Log In   ·   Become A Member

Pierson Students Presenting Inaugural Hamptons Humanity Fundraiser

Nicole Barylski

Founders Matthew Burke, Sean Sloane, Greg Baum, Cooper Schiavoni, EJ Burke, Mats Grebenstein, and Isabel Peters, with members of Give Where You Live. (Courtesy Photo)

"My friends and I started Hamptons Humanity to give local kids a venue to understand all the need around us, even in one of the wealthiest parts of the country," shared Matt Burke, founder of Hamptons Humanity. "We are happy to be able to engage with local organizations through service and philanthropy, and to educate families about how spending their philanthropic money locally can make a huge difference in our communities."

On Saturday, January 9th, Hamptons Humanity will hold its inaugural fundraiser, a Volleyball Tournament that will take place at Pierson High School. Burke, a high school junior from Sag Harbor, established the organization late last year along with several other Pierson students, including Sean Sloane, Greg Baum, Cooper Schiavoni, EJ Burke, Mats Grebenstein, Isabel Peters, Jack Brown, Hollie Schleicher, and Sam Anderson.

"Our main goal in this group is to give back to our community for all the great things it has done for us," noted Burke. "We also have lots of fun in this group." Hamptons Humanity plans to hold several student-organized fundraisers throughout the year, to raise funds that will be awarded to other East End non-profits. Through the organization's endeavors, along with giving back to Hamptons causes, the students will also learn about the philanthropy process, engaging in grant evaluation, site visits, budget allocation, and grant-making.

Hamptons Humanity's debut event is open to both students and adults. Teams will consist of four players and participants will play a minimum of two games. Proceeds from the evening will support a local charity, which Hamptons Humanity hasn't chosen yet. The competition begins at 5:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $40 per team. The Tournament winners will take home four tickets to a Brooklyn Nets game.

"The Volleyball Tournament is our first fundraiser, but we are planning to do many more in the near future," added Burke. So make sure to keep an eye out for upcoming events hosted by these ambitious, benevolent teens.

Pierson High School is located at 200 Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor. For more information, email hamptonshumanity@gmail.com or visit www.hamptonshumanity.com.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauketé NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.