Bevy Smith, Tamron Hall, and Soledad O’Brien at the PowHERful Foundation 7th Annual Gala in NYC

On Thursday night, the SmartBrownVoices team, top tier media, honorees and guests gathered at New York City’s Tribeca Rooftop to celebrate the PowHERful Foundation’s 7th Annual New York to New Orleans Gala to benefit young woman from underserved communities. The funds raised go towards financial assistance for education, mentorship, and providing a community of support for deserving young women. Distinguished guests included Diane Guerrero, J.W. Cortes, Jaheim, Allan Houston and Tamron Hall.

he night began with cocktails and conversations among Soledad O’Brien and journalists. After the cocktail hour, guests were seated and the gala began. Several mentors and scholars were honored by Soledad O’Brien and the PowHERful Foundation.

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, entertainment and mingling. The crowd was treated to a surprise performance from J.W. Cortes and a video from Pharrell Williams, a member of the board.

About the PowHERful™ Foundation
The PowHERful Foundation was founded by Emmy Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and Brad Raymond as a 501(c)3 in 2011. The mission of the PowHERful Foundation is to get young women to, and through, college. The organization provides financial assistance, mentorship, and wraparound support to help their scholars achieve their highest potentials. Currently, PowHERful serves 25 scholars in their educational pursuits, and reaches a broader audience through its national PowHERful™ Enrichment Conferences, a free day-long conference for high school- and college-aged young women. #powHERful #weArePowHERful


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