The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation – Loukoumi Foundation Giving Tuesday Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 30, 2023 10:00 PM EST


Scarf set of 6 designer scarves

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Estimated Value
$600 USD
Opening Bid
$100 USD

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation (tax ID 465599131) on behalf of the winner.

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Item Description

Receive a beautiful set of 6 designer scarves (scarves will be similar to those in the photos)


The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with the Floating Hospital in Long Island City. These beautiful new scarves were donated by the Estate of Eileen Finkel (see her biography below).  Proceeds raised from this auction prize will be donated to the Maria Loi/Loukoumi Foundation Teaching Kitchen at the Hospital


Eileen Finkel was an extraordinary and accomplished individual. She lived a full life, passing away peacefully at the ripe young age of 95 with her children at her side. Fiercely independent and decidedly ahead of her time, she was one of the very first women admitted to Penn State’s School of Engineering.  She graduated with a degree in industrial engineering in 1947 and went on to become an assistant editor of American Machinist Magazine. 

Later, with  her husband, she co-owned and led Baar & Beards, an accessories company that specialized in ladies’ scarves. She had a remarkable ability to visualize and an exceptional eye for design and color. Using her engineering background, she taught herself the design process and in the 1970’s and 1980’s, collaborated closely with and designed for many industry leaders, including Diane von Furstenberg, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Peter Max and Gant Gaither. The beautiful scarves to be auctioned are a combination of samples and designer classics who inspired her over several decades.


Special Notes:Shipping: $15