Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Black-Tie Affair

Liam Neeson bought me dinner on Thursday night. Kind of. The Irish actor is a major donor to the American Irish Historical Society, a New York institution dedicated to promoting “the achievements of the Irish in America.”

The AIHS is on 5th Ave., across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Neeson generously donated the cost of an entire table at the annual benefit dinner, allowing volunteers to fill a table. My good friend Liz, an intern for AIHS and a Rose Hill student ambassador, was allowed to invite fellow Fordham students to help at the dinner and enjoy the meal. Like I said, Liam Neeson bought me dinner (with some help from the lovely people at AIHS).

Standing in the "Silver Corridor" with the Fordham contingent
Fordham students intern for a wide variety of different companies and shows—among my friends I can count interns for a book agency, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Division of Human Rights, Random House Publishing, several of the Big Four accounting firms, city council candidates, and the Daily Show. Fordham students are incredible well-connected in New York, sometimes so well-connected that we end up in fancy clothes, strolling through Grand Central on our way to the Waldorf-Astoria. That was my New York moment this week—we’ll see what next week has in store!

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