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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Entertainment Royalty Celebrate Quincy Jones’ 80th B-Day at Keep Memory Alive’s “Power of Love Gala” (PICS)

Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry celebrated the 80th birthday of Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine Saturday, April 13 at the 17th annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The star-studded event raised funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds. Read The Rest

She’s the Boss: Sharon Content, Founder and President, Children of Promise NYC

Sharon Content is the Founder and President of Children of Promise, NYC, a community based organization, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with a mission to embrace children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of inter-generational involvement in the criminal justice system. Ms. Content is responsible for managing and coordinating all program operations-including planning and program development, maintaining partnerships with outside organizations, building community support, fund-raising, supervising staff and fulfilling contractual and fiscal responsibilities.  

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