On Saturday, September 10th, 2011, New Yorkers commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in the way we know best: with a fantastic charity gala event.

The Sumeria Group hosted the Liberty Ball at the grandiose Gotham Hall, selling out tickets with over 700 young professionals in attendance. 



While the free-flowing open bars and delicious passed hor d’oeuvres were amazing perks, the main draw was to support MyGoodDeed and the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, a national initiative that encourages people to pay tribute on 9/11 by engaging in charitable service or by doing good deeds. 



Proceeds from the Liberty Ball tickets went to MyGoodDeed.  David Paine, Co-Founder and Head of MyGoodDeed, gave a heart-felt speech addressing the audience alongside Sumeria Group founders Alex Widen and Nick Moseley.



Every time there was even a brief lull, the obligatory “USA, USA!” chants revved up the crowd.  But once DJs of The White Panda took the stage, there was absolutely no stopping the jumping and fist-pumping on the dance floor.



In addition to organizing this wildly successful fête, the Sumeria Group also organized a sevice project on Sunday, September 11th, assembling over 400 care packages of giftbags and letters for children of wounded military service members. 



The Sumeria Group’s mission is to connect young professionals with non-profit organizations.  The group was founded in NYC in 2011 and has since expanded to Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco.  This past spring, the Sumeria Group also hosted a sell-out event on behalf of Harlem RBI, putting them on the radar screen of hundreds and introducing new relationships to their organization. 

We can’t wait to see what the Sumeria Group has in store for us next!  To keep updated on their activites and events, check out their Facebook page.



Images by Socially Superlative and via Guest of a Guest.