Edgemere Inn, a bed and breakfast in Noyac that seeks to provide accommodations for physically challenged individuals and their families at a reduced cost, is holding its inaugural fundraiser with a silent art auction on Saturday, June 28, at the Southampton Social Club.
As a registered nonprofit organization, Edgemere Inn serves the handicapped community in a comfortable setting surrounded by natural beauty. The 2,000-square-foot home sits on 1.2 acres of waterfront land. Thanks to donations from individuals and corporations, Edgemere Inn is able to work with the travel industry to provide handicap accessible travel opportunities through education, advocacy and grassroots personal appeal efforts in Southampton.
Edgemere Inn was founded by Arlene Schroeder, a retired service coordinator for the developmentally disabled in New York City who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 18 years ago. Schroeder faced many of the same challenges that she was helping others overcome, and she dreamed of developing a foundation to support equally challenged individuals. She became one step closer to her dream four years ago when Edgemere Inn Foundation for the Physically Challenged received 501c(4) status. Now, Schroeder and her board of directors are working to become a full-fledged 501c(3).
The fundraiser will include a silent art auction featuring one-of-a kind authentic Persian silk rugs and works from local artists, a top shelf open bar, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and music by acclaimed composer and multi-instrumentalist Nacho Arimany.
The event is Saturday, June 28, between noon and 5 p.m. at Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm Street, Southampton. Admission is $100 and up per person. Contact Sergio Cballero for more information, 718-309-5712or Sergio@oopsieinc.com