NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 14: Jay-Z attends the Shawn Carter Foundation 20th Anniversary Black Tie Gala at Pier 60 on July 14, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
The organization’s Twitter account announced the amount it collected at the Shawn Carter Foundation Black Tie Gala.
Some of the esteemed people in attendance included recording artists DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, Meek Mill, Babyface, Miguel, Tinashe, A$AP Ferg, and Saint Jhn. Sports executives included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin. Actors Regina Hall and Chazz Palminteri appeared, along with athletes like Robinson Cano and Dez Bryant and radio personalities Angie Martinez, Ebro Darden, Corey Gamble, Tamika Mallory, Zane Lowe, and more.
Dr. Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn Carter, started the Shawn Carter Foundation to provide college scholarships for young people with “talent and drive, but due to mitigating circumstances, their grade point averages fall below the minimum to qualify for support at other foundations and institutions.”
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Source: Black Enterprise