1992. John Whyte and actress/Singer Leslie Uggams announce raffle winners at “From the Pines with Love” benefit poolside at the Botel. These events were a heartfelt response from John Whyte, and coproducer Paul Dean to the ongoing AIDS crisis. Headlined by Dionne Warwick, and starring Melba Moore, and Leslie Uggams. Feeling the devastation of AIDS to the community he named these benefits “From the Pines with Love”. This was the last one.