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First Annual Black Ivy Alumni Gala
Join us as we gather for an evening with celebrity guests and Ivy alumni from all over the tri-state area.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
6:00 p.m.

The Carlton Hotel
88 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Between 28th and 29th Streets
Venue website   Google Map

Description: For the first time in history the Black Ivy Alumni League, in partnership with Columbia Business School 4A, Dartmouth BADA, Cornell CBAA, Princeton ABPA, will unite for a blow out celebrity fundraising gala.

Walk the green carpet and mingle with VIPs.

Raise money for your black alumni association, student jobs on campus and ambitious NYC high school students who don't have PTAs with deep pockets to help them get the resources they need and deserve!

Semi-formal cocktail attire required.

Standard Gala Tickets - pre-sale tickets on sale now for just a few more days until July 10th when price increases at 5pm! Support innovative education for our public school students, work/study jobs for Black Ivy students who are funding their own college education, and the efforts of 5 black alumni assocations! Walk the green carpet and meet + mingle with Ivy League alumni from all over the tri-state area. Includes a one-hour open bar from 6pm-7pm. Limited quantity available. Price increases on July 10th at 5pm.

Gala VIP Tickets - show your Ivy Spirit, help fund even more students and jobs, meet + mingle with Black Ivy League business leaders, special guests and VIPs, enjoy a two-hour open bar plus passed luxury hors d'oeuvres, a special VIP goody bag and skip the lines with a special VIP entrance when you reserve a Gala VIP ticket.

VIP Reserved Table Bottle Service - VIP tickets for multiple guests, passed luxury hors d'oeuvres, a special VIP goody bag, skip the lines with a special VIP entrance and have your own VIP private table with bottles of Patron, Hennessey, Grey Goose, Kettle One, Ciroc and Champagne.

Honored Black Ivy Alumni Legaue 2013 Gala Pinnacle Award Recipients

NY Giants' Jack Brewer - Black Ivy Alumni League Pinnacle Awardee & Keynote Speaker
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Former NY Giant; 3-Time NFL Team Captain for Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and NY Giants; Television host, sports analyst and commentator; Director of the NFL Players for Obama; Founder Jack Brewer Foundation

Grammy Nominated Singer & Songwriter Ryan Leslie - Black Ivy Alumni League Pinnacle Awardee
Harvard University
Record Producer; Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter; Multi-instrumentalist; Rapper; Artist-in-Residence at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Silicon Alley Funded Entreprenur & Crain's 40 under 40 Robert Reffkin - Black Ivy Alumni League Pinnacle Awardee
Columbia University (graduated at 19!), Columbia Business School
The youngest analyst ever hired by McKinsey & Co.; former special assistant to the U.S. Treasury secretary; raised $1 million for charity as 50 time marathon runner (one in each state); Founder of New York Needs You; Founder of Urban Compass with $8 million in seed funding

Fox News' Beyond the Dream Dr. Bernard Rawlins - Black Ivy Alumni League Pinnacle Awardee
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, Cornell University Medical School
Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon; Featured on Fox News' Beyond the Dream for his multiple innovative, life-changing spine surgeries; Spine consultant for the New York Knicks and the New York Mets; Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

MSNBC's Keith Boykin - Black Ivy Alumni League Pinnacle Awardee
Dartmouth College, Harvard Law School
New York Times best-selling author; Former White House aide to President Bill Clinton; Former Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Director of Specialty Media; Co-organizer and participant in the nation's first meeting between gay and lesbian leaders and a U.S. President; U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe; Former Professor of Political Science American University; Out magazine's 100 Most Intriguing People of 2004; Syndicated Columnist; Political Commentator for MSNBC; Contributor for CNBC; Columnist for BET

Fundraising Gala Host Committee

Maisha Walker
The Black Ivy Alumni League
Message Medium & Inc. Magazine
  Calcie Cooper
The Social Broker
Jade Dean
Cornell Black Alumni Association
  Timothy Parker
Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association
Catherine Toppin
Association of Black Princeton Alumni
  Dwayne Jeffrey
African American Real Estate Professionals
Andrea Henderson
Columbia Business School 4A
  Shyra Smart
University of Pennsylvania Alumna
BJ Merriwether
Harvard University Alumnus
  Derrick Bryant
President, National Black MBA Association, NY Chapter
Co-Founders of Young African MBAs
2012 MBA Alums of Wharton, Harvard, Kellogg and Duke
  Kisha Barton
President, Black Public Relations Society of New York
Claude Fidelin
London Business School & Columbia Business School Alumnus
  Jay Vix
Cornell Mosaic Board Member
Dexter Upshaw
Yale University Alumnus & Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.
  Shelli Gillis & Princeton University Alumna
Renea Henry
Princeton University Alumna
 Brian Peters
Cornell University Alumnus
Eric Hamilton
Around the Way & NY Web Academy
  Anika Daniels Osaze
Cornell Black Alumni Association
Zachary Husser
Columbia University Alumnus
  Tom Ficklin
Yale Divinity School Alumnus
Laura Larks
Princeton University Alumna
  Kelly Virella
The Urban Thinker, Princeton & Stanford University Alumna
Juanne Renee Harris
Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association
  Lindsay McNeil
Founding Member, Robert F. Kennedy Young Leaders
Hosted by: Maisha Walker (Princeton '94), Ayme Sinclair (Virginia Tech '03, NYU '09)
Registration:  Please use the form below to register via PayPal to be on The Black Ivy Alumni League's guest list for this event. Please complete all fields.

Please note: You will not be registered until you complete the PayPal portion. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Questions?: Please email Maisha Walker (Princeton '94), Ayme Sinclair (Virginia Tech '03, NYU '09) at with any questions!
To get involved as a supporter or organizer of The Black Ivy Alumni League events contact Maisha Walker at:



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