On the first evening of October 2016, a new generation of philanthropists have emerged. Over 400 young professionals sailed off into the Hudson River on the Hornblower infinity for the second annual Boxer Bowtie Club gala.
The Boxer Bowtie Club was founded last year in Weston, Connecticut by a group of ambitious and successful young professionals. The goal of the organization is to be a philanthropic group that benefits specific charities in an united way. In the second annual “Cards for Camp” casino cruise, the club incredibly raised over $100,000. “We didn’t expect to reach our goal in just our second year,” says Luke Dudley, a club founding member.
All the proceeds from the event will go on to send 40 seriously ill kids to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The camp was founded by Paul Newman in 1988 with one premise in mind: Every child, no matter their illness, should be able to experience and celebrate the transformational spirit and friendships built at camp.
During the casino cruise, we had the chance to speak with club co-founder, Andy, and captured his vision for the organization. Andy said, “The Boxer Bowtie Club aims to inspire new groups of young folks that are focused on doing good things, such as volunteering their time, and making a difference. We want to be ambassadors for this new generation.” The night reflects the organization’s ultimate goal: To go above and beyond just charitable events, and to encourage the younger generation to give back to the community and to help the less fortunate.
The motto, “Gather, Give, Grow,” described the night perfectly, as more than 145 millennials gathered together to give to those in need and strengthening the community while raising awareness. These young men and women had an incredible night of fun and also walked away with a new appreciation for what they do and the impact they are having on these less fortunate kids and their families.
The extravagantly stylish and altruistic night was made possible with great sponsors like David Fin Ties, who provided all the amazing custom bow ties for the club, and Trunk Club, who will also be hosting the club’s expansion event to Dallas Clubhouse in the Spring of 2017. We cannot wait to see what the Boxer Bowtie Club has in store for us next year. The younger generation should look at this great organization and be inspired to do something now. As the great Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s persistent and most urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Special thanks to Lee Anna and Andy.