NEW Party Pix: The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of The Hamptons "Get Wild" Summer Gala!



Host Beth Ostrosky Stern and Blossom the Opossum © Rob Rich


The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Dune Beach in Southampton. The event, chaired by beautiful Beth Ostrosky Stern, Christopher Obetz, and Ellen Scarborough, celebrated the rehabilitation and successful release of Long Island’s native wildlife.


OGinnie Frati, Rob Carmichael, Kalala the Great Horned Owl © Rob Rich


Guests in attendance included: Beth Ostrosky Stern (Event Chair, GET WILD Summer Gala), Ellen and Chuck Scarborough (Event Chair, GET WILD Summer Gala | Anchor, WNBC), Ginnie and Augie Frati (Executive Director, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons), Avis Richards (Honorary Board Member, The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons), Leslie Alexander (Owner, Houston Rockets), Christopher and Joni Fischer (Christopher Fischer cashmere), Josh Guberman (Owner, Core Development Group), Jean and Martin Shafiroff (Philanthropist), Robert Albertson and Suzanne Murphy, Howard Lorber (Chairman, Douglas Elliman), Samantha Kleinfield (Jockey), Ellen and Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S (Event Sponsor, GET WILD Summer Gala), Dr. Tara Allmen, M.D. (Event Sponsor, GET WILD Summer Gala) and Paul Schindler (Entertainment Attorney).




Friends, family and supporters of The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons gathered for the seaside clambake and cocktails with musical entertainment by Jetty Four. Also in attendance were furry and feathered friends including, Blossom the opossum, Sonja the red tailed hawk, Kaylala the great horned owl and Cutie Pie the screech owl!




Executive Director and Founder of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, Ginnie Frati, thanked guests “for their generous support and contributions.” “With your donations we can better maintain our medical equipment, get the best veterinary care, and gather skills and training to increase our success rate. We are able to offer state-of-the-art care to our wild neighbors that so richly deserve it because they are usually injured by human activities,” said Frati.


Christopher and Joni Fischer © Rob Rich


Jean and Martin Shafiroff © Rob Rich


The event also included a silent auction featuring exclusive items such as: a men’s bomber jacket by Perry Ellis; a ladies’ packable zip jacket from Laundry by Shelli Segal; a masterpiece oil painting portrait session by Kramer Portraits; a one night stay at Hyatt East End with tickets to the Long Island Aquarium; a limited edition snowy owl sculpture from Dianne Marxe; an original lithograph by local artist June Kluglein; a heavy cast bronze Chinese bell; a gift basket from LiV Vodka; season tickets for two for the fall season of the Hampton Theatre Company; a cashmere blanket from Christopher Fischer; a PearlinBrite®laser tooth whitening treatment; a Lorena Sarbu couture cocktail dress; dinner for two at Benjamin Steakhouse; a day of beauty at Angelo David Salon; lunch for four at Southampton Inn’s OSO Restaurant; two nights at The Enclave Inn with dinner for two at 75 Main; an original painting by artist Norbert Gonsalves; veterinary services from Dr. Cindy Bressler and five hours of grooming services from Hamptons Canine Concierge; two private dog training lessons with celebrity dog trainer Lisa Hartman; a day of pampering for your pooch at The Dog Store; a signature one hour psychic reading with psychic medium and clairvoyant Thomas John; a one hour private yoga session at Reflections Yoga; one session with celebrity eyebrow specialist Joey Healy; and six tickets to Mamma Mia!


In addition, guests were also able to bid on a one hour photo session photographed by Howard Stern, which is being auctioned online until August 21, 2012. How cool is that?  (



Jetty Four [above] performed at beach bash!



This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included: Birds Nest Foundation; Tara Allmen, M.D.; Cunningham Insurance; Hamptons Magazine; Equinoxe Graphiques; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Linda and Benjamin Lambert; Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; Suzanne Murphy and Robert Albertson; Andy Sabin Family Foundation; Smartwater®, Brugal Rum and Martha Clara Vineyards.

**For further information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, please visit
All photos in this feature © Rob Rich