New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2011
Carbon NYC hosted over 500 guests at its sold out Second Annual Charity Soirée on Saturday, May 7th. The evening included three musical acts, live dance performances, video art and a contemporary art auction. The event raised $100,000 for CampInteractive and increased awareness for the charity as it celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
During the evening’s opening remarks, Carbon was honored with CampInteractive’s 2011 Philanthropic Award in appreciation for their commitment to providing funding for inner city youth to have a clear path for a better future. In 2010, Carbon supported charity: water through their Charity Soirée and has since made a commitment to spearhead one major philanthropic initiative annually. Carbon has commenced work on its Third Annual Charity Soirée. Interested parties should contact info(at)carbonnyc(dot)com.
Carbon welcomed a number of partners for this event including FORTUNE Magazine, MEDEA Vodka, Tanteo Tequila, Chivas Regal, Urban Rebounding, Allstate, Betel Restaurant, George Kollitides, Kuldeep Malkani, Jay Goldman, Bill Connolly, the Carbon Ambassador’s Circle (Carbon Members that donated a minimum of $1,000 each), Ernst & Young, RBC, Synergy Productions, Mercy, Jersey Street Furniture Rental, CIGNA, Charity Lives, Center 548 and Little Cupcake Bakeshop.
CampInteractive is a New York based, non-profit organization that empowers inner-city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors and the creative power of technology. They believe that when urban teenagers step back into nature and forward into technology they gain invaluable skills, heighten their academic standing, and begin to realize more of life’s possibilities. The goals of the organization are to provide NYC’s inner-city youth with technology training, giving participants a creative outlet. The organization provides environmental education to connect city kids to the natural world and the environmental issues facing their generation, as well as a safe space to learn, grow, and build personal goals for the future. In September of 2006, a year-round program began with the opening of the Center as a base. CI now actively engages youth throughout the year with academic tutoring, monthly outdoor trips, and technology workshops.
Carbon is a New York based invitation-only social network of leaders in international business, politics, and the arts. Criteria for Membership are outstanding professional achievement, a strong character and a demonstrated passion for non-work related pursuits, including the arts, philanthropy, technology, sports and leisure. The foundation of Carbon Membership is integrity and a commitment to actively participate in events and support other members professionally and personally. Carbon events give Members unique access to the best that New York City has to offer, while fostering personal and business relationships.
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