Monday, August 13, 2012





Beth Ostrosky Stern

Christopher Fischer And Joni Fischer

Jean And Martin Shafiroff
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Dune Beach in Southampton. The event, chaired by Beth Ostrosky Stern, Christopher Obetz and Ellen Scarborough, celebrated the rehabilitation and successful release of Long Island's native wildlife. Guests in attendance included Beth Ostrosky Stern (Event Chair, GET WILD Summer Gala), Ellen and Chuck Scarborough (Event Chair, GET WILD Summer Gala | Anchor, WNBC), Ginnie and Augie Frati (Executive Director, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons), Avis Richards (Honorary Board Member, The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons), Leslie Alexander (Owner, Houston Rockets), Christopher and Joni Fischer (Christopher Fischer cashmere), Josh Guberman Owner, Core Development Group, Jean and Martin Shafiroff (Philanthropist, Robert Albertson and Suzanne Murphy, Howard Lorber (Chairman, Douglas Elliman), Samantha Kleinfield (Jockey), Ellen and Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S (Event Sponsor, GET WILD Summer Gala), Dr. Tara Allmen, M.D. (Event Sponsor, GET WILD Summer Gala) and Paul Schindler (Entertainment Attorney).

Friends, family and supporters of The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons gathered for a seaside clambake and cocktails with musical entertainment by Jetty Four. Also in attendance were furry and feathered friends including, Blossom the opossum, Sonja the red tailed hawk, Kaylala the great horned owl and Cutie Pie the screech owl.

 Virginia “Ginnie” Frati And Rob Carmichael

Executive Director and Founder of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, Ginnie Frati, thanked guests “for their generous support and contributions.” “With your donations 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,” said Frati.

The event also included a silent auction featuring exclusive items such as such as a men’s bomber jacket by Perry Ellis; a ladies’ packable zip jacket from Laundry by Shelli Segal; a masterpiece oil painting portrait session by Kramer Portraits; a one night stay at Hyatt East End with tickets to the Long Island Aquarium; a limited edition snowy owl sculpture from Dianne Marxe; an original lithograph by local artist June Kluglein; a heavy cast bronze Chinese bell; a gift basket from LiV Vodka; season tickets for two for the fall season of the Hampton Theatre Company; a cashmere blanket from Christopher Fischer; a PearlinBrite® laser tooth whitening treatment; a Lorena Sarbu couture cocktail dress; dinner for two at Benjamin Steakhouse; a day of beauty at Angelo David Salon; lunch for four at Southampton Inn’s OSO Restaurant; two nights at The Enclave Inn with dinner for two at 75 Main; an original painting by artist Norbert Gonsalves; veterinary services from Dr. Cindy Bressler and five hours of grooming services from Hamptons Canine Concierge; two private dog training lessons with celebrity dog trainer Lisa Hartman; a day of pampering for your pooch at The Dog Store; a signature one hour psychic reading with psychic medium and clairvoyant Thomas John; a one hour private yoga session at Reflections Yoga; one session with celebrity eyebrow specialist Joey Healy; and six tickets to Mamma Mia! In addition, guests were also able to bid on a one hour photo session photographed by Howard Stern, which is being auctioned online until August 21, 2012.

Guests received VIP gift bags with items from Christopher Fischer Cashmere, Hatherleigh Press, Jan Linhart, D.D.S., Martha Clara Vineyards, Ghost The Musical, The Weinstein Company, Mark Friedman of Halstead Property, Sister Act on Broadway, Angelo David Salon, Smashbox, L'Oreal, Dirty Blonde Cocktails, Hamptons Magazine, Cape Cod Potato Chips and Mangodrin™.

This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included Birds Nest Foundation; Tara Allmen, M.D.; Cunningham Insurance; Hamptons Magazine; Equinoxe Graphiques; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Linda and Benjamin Lambert; Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; Suzanne Murphy and Robert Albertson; Andy Sabin Family Foundation; Smartwater®, Brugal Rum and Martha Clara Vineyards.


The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is a nonprofit wildlife hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wild animals in order to return them to their natural habitat. The Center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by veterinarians, licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. The Center also provides educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools, and invites students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. A grassroots organization, the Center has grown from a few concerned friends to a group of more than 1,000 members and supporters, and receives more than 10,000 requests for information or assistance each year. Located in a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem, the 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. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 corporation. A financial report is on file with the NYS Attorney General’s Office, Charities Bureau at

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

Photos Courtesy Of: Rob Rich

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