Friday, July 16, 2010

Entertainment, Media, Fashion and Philanthropy Influentials Gather for Inaugural Hamptons Brunch Series and Awards Presented by Jaguar

By BlackGivesBack NY contributor Akira Barclay

Diversity Affluence , a marketing communications and business development consultancy, launched its Leaders, Achievers & Pioneers Brunch Series ™ amidst the dynamism and glamour of The Hamptons. The company uses traditional and unconventional approaches to advise marketers, the media, agencies, and entrepreneurs on how to reach affluent African Americans, also known as the Royaltons. The brunch series, presented by Jaguar, will honor a diverse array of individuals throughout the summer from the worlds of media, entertainment, fashion, hospitality, and philanthropy. Pictured in the above photo: Diversity Affluence founders Andrea Hoffman (pink dress) and Bernard H. Jackson, III (green shirt) join Host Committee members Diana Hilson, Princess Keisha Omilana, BJ Coleman, Jocelyn Taylor and Nkrumah Pierre.

Award-winning actor Malik Yoba hosted the first event in the series on July 11th on the terrace of Dockers Waterside Restaurant & Marina in East Quogue, NY. Honorees Desiree Dancy, vice president of diversity and inclusion for The New York Times; Stuart Scott, sportscaster and anchor, ESPN’s Sports Center; and Food Network Star Aaron Sanchez, Executive Chef/Co-Owner of Centrico were recognized for their achievements in media, entertainment, and advancing the diversity agenda in America.

Jaguar North America's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Richard N. Beattie (left) and actor-producer Malik Yoba (right) honor Diversity Affluence Leaders Achievers and Pioneers Awards Honorees Aaron Sanchez, Desiree Dancy and Stuart Scott.

“The Hamptons Sunday Brunch Series honoring Leaders, Achievers and Pioneers was born out of the need to celebrate and elevate those individuals whose excellence and commitment to diversifying the professional landscape continue to positively impact our society and culture,” shared Andrea Hoffman, founder of Diversity Affluence. “We are looking forward to a wonderful and exciting summer of celebration as we recognize the hard work and contributions of our honorees as well as our sponsor, Jaguar.”

Champagne and spirits were generously provided by Moet Hennessy USA. Subsequent events will be held on July 25th and August 22nd. Moet & Chandon, the world's most loved champagne and Belvedere Vodka will be offered exclusively at each invitation-only event.

Photo credit: Alex Lipowec

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