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Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Pictures by: Guillermo MOGOLLAN  © MOGOLLAN EMPIRE 2017. All Rights Reserved
Katrina, Don and Chloe Peebles.
Bridgehampton, NY. - On Friday, July 7th, 2017, I visited the Hamptons for the very first time. A beautiful little town called Bridgehampton, Long Island was my destination.

I went there because I was invited to attend an event to benefit the New York City Mission Society, which is a non profit organization that has been on the front lines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years.

I arrived two hours before the event, because, unlike the New York City subway system, where you can catch a train every 5 minutes, the MTA Long Island Railroad runs on a very strict schedule. You either have the option to arrive to your destination too early, or too late.

The weather was pleasantly warm, so I decided to walk from the train station, to the address where the event was going to take place. To my surprise, I found out that many streets don't have frigging sidewalks. That really freaked me out! 

I had calculated the distance, from the train station to the private home of the Peebles family, where the event was going to happen, so I thought that I could get there by walking. Let me tell you, it wasn't close at all, yet I was up to the challenge, but the fact of finding out a lack of sidewalks was a total turn off for me.

So I decided to take a cab instead.

Stanley, Leah and Cole Rumbough.
Once I got there, I greeted a group of employees who were hired for this event. Their task was to take the guests from the very entrance of the sprawling estate, to the door of the actual house... in a golf cart!

I think I was the first guest to arrive, because all I could see was the hardworking catering staff, still getting ready for the event.

Now, the New York City Mission Society, as its name says it, it's based on the Big Apple. So why did anyone decided to organize an event in a remote location, as far as Bridgehampton, Long Island?. 

Well, turns out that philanthropist power couple Don and Katrina Peebles were kind enough to offer their private home to make the event there, as part of their continuing support for the non profit institution, which each year,  serves more than 12,000 children and families throughout New York City with their programs, supportive services, and community events.

Dawn Bodenchak and Nancy Pearson.

So, the Peebles hosted this evening of cocktails and conversations to honor the New York City Mission Society, which helps youth and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve success through its educational, workforce development, cultural enrichment, and community-building programs, all of which make a positive, long-term impact on the city’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment.

Lisa Fuld, Joe and Jane Pontarelli with Kathy Kaye.
About Don Peebles and Katrina Peebles

Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation; Roy  Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few national privately held real estate investment and development companies with portfolio of projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami Beach, and Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Don Peebles also is a top-selling author of The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth. He a regular guest on CNN, CNBC, and FOX Business Network, as well as a highly sought-after speaker. 

Mr. Peebles is an avid supporter of mentoring to expose youth to the value of entrepreneurship. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, was a two-time former member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, and former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Steven Knobel and Nicole Noonan

On the other hand, we have Katrina Peebles, Don's wife, who, upon graduating with a B.S. in Journalism, she began a marketing career at Carter, Hawley and Hale (parent company of Neiman Marcus) in San Francisco.

Later, Katrina spearheaded the Peebles Corporation real estate tax appeal business in the early 1990’s, which became the most successful real estate tax appeal firm in the District of Columbia.

In the mid-1990’s, after the launch of Peebles Atlantic Development Corporation, Katrina began preparing responses to requests for proposals, guiding marketing efforts and promotions for mixed-use developments including The Royal Palm and The Residences at The Bath Club.

Though she has invested time in the Peebles Corporation, Katrina has always found it important to give back to her community and has invested her time in various charities. Katrina has always expressed an interest in politics and has hosted and contributed to political fundraisings for the past 27 years.

Both, Katrina and Don Peebles sit on the board of the NYC Mission Society.
Notable attendees to this event included: Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles, and Chloe Peebles; Peggy and John Bader; B. Michael and Mark-Anthony Edwards; Missy Kilroy and Jay Moorhead; Leah, Stanley and Cole Rumbough; Cornelia Bregman; Debbie and Marc Paley; Missy Hargraves; Carine de Meyer; Lynn Lehocky; Michael Ohoven; Mei Sze and Jeff Greene; Anne and Tom Haubenstricker; Dottie Herman; Margo Manhattan; Larry Scott; Stacia Means; Jannine de Meritt; Rehanna Farrell; Jason Duchin and many, many more wonderful people, some of whose picture, I'm publishing here. 
For more information about the New York City Mission Society, visit: NYC Mission Society

Facebook: nycmissionsociety | Twitter: @missionsociety
*Special thanks to Norah Lawlor, of Lawlor Media Group for the invitation to attend this event.