design for Freedom movement:

Nina Cooke John | Founding Principal, Studio Cooke John Architecture + Design, Shadow of a Face, Harriet Tubman Monument | Design for Freedom Pilot Project

Debbie Propst | President of Global Retail, MillerKnoll

 

co-chairs

Abby Bangser

Angela Mwanza

Patricia Gruits

Silvia Baldini

 

featuring

Music Direction by Marcus G. Miller

New artistic composition by Hillary Waters Fayle

 

a special thank you to UBS Private Wealth Management,

our collaborator-level sponsor:

 

benefit committee (as of 9/8)

Abby and Matt Bangser

Alice Mahoney

Amanda Martocchio

Anahata Foundation

Antonio Rillosi, Extravega

Bridgewater Associates

Eric Yarboi

Frederick Noyes

Hayes and James Slade, Slade Architecture

Heather and Kyle Delaney

Holland & Knight

Jane and Peter Hunsinger

Jane Musky and Tony Goldwyn

Jeanette and Michael Chen

Joseph Mizzi, Sciame Construction

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Kelly O’Connor and Gerry Pasciucco

Sara and Bret Wiener

Sharon and Bob Prince

SHoP Architects

Terence and Montie Meehan

Todd Blanke and Angela Mwanza, UBS Private Wealth

UBS Private Wealth Management

Vani and Seth Birnbaum

 

in-kind donors

Four Root Farm

MASS.Made

MillerKnoll

Moffly Media

Olio Piro

Ruinart

 

Note: Membership discount does not apply to fundraisers, including the Annual Benefit. 

 


Grace Farms Members enjoy a 20% discount on programs and events. Learn more about Membership.

Students ages 18 and up qualify for special student pricing. Please be prepared to show your student I.D. or proof of enrollment at check-in. Grace Farms offers 30% off to all students with the exception of a few select events. 

Children ages 17 and under qualify for a special child price when available.

Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives — nature, arts, justice, community, and faith — and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.

Date

Oct 15, 2022
5:00 PM–9:00 PM

Venue

Grace Farms, CT

Ticket price

Sold Out

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