A Philanthropic Summer Night in Sag Harbor Celebrating Life

Sag Harbor, N.Y.   Philanthropists and familiar faces from the world’s creative industries in fashion, music, business, and international society gathered at the NY Sag Harbor Estate last Saturday evening for the End Water Crisis and Cheetah Outreach event. Models 4 Water, Thirst No More and The Water Project along with April Davis from Cheetah Outreach held this event for excellent causes. It was a 1920’s themed evening catered with live entertainment, a silent auction and an unforgettable moment with a live cheetah.

Celebrating life together and all towards raising awareness and funds for cheetah's and water for all made it a magical evening.


April Davis- Chair of Cheetah Outreach in US teaching guests about statistics on cheetahs

It is known that cheetah’s can run 100m in just 5.95 seconds and although it is one of the fastest animals on the planet, there are only 7,500 cheetahs left in Africa.  South Africa is home to fewer than 1,000 of these majestic cats. The cheetah faces competition from other predators such as the large lion and hyena populations.

Live Cheetah displayed for guests..Amazing!


Founders of Models 4 Water Heide Lindgren and Georgie Badiel hosted the evening and profoundly expressed to all why they are  on this mission together.. Georgie , a native of Burkina Faso grew up not having access to clean water and at times no water at all. She held this pain with her and one day over discussing  the problem in Africa with Heide.. Together Models 4 Water was created.

They are two extraordinary young women taking on such a task to help people have the most important right…water and life. They spoke about the lack of water situation to the invited guests and why their mission each day is becoming more meaningful. The problem is real and now partnering with  organizations such as Thirst No More and The Water Project will help  raise public awareness on a higher scale.  Burkina Faso and countries around the world in need of water will receive  aid by these organizations  joining forces.


left to right :Heide Lindgren,Craig Miller of Thirst No More, Max Crespo Director of M4W,Georgie Badiel


Craig Miller Founder of Thirst No More who  is thrilled about the partnership with Models For Water said  “Thirst No More will soon be drilling water wells in Africa, thanks to Models 4 Water Supermodel Heide Lindgren and Georgie Badiel, “Africa’s Water Ambassador”. Their generous support and impassioned advocacy is bringing an end to the water crisis, one village at a time. On behalf of thirsty villages across the African continent, thank you!”

Models For Water present check for End The Water Crisis Event

Heide and Georgie along with their model ambassadors want to provide clean water to every person in Burkina Faso for water access near their homes, hospitals, schools and beyond. Just this past June 26, 2012 Models 4 Water had built its first deep water well and what a glorious day for the people of  Bagnire.

Happy people of Bagnire after recieving a water well

What it all comes down to is taking ACTION and Models 4 Water is doing just that. Paying it forward to humanity is one of the most important things one can do for another  .

It was an eventful night filled with summer fun but primarily great people giving their best to give back to life.

Lavender Halsey, Designer Sara Horne

Jarah Mariano, Russell Simmons, Sonia Dara




Dinara Chetyrova, Grace Bol










The Subscribers











Photo Credits: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

For more information on how to help ..Please visit : www.modelsforwater.org, www.thirstnomore.org , www.thewaterproject.org




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Vanessa Cabezas
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