Friday, February 10, 2012

Charity Auctions Offer Chance to Meet Prominent Black Philanthropists

If you had a chance to meet a prominent black philanthropist who serves on numerous boards and has donated millions of dollars for charity, what would you ask? Here's your chance to meet two renowned philanthropists, all for charity! Charity Buzz, a leading online auction site for nonprofit organizations, is auctioning the chance to meet Pamela J. Joyner and Reginald Van Lee, both arts patrons and major benefactors.  Proceeds from the auctions will benefit Evidence, A Dance Company, whose mission is to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement and spoken word. The charity auctions support the organization's upcoming 8th Annual Gala, Gatekeepers: Celebrating Service on February 13, 2012 in New York City.

Bid on your chance to win a private cocktail party for 20 in NYC with Pamela J. Joyner, Managing Partner and Founder of Avid Partners. Prior to founding Avid Partners in 2000, Ms. Joyner was a Partner at Bowman Capital Management, LLC and a Senior Executive at Capital Guardian Trust Company. She earned her AB and an honorary masters degree from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Harvard University. Ms. Joyner's community involvements include serving as a Co-Chair of the San Francisco Ballet and as a Trustee of the School of American Ballet, The McDowell Colony and the Making Waves Foundation.

Joyner's palatial home in San Francisco often serves as the site of numerous charity events, and in February 2010, President Obama appointed her as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. View Joyner's auction here.

Or, how about a power lunch with Reginald Van Lee, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton? Mr. Van Lee is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and he co-led the Urban Enterprise Initiative with the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, where he focused on driving enhanced competitiveness to small businesses in Harlem.

He serves as Chairman Emeritus of the board of Evidence Dance Company, Chairman of the Board of the New York International Ballet Competition and as a Trustee of the Studio Museum in Harlem. He was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and is a member of the MACS AIDS Fund Board. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Performing Arts Society, Co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Howard Theatre Restoration Project, Chairman of the Board of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and a Cabinet member of Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Capital Campaign. View Van Lee's auction here.

Reginald Van Lee

Additional items up for auction are a custom in home dinner for six prepared by Bravo TV star Chef Roble, and a golf foursome in California with legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson. To view all auctions and their terms, visit here.

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