Thursday, September 20, 2001
Cocktails with Courtney Firefighter's benefit
It took a shock to our stock market, a decline in the tech industry, thousands of layoffs, a slow summer and then the greatest national tragedy our country has ever experienced, but this month's Cocktails with Courtney event was actually one of the nicer ones. One of the original goals I had for my party series was to create an event to get together with friends in the industry. And on Thursday, September 20th I held the cocktail party as a benefit for the New York Firefighter's 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. From 6:30 PM till about 9:00 PM, a little over thirty friends came by to have a Bombay martini cocktail and some hors d'oeuvres, compliments of the Carnegie Club. The group was small but strong in their support of each other and the fund and all together raised over $700 for the fund. My sincere thanks to all those who came. Please note that we will be planning our holiday benefit, which will have ties to raising money for relief associated with the September 11th tragedy. If you are interested in participating, please email me: email@example.com.