Inez N. Richardson, chapter president also served as Gala Honorary Chair. More than 600 guests came dressed to the proverbial nines for the elegant afternoon affair.
|Karen and Darryl Towns, Dr. Joan Adams, Peter Adams, & Hazel Dukes|
|Hope Knight, Carla Harris, & Charlene Jackson|
|Candice Cook, Len Burnett, & Cheryl Joyner|
|Alma Rangel & Rep. Charles Rangel|
|Robin Alston, Nissa Booker, Kim Caoxum, Danyale Price|
|LaShann Dearcy Hall, Inez Richardson, & Kimberly Davis|
|Kim Jasmin (left) accepting the award on behalf of JP Morgan Chase|
|Valerie Lancaster Beal (left), Inez Richardson, Anna Maria Bishop, Martha Cameron and Hazel Dukes|
|Michelle Patterson, former New York State First Lady|
|Caroline Taylor Ellerson with LaShann DeArcey Hall and Monica Azare Davenport|
|Keisha Sutton-James and guest|
The event's proceeds will support the chapter’s community based programs and initiatives to prepare students for college-readiness, reduce health disparities, advance arts education and build leadership in the Greater Harlem community. Some distinguished guests in attendance included: Rep. Charles Rangel; Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and MSNBC contributor; Darryl C. Towns, CEO, NYS Homes and Community Renewal; Rosalyn Brock, NAACP Chairman of the Board; Earl Graves, Sr., founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine; George Faison, Tony Award winning choreographer and former Alvin Ailey dancer; Kathleen Battle, opera singer; Brenda Blackmon, anchor of WWOR-TV; Barbara Smith, restaurateur and lifestyle expert; b Michael, fashion designer; and Rev. Franklyn Richardson, Sr. Pastor, Grace Baptist Church; H. Carl McCall, former NY State Comptroller; Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, Michelle Paterson, former First Lady of New York; Arva Rice, president, NY Urban League, and Len Burnett, Co-CEO, Group Publisher at Uptown Media Group.
LaShann DeArcy Hall served as the Gala Dinner Chair. The Honorary Committee were Monica Azare Davenport, Kimberly Davis, Hazel N. Dukes, Caroline Taylor Ellerson, Toni Fay, Carla Harris, Brenda Neal, Chrystie B. Price and Danyale Price.
Congratulations to my Sister Links of the Metro-Manhattan Chapter on a successful event!