Giving Back

Hulaween 2017! October 30, 2017

 

Bette’s New York Restoration Project transformed New York City’s magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Divine into a Garden of Earthly Delights for the organizations 21st Hulaween Ball.

THE EVENT RAISED TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR NYRP

BETTE WAS JOINED BY HOST JUDY GOLD, MUSICAL GUEST JON BON JOVI & FRIENDS, COSTUME JUDGE MICHAEL KORS

AND MANY, MANY MORE!

Evening Also Honored Eric Schmidt and David Evans Shaw

Jeckyl Foundation

Stages For Success


A few years ago I launched my Stages for Success Initiative because I believe that every kid deserves a chance to sing out!  We are working with the best theater designers and construction companies to modernize public school auditoriums, bringing much needed improvements to outdated and dysfunctional spaces. I’m thrilled to present our newest and just completed project: an awe-inspiring performing arts high school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn that was in desperate need of a major renovation. Here’s a time-lapse video of this year’s spectacular auditorium transformation.

I’ve seen young lives transformed when they are given the opportunity for creative expression in a stimulating environment, and the benefits are profound: teamwork and sense of community, improved academic achievement and discipline, reading and language skills, confidence and self-esteem. Why just look what it’s done for me!

With deepest gratitude for your generosity and support!

Bette and a whole lot of very excited kids