Summer Soiree Success!

Last Thursday, August 10, 2017, Lakota Children’s Enrichment hosted a Summer Soiree at a spectacular private residence in a brownstone in Gramercy Park, NYC. Approximately 50 supporters attended the intimate gathering to learn about LCE’s work and to meet our new Executive Director, Autumn White Eyes. Maggie Dunne, LCE’s Founder and Board Chair, welcomed the group and gave the history of LCE’s founding. Autumn followed Maggie’s introduction by speaking about growing up in Pine Ridge, as well as LCE’s impact on her life and the lives of Lakota children. Autumn further set forth her vision of creating more arts, enrichment and mentorship opportunities for youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

This event was hosted by LCE’s board of directors:
Cindy Dunne, Esq.
Maggie Dunne, Chair of Board
Timothy Chilson Dunne
Paul Goldenberg
Ujju Mahatme, Esq.
Susanne Pari
Brenda Schad, Choctaw/Cherokee
Nora Steinman
Jonathan Ungar
Anna Elise Walton
Janet Whiting, Oglala Lakota

LCE wants to thank its host committee and everyone who made it the event to support our work. We cannot do this work without our supporters. Executive Director Autumn White Eyes said, “The night was a huge success! I loved meeting new friends and catching up with old friends to share about our work. I am really excited to be leading LCE this year and would love the extra support so that we can grow our team and expand our programs! Thank you to everyone who came out.”

Check out some of the photos from the event in the slide show above. If you were unable to make it to this event, but would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, then please head on over to our donate page.

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