Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Raises $6 Million For Education Initiatives
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) The stars were out for the inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and his mother Gloria Carter hosted the charity event in Hollywood, Florida. Photos from the gala spread across social media over the last several days.
Beyoncé, Meek Mill, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Tyler Perry, Robin Roberts, and other celebrities showed up to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Thanks to the people in attendance and remote bidders for the online auction, the Shawn Carter Foundation collected a hefty sum from donors.
"Tonight, the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala raised $6 million towards funding post-secondary educational opportunities for future scholars. Thank you to all patrons and supporters for this successful night. #SCFGala," read a tweet from the organization's official Twitter account.
An invitation-only High Roller Blackjack Tournament was held on November 15. The next day featured Keys headlining a concert at the Black Tie philanthropic function. All proceeds from the Gala Weekend will benefit SCF's scholarship fund, college prep workshops and bus tours, study abroad opportunities, and community goodwill programs for youth and families in need.
"Equipping our youth with the tools to succeed will always be a priority for me and my family. I’m looking forward to continuing that mission at this year’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend, where we’ll celebrate our scholars and continue to support young people in a meaningful way," said Jay-Z prior to the SCF Gala.