On Saturday, January 21st, 2012, a well-heeled crowd of over 1,000 young professionals came together at West-side venue Terminal 5 to benefit the Bronx’s St. Joseph School. The benefit was organized by the Sumeria Group, a philanthropic organization which uses social engagement to achieve social change to benefit academic institutions in need.

The sold-out event had open-bar fueled partygoers dancing into the wee hours of the evening, and raised funds for Sumeria Group’s mentoring and scholarship initiative for student’s living under the Federal poverty line attending St. Joseph School in the Bronx.

DJ Earworm got the party started while DJ Tasser closed out the show and kept guests dancing all night long. This can be a difficult feat for an extended hours benefit, but the plentiful libations provided by Anheuser-Busch beers, Wodka Vodka, and Union Square Wines certainly helped keep things lively.


Alex Widen, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Sumeria Group, was also caught celebrating with St. Joseph School Board Members, Noah Feder, Brett Shisler, and Simon Hammer.

If you are looking to party for a good cause where it will be a guaranteed fun and exciting night, the Sumeria Group events are for you. Wear your comfortable heels because you are never sitting down very long!

Happy Dancing,


About Sumeria Group:

Sumeria is a volunteer network for young professionals in major cities that uses social engagement to achieve social change.  Since its founding in the spring of 2011, the organization has been growing rapidly with multiple initiatives underway in New York City and Boston, as well as developing efforts in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco set for the second half of 2012.

Be sure to become a fan of Sumeria on Facebook to follow the latest news and volunteer opportunities, www.facebook.com/sumeriagroup.  Also feel free to email info@sumeriagroup.org with any inquiries about the organization or its events. 

Photos via Sumeria Group and by Socially Superlative’s Jenicka Hornung