The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org),
Orphans International Worldwide, and the
United Nations SRC Aux Antilles Club invite you to the
Second Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner
Saturday November 10, 6pm-12am
Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York City
U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel
Katleen Félix M. Sc., General Director, Kanpe Foundation
(former Project Dir., Haitian Diaspora Liaison, Fonkoze)
Co-sponsored by the
United Nations Missions of Haiti, Cape Verde & Czech Republic
In support of
Phase I of the International University Center Haiti (“Uni Haiti”)
With music by Haiti’s renowned
Stage floor tables seat eight at $150 each ($1000 full table)
Balcony tables seat ten at $100 each ($1000 full table)
Purchase tickets here
Participants, Partners & Sponsors
For further information, contact: James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation
The UNSRC Aux Antilles Club was founded in 1990 by U.N. Haitian staff members who wanted to share their culture and that of other Caribbean countries with others. Since its existence, the Club has showcased countless talents from Haiti as well as from other countries. It has also been very present in helping raise funds for Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and recently for Japan. This gala is yet another event that the Club is organizing.
Tabou Combo. Tabou Combo is Haiti’s most famous group. For over 30 years, they have toured worldwide and are celebrated as the “Ambassadors of Kompa” – the popular Haitian dance rhythm sung in French, English, Spanish and Creole. Tabou Combo’s music is aimed squarely at the dance ﬂoor – mixing Haitian Meringue, Rara (vodoun percussion) with Kompa and elements of Brazilian music, Soukous and Funk. Their phenomenal popularity has given them an important standing in Haitian society and they use their lyrics to defend the poor people in their songs.
The gala is in support of Uni Haiti Phase 1 – the reconstruction of the sanitation facilities of l’Ecole la Rédemption, Uni Haiti’s partner school, in Léogâne, Haiti.
Dress code: black tie or business formal. Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) is an approved 501(c)(3) I.R.S. tax-exempt charity. Its tax identification number is 26-1618712. A copy of its Annual Report may be obtained from OIWW or by writing the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn.: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10271.
The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation honors Haiti and The needs of the world are vast, but so too are our many resources. One of humanity’s most valuable resources is young global leadership impacting positive social change, which this foundation endeavors to support. The Luce and Dudley families have had a long and historical commitment to youth, education, and social improvement in the United States and around the world. I aspire to continue this family tradition through the grants, awards, and publications of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation – playing a role, however humble, in bettering humanity. My goal is uplifting the worst of humanity while celebrating the best of humanity – especially the arts.