Bartender throws party, fundraiser with $2,000 tip

EMBED </>More Videos

A bartender uses her $2,000 tip to throw a fundraiser in Center City. (WPVI)

A bartender who received a $2,000 tip in May decided to pass it on in the form of a birthday party fundraiser.

Sam Trasatti, a bartender at Rittenhouse Square's Rouge restaurant, received the money from two men as part of a movement called 'Tips for Jesus.'

At the time, Trasatti, who recently turned 30, said she had big plans for her windfall.

However, on Monday, she settled on throwing a birthday bash for herself and turning it into a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society at U-Bar in Center City.

Trasatti's co-worker at Rouge was tipped first by the two men. She received $5,000.

The origin of the 'Tips for Jesus' movement and who is now involved remains unclear, but reports indicate a former executive at PayPal, Jack Selby, began this act of generosity.

Related Topics:
foodphilly newstrendingCenter City Philadelphia
(Copyright ©2018 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)