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New York Building Foundation Ninth Annual Premier Wine Dinner,
April 21, 2016

On April 21st, wine enthusiasts gathered at the Four Seasons Restaurant Pool Room in for the New York Building Foundation’s Ninth Annual Premier Wine Dinner. A primary fundraiser for the Building Foundation, this year's event raised over $250,000 to benefit its research activities, charitable giving, and college scholarships.

The evening began with a champagne reception hosted by Foundation Vice Chairman Suri Kasirer of Kasirer LLC. Guests then enjoyed an elaborate seven-course dinner with pairings of fine wines. Clifford Korn of Acker Merrall & Condit provided the commentary on the dinner wines and conducted an auction of select vintage wines which raised $13,000. 

Wine for the auction and dinner was generously donated by: Acker Merrall & Condit; Jay Badame, Tishman Construction, An AECOM Company; John M. Dionisio; George H. Ladyman, JLL; Christopher Larsen, Halmar International LLC; Kenneth D. Levien, Levien & Company, Inc.; Mark Moran, Mark Moran Solutions LLC; Edward V. Piccinich, SL Green Realty Corp.; Raymond Quartararo, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Larry Roman, WDF Inc.; Jennifer Stone, Robert A.M. Stern Architects; and Floyd Warkol, KSW Mechanical Services Inc.

The philanthropic arm of the New York Building Congress, the New York Building Foundation was formed in 1998 to promote the long-term growth and well-being of the New York City building industry and the wider community through an active program of research, educational and philanthropic activities.