Rose Cappa Rotunno
Rose’s earliest memories are of big family dinners at her Italian grandmother’s house. With 36 first cousins (Yes! 36!), it’s no surprise that she’s been planning events all her life. President of The Event Department, Rose graduated from Pace University and started her career in development and special events. She founded the business 18 years ago and it has been growing ever since. Rose derives great satisfaction out of helping clients develop meaningful partnership and presence in the community. She lives in Northern Westchester with her husband, son and daughter, and a possessive cat named Scottie. Ask her about her family cookbook!
Charlotte’s restaurant and hospitality experience made for the perfect foray into events back when she started at TED in September 2012. She absolutely loves food — cooking it, talking about it, and of course eating it! She lives by her grandfather’s words, that the most important meal of the day … is “the next.” She is a proud graduate of SUNY Geneseo (’10). She lives in Hastings on Hudson with her husband, Johnny, and their charcuterie-loving cat, Drumstick.
Another proud Pace graduate, Benedetta– aka Ben– studied Marketing: Ad & Promo before joining the TED team in March of 2015. Born and raised in the Bronx, Ben is big on family and food– specifically Nutella, so much so that she has a Nutella spoon engraved with her name! She has been involved with nonprofits for as long as she can remember as an active member of The Royal Arcanum, one of the oldest fraternal benefits societies. Her creative ben(t) is most appreciated when it comes time for graphic design, packaging auction items and wrapping gift baskets. Ben handles all in-house graphic design work for TED, creating beautiful programs, banners, and more!