Angela Simmons and a Ton of Celebs Attend This Year’s Art for Life Benefit (PICS)

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) raised $1.25 million at its annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 16th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which have directly served tens of thousands of inner-city youth over the past 20 years. This year’s theme was “Back to the Future.” Read The Rest

Savion Glover, Melyssa Ford and 200 Professionals Party for SIPS 4 Sickle Cell (Pics)

Tap dancer extraordinaire, Savion Glover, model Melyssa Ford, and more than 200 young professionals gathered at Lexicon in New York City for the SIPS 4 Sickle Cell annual fundraising gala. SIPS for Sickle Cell is a non profit organization founded by Jennifer Goldson three years ago geared toward Supporting, Increasing Philanthropy and Spreading awareness (SIPS) of the needs of children afflicted with Sickle Cell Disease. SIPS in particular is focused on supporting the efforts of the Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, North Shore/LIJ in Long Island, New York. Funds at the event will benefit the comprehensive sickle cell program at Cohen Children’s Hospital.

DJ MOS and Melyssa Ford

DJ MOS and Melyssa Ford

Photographer, Johnny Nunez and guest

Photographer, Johnny Nunez and guest

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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

DJ MOS to be Honored at New York Cares 9th Annual Soiree

Soiree 2013

On March 14th, New York Cares Junior Committee will host their 9th Annual Soiree. And, I love a great soiree!  Especially one where DJ KISS will be rocking the crowd as the organization recognizes her husband, Masud Semple AKA DJ MOS, for his commitment to service.  Other honorees include Josh Glick and Adam Oestreich, New York Cares Junior Committee President.

DJ MOSParty with a Purpose: 

  • Dance the night away to music by DJ KISS.
  • Enjoy a premium open bar, sweet and savory bites including 16 Handles, our official dessert sponsor.
  • Take home a gift from L’Occitane, our exclusive gift sponsor.
  • Upgrade to a VIP experience, with early event access and specialty treats and cocktails. Limited tickets available.

Best of all, all proceeds benefit New York Cares, the city’s largest volunteer organization. If you are unable to attend the event, please consider making a donation. Read The Rest

DJ Kiss, DJ MOS, The Social Broker, and More Host Sips4Sickle Cell Valentine’s Fundraising Gala


6:00PM -12:00AM

On this red carpet night, Sips4Sickle Cell will gather the echelons of the city to raise support for this disease. Invited guests will be from vast age, social and professional demographics of the TriState area including Philanthropists, Fraternal Orders, Social networking groups, Wall Street professionals, Politicians, Medical and Legal Practitioners, Athletes, and Celebrities.

Kerry Rhodes and Savion Glover - Sips for Sickle Cell Read The Rest