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Bartender throws party, fundraiser with $2,000 tip

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


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