On May 25, Dattner Architects held a live virtual Datt-A-Thon fundraising event in support of Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit organization that works to fight food insecurity and isolation experienced by Asian American elderly in New York City. The emceed event featured a live “exquisite building” drawing collaboration (a la exquisite corpse), a silent auction, poetry readings, and more.
In addition to the virtual Datt-A-Thon event, we also ran a marathon over the Memorial Day weekend. Led by Project Architects Brandon Wang and Wei Wang, the route went through Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan—stopping at several Dattner-designed buildings along the way. Brandon and Wei were joined on the run by Principal John Woelfling and Project Architect Pascale Baladi. Orange sweat bands, wrist bands, compression socks, and tutus were worn in recognition of major fundraising milestones hit during the Datt-A-Thon event.
All proceeds from the silent auction and GoFundMe donations went directly to Heart of Dinner. Proceeds from the event helped to raise $4,391—more than doubling our original goal of $2,000.
Many thanks to everyone who supported and donated to our effort!