Charity, Events, News
Sep 17, 2018

The Classic New York Gala Hosted by Mario Lopez Raises Funds for Global Unity Foundation

Mario Lopez will be hosting The Classic New York Gala, a black-tie event held on the evening of September 22nd, 2018 at The Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza Hotel.  

The event will celebrate fashion, arts and community and the purpose of the event is to promote unity and the humanitarian efforts of the Global Unity Foundation.

The events is presented by Gary Sze Kong, J.D., CEO & Founder of Classic New York Beer and The 1 Wine;  Ryan Long, Founder of Global Unity Foundation; and Billie Mitchell, CEO of Billie Mitchell Events.

The Classic New York Gala will also feature the announcement of the new brand spokesmodels for the Classic New York Beer and will include a red carpet, VIP reception, live entertainment, auction, fashion show, and celebrity poker tournament.

“We are excited the event coincides with the timing of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City because the city will be so alive with the mission of humanitarian causes. With this gala, we aim to shine a light on the importance of creating a culture of leaders who put socially conscious issues at the forefront of their business,” said Ryan Long, Founder of Global Unity Foundation.

The Gala is presented by Classic New York Beer and The 1 Wine, spirits brands founded by Gary Kong, a successful Chinese American self-made real estate mogul and philanthropist. Kong is the winner of the Outstanding Community Service Award in both 2014 and 2018, presented to him by President Barack Obama and President Trump respectively.

“I’ve been lucky enough to live the American Dream, finding great success in the United States through hard and purposeful work and it is my honor to support an event that highlights humanitarian efforts and shares knowledge with the next wave of socially conscious business leaders,” said Gary Kong, Founder of Classic New York Beer and The 1 Wine.

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