When Mindy and Jon Gray were pulling together Tuesday’s fundraiser for the Basser Center for BRCA, Mr. Gray asked his wife that the attire be kept casual.
Gray proved just how much he and his wife Mindy can be worth at a gala. The very first Basser benefit raised $8 million for fighting cancers linked to BRCA gene mutations.
Taking a different approach to the usual benefit-hosting, the Basser Center for BRCA threw a casual and cool celebration at Cipriani Wall Street for their inaugural New York City benefit aptly named Basser Jean Bash – Unzip Your Genes.
If one were to judge the scene at Cipirani Wall Street solely by the guest list alone, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. There were hedge fund directors, corporate lawyers, media personalities, and a sprinkling of fashion folk. But instead of the sea of suits and cocktail dresses indicative of such a venue, guests took a more casual approach.
There was an important event Tuesday night in Manhattan to raise awareness for cancers linked to the BRCA gene. The event “Unzip Your Genes” benefited the Basser Research Center founded by Mindy and Jon Gray.