On July 13, 2015, the Harry Dallara Foundation held a gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown Manhattan to celebrate the official establishment of the foundation, provide details of the special project planned at Harmon Field in Tryon, North Carolina, and to raise initial funds for the effort.
The event was hosted by Charles and Peixin Dallara and was attended by guests from around the world—including China, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The program featured a short video honoring the life of Harry Dallara and presentations by renowned sculptor William Behrends and landscape architect Mark Byington, both of whom explained their respective roles in the Harmon Field project.
Our special guest and keynote speaker was Mr. Bobby Richardson, former New York Yankee second baseman and member of Yankee baseball dynasty of the 1960’s. Mr. Richardson was accompanied by his wife, Betsy, and daughter, Jeannie Kay.
Two auctions—one live and one silent—provided dinner attendees with opportunities to bid on baseball memorabilia, weekend vacation packages, and other special-interest opportunities.
For all who participated in any way, we thank you. See you at Harmon Field!
Click on the pictures below to see a slideshow of the event.