NKF Advocate Raises Awareness for At-RiskWomen and Children Through Michael Bolton Charities Event, “An Evening Under the Stars”


Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that an industry icon known for his backing of major charities is supportingThe Michael Bolton Charities’ sold-out “An Evening Under the Stars” event, taking place on August 19th, 2017 in Sagaponack, New York.The event will also honor philanthropist and Founder, Shin Advisors Susan Shin with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Founded in 1993, The Michael Bolton Charities supports and advocates on the behalf of initiatives and organizations committed to responding to the needs of children and women at risk from domestic violence, physical and mental abuse, poverty, homelessness and human trafficking.

NKF Executive Managing Director Robert Emden, along with his wife, Marjorie Emden, are co-chairing the efforts to support this cause along with The Michael Bolton Charities Co-Chairs Sammi and Scott Seltzer, and Gale and Ken Sitomer. As long-time backersof the Michael Bolton Charities organization, they have been influential in working alongside the entity’s leaders to secure a sold-out crowd for the “An Evening Under the Stars” event, in tandem with their support as platinum sponsors. Additionally, they have worked tirelessly for the cause, working around the clock to garner sponsorships, pounding the pavement to raise mindfulness, and coordinating program ads. Robert and Marjorie have also been influential and contributory to a wide variety of charitable organizations, including Concerned Parents for AIDS Research (CPFA) and American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU).

The event, being held at a private estate in the Hamptons, in Sagaponack, New York, is being produced by Lawrence Scott Events and will feature a cocktail reception, a live auction, an intimate fundraising dinner, and a private performance by Michael Bolton himself.The Michael Bolton Charities has raised over $10 million in the last two decades from contributions and net income from special events similar to “An Evening Under the Stars.” Susan Shin, the evening’s honoree, has for years been personally raising large sums for various charitable initiatives by chairing major philanthropic events.

“As The Michael Bolton Foundation strives to end domestic violence against children and women, we take pride in doing everything that is humanly possible to assist,” said Emden. “We will continue to support this outstanding organization, as we have done over the years, and will not rest until we put an end to the horrific tragedies suffered by victims of abuse.”

“The Emdens’ involvement has been a substantial and significant contribution to our success,” said The Michael Bolton Charities Executive Director Jacqueline J. Smaga. “They are amazing to work with, and we couldn’t have better partners to help us raise awareness on these issues and assure our success with special events.”

The Michael Bolton Charities will also partner with Glenn Bradford Fine Jewelry on their “Shop For Charity” week, taking place from August 18th through August 25th. A portion of the sales from that week will be donated to The Michael Bolton Charities organization, and the initiative will kick off with an in-store event at the Southampton store on August 18th, from 3:00-5:00pm.

To learn more about The Michael Bolton Charities, please visit their website at http://www.michaelboltoncharities.com/.

About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

With roots dating back to 1929, NKF's strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NKF's full-service platform comprises BGC's real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.

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