Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hello Daaaahhhling!

Yesterday I helped staff a huge benefit at my job. It consisted of a silent and live auction/party held at the Puck Building. The Puck Building is a beautiful old building located at Lafayette and Houston Streets. If you ever watched Will and Grace - it's the building where Grace works. Only in real life Grace could never afford that rent and would be stuck in some hole in the financial district in a building busting with code violations.

It was quite a parteeee with a mere 500 fabulous lovelies showing up to celebrate and lay out some serious cash (and credit)!

When I'm not writing, I spend my working day soliciting people for ridiculously huge amounts of money -- $250,000 or more all for the greater glory of their alma mater. Don't worry folks, it's payable over a five year period! Luckily, the people I deal with are ridiculously wealthy so there's never any harm done.

I'm not a great fan of benefits. In my view, people should just write checks and be thanked through personal relationships with the organization. Benefits are much more two steps forward/one step back, which is why I avoid them whenever possible. At the same time, they do promote the visibility of important organizations so they serve a purpose.....

It's a bit odd watching wealthy people buy things for sport in the silent auction then proceed to sit down and buy MORE things at HIGHER prices at the live auction. At the end of the evening each guest is given HUGE gift bags filled with even more STUFF.

I'm suprised I didn't bump into Marie Antoinette last night.....

3 comments:

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

OMG, I KNEW I recognized that building on the show!!!!!!!

Von Krankipantzen said...

You have a really hard job. My cousin does the same thing so I hear all sorts of stories. I think you are pretty cool.

Floridora said...

Please don't forget Father's Day on June 18th.

I realize yours is a nasty job, but someone has to do it!