Young Leadership Council Fundraisers

Throughout the years, the Young Leadership Council (YLC), has established a group of young professionals who are passionate in finding a cure and better treatments for dystonia and Parkinson's disease. By planning and hosting a variety of events, they were able to network amongst their peers, raise funds and increase awareness for this important cause. 


Past Events Include:


Rebecca Taylor Top to Support Dystonia Research 

June 2014


Rebecca Taylor has designed the summer must-have "Short Sleeve Top with Lace" in honor of The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation with ALL proceeds from the sale of the top going to dystonia and Parkinson's research.








Fashion Block Party on Bleecker Street, NYC

June 2014


The Bachmann-Strauss Young Leadership Council helped to organize a block party on chic Bleecker Street (between Bank and Barrow Streets) in Greenwich Village.  Ten percent of sales from participating stores were donated to the Foundation raising nearly $15,000!


Participating stores included:

  • Alexis Bittar - 353 Bleecker
  • Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers – 351 Bleecker
  • Cynthia Rowley - 376 Bleecker
  • Diptyque - 377 Bleecker
  • GANT Rugger - 353 Bleecker
  • LuLu Guinness - 394 Bleecker
  • MM6 Maison Martin Margiela - 363 Bleecker
  • Mulberry - 387 Bleecker
  • Robert Graham - 380 Bleecker
  • Sucre - 357 Bleecker
  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck - Bleecker bet. Perry & Charles Sts.
  • WiNK - 305 Bleecker
  • Stop into NARS Cosmetics, 413 Bleecker, for a free makeup application


- "Cocktails and Conversations": a series of small cocktail parties hosted at different venues featuring experts from the worlds of finance, medicine, science, journalism, start-ups, fashion and beauty.


- Matthew Williamson Fashion Fundraising Event: UK's leading fashion designer Matthew Williamson, hosted an event at his New York emporium on March 22, 2012.  20% of the proceeds from the evening's sales were given to the Foundaion to fund medical research.  Over $15,000 of sales were generated in just a few hours.


- Rebecca Taylor NY & LA Fundraising Events:  Renowned fashion designer Rebecca Taylor teamed up with the YLC to host three tremendous fashion fundraising events at their New York and Los Angeles stores.  The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation received 20% of the proceeds for all sales produced during the event and event a few days after the event.  Due to these successful events, Rebecca Taylor has donated nearly $20,000 to the Foundation to support medical research.