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Photo: Nicky Hilton-Rothschild, Rachel Blumenthal & Stephanie Hochman (HRPK HONOREES)

The Hudson River Park Friends Committee Celebrated its Fifth Annual Fundraising Luncheon Honoring Nicky Hilton-Rothschild; Rachel Blumenthal & Stephanie Hochman in New York City!

NEW YORK,NY(SMI-PHILANTHROPY, 01.24.20)-The Hudson River Park Friends Committe commemorated its fifth annual fundraising luncheon today-honoring celebrity, socialite and businesswoman "Nicky Hilton-Rothschild"; Rachel Blumenthal (CEO of Rockets of Awesome); and Stephanie Hochman( Sr. VP CITI) at the Pier 59 Chelsea Piers, in Manhattan.

The Hudson River Parks Friends Palyground Committee is a group of accomplished parents who work to gather support from local community for play areas from sports fields, free public events,  environmental and educational programs. Founded in 2012, the Playground Committe has raised over 5.5 Million for the park.The Committee is currently raising funds to develop its fifth play area, a new one-of-a-kind 4,000 square foot Pier 26 Marine science.

2020 Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee Honorees were:


Nicky Hilton-Rothschild is an BusinesswomanSocialite,  member of the Hilton family and part of the Rothschild family through her marriage to James Rothschild.

RACHEL BLUMENTHAL:CEO of Rockets of Awesome


Stephanie Hochman: A Senior Program Officer at the Citi Foundation, leading efforts on employee engagement and volunteerism.

This year luncheon was hosted by comedienne and best-selling author; Jenny Mollen and numerous attended included celebrities, media personalities and businesswomen.

Notable Ateendees included: Honorees Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Rachel Blumenthal, CEO and Founder, Rockets of Awesome; and Corporate Champion: Stephanie Hochman, Senior Vice President, Citi & Lead, Citi Volunteers.  Hosted by comedienne and bestselling author, Jenny Mollen.   Luncheon Chairs include: Wendy Amsterdam, Bethany D’Meza, Alexis Herron, Jilian Simpson, Megan Stackhouse, Chelsey Ward and Cara Weisberger. Additional guests to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Stacey Bendet, Eva Chen, Jenny Fleiss, Samantha Haber Wasser, Sara Haines, Ally Love, Leandra Medine, Nell Diamond, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Wilpon Kamel, Casey Fremont, Claire Olshan and many others.. 

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