NeYo 3rd Annual Fostering A Legacy
NEW YORK, NY, September 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Recording artist and philanthropist Ne-Yo and The Compound Foundation today announced that the 3rd Annual Fostering a Legacy will honor Divisional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens, Steve Pemberton; Executive Director of GRAMMY U, Jodie Blum and this year’s corporate honoree is Porsche Cars North America, on September 12, 2014 at Gotham Hall. Pemberton, Blum and Porsche Cars are fervent foster care advocates and Blum a beloved Adoptive Parent. This honor is presented to an organization or individual that has demonstrated significant impact in the lives of youth, families and communities and inspired the activity of countless others to engage in service and leadership.
The Fostering a Legacy Benefit is the foundation’s signature annual fundraiser, honoring both individuals with a personal connection to foster care and adoption, and corporate community leaders who improve the lives of youth in foster care and group homes. The event Chairman is Mark Leder, Co-CEO of Sun Capital of Sun Capital Partners and lead investor of fashion brands Scotch & Soda, Rebecca Taylor and Vince. The Benefit event will include an awards presentation hosted by Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Ne-Yo and NBC’s Saturday Night Live comedian, Jay Pharoah. The night’s entertainment, in the form of live performances, by R&B Superstars, Ne-Yo and Trey Songz. Music throughout the event will be provided by Questlove.
“I am proud of our work through The Compound Foundation, the success of our efforts are the result of the many dedicated volunteers and staff members who have given generously from their hearts to help me make a difference in the lives of children of the foster care community,” says Compound Foundation’s Executive Director, Khalilah Abdul-Baqi. “We are honored to identify and recognize inspiring leaders who understand the importance of empowering youth in the foster care system. I am confident that we will continue to grow and effect even more children nationally.”
The Compound Foundation is a national organization founded in 2007 by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith to enhance the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes. The Foundation’s goal is to support bright futures for young people by helping them to forge healthy relationships, pursue education and training, learn entrepreneurship basics and realize their dreams.
Porsche Cars North America proudly return’s as the presenting sponsor of Compound Foundation’s Fostering a Legacy, Associated Press (www.ap.org), one of the nation’s largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, serves as the Official Media Partner of this year’s Fostering a Legacy.
About Fostering a Legacy Benefit (FLB) FLB celebrates the strength and creativity of youth in foster care, and honors exemplary individuals and corporations for their leadership in foster care, adoption and community. Cocktails, Dinner, Awards Ceremony, Live Concert and music. Fundraiser honors individuals with a personal connection to foster care and/or adoption and corporate community leaders/heroes that partner in our work to improve the lives of youth in foster care and group homes.
About Compound Foundation The Compound Foundation is a national organization founded in 2007 by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith to enhance the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes. The Foundation’s goal is to support bright futures for young people by helping them to forge healthy relationships, pursue education and training, learn entrepreneurship basics and realize their dreams.
About Porsche Cars North America Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, GA. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 66-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.
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