Philanthropist and Socialite Emma Snowdon-Jones celebrated her birthday in only a way that a dedicated philanthropist would do; a charitable way. She was joined by Alva Chin, Ann Caruso, Bob Morris, Carmen D’ Alessio, David Atrakchi, Dolly Fox (Factory Girl), David Atrakchi, Dolly Fox, Frederick Anderson, Geoffrey Bradfield, Indira Cesarine, Michael Daube (Founder of Citta), Mick Rock, Neil Burger (Film Director), Patric Hanley (Louis Vuitton US Painter) amongst other friends.
In celebration with Snowdon-Jones, she recruited Ultra premium Ukrainian vodka brand Zirkova One+Together, whose nonprofit counterpart is the charitable organization We Are One+Together. Donations went to the nonprofit organizations Citta.org and Apne Aap. Guests joining Snowdon-Jones at Manhattan’s Lovage Rooftop, including renowned photographer Mick Rock, film director Neil Burger, noted interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, and studio 54 legend Carmen D’Alessio enjoyed signature Zirkova jasmine cocktails whilst dancing to music from DJ Keiichiro Nakajima.
During the event, guests learned about Citta and Apne Aap’s various charitable endeavors. Citta’s works hard to help those in need, from building schools, to hospitals, and women’s cooperatives in India, Mexico, and Nepal. Apne Aap is another charitable organization who works to combat child prostitution and child sex trafficking globally. Their mission is to increase choices for young girls and women in order to ensure access to their rights and to deter the purchase of sex through policy and social change.
The event was a success, in which Emma Snowdon-Jones has effectively spent her entire life advocating for social change. Snowdon-Jones has used her influence and notoriety to advocate for causes that empower others as well as influence social change for the better. The last of Andy Warhols Factory Girls, she launched Charity: Water with Scott Harrison, and also raised a quarter of a million dollars in ten days during the aftermath of 9/11. She worked vigorously with the FDNY for over 15 years, and has launched and advocated for myriad charities and initiatives – from The Humane Society, IRED United Nation/Renewable Energy, ACRIA Aids (the oldest AID’s research organization), women’s rights and education (Including Citta and ApneAap), and Hurricane Relief efforts for Haiti with Vogue, Nigel Barker, and Terry George (the Oscar-winning director of Hotel Rwanda). She has worked on suicide prevention and research for depression with the organization Hope For Depression, and – amongst other initiatives – is currently one of the hosts for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day for the United Nations in November 2017 launched by Wendy Diamond.
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