Beet Retreat in the City

Fundraiser & Charity Auction

Join the Cause!

Andy and Kathy Plesser have a home in Puerto Rico, on the small outer island of Vieques.  For the past six years, the Beet Retreat has taken place there.   While the island is slowly coming back, the W Resort and Spa, where we held the events, is destroyed.   So, we are doing our event in New York City for the first time.

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Andy has been involved with raising industry awareness and funds to help Puerto Rico and its young people.  The initiative  is called Stand with Puerto Rico.  The group has  created videos, fundraisers and awareness with the help of industry partners including AT&T, Hearts & Science, Teads, true[X] and the Weather Channel.    The principal recipient of our partnership is the 50-year-old Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.

There is no registration fee for this event.  So please make whatever donation you can.   For industry partners who want to get involved, please let me know via

We will be pleased to welcome our partners from San Juan who will join us at the Beet Retreat in City!

See our video  (below) with Olga Ramos and the team from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Please make a tax free donation here

Auction Items

(4) Two-Day Passes to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL
Thank you, Comcast!

Eleven Madison Cookbook and $500 gift card
Thank you, comScore!

(4) Rangers Tickets in the Fox Networks’ Lexus Level Luxury Suite at MSG
(2018/2019 Season)
Thank you, Fox Networks!

Vizio 65″ P-Series® Quantum 4K TV
Thank you, Inscape!

(4) Yankees Tickets (vs. Tampa Bay) in Delta Sky Suite
(Friday, June 15)
Thank you, Meredith!

(4) Mets Tickets (vs. Philadelphia Phillies) in Delta Sky Suite
(Wednesday, June 27)
Thank you, Meredith!

(2) Tickets to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
Thank you, NBCU!