Jean Shafiroff With Ellen And Chuck Scarborough

Christopher Fisher

Norah Lawlor With Jeffrey Bradford

John Brand

Beth And Howard Stern

Cheers, animal lovers! The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, an East End organization known for rescuing and rehabilitating the region's injured native wildlife, added excitement to this year’s Hamptons season with its Summer 2011 Benefit, Get Wild! The event, chaired by Beth Ostrosky Stern, Avis Richards, and Marcy Warren, honored the late Evelyn Alexander as well as celebrated the rehabilitation of thousands of Long Island’s wildlife. Friends, family and guests gathered at the waterfront estate of Leslie Alexander and Liz Brown in Southampton. Attendees included Ginnie and Augie Frati, Liz Brown and Leslie Alexander, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Howard Stern, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Marcy and Michael Warren, Avis and Bruce Richards, Celia and Tim Cunningham, Ellen and Jan Linhart, D.D.S, Joni and Christopher Fischer, Tara Allmen, M.D. and Jean Shafiroff.

During the event, host Leslie Alexander thanked everyone for their attendance and explained how happy his mother, the late Evelyn Alexander, would be for the growth of community involvement within the organization. Founder of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Ginnie Frati, also thanked guests for their generous support and donations to the center and how they will benefit the animals in need. “We can better maintain our medical equipment, get the best veterinary care, and gather skills and training to increase our success rate. We are able to offer state-of-the-art care to our wild neighbors that so richly deserve it because they are usually injured by human activities.”

The animal-friendly event featured gourmet hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from Mayan Woods Catering, and also hosted a silent auction featuring exclusive items such as a two night stay at Distinctive Resort and Residences at the Panoramic View with dinner at 75 Main, an overnight stay at Southampton Inn, an European facial at Alma G Salon & Spa, a Manhattan to Montauk dining experience to restaurants Colicchio & Sons, East Hampton Grill, Driver’s Seat and Navy Beach with a signed copy of The Cookbook Introduction by Top Chef Tom Colicchio, a night out on the town in New York City at La Petite Maison and Lair NYC, dinner for two at Primola, four tickets to Mamma Mia, four tickets to the Bridgehampton Polo Championship Game, two season tickets to the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season, four empire tickets to a Mets game, an at-home private dining experience with Top Chef contestant Danny Gagnon and John, the wine guy from Lieb Vineyard, a studio tour of Sirius/ XM Studios and a sit-in on Howard 100’s The Wrap Up Show with Gary Dell Abate, a handmade duck sculpture from Dianne Marxe, a custom designed shawl from Kimberly Towers, a cashmere blanket from Christopher Fischer, a designer coat from Laundry by Shelli Segal, a men’s wool jacket from Nautica, an original oil leopard print by artist Connie Oshrin, a diamond and ruby white 14-karat gold peacock ring, a blue topaz and sapphire 14-karat yellow gold bird pendant and a signed Rangers’ jersey of Henrik Lundqvist.

This year’s GET WILD! sponsors included Brugal Rum, Magnolia Cupcakes, Redbull, Tara Allmen, M.D., Jan Linhart, D.D.S., P.C., Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Prudential Elliman Southampton, The Texas Browns, Equinoxe Graphics, Blue Point Brewery and North Fork Wine.

Guests received VIP gift bags with exciting items from Christopher Fischer, Madame Paulette®, Bond No. 9 New York, Alma G Salon & Spa, Angelo David Salon, Dior Cosmetics, Jan Linhart, D.D.S., Cape Cod Potato Chips, Halstead Property, Brugal Rum and restaurants beachhouse, Philippe Chow NYC, Nello Summertimes and Southampton Social Club.


The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, formerly the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, is a not-for-profit wildlife hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by human encroachment on their habitat. A grassroots organization, the Center has grown from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1,000 members and supporters. The Center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Located in a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem, the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center facility consists of salt and fresh water wetlands, pine barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. The hospital at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike veterinary hospitals, the space is free of any ambient noises or smells to stress the animals that are recovering within.

For further information about The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, please visit

Photos By: James Edstrom