CNN CORRESPONDENT SOLEDAD Oâ€™BRIEN AND HUSBAND BRAD RAYMOND HOST THE SECOND ANNUAL â€śNEW ORLEANS IN THE HAMPTONSâ€ť 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 Oâ€™Brien and husband, Brad Raymond host their 2nd annual â€śNew Orleans in the Hamptonsâ€ť fundraising event to benefit the Soledad Oâ€™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 lifeâ€™s barriers to success. Oâ€™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 Oâ€™Brien + Brad Raymond foundation is committed to an individualized 360 degree approach to educational success. â€śWe address all the obstacles in studentsâ€™ lives and support them in every way that leads to a better future. Education is the great equalizer and the key to the American dreamâ€ť. 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 â€śNew Orleans in the Hamptonsâ€ť event fundraiser will focus on raising both awareness of the foundationâ€™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 â€śNew Orleans in the Hamptonsâ€ť event fund scholarships for talented young women who lack resources to pay for their educational aspirations.
â€śNew Orleans in the Hamptonsâ€ť 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.