Across the Pond: Together For Short Loves Midsummer Charity Ball (PICS)

From across the pond…

Midsummer Ball raises over £290,000 (over $420k) for UK children’s charity Together for Short Lives

Alesha Dixon, Judge on Britain's Got Talent at Together for Short Lives  via Fashion Bomb Daily

Alesha Dixon, Judge on Britain’s Got Talent at Together for Short Lives
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A star studded Midsummer Ball at Banqueting House for UK children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives, raised a staggering £290,000 in support of the charity’s work with seriously ill children and their families. The Midsummer Ball took place on Wednesday 1 June and was supported by Coutts.

Together for Short Lives’ special guests experienced a magical midsummer night to remember, enjoying a champagne reception, dining on an elegant and sumptuous menu. James Toseland and Melanie Sykes were the Ball’s hosts for the night, introducing talent from Gabrielle Aplin, Ella Henderson and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Beau Dermott. Following an evening of stellar performances, Ball guests danced the night away with Soul II Soul, including the legendary 80s club classic Back to Life (I’m totally a fan!!). Read The Rest

5th Annual Smaltz Foundation Summer Fundraiser (PICS)

KASSRF-2434On Saturday, July 29th, the 5th Annual Smaltz Foundation Summer Fundraiser was held in Long Island, NY.  Better known as Ken’s Backyard BBQ Bash, the annual event was held to raise funds in support for people with dementia.  As is customary for this event, folks came dressed in their “backyard best” to dance to the sounds of PhearNone (Violin/DJ) and take advantage of fabulous live and silent auction items.  Leonard E. Burnett Jr. of Uptown magazine served as the co-chair for the event that was hosted by Toni Belafonte.

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Bid On VIP Tickets To Oprah’s “The Life You Want Weekend”

Here’s your chance to share in Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. September 19-20, 2014 with 2 VIP tickets.

A new celebrity charity auction is giving you the chance to bid on VIP tickets that will ensure you’re seated in the first forward-facing rows, so close to the action that the experience unfolds right before you. Your VIP credentials includes a VIP Gift Bag, an Event Program, and a VIP Experience which includes an opportunity to have your photo taken with Oprah. Lunch will be provided as part of your Experience, as well.

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• Floor Seating, front forward-facing rows
• Photo Opportunity with Oprah
• VIP Credentials
• VIP Gift Bag
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Beyonce Announced as New Goodwill Spokesperson

Goodwill Industries International announced that Beyonce will lend her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work.

Beyonce helps raise awareness about Goodwill's mission of transforming lives through the power of work
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Evidence, A Dance Company Hosts The Torch Ball (PICS)

Evidence, A Dance Company paid tribute to the life and legacy of Beth Young, a dance enthusiast and long-time supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and recognized Goldman, Sachs & Co. and, Valentino D. Carlotti for supporting the arts and community outreach at The Torch Ballon March 25 at New York City’s The Plaza Hotel. Proceeds from the black tie affair support Evidence’s mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling.

(L-R) Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs Valentino D. Carlotti, Lynn Whitfield and Chairman Emeritus, of the board of the Evidence Dance Company and Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Reginald Van Lee attends the Torch Ball hosted by Evidence, A Dance Company at The Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Evidence, A Dance Company)

(L-R) Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs Valentino D. Carlotti, Lynn Whitfield and Chairman Emeritus, of the board of the Evidence Dance Company and Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Reginald Van Lee  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Evidence, A Dance Company)

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eBay and CFDA: “You Can’t Fake Fashion”

A few of our favorite designers were at The General on Monday night to celebrate their contributions to the “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign.  Now in its third installment, eBay asked 90 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America to customize canvas totes to benefit the CFDA Foundation to raise awareness about counterfits and support authentic design. The custom bags, by designers including Tracy Reese, Rebecca Taylor, Zac Posen, Rachel Roy, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg and more, will be auctioned off on eBay until March 25th at 9am.  The 90 designer bags will have a starting bid of $100.

With 90 designers on board this year, each customizing a bag as one-of-a-kind to show their support, eBay and CFDA are dedicated to protecting original design and the integrity of the fashion industry,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA.

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Cabernet for a Cause: Capital Grille Kicks Off 2013 Artist Series Wine Event, March 18 – April 28, 2013

Fourth annual celebration of fine art and wine features exclusvie, limited Capernet Saugignon

The Capital Grille® today announced the kick-off of its fourth-annual Artist Series Wine Event, a celebration of the worlds of fine art and wine-making in partnership with Share Our Strength®.  From March 18 to April 28, 2013, The Capital Grille restaurants nationwide will feature an exclusive California Cabernet Sauvignon adorned with an original piece of artwork as its label. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle will be donated to Share Our Strength in support of its No Kid Hungry® campaign, which is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Additionally – and for the first time – The Capital Grille will auction the original painting selected for this year’s wine label, with the full amount of the winning bid benefiting Share Our Strength.   Read The Rest

SIPS for Sickle Cell Hosts Pre-Valentine’s Gala and Silent Auction

New York Influencers in Politics, Business and Music Unite to Fight Sickle Cell Disease

SIPS for Sickle Cell (SIPS), a nonprofit organization commissioned to raise awareness and support for sickle cell disease, will host a pre-Valentine’s Day gala and silent auction to help impact the lives of children living with the disease.

Sips 4 Sickle CellThe red carpet affair, scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 at Lexicon lounge in midtown Manhattan, will unite some of the city’s most notable people and organizations in music, medicine, business, art, politics and food including hosts Sylvia Rhone of Vested In Culture/Sony Music, Gwen Niles of Bad Boy, famed NYC radio’s Ebro Darden, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Councilwoman Inez Dickens, Chef Roble, Black Googlers Network, New York Urban League Young Professionals, Howard University School of Law Alumni Club, Dimensional Sports Inc., New York Super Bowl champion Antonio Pierce of Englewood Cliffs Cadillac, and Smile Design Gallery. Read The Rest

Your Romantic Double Date w/John Legend and Model Chrissy Teigen

That is if you have a few thousand dollars to spare.  The bidding for this auction on CharityBuzz.com started at $1,000 but has quickly grown. At the time of this posting, there were nearly 20 bids already in and the winning bid was more than $5,000.  The proceeds from the auction will benefit John Legend’s Show Me Campaign and Somaly Mam.

For details or to bid, click here.

Donated By: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

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