The Pink Agenda’s 15th Annual Gala Hosted By Giuliana & Bill Rancic Raised Over $280,000

by Freya Drohan

Last Thursday evening, over 450 attendees gathered—mostly in pink!—to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving breast cancer research, as The Pink Agenda’s annual gala returned. The celebration brought in more than $280,000 and saw Kendra Scott received the Icon Award in recognition of her company’s staunch support of the fight against the illness.

Television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic were on hosting duty, joined by special guest, TODAY Show regular Jill Martin. The evening, hosted at Tribeca Rooftop, saw Martin bestow the Icon Award on Kendra Scott (accepted by company president Tom Nolan) and also featured remarks from The Pink Agenda founder Nicole Seagriff, who has beaten breast cancer twice.

As always, Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH program selected a young woman living with breast cancer to pamper and treat. This year’s recipient was Erin Rabbitt, a 37-year-old mom and Sergeant of the New York Police Department, who received a shopping spree at Kendra Scott with her family, and a full red carpet-ready makeover experience ahead of the gala.

Erin Rabbitt, Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Bill Rancic led the live auction, which saw money-can’t-buy items such as a chance to sit in on a Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal fetch big numbers in the room.

Co-chairs for the event were Gabriela Citrone and Alanna Griswold, with honorary co-chairs Zoe Katz Samuels and Alex Zelman. The event host committee was comprised of Steven Beltrani, Michael Blanchard, Chiara Citrone, Laureen Dejong, Tierney Model Ehrhart, Alex Eckstein, Otto Eckstein, William Eckstein, Casey Fleming, Bridget Glazarov, Charlotte Gray, Danielle Lauder, Rachel Lauder, Maura Lonergan, Megan Lyons, Emily Mattys, Jennie Monness, Emilia Bechrakis Serhant, Ryan Serhant, and Amanda Jones Vaughan. And additional guests on the night included Jesse Bongiovi, Carly Cardellino, Eliana Lauder, Josh & Katherine Lauder, Laura & Gary Lauder, and Justine Marjan.

The Pink Agenda’s annual gala was generously sponsored by Kendra Scott, General Atlantic, William P. Lauder & Lori Kanter Tritsch, Citrone 33, The Shoobs & Griffith Families, Alexandra Lang Miller & Seth Miller, Capital Foundry, Cathy Franklin & Jeffrey Baker, Alanna & Kyle Griswold, Hampton Water, Labaton Sucharow, Kenneth & Jennifer Lizar, The Mary Kay Ash Foundation, Piece of Cake Moving & Storage, BCW, Melissa Micari, and The Quick Family. Music for the evening was provided by DJ Erik Tonnesen.

See inside the event, below:

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