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Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center Ninth Annual Benefit Luncheon and Auction
The Garrison
Garrison, NY
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Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center Ninth Annual Benefit Luncheon and Auction
Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center Ninth Annual Benefit Luncheon and Auction Featuring the 2008 Russel Wright Awards

Sunday, October 5, 2008, Noon to 3:30 at The Garrison, Garrison, New York.

Since 2008, Manitoga's Russel Wright Award has recognized individuals, institutions and companies that carry forward Wright's legacy in modern design, landscape design and environmentalism.

This year, Anne and Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff will receive the Russel Wright Award for their extraordinary contributions to environmental conservation in the Hudson Valley and throughout the nation.  Anne has served as chairwoman of The American Museum of Natural History and the New York Community Trust and as secretary of the World Wildlife Fund/US, three organizations with continuing  traditions of leadership in environmenal science and protection. "Connie" Sidamon-Eristoff is an environmental attorney who served as Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator under William K. Reilly during the senior Bush Administration.  He is currently chairman of Audubon New York and on the Board of National Audubon.

Carol Ash, Commissioner of NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation, and previously Director of 2005 Russel Wright Award winner, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, will present the 2008 Award to Anne and Connie Sidamon-Eristoff.

In addition, Lara Hedberg Deam, visionary founder of Dwell magazine, will receive the Russel Wright Award for setting a new standard of excellence in communicating both environmental and modernist principles and the creative concepts that reflect Russel Wright's design philosophy, Good Design is for Everyone.

Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach and 2003 Russel Wright Award winner, will present the 2008 Award to Lara Deam.



The Garrison
2015 Route 9
Garrison, NY 10524
United States

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