November 7, 2016
Our 2016 Fall Swim Gala took place at the Standard, High Line—thanks to David and Hermine Heller—and hosted by legendary artist Cindy Sherman, we honored the three responsible for building the culture-changing platform that helps bring projects, like + POOL, to life: the Kickstarter co-founders Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler and Perry Chen.
Since launching Kickstarter in 2009, 11 million people from around the world have pledged more than $2.6 billion through Kickstarter to bring 113,000 creative projects to life. After launching our own Kickstarter in 2011 and another campaign again in 2013, we were not only to raise over $340,000 to prove the feasibility of + POOL’s filtration system, but we were able to build a community around the project.
It was a pretty sweet moment to celebrate them for a night. We had a ping pong tournament manned by our friends Alysia Reiner, James MacGovern and John Farci, took loads of pictures with BFA, had our guests take loads of photos with a photobooth by BOSCO, tunes by Kaviar Disco Club and after party mixes by DJ Grey Wattz/Genesis Projects; and lots of fun as always with The88.
A massive thank you to all of these amazing folks came out to support:
Campari, Heineken, The 88, BFA, Genesis Projects
Handel Architects, Joe Mizzi, Sciame Construction, Marc Kushner, Sharon Chang, Yoxi, Studios Architecture
Campari, Eric Clough, Heineken, MN
Abigail Scheuer, Andrew Essex, Anna Wolf and Mike Perry, Arup, Caroline and Michael Ventura, Darius Grant, Emily Coates, Franklin Boyd, Gloria Pitagorsky, Heard City, Greenpoint Landing, Heather McDowell and Adam Levin, Jenny Uchida, Joshua David and Stephen Hirsch, Lissa Ko / Phillip Hong, Matt Spangler, Mimi Raygorodetsky, m ss ng p eces, Natasha Jen, Pintrill, Sarah Berman, The Berman Group, Sharon Davis, Timothy Allen, Tomas Rossant, WXY Architecture + Urban Design, SVA Design For Social Innovation
72andSunny, DJ Grey Wattz, Elissa Levy and Adam Ames, Gary Pai, Genesis Projects, Harry Bee, Ian Danic, James Faraci, Jason Wagenheim, John Macgovern, Jonathan Chu, Julia Bechtolsheimer, Karen Wong, Malcolm G McLaren, Mark Miller, Mary Lapides, Matt Harrigan, Ramses Serrano, Sage Disch, Sharon and Mark Chertok, Stephanie Ketty, Warren Perry