On Friday, March 27th in the beautiful Broad Street Ballroom in Manhattan, the 5th annual Haiti Cherie charity benefit bought together hundreds to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations in Haiti still working to recover from the 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 people. The event honored Haitian professionals, who have excelled in their fields, and serve as a reminder of Haitian pride, culture and resilience.
This years honorees include Andre Berto, two-time welterweight boxing champion, Karen Civil, Founder of Live Civil and digital marketing expert, Harriet Michel, the first woman to lead the New York Urban League, and Dr. William Pape, Founder of Les Centres Gheskio in Haiti. The event was an elegant night of Haitian food and music and an open bar of drinks from Hennessy.
Click here to watch the acceptance speeches by the honorees.
Proceeds generated by the Haiti Cherie fundraiser will be distributed to, and utilized in, furthering the efforts of HELP and Project St. Anne to provide life-changing support and educational opportunities to the less fortunate in Haiti.
According to Fabrice Armand, founder of Haiti Cherie, the event was a unifying moment for the Haitian diaspora and friends of Haiti in New York City, people traveled from Boston, Canada, Miami and France to support the event.
It was definitely a nice event, It was a pleasure being amongst other influential Haitians making a difference in their community.
Thank you to Creativebrandcompany for providing some of the pictures.