Gallery > inMotion Annual Photography Auction & Benefit: Waldorf-Astoria, New York City (17)

March 19, 2007: Celebrating its fourteenth year of providing free legal services to women and children in crisis, inMotion hosted a dinner and photography auction for 1,100 guests at the Waldorf-Astoria that raised over $2 million. The event's honoree, Arthur B. Newman, Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group, was feted by friends, colleagues and distinguished guests including the former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien and Peter G. Peterson, Senior Chairman and Co-Founder of The Blackstone Group. Also in attendance were Arthur Newman’s peers from the financial and legal community including Lazard; Wachtell Lipton; Sidley Austin; AlixPartners; Willkie Farr; Simpson Thacher; White & Case; Fried Frank, and American Express. InMotion Board Chair, Shelley C. Chapman and Executive Director, Catherine J. Douglass got the evening underway with introductions, acknowledgements and thanks. Following their welcoming remarks, an audio-visual presentation of inMotion’s work offered guests a particularly moving first-hand account of the support, care and hope provided by the organization. Similarly, a few brief but heartfelt reports by members of the pro bono legal team did much to reinforce the sense of dedication, determination and compassion uniting them in their task. During dinner, as in previous years, the bids were spirited and keenly contested by a generous and appreciative audience. Consequently, by the time Sotheby’s auctioneer Denise Bethel brought proceedings to a close, a memorable landmark had been decisively passed. InMotion seeks to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of low-income, abused and under-served women by providing free legal representation and social assistance primarily in the areas of matrimonial, family and immigration law. The organization also works to promote policies that make society more responsive to the legal issues affecting the women it serves. For more information, visit www.inmotiononline.org