Tonight’s Robin Hood benefit marks the 22nd annual benefit for our organization. What started as a small get together which raised $700,000 has grown into a 4,000 person event, raising $47 million in 2011.
Turning the Javits Center into the incredible backdrop for tonight’s program is no easy task. In just 2 short days, we’ve installed 2 miles of truss, which is used to hold the lighting fixtures, speakers and decorative elements. Forty-five separate laptop stations will be used to check-in more than 4,000 expected guests. And approximately 500 dozen subway-themed cookies will be brought out as part of tonight’s dessert.
We are looking forward to an incredible evening. Please follow our twitter account (@RobinHoodNYC) and the hash tag #RHBenefit for updates throughout the night.