On November 2, 2010, we were thrilled to honor Ronald Frasch, President & Chief Merchandising Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, Glenda Bailey, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, and Josie Natori, President & CEO of the Natori Company for their contributions to fashion and their dedication to Phoenix House. The event was a tremendous success, raising $1.2 million to benefit our programs.
Highlights of the evening included testimonials from two young Phoenix House clients, Matthew and Onieka. Fashion icons Vera Wang, Joseph Abboud, and Elie Tahari were among the 850 guests who listened to their powerful stories of addiction and recovery.
“All of us would like to think that substance abuse and its cruel effects happen to other people,” said honoree Josie Natori, “but I sincerely doubt that there is anyone here tonight who has not been affected. The work Phoenix House does to help the whole person—not only to beat the addiction, but also to get their lives together—is so vital.”
Our heartfelt thanks to our honorees for their support of those we serve, to DJ Donna D’Cruz for providing musical entertainment, and to our many friends who joined us at this year’s event.
Photography by Patrick McMullan and Tony Gale Photography.