Kevin Hart Hosts Rally HealthFest in NYC

Rally Health, actor, comedian and Rally Health Ambassador Kevin Hart, and E! News host Maria Menounos hosted a free outdoor health festival, Rally HealthFest, at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City, lower Manhattan a couple of weeks ago.  They wanted to show New Yorkers how making simple lifestyle changes can be a lot of fun and help improve their overall health.

The New York Rally HealthFest featured fitness activities including boot camps, yoga classes, rock climbing and spin classes, as well as an interactive kids’ zone, all supported by Rally partner Asphalt Green, an NYC nonprofit. Attendees also had a chance to participate in a group workout with Ron “Boss” Everline, Kevin Hart’s personal trainer; get nutritional tips from young celebrity chef Haile Thomas; and earn prizes for participating in activities. There were be plenty of healthy eats and beverages from Juice Press. Attendees also joined Rally partner DiamondBack to help build bicycles that will be donated to Madison Square Boys and Girls Club. Read The Rest

Beyoncé Fans, BeyGOOD Support Flint, Inspire Volunteers across North America

Parkwood Entertainment, the entertainment and management company founded by Beyoncé, presented United Way of Genesee County with a generous donation of $82,234. to support residents of Flint, as they continue to feel the impacts of the water crisis. Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations, presented the check at an event at a high school in Detroit, where United Way for Southeastern Michigan is supporting an innovative high school turnaround initiative.

Parkwood Entertainment presents check on behalf of Beyoncé's fans to support the residents of Flint, as they continue to feel the impacts of the water crisis. From left to right: Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations for Parkwood Entertainment; Jamie Gaskin, President & CEO of United Way of Genesee County; Stacey Stewart, U.S. President for United Way Worldwide; and Dr. Herman Gray, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Parkwood Entertainment presents check on behalf of Beyoncé’s fans to support the residents of Flint, as they continue to feel the impacts of the water crisis. From left to right: Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations for Parkwood Entertainment; Jamie Gaskin, President & CEO of United Way of Genesee County; Stacey Stewart, U.S. President for United Way Worldwide; and Dr. Herman Gray, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

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BeyGoodNYC – Beyoncé and United Way Partner to INSPIRE AND BUILD COMMUNITY

United Way Of New York City Hosting Volunteer Event On June 2 To Benefit NYC Kids

 Part of a Nationwide Effort to Strengthen Communities

4United Way has aligned with Beyoncé’s BeyGood initiative to inspire everyone through The Formation World Tour to get involved in building stronger communities. Fans coming together—in activities big and small—make a difference in their communities throughout the course of the tour. Together, we can positively impact the world in…Good Formation!

In New York City, fans and volunteers helped by joining United Way of New York City on June 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at their office (205 E. 42nd Street, 13th Floor) to build Reading Kits to support children living in some of New York City’s most-challenged neighborhoods.

Attendees of the volunteer event on June 2 were entered to win door prizes, including a pair of tickets to Beyoncé’s The Formation World Tour at Citi Field for either June 7 or June 8—FOUR (4) pairs available for each date!

Beyoncé fans can also support the United Way of Genesee County’s efforts to support the Flint Water Crisis by donating $10 through Crowdrise. Every $10 donation made to United Way through Crowdrise will help those affected by the water crisis, and gives fans the opportunity to win VIP tickets for The World Formation Tour. Ten randomly selected winners at each of the North American shows will be upgraded to the best seats in the house.

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Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative will support local United Way programs and the work of United Way of Genesee County, which is continuing to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. United Way of Genesee County has been at the forefront of distributing bottled water and filtration systems, as well as providing emergency support services and prevention efforts to those in need. After the short-term needs of Flint residents have been met, United Way of Genesee County will provide the remaining funds to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which will provide long-term developmental, educational and health support to children and families in the area.

“We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with Beyoncé and the BeyGood initiative,” said Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York City. “It is exciting that our partnership will impact the lives of the children and families in our ReadNYC initiative, and that our volunteers will have a special opportunity to see her—one of the greatest performers of our time!”

To learn more about United Way of New York City’s work, visit

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Beyoncé Gets in Formation with Three Global Charities for World Tour


Beyoncé recently named three charities as global partners for The Formation World Tour. The alignment with the three organizations is designed to show fans how easy it is to give back, be involved in their communities, to be kind and at the core—to BeyGOOD.

