Sonja was recently honored by Inspired In New York for her accomplishments and contributions in the field of media, arts, entertainment, business and philanthropy. Organized by the wonderful Von Boozier Twins VBTE Events (Sonja In The City took a rest!), the evening took place at the chic venue The Griffin in the West Village.
Sonja on the Red Carpet at Inspired in NY
She received the proclamation from the State of New York which says: “a great state is only as great as those persons who give exemplary service to their community and society, whether through keen business strategies, through unique in their professional or other endeavors or simply through a lifetime of good citizenry.”
Actress and comedienne Mindy Cohn with Speakeasy Moderne’s Hank Stampfl and Clayton Whitman
Ms Morgan is honored as a “business role model, who approached plans conservatively in order to maximize her final value, adds sensibility to her brands and proves time after time that you can achieve great style while still saving time and money.” Further citing her Philanthropy it states: ” a long-time supporter of the arts, she has been lauded for her philanthropic achievements, dedicated time and money to helping LGBT Youth and sits on many boards and foundations whose efforts vastly improve the lives of New Yorkers every day.”
Sonja with Countess LuAnn and Aviva Drescher
The award cited her personal achievement for her contributions as an innovator and trendsetter in the arts, media and entertainment industries. Sonja was happy to have her dear friends, The Fabulous Beekman Boys – Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell – who she considers to be achievers of same, present her with the award.
Sonja with Heather Thomson
Ms. Morgan threw a Sonja In The City engagement party shorty for Brent and Josh after MENY (Marriage Equality New York) passed. They recently tied the knot in Upstate NY where they film their show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, which airs on Planet Green. The boys gave a lovely speech about being neighbors in Manhattan with Sonja, their friendship, love of tradition, fabulous escapades, and their memories of cooking together which was very moving to all. Even Phillip Bloch, stylist to John Travolta and Halle Berry, showed up to support his friend Sonja. He and Sonja are fellow crusaders for the cure for HIV/AIDS.
Sonja with good friends The Fabulous Beekman Boys – Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge
It was a wonderful evening and Sonja said she was delighted that so many of her good friends came to support her on this very special occasion. She was joined by fellow Real Housewives of New York City co-stars Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn deLesseps, Aviva Drescher and Heather Thomson.
Sonja with The Von Boozier Twins
Sonja with Wayne Jones & Ise White
Middleweight Champ Peter Quillin with Sonja
Sonja poses with stylist to the stars and former Inspired in NY recipient Phillip Bloch