Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund to Host First Annual Bini Winter Bash

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Staten Island-based non-profit hosts fundraiser on January 31st at Nicotra's Ballroom on Staten Island featuring experiential auction items as well as live musical performance by Rob Bass.

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First Annual Bini Winter Bash: Saturday, January 31st at Nicotra's Ballroom at The Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island

We've created something that we hope will change the way people perceive charitable events.

The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund, a Staten Island-based non-profit, is kicking off 2015 with its First Annual Bini Winter Bash at Nicotra’s Ballroom at The Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, January 31st. The event will feature experiential auction prizes, cocktail hour, live performance by artist Rob Bass, and an after party at Above Rooftop.

“We’ve created something that we hope will change the way people perceive charitable events,” said Massimo DiDonna, President of The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund. “We’re looking to shift the paradigm from a traditional gala people attend because they feel obligated, to an outstanding event open to the public that happens to be centered on philanthropy.”

The organization, which is also the driving force behind two of the Island’s largest events, Bikers for Bini at The Staten Island Mall and Back to The Beach in conjunction with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, is aiming to provide a new experience for the traditional philanthropist circuit, while also engaging an audience that may not typically attend fundraisers.

“This event is going to special,” said Andy Gonchar of Shore to Shore Realty Partners, one of The Bini Winter Bash event sponsors. “We are proud to be a part of it, and we’re looking forward to helping The Bini Fund raise money to help the Staten Island community in times of need.”

Some of the experiential items that will be available in the silent auction will include the opportunity to be a fighter pilot for a day, a chance to drive high end luxury vehicles including a Bentley, Ferrari and Maserati, sporting event packages and more.    

Tickets to the event are $125 for adults and include full cocktail hour, gourmet sit down dinner, top shelf open bar, live performance by Rob Bass, and after party at Above Rooftop. Tickets, sponsorship, and more information available by visiting http://www.binifund.org or dialing (718) 412- 1851.

About The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund
The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization created to honor the heroism of fallen firefighter Carl V. Bini and continue his life-long belief in helping others. The Bini Fund supports the community through scholarships, emergency grants and special needs assistance. The Fund is uniquely positioned to adapt to the changing needs of communities, especially in times of crisis.

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