Speakeasy Soiree raises $20,000 for Hegeman Garden

On Friday, November 13th, Breaking Ground’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its annual fundraiser at The Prince George Ballroom. The Speakeasy Soiree drew 250 young professionals decked out in their 1920s best, in support of Breaking Ground’s mission. The event raised over $20,000 and will help build and operate a 2500-square foot community garden adjacent to our Hegeman residence in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Thanks to many generous underwriters, 100% of the proceeds will go towards the garden. For more information on the Hegeman Community Garden, please visit our ioby campaign page here.

A heartfelt thanks to all underwriters and sponsors for the night:

Builder Underwriters

  • Outsect, Inc.
  • RBC Capital Markets

Benefactor Underwriters

  • DCI - Design Communications LLC
  • Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
  • Ted Supply LLC

((305)) Fitness / Ana Jimenez / Artichoke Pizza / Avenue Night Club / Blisse Wilkinson / Carrie Bobo / Catbird / Citizen’s Mark / Courtney Brooks / Cyc Fitness - Hells Kitchen / Dawn Melanie Designs / Dora Marra For Headdress NY / Jay Godfrey / Neuman’s Kitchen / Neutrogena / Robert Poswall / Robin Zapata / Francine Berkowitz of Sahag Workshop / Stephanie Cirillo / The Lowell, New York / Toni Skotcher Photography / Trump International Hotel & Tower NY - Central Park / Warby Parker / Wendy Berkowitz of Wendy Allen / Wizard Studios

Check out the pictures of the amazing night here.

The YPC is looking to raise $5,000 more for the community garden by the end of this year. Online contributions through the ioby page are fully tax-deductible and will make a real difference in the lives of Brownsville residents. Help bring this garden to life!

If you are interested in learning more about the Young Professionals Committee, please contact Michelle LeNoach at or 212.389.9395.