The Soledad O’Brien + Brad Raymond Foundation is dedicated to providing gifted young women new opportunities for achievement by supplying them with the tools they need to ensure a brighter future. Inspired by their personal life experiences; the power duo quietly awarded scholarships out of their own pockets for years. Starting the foundation was a natural progression that is currently providing scholarship and mentorship to 12 amazingly gifted young ladies.
NOLA in the Hamptons
The fabulous event kicked off with a cocktail hour with a live jazz entertainment by Jaz Sawyer Trio. Target, the presenting sponsor provided a chic VIP lounge including a lighted, signature cocktails provided by Belvedere Vodka, and a photo booth. Attendees enjoyed an amazing New Orleans themed dinner under the main tent complete with crawfish spring rolls, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, bourbon chicken and many other tasty delights. Grammy award-winning trumpeter, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue provided dancing music to finish off the spectacular evening.
Proceeds from New Orleans in the Hamptons will fund scholarships to recipients of the Soledad O’Brien + Brad Raymond Foundation.