Caring to Remember Cocktail Reception - June 6

The commercial real estate community will come together to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association at the 4th Annual Caring to Remember Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, June 6. Caring to Remember is an industry-specific event to support the mission of Alzheimer’s Association and founded by leaders of the New York City commercial real estate community. The event will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at 1155 Avenue of the Americas.

The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle. RXR’s Helmsley Building on Park Avenue above Grand Central Terminal and other New York City landmarks will be lit purple in recognition of Caring to Remember which is held every year during Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.

“My wife’s father passed away from Alzheimer’s disease and her mother is living with dementia,” said Brock Nigg, CEO and managing director, iES Corp. “After experiencing the devastation the disease brings to those diagnosed and their caregivers, I knew we had to do something. We began the Caring to Remember benefit four years ago to bring recognition and to build support and community for Alzheimer’s disease within the real estate industry. Collectively, we have raised almost $200,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association to support research and those affected by the disease and we’ve just gotten started.”

The event was founded by Heidi Nigg, Geraldine Szabo and Andrea Tallent. Sponsors for the event include The Durst Organization, iES, GKS Industries, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Evergreen Mechanical Corp., Remi Interiors, Holt Construction and Air Stream. Executive Committee members include: Jody Durst, The Durst Organization, Niall Freeman, CBRE, Meghann Gill, SL Green, Rosemarie Krol, CBRE, Jerry Schumm, RFR Realty, Victor Spivak, Global Holdings, Andrea Barragan, Nouveau Elevator, Debra Cole, HLW, and Bonnie Pfleiderer, Mass Contracting Corp.

“I’m involved because I’ve experienced firsthand the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s,” said Jerry Schumm, RFR Realty. “My wife’s mother suffered for 10 years with the disease, as did her aunt. It’s a terrible illness that takes a tremendous toll on the entire family.”

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association - NYC Chapter and are tax deductible. To purchase tickets and find out about sponsorship opportunities, please visit