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Philanthropist power couple Don & Katrina Peebles hosted Cocktails and Conversations in honor of the New York City Mission Society at their Bridgehampton home on Friday, July 7th, 2017. The elegant but understated event benefitted the Mission Society’s programs and services, which help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. At the event, Mrs. Peebles gave a touching speech about the society’s mission.
Currently, Mrs. Peebles sits on the board of the Mission Society. The event host committee includes the following supporters: Peggy & John Bader, B. Michael & Mark-Anthony Edwards, Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead, and Leah & Stanley Rumbough.
Both as a couple and individually, Don & Katrina Peebles have an outstanding record of charity work. Mr. Peebles generally focuses his charitable work on empowering underprivileged youth with the tools they need to pursue entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, Mrs. Peebles usually focuses her charitable work on politics, art, and historic preservation. Together, Don & Katrina Peebles use their influence to help children and families. Some of the initiatives and organizations that have benefitted from their board service and fundraising include the YMCA of Greater New York, the Women’s Cancer League, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the campaigns of President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, among others. Don & Katrina Peebles philanthropic activities expand to Miami where they work with groups such as CARE Elementary, and The Viscya Museum. Mr. Peebles is also a former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Notable attendees included: Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles, and Chloe Peebles;Peggy Bader & John Bader; Jean Shafiroff; B. Michael & Mark-Anthony Edwards; Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead; Leah Rumbough, Stanley Rumbough, and Cole Rumbough; Cornelia Bregman; Beth Fishel & Robert Fishel; Maria Fishel & Kenneth Fishel; Debbie Paley & Marc Paley; Missy Hargraves; Carine de Meyer; Lynn Lehocky; Michael Ohoven; Mae Sze Greene & Jeff Greene;Anne Haubenstricker & Tom Haubenstricker; Dottie Herman; Margo Manhattan; Larry Scott; Stacia Means; Jannine de Meritt; Rehanna Farrell; Brenda Blackmon; James Godman & Jason Duchin.