The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding recently honored Rashidah Ali, CEO of Bourgeoisie Shoes, with the 2009 Joseph Papp Racial Harmony Award during their New York Fall Benefit event. This prestigious award is given to a distinguished recipient who displays commitment to strengthening race relations and efforts in promoting diversity and ethnic tolerance through business and personal endeavors.
The cocktail benefit provided a platform of a celebration of diversity and global unity. The event was held at the home of music mogul and philanthropist Russell Simmons and attracted the who's who from the worlds of music, philanthropy, faith and business to celebrate Ali's award. Notable guests and honorees for the evening included Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Cathy Hughes (Founder of Radio One), David Rosenberg (Founder of Unifund) and more.
Last year, Ali and Bourgeoisie Shoes hosted a fundraiser for the Emmitt Till Legacy Foundation that was profiled HERE.
For more information on the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding visit www.ffeu.org and for Bourgeoisie www.bourgeoisieshoes.com.
Photo Credit: David Karp Photography