In 2011, Farm Sanctuary will be honoring its 25 years of progress as a leading farm animal-protection organization. The first of its celebrations will take place tonight in New York City and include a silent auction featuring artwork, compassionate vacation getaways, and other items. The event will also honor those who have continuously supported Farm Sanctuary and have speakers on farm-animal protection. Award recipients this year include author Kathy Freston, the Melrose family, and David Wolfson, among others. Celebrity guests Chevy Chase, Rory Freedman, Russell Simmons, and others will be in attendance.