Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation Hosts New Orleans in the Hamptons
07/13/2012

CNN CORRESPONDENT SOLEDAD O’BRIEN AND HUSBAND BRAD RAYMOND HOST THE SECOND ANNUAL “NEW ORLEANS IN THE HAMPTONS” BENEFIT DINNER TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG WOMEN!

Online PR News – 13-July-2012 – New York City, NY – On July 27, 2012 CNN correspondent and global humanitarian, Soledad O’Brien and husband, Brad Raymond host their 2nd annual “New Orleans in the Hamptons” fundraising event to benefit the Soledad O’Brien + Brad Raymond Foundation. The foundation was created to provide young women with a bridge between obstacles and opportunity by giving them the experiences, education and resources to overcome life’s barriers to success. O’Brien and Raymond started the foundation after witnessing the heart wrenching effects of Hurricane Katrina. The foundation is a natural progression, an extension of what the couple has been doing independently and quietly for years.

The Soledad O’Brien + Brad Raymond foundation is committed to an individualized 360 degree approach to educational success. “We address all the obstacles in students’ lives and support them in every way that leads to a better future. Education is the great equalizer and the key to the American dream”. With this in mind, the organization provides no more than 25 young women with the financial resources, mentoring support, and any other resources for our girls to succeed!

The festive “New Orleans in the Hamptons” event fundraiser will focus on raising both awareness of the foundation’s mission as well as reaching a monetary goal that will help make the vision of the organization obtainable. With a board of directors that include Grammy Award winning musician Pharrell Williams, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and other influential business savvy professionals, Event Chairs; entertainer, philanthropist Steve And Marjorie Harvey, CEO/ co-founder, Blogher, Lisa Stone and X Factors, LA Reid, the organization is poised to continue its great work with focus and determination.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the “New Orleans in the Hamptons” event fund scholarships for talented young women who lack resources to pay for their educational aspirations.

“New Orleans in the Hamptons” will be held in Bridgehampton, Long Island, and Friday, July 27, 2012. An outdoor cocktail reception at 6:00pm (EST) proceeded with a jazz concert and main event at 7:00pm.