On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the <strong>First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League</strong> fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with <strong>Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association</strong>, <strong>Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association</strong>, <strong>Cornell Black Alumni Association</strong> and the <strong>Association of Black Princeton Alumni</strong>, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.
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From left, honorees: Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO at Urban Compass; Jack Brewer, Founder and CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc.; and Keith Boykin, MSNBC commentator
Surgeon and honoree Dr. Bernard Rawlins is pictured with his wife, Debra, and son Bernard III
From left, Maisha Walker, president of the Black Ivy Alumni League; Alycia Zimmerman, of DonorsChoose.org; Janelle Lin of DonorsChoose.org; Ayme Sinclair, gala Chair. DonorsChoose.org was a sponsor for the star-studded event.
Author and relationship columnist Demetria Lucas was in attendance.
BlackEnterprise.com producer Janell Hazelwood is pictured with Anie Akpe-Lewis, founder of business consultancy Ibom L.L.C.
Claire Sulmers, celebrity fashion blogger and founder of Website Fashion Bomb Daily, was also in attendance.
Top leaders in business, media and entertainment mixed and mingled with other industry professionals at The Carlton Hotel in New York City.