The GlamourGals Foundation Hosts "Illuminate" Cocktail Benefit

The GlamourGals Foundation Hosts "Illuminate" Cocktail Benefit 

"Expect the Unexpected" at this Highly-Anticipated Event


New York, NY (Feb. 15, 2013) - The third annual Illuminate, held in support of the GlamourGals Foundation, Inc., will take place at the Museum of the City of New York, located at 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Join special hosts for an evening of cocktails, dancing, live and silent auctions, exclusive gallery access, plus some extraordinary entertainment.

"When Rachel and I first envisioned this event it was all about bringing awareness of the organization to New York's elite," said advisory board member Lauren Ruotolo, who has chaired the event since its inception. "However, what really excites me is the opportunity to raise money to foster new relationships between teens and the elderly." 

Those who have attended Illuminate in previous years have come to expect the unexpected and this year is no exception. Guests will have exclusive access to the galleries at the Museum of the City of New York and the evening will feature an open bar with specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing, plus a silent and live auction, featuring a commissioned piece by the Alois Kronschlaeger and Cristin Tierney Gallery, which will be auctioned off later in the evening. Auctioneer and host Brennan Lothery will help raise support for GlamourGals by auctioning off five exclusive items, including a Delta vacation package anywhere in the continental US, a Napa Valley Wine tour, a two night stay at the Greenwich Hotel and a personalized portrait from Kramer Portraits.

Lambrina Mathews, a co-chair and a GlamourGals advisory board member, presented the perfect location to fellow co-chair and advisory board member, Lauren Ruotolo and vice president, Kavita Mehra. "Kavita and Lauren have done a tremendous job of putting together this event," explained Lambrina. "I have really enjoyed working with them, and look forward to an exciting evening to benefit a great organization and worthy cause." A group of special guest hosts will also be at the event, including entertainment personality Micah Jesse from, meteorologist Mike Woods from "Good Day New York," Carol Incarnacao-Schirm, an associate at The Law Offices of Elaine D. Papas, Samantha Braunstein, an associate at Kaye Scholer, LLP, Jennifer Leidel, an integrated client marketing associate for "Sports Illustrated," Brian R. Sliwinski, financial advisor for The Izzo Group, Deanna E. Kory, senior vice president at the Corcoran Group Real Estate Marisa Warren, global channels executive, entrepreneur, Jennifer Neumann, entrepreneur and Brennan Lothery, wealth management advisor at Wealth Management Group, LLC.

Registration costs $150 and can be purchased at Thank you to sponsors Delta Vacations,, 1947 Beer and Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits for helping to make the event possible.

About GlamourGals

GlamourGals is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit which inspires and organizes teens to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes since 2000. GlamourGals has 83 chapters across the country that engage 1,600 teen volunteers to serve more than 2,000 senior women in 14 states. Oprah Winfrey, "The New York Times," and the Saturday "Early Show" on CBS have all commended the GlamourGals program. For more information, please visit



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