Peter Marino, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, and friends honor David Monn with the Champion of Animals award at the Bow Wow Meow Ball. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for ARF)

Thank you to all who attended the evening and for your generosity!

On Saturday, August 18th the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted the Bow Wow Meow Ball, an evening of dinner and dancing on ARF’s 22-acre campus, which designers Alex Papacristidis and David Monn magically transformed. 400 guests from New York and the Hamptons attended the evening to celebrate ARF’s life-saving work and raise important funds for cats and dogs in need. The proceeds from the event benefited ARF, the leading animal adoption center on the East End of Long Island. The evening honored David Monn for his commitment to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. Past Honorees Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Peter Marino presented the ARF Champion of Animals Award to David. The lively crowd danced to the music of Peter Duchin and his Orchestra, and were wowed by a performance by American Idol’s Joshua Ledet along with a gospel choir. Benjamin Doller of Sotheby’s served as auctioneer for the live auction, with proceeds dedicated to ARF’s efforts to rescue 1,700 homeless cats and dogs this year.

Special thank you to our event sponsor Out East, presenting their inaugural product—a vibrant and crisp Côtes de Provence rosé produced and bottled in picturesque Monfort-sur-Argens, France. Out East embodies the relaxed luxury lifestyle exemplified by exclusive getaways and enclaves around the globe. While the name is inspired by the popular reference for the Hamptons, you can be “Out East” anywhere.


2018 Photos Sean Zanni/Getty Images for ARF