Scenes from Mr. Mickey and Friends' CITTA Benefit at the Tribeca Grand Hotel

Mickey Boardman

A gaggle of downtown do-gooders hosted a benefit last night for the amazing charity Citta to raise funds to build a women's health center in Jaisalmer, India. The center will be housed in an old fort donated by the local Maharajah. Citta was founded by Michael Daube with $17,000 and a suggestion from Mother Teresa to build a clinic is Orissa province.

The party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel was packed with cuties sipping Kanon vodka cocktails and shaking their moneymakers to the musical curation of Donna D'Cruz. A total of $12,568 was raised surpassing the goal of $10,000. This is the third project Mr. Mickey has worked on with Citta. His Celebrity Sidewalk Sales at Screaming Mimi's raised $13,000 to rebuild the Vivekananda Public School in Orissa and a collaboration with Ports 1961 raised $6,000 to build a library at the school. More info can be found at

The evening's co-hosts were: Amina Akhtar, Mickey Boardman, David Byrne, Peter Davis, Kelly Cutrone, Michael Daube, Donna D'Cruz, Shruti Ganguly, Prabal Gurung, Matthew Modine, Bibhu Mohapatra, Bonnie Morrison, Parker Posey, Monisha Raja, Jennifer Sample, Luigi Tadini and Caroline Torem-Craig.

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