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Join The Hort as we celebrate 20 years of cultivating people, plants and purpose on April 26th!


Kamie Lightburn
Chairman of the Board

The Pierre Cotillion Room
2 East 61st Street, enter at 5th Avenue

7:00 PM Cocktails and Flower Design Awards
8:00 PM Dinner and Dancing
Black Tie

Tickets & Tables

For ticket and table inquiries contact Jessica Kepler Cloutier at or 212-757-0915 x 101

This evening generously sponsored by

Thank you to our 20th Annual Chairs and Committees!

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Emerald Chairmen
Bruce W. Addison, R. Ellen Avellino, Sharon Casdin, Jared Goss, Yaz & Valentin Hernandez, Huguette & Dennis Hersch, Michael Kovner & Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Alexia & David Leuschen, Kamie & Richard Lightburn, Stephanie Loeffler, Whitney Mogavero, Mario Nievera, Kathy Prounis, Julie Richardson, Deborah & Chuck Royce, Frances Schultz, Sheila Stephenson, Mary Van Pelt

Platinum Vice Chairmen
Alatia Bradley Bach, Jennifer Cacioppo, Central Park Conservancy, Bryan Colwell, Barbara de Portago, Susan Gutfreund, Eleanora Kennedy, Karen Klopp, Anthony Lembke, Robert Levy & Michael Clifford, Lily O’Boyle, Stephanie Potter, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Anne Shearman, Alison Strong, Jessica Tcherepnine

Benefit Committee
Suzie Aijala, Liz Anderson, Paige Betz, Holly & David Caracappa, Wendy Carduner, Stinelli Castaneda, Melanie & Kevin Chisholm, Jessica & Bryan Cho, Ashley Christopher, Missey Condie, Madison Cox, Carol Divet Harting, Giovanna & Ari Kavour, Samantha Gellert, Kristen Genovese, Victor Geraci, Eleni & Randall Gianopulos, Mark Gilbertson, Rebecca Grafstein, Alicia & Frank Grande, Nancy Hodin, Charles Holmes, Robyn Joseph, Cynthia & Stephen Ketchum, Felicity Kostakis, Kristen & Charlie Krusen, Leigh Lauder, Frederica Lauder, The Litwin Foundation, Ursula & Paul Lowerre, Barbara & Kevin McLaughlin, Munder-Skiles, PJ Pascual, Junior Committee Co-Chair, Duncan Sahner, Sherri Stephenson, Sharon Teles, Brent Winston, Junior Committee Co-Chair



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Byron C James LLP
Byron C. James-Rodrigues is a transplanted southerner living, loving, and learning in New York City. Byron combines his love of fashion and design to create environments that soothe the soul and dazzle the senses. As Creative Director and Principal of House of Oasis, Byron's goal is to give your space his personal touch.

Ferox Folia
Aimee Kirby is an NYC-based floral designer and plant stylist whose love for wild, open spaces translates into design that is both rustic and on the beat with contemporary style. Aimee is a serious purveyor of botanica, design, and sustainable floriculture, with founded experience in all of these. She realized her true love of floriculture at Wollam Gardens specialty cut flower farm in Jeffersonton, Virginia and grew outward from there. Her firm Ferox Folia delivers on her eclectic expertise, serving the city with lush garden installation/maintenance and interior floral stylings for events from weddings, fashion, and art installations.

Flowers By Daye
Flowers by Daye is one of New York City’s most distinctive floral design studios. Daye’s signature style, in a word, is “Harmonious.” Influences range from European culture and big-city sophistication to her own simple Japanese heritage and revered Buddhist traditions. Flowers by Daye has demonstrated floral arranging and also displayed her work at the Macy’s annual flower show from 2006-2012. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Brides and Biz Bash Magazine to name a few.

Flower School of New York
Located in the heart of New York City, FlowerSchool New York is the premier flower school to begin your floral education and exploration into the world of contemporary floral arranging.

Hazue Tamura Rogers
Hazue Tamura Rogers is certified at the highest level RIJI of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She has studied in Japan and the USA and has exhibited in Japan, USA and Australia.

Jorge Cazzorla for Celebrate Flowers
Jorge Cazzorla is recognized as one of New York's most successful and sought after designers who infuses architecture, art and graphic design into breathtaking design environments and elegant floral arrangements.

Laura Clare, Floral Design & Event Décor
A full floral design and event decor company. In addition to floral arrangements tailored to your event, we offer a wide variety of items for purchase.

Mixed Greens Event Design
Full service event design and production studio based in NYC.

Nancy Swiezy Events & Flowers
Nancy Swiezy Events is a full service wedding planning, floral, and consulting company located in New York City, with branches at Newport RI, and The Hamptons.

Plant Fantasies Inc.
PFI occupies a unique niche as a full-service urban landscape design / build / garden maintenance company, including in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, green roof technology.

Rose Red and Lavender
Rose Red and Lavender is a full service floral and event studio founded in 2008 by Kimberly Sevilla: scientist, Club Kid, designer, project manager, florist, creative director. She has a unique relationship with the natural world and is extremely resourceful and able to find innovative ways to repurpose objects and natural elements.