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Board Vice President. GailMonroe-Perry and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 8th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on the red carpet at the 8th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons
Honoree artist, educator and activist Jon Snow, Jewelry Designer Berry Brown and Publicist Johnny Wegorzewski pose for a photo-op at the 8th Annual On our Toes in the Hamptons
Ron Capparella poses for photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the 8th Annual on Our Toes in the Hamptons
The Honorable Bernard Jackson poses for a photo-op with Ron Capparella
Board Members Board Vice President. GailMonroe-Perry, Board Secretary; Reginald Van Leepose for a photo-op on the Red Carpet at the 8th Annual On our Toes in the Hamptons
Peggy and Tia Walker pose with Fashion Designer Count Vlad at the 8th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons
Jazz Vocalist Gregory Generet, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Fashion Designer Count Vlad pose for a photo-op on the Red Carpet at the 8th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons
Evidence A Dance Company‘s 8th Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons Benefit honored Jon Snow and Lola C. West and Featured Evidence, A Dance Company. The Benefit took place at the HaygroundSchool, Bridgehampton on August 20, 2011 Ronald K. Brown’s internationally acclaimed Evidence, A Dance Company returned once again to the East End for the company’s 8 Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons Summer Benefit, the premiere African-American cultural event of the Hamptons social season on August 20, 2011 at the Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, New York 11932.
As always, the elegant tented late afternoon Red Carpet Event featured signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Harlem’s acclaimed 5 and Diamond Restaurant, a special performance of “Ife/My Heart” by Evidence, A Dance Company, luxury auction and dancing with the dancers. Ife/My Heart, a signature piece for the company, was built as the journey of three families to one destination: a place where the heart was open. Ife/My Heart was originally commissioned and performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2005.
Event Chairis Dr. Ancy Verdier. Founder & Board President Ronald K. Brownalong with Zaid Abdul-Aleem, Board President, Joanne E. Hill, Board Vice President. GailMonroe-Perry, Board Secretary; Reginald Van Lee, Chairman Emeritus, Board Members Dwayne Ashley, Monica F. Azare; ReginaldCanal, Andrea Hoffman. Leslie Mays, Larry Satterfield, Jocelyn Taylor and Dr. Ancy Verdier host the fete. Jenna Bond-Louden chairs the Young Professionals Committee which includes Solonje Burnett-Loucas, Brie Bythewood, Christopher Harvell & Dr. Lezli,Levene Harvell, Kelly Mitchell, Obi Onyeagoro and Erin L. Patten. Among the glamorous guests will be acclaimed opera star Jessye Norman, Law & Order star Tamara Tunie, Jazz vocalist Gregory Generet and Phylicia Rashad The gala gave awaeds to two dynamic individuals who have effected great change in their respective professions: artist, educator and activist Jon Snow, co-founder of the Hayground School and renowned financial advisor Lola C. West, Managing Director, WestFuller Advisors LLC Lola C. West is a founding partner of WestFuller Advisors, LLC, a wealth management firm. This stellar group was formed in 2010 and specializes in the wealth management strategic insight and investment advice to high net worth clients: executives, multigenerational families, entrepreneurs, business owners, and non-profit institutions in both the U.S. and abroad. Prior to WestFuller Advisors, Ms. West was a wealth advisor for Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group. Trained as a planner/administrator, Ms. West is a thought leader and savvy business woman holding an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn Collegeand a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women and is the recipient of the Proclamation: "Lola C. West Day" in the City of New York for "exemplary prowess as a health care administrator. Ms. West is a skilled wealth educator and mentor to both her clients and the broader New York metropolitan community. She has spearheaded a number of financial, educational and wealth management events for women, high net worth individuals and Merrill Lynch’s philanthropic programs including an unprecedented response for MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation. Artist, educator and activist Jon Snow is a co-founder of the renowned Hayground School in Bridgehampton, New York. Hayground School was founded on the conviction that all children can and should live a life of the mind. All children can be serious and passionate readers; all children can engage in serious discourse; all children can work and study in a community where art is at the center, not the periphery, of life. All children can develop the habit of compassion. The mission at Hayground is to provide an open, community school where conventional teaching methods are replaced by new ways of teaching and learning. They are committed to a program of innovation in a community of diversity, both economic and cultural Under the artistic leadership of founder and choreographer Ronald K. Brown, Evidence, A Dance Company, was established in 1985. The company's mission is to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling, and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement and spoken word. In addition to touring across the United States 25-30 weeks a year, the company supports community outreach activities and educational programs for dance enthusiasts of all ages throughout New York City Corporate sponsors are Belvedere Vodka, Booz Allen Hamilton and Prudential. . Sponsors are Zaid Abdul-Aleem, Monica Azare, Khephra Burns and Susan L. Taylor, Dr. Jeanine Downie and Michael Heningburg, Joanne E. Hill, Loida N. Lewis, Gail Monroe-Perry, Larry Satterfield, Jennifer Streaks, Reginald Van Lee, Dr. Ancy Verdier, Verizon Business Development Committee: Fabrice Armand, Christy Bareijsza, Tina Bernard, Keenan Davis, Dr. Erika Faust, Latoya Henry, Demetria Lucas, Ron Myers, James Nixon Harlem’s 5 and Diamond Restaurant, under the direction of executive chef David Martinez catered the event. Sponsor packages were $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500. Early bird tickets were $250.
Until my next Benefit and Red Carpet Event darlings,
Pink Champagne Kisses
Long Island Comedian Paul Anthony announced and celebrated the launch of the new Hamptons Comedy Festival this summer Proceeds will help support and benefit Last Chance Animal Rescue.
Comedian Paul Anthony and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the First Annual Hamptons Comedy Festival at 230 Elm in Southampton
Long Island comedian Paul Anthony announced and celebrated the launch of the new Hamptons Comedy Festival this summer. "We've been presenting shows in the Hamptons for the past five summers, and it's time that the Hamptons of Long Island had their own Comedy Festival. This summer we're presenting only one show in Southampton as a fundraiser before we launch the extended comedy festival during the summer of 2012." revealed Comedian Paul Anthony, host and Executive Producer. Paul Anthony reveals "Our comedy showcases feature the best comic talent from Long Island and the NYC comedy scene. We'll be featuring great comic talent at some of the coolest alternative venues throughout the Hamptons. This festival will be an extension of our Island-wide comedy festival which is now in its' sixth year and features shows up-Island. Being able to do our first show as a benefit to support Last Chance Animal Rescue makes this an even more meaningful and exciting event for us."
The event took place at the posh 230 Elm Street in Southampton on Thursday, August 11, 2011.
The Long Island Comedy Festival's mission is to promote the art of live stand-up comedy by bringing audiences the very best comedy shows on Long Island year round! Each of their comedy showcases is a hilarious evening of live stand-up comedy featuring top comedians direct from the New York comedy scene and beyond. Several of the comics that are featured call Long Island their home.
Proceeds of the Long Island Event will support one of the most import Benefits in Long Island, Last Chance Animal Rescue.
Last Chance Animal Rescue is a Charitable, non profit organization established to save the lives of animals. The organization rescues animals that are about to be killed and transports them to caring facilities in hopes of finding them a nurturing home. The organization works with local veterinarians for spay-neuter/ medical services until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home. The organization depends on donations to continue to save these helpless loving animals from being killed.
The event featured some of the most requested comedians direct from the Long Island Comedy Festival including Chris DiStefano, Mick Thomas, Tim Krompier and Carie Karavas.
For more info please visit http://www.lcarf.org and for more information about the Long Island Comedy Festival please visit http://www.licomedy.com
Until my next celebrity benefit
Pink Champagne Kisses