United Way will have a presence on every tour stop. It started on the North American leg of the tour which kicked off on Wednesday, April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen will have their online activation program for fans in select tour markets, including Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London.  In addition, there are three signature charity events in three cities; Houston, TX, Compton, CA and Detroit, Michigan.

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Black Philanthropy Month 2014

Entering its fourth year of observance, Black Philanthropy Month 2014 (BPM 2014) stands as an unprecedented coordinated initiative to strengthen African-­American and African-descent giving in all its forms. High-­impact events, media stories, service projects and giving opportunities characterize the month‐long campaign.

“Each year August gives our diverse communities an opportunity to celebrate and renew their rich, shared traditions of giving, self-­help and innovation throughout the U.S. and the world,” says Dr. Jackie Copeland-­ Carson, founder of Black Philanthropy Month.

Self-­organized events, community conversations, charitable drives and fundraising in recognition of the occasion are examples of how the public can participate. With a base of activities in place, primary goals of the campaign are to inspire people to improve their communities locally and globally, give back in smarter and more strategic ways and transform people’s lives for the better.

All people of African ancestry and their allied brothers and sisters are encouraged to take August and beyond to promote the power of giving to transform lives.

In the United States, special gatherings and initiatives are taking place. In Dallas, Texas Southern University National Alumni Conference opened on August 1 with a panel, convened and facilitated by Tom Joyner Foundation, that calls for a new philanthropy paradigm at HBCUs.

In Charlotte, Dr. Emmett Carson, a luminary in the field of philanthropy, will deliver a talk at the Forum For Civic Leadership, hosted by New Generation of African American Philanthropists. From Martha’s Vineyard to Denver to Pittsburgh, plans are underway to observe the month.

“We witnessed first hand,with last year’s BPM celebrations, the power of print, broadcast and digital media in
strengthening Black philanthropy’s voice and intensifying its impact for new times,” states Tracey Webb, founder of, BPM’s media hub.

BPM also aims to expand the ways that people give. Fund-­raising efforts and community drives to be mounted and publicized in August include Black Gives Back to School (school supplies, clothes and service) and the Community Investment Network 2014 National Conference (giving circles and collective giving).

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New York Urban League Names Music Executive, Mike Muse as their First “Mr. Classic”


Mike Muse, an accomplished political fundraiser, music executive, radio host on SiriusXM Shade 45, and CEO of Muse Recordings, has been named as The New York Urban League’s first-ever, “Mr. Classic.” Muse will work to further advance the mission of the NYUL as the organization prepares for its 42nd Annual Football Classic between Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University (MSU) taking place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at MetLife Stadium.

“Mike Muse has carved out a modern intersection of politics and pop culture connecting youth and millennials through his work with President Obama, Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor De Blasio among others,” says Arva R. Rice, NYUL President & CEO. “He is the perfect person to represent Mr. Classic and communicate the heritage, traditions and importance of the Classic between generations.”

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Today’s Nelson Mandela International Day

NMF-MandelaDay-Logo-SA-Slogan-ColourToday, July 18th, is Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) was launched in 2009 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July as a core initiative of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. It was inspired by a call that the late Nelson Mandela made year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said “it is in your hands now”. During 2009, the UN General Assembly unanimously declared 18 July as “Nelson Mandela International Day”. No matter how small the action, the aim is to change the world for the better, just as Mr. Mandela did every day.

The Young & Powerful Group is Seeking Leaders in Chicago

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Chicago’s Young & Powerful is seeking ambitious, civic-minded leaders who are passionate about making an impact in under-represented communities.  If you or someone you know is in the Chicago area, send your inquiry w/ resume to: & incl.
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Dodgeball for a Cause with CPNYC

CPNYC presents DODGE FOR A CAUSE 2, a charity event that gives adults an opportunity to channel their own inner champion-dodgeball player.  100 % of all funds raised will go to support CPNYC’s various programs.  Light refreshments and cocktails will be served at the event.

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Halle Berry, Emma Stone, and Christina Applegate Join Revlon Run/Walk For Women

Revlon, The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff announced the 21st annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women.

Revlon Brand Ambassador Emma Stone will host the 2014 event in New York on Saturday, May 3rd and Revlon Brand Ambassador Halle Berry, along with Christina Applegate will host in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 10th.

13th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women

13th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women

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