Celebrity Catwalk is a 501c3 charity that supports local rescue groups that are
100% volunteer operated & charities themselves...
Chef Lynn Bound is a five star Chef who is
the Executive Chef at Feinstein's/54 Below-she
has run the kitchen at the Museum of Modern Art
and oversaw the catering for Jazz at Lincoln Center
and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She leaves
her restaurant to give her time & talent so
generously to our Celebrity Catwalk events.
As if that wasn't enough she is a rescue dog
mom and in 2016 became a rescue cat mom when
a dear friend lost her battle to cancer. Chef Lynn
makes it possible for us to experience fine dining
at Celebrity Catwalk events!
It is NEVER easy relying on other people's generosity for your success
so it is with great pleasure we acknowledge Veniero's owner
Robert Zerilli for his commitment to charity, advocacy & benevolence
If you know anything about fine Italian pastry you've heard of
Venieros-an iconic part of New York City
that has been in business since 1894....we all know having a
business in New York is no easy task-but owner
Robert Zerilli has made it possible for us to include his
incredible desserts consistently.
We kicked off 2015 by recognizing two incredible
New Yorkers whose activism is contagious.
Stephanie Mattera (left):Stephanie is a
communications professional with a passion
for creating social change.
She holds an M.S. in PR and
Communications from NYU.
Her love for animals and growing up in a house full
of rescued animals who were all considered family members
led Stephanie to become
the Mayor's Alliance for NYC’s Animals Spokesperson
(a position she's held for the past 4 years.)
Stephanie advocates for spaying and neutering pets,
rescue and adoption, and the responsibilities
of being a pet parent at community events and on
local news segments. Stephanie is mom to three beloved
rescue pets of her own, Japanese Chins
Keiko and Romeo,and a
Calico kitty, Sophie.
Caroline Loevner (right):
Caroline found Beau, who was on
an euthanasia list, at a Philadelphia shelter
after her previous Husky, Nikki,
died at 16 of a degenerative disk condition.
Every week, Caroline & Beau are sharing their time
and talent at several local institutions,
including the Ronald McDonald House, a day-care facility
for people with HIV, and an inpatient drug rehab center.
Caroline is an integral part of the
Imperial Court of New York, raising funds and awareness
for the LGBT community. Caroline and Beau,
a registered therapy dog are true advocates,supporting
a myriad of charities including: Bailey House,
Bideawee, Angels On A Leash, Pace University,
AIDS WALK, Animal Friends, SPCA and FEMA Coney Island.