Monday, November 21, 2022

On Saturday, November 12, New York's fabulous Sony Hall welcomed hundreds of guests for a glorious evening of dinner, dance, and a live show. Issa Trust Foundation's For The Children Charity Gala, NYC — held under the distinguished patronage of wife of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Member of Parliament, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Juliet Holness, and under the auspices of the Consul General of Jamaica, New York Alsion Roach Wilson — brought out members of the Jamaican Diaspora in the New York area, Jamaicans who jetted to the Big Apple, as well as Couples Resorts' faithfuls who joined forces to raise funds to build a health centre in Ocho Rios.

With stellar performances from legendary Third World band, a spirited set from Leon & The Peoples, and chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation and Deputy Chairman of Couples Resorts Paul Issa, with the help of patron Juliet Holness leading the proceeding, the lofty goal of US$200,000 was doubled, with a whopping US$417,000 being raised.

Girls' Night OutHaving a ball at the gala were Jamaica's Consul General to New York Alsion Roach Wilson (second left) and her friends (from left) True Indian Hair CEO Karen Mitchell, ESG professional Aimee Bather, the American Friends of Jamaica Executive Director Caron Chung, and talent acquisition specialist Annabella Lyn.Travis Keyes
Soul 2 Soul - Leon, lead singer of reggae soul band Leon & The Peoples wooed the audience. (Photo: Travis Keyes)
NY's Finest - New York business mogul Daniel Wegman (centre) and his wife Paula shared the frame with Sotheby's International Realty Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker Kevin B Brown.
Four Sure - Longtime Couples Resorts faithfuls Fred and Cynthia Pennekamp (centre) were joined by Third World founding member Cat Coore (left) and chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation Paul Issa. (Photo: Travis Keyes)
Table Talk - Repping platinum sponsors Mayberry Investments were Vice-President - Human Resources Kristen Raymore Reynolds (left) and Vice-President - Sales and Client Services Okelia Parredon (second left), who joined affable tablemates Couples Resort CEO Glenn Lawrence and Jheanell Adjudahmade. (Photo: Travis Keyes)
To The 'Coore' - Stephen "Cat" Coore delivered a solo cello performance with Third World. (Photo: Travis Keyes)
Direct Deposit - Chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation Paul Issa joined patron Juliet Holness to annnounce a US$200,000 donation from the Direct Relief Foundation. (Photo: Travis Keyes)
Shouldering Suppport - From left: Joanne Issa Padgett, Suzy Feanny and Abra Issa were out to support a worthy cause. (Photo: Travis Keyes)

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