Beckie Owens & Drew Martin
New York Magazine's
Sarah Bernard, Hugo Lindgren
and Laura Nissbaum
TEACH FOR AMERICA
Clambake & Cocktails
Help New York Kids
Story by Edward T. Callaghan
MAGANSETT’S lush Indian Wells Beach was the magical setting for a sunset clambake hosted by Teach for America’s junior sponsors and sponsored by New York magazine.
Committee co-chairs Matthew Arendt and Maggie Jones rounded up some two dozen young movers and shakers to raise funds for the organization’s expansion in New York and its efforts to improve the education and life prospects of the city’s children.
As the sun set and the mist rolled onto the shore, tiki torches flickered over the 300 revelers who dined on steamed lobsters, mussels, clams, corn on the cob, ribs and chicken served up by Claws on Wheels. Appropriately, the beverage of choice was the fresh wines from Barefoot Cellars.
Among the guests sitting at low tables nestled in the sand were The Apprentice winner Kerry Perdew, New York magazine editors husband and wife Hugo Lindgren and Sarah Bernard, Gen-Art founder Ian Gerard, Iris Chen, TFA’s New York executive director, educator Josie Sandler, and political consultant Andrew Weinrich.
Also among the crowd were a number of TFA alumni including Becky Owens and Drew Martin, who told us how excited he was “to see the first 8th grade class” at one of the KIPP Charter schools.
Teach For America is a national corps of college graduates who commit two years to teach in public schools and become lifelong leaders to expand educational opportunity. www.teachforamerica.org.