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Best Friends Benefit to Save Them All

Join Best Friends founders, leaders, and supporters for a special evening for the animals. Together, we’ll toast 40 years of lifesaving and a brighter future for homeless pets.

Honoring Kelly Wearstler


When: Thursday, September 26, 2024

Where: The Glasshouse, New York City

The Best Friends Benefit to Save Them All brings together passionate and dedicated people in New York and from across the country. Together, we celebrate how far we’ve come for homeless pets and look ahead at the lifesaving work we’ll continue to achieve together for our best friends. And this year there’s an extra special and exciting cause to celebrate: Best Friends’ 40th anniversary!

For the past 40 years, Best Friends and visionaries like you have worked to create a safer future for dogs and cats. We’ve made incredible progress together, increasing the number of no-kill shelters nationwide to nearly 57% in 2022 — up from 24% in 2016 when we announced our goal to lead the country to no-kill in 2025. But we have so much work to do to reach that goal, save lives, and find homes for dogs and cats across the country.

So please join us for this exclusive event, and let’s toast to 40 years of lifesaving — and have loads of fun while we do it! And together, let’s Save Them All.

Innovative and lifesaving programs are made possible thanks to generous and compassionate people like you. Thank you for joining us on this lifesaving journey for the animals.

Benefit Co-chairs

Lona Williams and David O’Connor

Benefit Presenters

Georgina Bloomberg Robert H. Wilder

Benefit Host Committee

Elisabetta Bartoloni and Andrew Castaldo
Carolyn and Laurence Belfer
Dr. Ruby R. Benjamin
Tina Pendergrast Santi Flaherty
Zosia Mamet
Donna Murphy
Katharine Rayner
John Rizzuto
Emmy Rossum
Amanda Seyfried
Cecily Strong
Justin Theroux

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A special event you won’t soon forget

The event will begin with a cocktail hour where you can meet and greet fellow attendees, followed by a delicious dinner and special program. We’ll end the night with an after-party where you can mix, mingle, and be merry!

6–7 p.m. Cocktail reception, orange carpet 

7–9 p.m. Dinner program 

9–10 p.m. After-party

Best Friends Benefit to Save Them All

September 26, 2024 

Cocktails and dinner 6–9 p.m.
After-party 9–10 p.m.

The Glasshouse
660 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

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Be part of the Benefit to Save Them All

Join Best Friends founders, leaders, and supporters for a special evening for the animals.