KDHamptons Save The Date: Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley Host 'An Evening In The Hamptons' On August 31st!



Stanley H. Rumbough, Kiera Rumbough, Cole Rumbough, and Leah Rumbough at NYC Mission Society's 200th Anniversary Gala (photo by Annie Watt)



On August 31st, spend an ‘Evening in the Hamptons’ at the beautiful East Hampton estate of Ted and Dina Merrill Hartley. The night benefits the New York City Mission Society, also known as the longest running charity in Manhattan (200 years old!)  Guests will enjoy food, drinks, fireworks, and special musical guest performances by singer Cole Rumbough and Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas (below).



Christine Andreas (Photo by Stacy Sullivan)



This year’s ‘Evening in the Hamptons’ esteemed committee includes philanthropists Lizzi Bickford, Martin and Cornelia Bregman, Jay Moorhead, Charles Bullock, Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean Shafiroff. All of the proceeds will go to the New York City Mission Society to help break the cycle of poverty for New York’s children, youth, and families.  This year they will provide services to more than 7,000 youth and families in Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.



Dina Merrill laying down the cornerstone to the new Minisink Townhouse in 1965 (Photo by Cecil Layne)



Cole Rumbough (photo by Judy Schiller)



Singer, Cole Rumbough, is proud to be the 7th generation of his family to be involved in the New York City Mission Society and recently co-founded the “Junior Society” with his friend Brooke Laing.  His father, Stanley H. Rumbough, has been on the board since 1983, and his grandmother, Dina Merrill, has been on the board since 1946.  When Dina married Cole’s grandfather, her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Colgate, said that “Every new bride should have a charity” and continued the New York City Mission Society tradition.





Tickets my be purchased by called 212.674.3500 ext. 208 or online at www.nycharities.org.  For more info on the New York City Mission Society go here.