2015 Valentine Dinner


annual Valentine Dinner was a grand success.  We were concerned in the face of a devastating Christmas day fire at Sotto Sotto Ristorante on Avenue Road.  However, resilient Sotto owner, Marisa Rocca and her dedicated staff continued to support our event by catering their authentic Italian food to a private home and a crowd of 70 people.   Victoria Angel’s Fundraising Cabinet quickly adapted to the new plans and the evening unfolded beautifully!

Thank you to all who attended the evening and supported our event.  The Guglietti family generously donated delicious Tignanello wine; the Baldassara family donated an incredible Grappa bar and the Virro family donated the Champagne reception.  Sponsors such as Tiffany & Co., The Jim & Lina DeGasperis Foundation, HUSK (Yorkville), Dolce&Gabbana, and Holt Renfrew added to the success of the evening.  Photos below were donated by Brendan Wield Photography – please enjoy!

Financially, this evening has raised over $80,000 for Victoria Angel’s charity.  Thousands of patients are desperately searching for a bone marrow stem cell transplant – only half find the treatment they need.  Our charity can change this.  It is simple – as more funds are received, more samples can be stored, and more lives can be saved.

Sotto Sotto’s new restaurant has opened at 120 Avenue Road – just 7 weeks after the fire.  We look forward to next year’s event in their new location.  For more information, please email charity@victoriaangel.org

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