Friday, February 11, 2011

Fabrice Armand & NYC Young Professionals Host "Haiti Cherie" Soiree to Benefit Haiti's Grace International

Fabrice Armand & Keenyah Hill

  Prince Kunle Omilana and Princess Keisha Omilana

Angellika Morton

D'Isabella Lee, Fabrice Armand, Kwame Jackson, Calcie Cooper

Although it’s been over a year since Haiti endured a devastating earthquake, do-gooders like the NYC Young Professionals and philanthropist Fabrice Armand continue to raise awareness and offer Haitians much needed support by presenting the “Haiti Cherie: Pride, Love, Commitment” benefit in support of Grace International, Inc and the tent camp of Grace Village.

An impressive collection of guests ranging from African royalty to socialites, philanthropists, media personalities and high-powered executives gathered at the soiree celebrating not only the Haitian people’s resilience, but also to celebrate organizer, philanthropist and native son of Haiti Fabrice Armand’s birthday. 

NBC's DeMarco Morgan was the Master of Ceremonies and notable guests at the soiree included: Nigerian Prince Kunle Omilana and Princess Keisha Omilana; Keenyah Hill, America’s Next Top Model; Musician, Tiga Jean Baptiste; Plus Size Model, Angellika Morton;  Publicist and Socialite, BJ Coleman and Stylist, Alexa Winner, Apprentice contestant & Krimson by Kwame Founder, Kwame Jackson, to name a few.

To RESCUE, RELIEVE and RESTORE Haiti, is Grace International’s mission and they act on this mission by providing healthcare, education, feeding programs, and empowered living to Haitians in need.   Grace Village, the base of the organizations work is located in Port au Prince in Carrefour County.  Grace Village is Port au Prince’s second largest tent camp, with over 25,000 residents.  Efforts are being made by Grace International to resettle many of these residents and create small communities that model holistic, industrious and sustainable living.
“Grace International is doing amazing work to bring a sense of normalcy to the lives of the more than 25,000 people who reside at Grace Village.  I’m proud that we were able to raise awareness and support for the great work that they do,”  said Fabrice Armand, Organizer of Haiti Cherie. 

Haiti Cherie also raised funds by having a fabulous raffle contest & a silent auction for guests to bid on as they sipped Hennessey Privilege and Given Liquer.  Some of the  auction items available were a sunset cocktail cruise for two for 4 days, 3 nights all-inclusive sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Authority; a photo shoot with celebrity photo journalist, Kimberly Butler; autographed works by Shari Belafonte and by Maurizio Fiorini; and a shirt and tie by B. Oyama; Hank Aaron autographed baseball, an autographed copy of Wyatt Gallery’s Tent Life: Haiti, B. Braxton gift certificates and much more.
A gorgeous crowd, giving back & a good time is the perfect recipe for a  great event!

Find out the various ways you can help Grace Village at:

Tiga Jean Baptiste

BJ Coleman and Briana Bigham
Alexa Winner and Guest

Claire Sulmers and Fabrice Armand

Conner Cakes & Catering

Mike "Mancini" McConnell and DJ CEO

Phylicia Fant, Fabrice Armand, Candice Cook, Esq and Guest

Trevor Julien, Fabrice Armand, David Zelikovsky

Given Liquer Models

Mike Muse and Guest

Latoya Henry and Fabrice Armand

Guest and Emelyn Stuart


DeMarco Morgan, Fabrice Armand, Nkrumah Pierre

"Haiti Cherie's" Host Committee:
Yahve Alcinay; Kevin Alexander, Partner, Planet PR; Fabrice Armand; Yves Aubry; Tamar Bazin; Kelly Arrington Booker, Esq.; Meron Bravo, Founder, Bravo Globe; Marcia Cole, Founder, Amber Magazine; Alejandro Clabiorne; Sarah Clarkson; BJ Coleman, Coleman Entertainment Group; Candice Cook, Esq.; Calcie Cooper; John Dabu; Barbara Delaleu; Jeffrey Dessources; Diana Dessources, Esq.; Will “Nook” DuBose, CEO, DuBose Design; Sheila Gaillard; Dr. Gary Grant; Latoya Henry; Keenyah Hill, America’s Next Top Model; Andrea Hoffman, Diversity Affluence; Kwame Jackson, Krimson by Kwame; Demetria Lucas, Essence; John Magzalcioglu, Diamond Club International; Anne-Marie Martinez; Busie Matsiko, Executive Director, The Global Syndicate; Dr. Aletha Maybank; Michael “Mancini” McConnell; Myrdith Leon McCormack; DeMarco Morgan, WNBC New York; Mackenten Petion, President, RINY Media; Nkrumah Pierre; Arlene Pitterson; Jacques Philippe Piverger, Founder, The Global Syndicate; Diallo Shabazz; Brian Simon, Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator Gillibrand; Shana Stephenson, Marquee Matchups; Claire Sulmers, The Fashion Bomb; Cassandre Theano, Esq.; Alexa Winner, CEO, Alexa Winner Inc.; David Zelikovsky, Fund Art Now

Find out the various ways you can help Grace Village at:
Grace International Inc.

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