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Benefitting Young Friends of Save Venice Inc.

Philanthropist and activist Lizzie da Trindade-Asher will chair the Let’s Spritz! Benefit in support ofYoung Friends of Save Venice Inc. at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Leading one of the top charities in New York City, Lizzie Asher will help launch the Young Friends of Save Venice Initiative to unite a younger generation of philanthropists determined to redefine the institution of charitable giving. Save Venice Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to the restoration and preservation of historical artworks and architecture of Venice, Italy.

The proud Peruvian-born philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur Lizzie Asher, is the youngest of the Save Venice Board of Directors. Enamored by the beauty and history of Venice, Italy, she draws inspiration from the time-honored Save Venice galas held in its native country. The Let’s Spritz! Benefitpromises an en evening of adventure and vibrant culture for those in support of preserving the artistic heritage of Venice.

Coining the name Let’s Spritz! was in honor of the classic Venetian aperitif cocktail, the Spritz, which will be served blending an exceptional selection of Galliano L’Aperitivo, the evening’s sponsor, Macchu Pisco, co-founded by Lizzie with her sister Melanie, and Spritz. Guests will also enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres crafted by traditional Italian catering company, Acquolina. The international art galleryCarpenters Workshop will showcase limited edition artworks curated by their elite team of artisans which will be an excellent backdrop for the evening.

VIP Guests include: Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Adelina Wong formerly of Young Friends.

Sponsors for the Let’s Spritz! Benefit include: Macchu Pisco and Galliano.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, October 17th, 2028
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery
693 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022

About Lizzie da Trindade-Asher
Peruvian-born philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur Lizzie Asher graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned a degree with honors from Harvard Law School. She practiced law at a prestigious firm in Manhattan before launching successful beverage company Macchu Pisco with her sister, Melanie da Trindade. Lizzie dedicates her time to personal causes that showcase her breadth of interests. She has been keenly involved with social equality issues for women and is often featured in publications aiming to discuss women’s progress and equality. At the 65th Anniversary of Harvard Law admitting women she delivered an impassioned speech to women graduates about navigating career and life.

Lizzie is the co-founder of the Asher-Ezra scholarship fund that provides financial aid to underprivileged Latino children in the Bronx. She also serves as the youngest Board Member of the non-profit Save Venice Inc. and is spearheading the launch of the Young Friends of Save Venice Initiative. When Lizzie is not in NY spending time with her son, balancing her business and philanthropic commitments, she can be found taking on even more challenges that ignite her passion for helping others.

About Young Friends of Save Venice
Save Venice is fortunate to have an active group of young people involved in fundraising efforts. The mission of the Young Friends of Save Venice is to introduce young supporters to Venice’s artistic patrimony and to instill in them the desire to help preserve her treasures.

The Young Friends play an integral part in Save Venice’s hugely successful annual balls in New York – Un Ballo in Maschera – and has raised more than five million dollars for restorations in Venice, including several paintings in the Accademia Galleries, the Doge’s Private Chapel in Palazzo Ducale, and treasury objects in Basilica San Marco. Current efforts are focused on the monumental restoration of the church of San Sebastiano.

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