Culinary Experience Nets $33K For White Plains YMCA

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Guests at the Westchester Culinary Experience include (top) Sharon Gunzburg, Camp Combe, Program Committee Chairperson, Thad Gifford Smith, executive director, Camp Combe; bottom, Mary Smith, Camp Combe, and Ian Smith, Lone Pine Cap.
Guests at the Westchester Culinary Experience include (top) Sharon Gunzburg, Camp Combe, Program Committee Chairperson, Thad Gifford Smith, executive director, Camp Combe; bottom, Mary Smith, Camp Combe, and Ian Smith, Lone Pine Cap. Photo Credit: Contributed by Gail Simring
Cindy Rubino, president and CEO, YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester meets YMCA Association Board of Governors member Bill Macintosh, Hudson Valley Bank.
Cindy Rubino, president and CEO, YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester meets YMCA Association Board of Governors member Bill Macintosh, Hudson Valley Bank. Photo Credit: Contributed by Gail Simring
Pam Blecker, left,  works with Keller Williams Community YMCA Executive Director Maire Brosnan.
Pam Blecker, left, works with Keller Williams Community YMCA Executive Director Maire Brosnan. Photo Credit: Contributed by Gail Simring
Kathy DeSilva, right, director of sales for The Daily Voice, meets Debbie Duncan.
Kathy DeSilva, right, director of sales for The Daily Voice, meets Debbie Duncan. Photo Credit: Contributed by Gail Simring

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.  -- The White Plains branch of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester hosted its annual Westchester Culinary Experience event on Thursday, March 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The event was attended by over 275 people and netted $33,000 for the YMCA’s Annual Campaign

This fundraising event featured specialty dishes from some of the area’s best restaurants, paired with wines specially selected by Zachy’s.  Restaurants included X20, Peter Pratt’s, 808 Bistro, The Iron Tomato, Buttefield  8,  Antonees Catering, City Limits Diner, Taleggio, Gaucho Grill, The Great American BBQ and many others and also featured desserts by The Melting Pot and City Limits and craft brewery wine tastings from The Yonkers Brewery.

A silent auction featured many food and culinary specialty items and “Dine Around” packages.  Contributors included 42, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Crowne Plaza, Westchester Candle Company, Stella and Dot, Starbucks and KitchenAid.

Funds raised from this event support the White Plains YMCA Annual Campaign.  Community contributions ensure that no one is ever turned away from camp, programs or membership due to a lack of financial resources.

The YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester also operates a community branch in Somers and owns Camp Combe in Putnam Valley. The YMCA fosters youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

For more information about the programs and services of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester or to become an individual donor or corporate sponsor, visit its website or contact Anne Ring, director of fund development and communications at 949-8030, ext 221.

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