Art + Jazz at The Met, Wed., June 8th

I had an opportunity to work with Jazz at Lincoln Center and help to found Swing! A Summer Cocktail Party which is now in its third year.  Our aim was to bring a young, diverse crowd together to celebrate and promote the eclectic, American art form that is jazz.

I’m so happy to reconnect with the organization for this fabulous event – Art + Jazz.  The Met and Jazz at Lincoln Center will explore the connection between Art + Jazz through live music, art, dance and conversation followed by complimentary cocktails in the Temple of Dendur.  I’m so happy to be planning this event. Read The Rest

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: chicago@youngandpowerful.org & incl.
“Leadership w/ Chicago Y&P” in the email subject line.

OPEN 2014 LEADERSHIP ROLES
City Co-Chairs
Programs Chair
Membership Chair
Marketing & Communications Chair
Social Media Chair

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Diversity Affluence Hosts Secret Supper Club

On May 30th, fifteen distinguished women gathered in New York City for the Diversity Affluence Secret Supper Club.

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This gathering, in partnership with Amethyst Entertainment, was to help launch the inaugural Women with Purpose Global Summit taking place in St. Martin/St. Maarten from June 18th – 22nd. Read The Rest

Robert Reffkin to Serve as “Featured Maker” at Intimate Power Brunch

Robert.Reffkin_180x194_-180x194On Sunday, April 14th 11a – 2p, Robert Reffkin will serve as a “Featured Maker” at an invite-only intimate power brunch, “Trailblazing Your Way to Success: From Vision to Start-Up and Beyond”.  (To attend, send a resume and letter of interest to info@makersonline.org)

Robert’s story is pretty impressive.  He’ll tell you that despite the circumstances in his youth that could have held him back, he’s living a good life.  He’s humble and appreciative – constantly giving credit to nonprofits like A Better Chance, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and Summer Search for helping to shape the man that he is today. Read The Rest

CUP Accepting Nominations for the Gillibrand Women’s Mentoring Initiative

In an email forwarded to the CUP network, Executive Director of the organization, Chloe Drew announced a call for nominees for the organization’s Gillibrand Women’s Mentoring Initiative.  The program – open to CUP members in good standing – was sparked by Senator Kirsten Gilliabrand calling on CUP and the Partnership for New York City to build a pipeline of women who aspire to advance their careers, grow their strategic networks, serve on high-impact boards and give back to their communities.  See the requirements for the program.  Completed applications are due on Friday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m. EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Read The Rest

The Makers Present “Trailblazing Your Way to Success: From Vision to Start-Up and Beyond” | April 14th

In President Obama’s Inaugural address, he said that “it has been the risk-takers, doers, the makers of things… who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.” These words hit home for a group of New York City young professionals who were inspired to create, The Makers, a collective of individuals with the goal of serving as a conduit for “risk-takers, doers, and makers of things” to connect, interact and build with one another for the greater good. By hosting a series of intimate events with a highly selected group of professionals, each event includes Featured Makers who are accomplished experts in their fields for a conversation on topics including philanthropy, financial independence, entrepreneurship and more to add value and help push dreams toward successful reality.

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50 Years of 100 Black Men! Org Raises More than $700k for at Annual Gala (Pics)

500+ New York and national movers and shakers gathered at the New York Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom last Thursday for the 50th Anniversary celebration and 33rd Annual Benefit Gala as One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York City (OHBM) saluted five national civic and business leaders:

  • The Hon. David N. Dinkins, Former New York City Mayor and One Hundred Black Men Founder
  • The Hon. H. Carl McCall, Former New York State Comptroller and Chairman, Board of Trustees, SUNY
  • Kevin Newell, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Brand Officer, McDonald’s Corporation
  • Vivian Pickard, President of GM Foundation, General Motors Corporation
  • James Reynolds, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Loop Capital Markets
  • Eytone Ruiz, Andrew Lyttle and Tochukwu Agouji were honored as Mentors of the Year.
Hon. Charles B. Rangel presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mayor David Dinkins, one of the founders of the organization, at the One Hundred Black Men 50th Anniversary Celebration. They are joined by OHBM President Fitzgerald Miller

Hon. Charles B. Rangel presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mayor David Dinkins, one of the founders of the organization, at the One Hundred Black Men 50th Anniversary Celebration. They are joined by OHBM President Fitzgerald Miller

100 Black Men of America Chairman Curley Dossman, Jr.; Honoree and President of GM Foundation, General Motors Corporation, Vivian Pickard and OHBM President Fitzgerald Miller

100 Black Men of America Chairman Curley Dossman, Jr.; Honoree and President of GM Foundation, General Motors Corporation, Vivian Pickard and OHBM President Fitzgerald Miller

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Evidence, A Dance Company to Host Inaugural Young Patrons’ Evidence After Dark Party

 

Evidence, A Dance Company is hosting its inaugural Young Patrons’ Evidence After Dark Party on Monday, March 25th at the Plaza. Young Patrons is a group of young professionals that come together to fundraise for and support Evidence, A Dance Company.

This year, the After Dark Committee will host its inaugural reception during the Torch Ball, Evidence’s annual winter gala. This opportunity for Young Patrons allows you to network with some of NYC’s finest in a cocktail reception followed by the second half of Evidence’s performance of Torch which then goes into dessert and the event’s signature “Dancing with the Dancers.”

It is destined to be a star filled event, with Reggie Van Lee serving as Gala Chair, Spike and Tonya Lee serving as the Gala’s Honorary Co-Chairs and Lynn Whitfield as the MC for the evening.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets today at $125, click here. Regular Evidence Torch Ball tickets start at $1000. (Young Patrons Tickets are available to patrons under 40 years old.)

Check out pics from a previous Evidence Gala:  http://www.patrickmcmullan.com/site/event_detail.aspx?eid=31974

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CUP Presents A Conversation with Financial Expert Mellody Hobson

As part of its Distinguished Leadership Series, the Council of Urban Professionals will present “A Conversation with Mellody Hobson”. March is Women’s History Month and Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, has been an inspiration to women across the country for breaking through the glass ceiling in a male dominated industry.  She joined the Ariel Investments as an intern and has risen through the ranks to become the leader of this investment firm.  Below are details on the event that will be held on Monday, March 11th at 6pm.  Go to grow, connect and build.

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Topics will include: 

Insights and Thought Leadership on Corporate Board Service
Leadership in a Global Economy
Creating New Financial Opportunity & Inclusion for Diverse Professionals

Monday, March 11, 2013

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m

383 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor Auditorium

(Between 46th & 47th Streets, Entrances on Vanderbilt St.)
New York City

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