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DO GOODER: Jay-Z Hosts "Extraordinary" Event For The Shawn Carter Foundation

Jay-Z and The Shawn Carter Foundation hosted a carnival for An Evening of "Making The Ordinary Extraordinary" at Pier 54 in NYC last night.  He hit the carpet with his mother, Gloria Carter, as she's the CEO of the Foundation. 

 

Pics of Jay's celeb friends who came through to help his cause inside...

Mr. Carter arrived to his Foundation's event for some fun carnival times and champagne last night.  And it was indeed something to celebrate as they raised $1,033,000 for the Foundation.

Even hit the red carpet with a few of the attractions.

 

He and Mama Carter posed with winners of some of the prizes.

Like the winner of a Chrysler 300.  Nice!

 

Jay played some games with the attendees:

And signed a huge bottle of Ace of Spades.

His celeb friends like Andre Harrell, Questlove, and Kevin Liles were all there:

 

And his athlete homies like CC Sabathia and his wife Amber and A-Rod were there:


Fun times I'm sure.

About Jay-Z's foundation:

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation was conceived of in 2002 and officially established as a 501(c)3 public charity in 2003 by Shawn & Gloria Carter. With an original vision and mission to help any individual facing socio-economic hardships further his or her education at institutions of higher learning, Shawn and Gloria Carter kicked off the Foundation’s efforts by awarding one student with full college tuition in 2002. From 2003-2005 the Foundation provided 50 scholarships to students in 50 different states yearly. In 2006, in addition to providing scholarship awards to a growing number of students in need, the Foundation launched the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation College Tours. Since the Foundation’s inception, over 750 students have received awards totaling over $1.1 million dollars.

Photog: Mazur

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Anonymous's picture

Only found 1 pic of Bey from

Only found 1 pic of Bey from this night. She looked cute even if it weren't clear with her colorful shirt and Birken. Jay did his thing with the ladies as walking tables, flame jugglers, men on stilts & mini men at the door. The double chicks were jumping to RTW & Super Bass and of course 4 and WTT were blasting throughout. The prizes were CRAZY high ($$$) and hot. Jay always puts on a good show.
Anonymous's picture

Commissioner Ray Kelly and

Commissioner Ray Kelly and the Queen Beyonce were also there. Love The Carters!
Anonymous's picture

I love this man

I love this man sooooooooooooo much. He gives so much to so many different charities. Its good to see his mom is still down to earth, unlike Diddys rat ass mom with her ghetto blonde weave.
QueenAleecia@twitter's picture

I'm in love with Jay Z. He is

I'm in love with Jay Z. He is a great guy. Beyonce is so blessed they both are...
Anonymous's picture

OMG WHAT FAMILY TREE! Joe

OMG WHAT FAMILY TREE! Joe Camel looks just like his mother. Poor Beyonce's seed you just don't have a chance do you? O__0
Anonymous's picture

Jay mom looks nice but the

Jay mom looks nice but the question that I have is why is she looking like she's wearing men clothing/pants & shoes? Jay's sisters are really nice looking. Were is Bey?
Anonymous's picture

That's cause Jays' mom is a

That's cause Jays' mom is a bid 'ol lesbo ......But I like what the foundation stand for.......
Sallyone's picture

And your Mom's is a whore

And your Mom's is a whore that dresses out of Frederick's of Hollywood.... and her only foundation is her cause in her drawers.
Sally Got One'd's picture

I think we all know I'm in

I think we all know I'm in love with jay-z. This is a good lok for jay....at the end of the day people talking about celebrities using community initiatives as tax write offs is amazingly ignorant due to the fact that people are employed in addition people are receiving funds to better their lives...money is given that can now be written off to reduce the money you owe uncle Sam...so in this case everyone wins...
Love Jah's picture

JAY Z IS DOING WHAT MANY

JAY Z IS DOING WHAT MANY WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY ARENT DOING...THE MAN IS UPLIFTING OUR CHILDREN. BE HAPPY THAT HE IS BECAUSE WE SURE AREN'T!! I APPLAUD YOU JAY AND YOUR FOUNDATION-WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN BEFORE I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE-YOU COULD HAVE HELPED ME TOO! LOL #PROPS
BlackEducatedGifted's picture

Fugly just like his mom.

Fugly just like his mom. SMDH.
SportyC's picture

Jay is SEXY!! And his mother

Jay is SEXY!! And his mother is a very nice looking woman, he looks just like her!!
GlitterNGold's picture

Question where was Beyonce?

Question where was Beyonce? If she was there with him show some photo's of her please.
Anonymous's picture

Jay-Z owns a 1.7% percent

Jay-Z owns a 1.7% percent stake in the NJ Nets. Not 35%. @ flyguy Where do you people get these things. And of course you can't cite this source can you Fly Guy? And this event is just a PR STUNT for Jay-Z. These are corporate donations and it's all a show to fool people into thinking Jay-Z is charitable.This is a total tax write off. You people need to get educated and stop acting like sheep. Some people love to be manipulated and Jay-Z knows that.
Positively Black's picture

Considering that I work for

Considering that I work for the foundation and I know the work that is done for the college tour and other events to be successful, I think you all should do some research before making empty comments. I have been working with the tours since it's inception and I am proud to see how many children are impacted by the work. It was Dubois who said that the talented tenth is supposed to uplift the other 90% and I'm glad to see Jay do his part!
Anonymous's picture

I def appauld Jay-Z for his

I def appauld Jay-Z for his good deed. My college tuition was paid fully with multiple scholarships and If I knew about his, I would've applied as well. I graduated college without a penny in loans which is why I give $1000 scholarship per year to my school. It's not a lot but its what I can afford and I know it changes people's lives everyday. I dropped out of school initially when I couldn't afford it but the scholarships gave me a second chance and now I'm almost done with my CPA exam. I can't wait to be one of the 4% black CPAs.
Anonymous's picture

Is that Bey in the second pic

Is that Bey in the second pic holding a cane? I wonder why her pic is not shown if she's there.
Anonymous's picture

Looks like fun for a great

Looks like fun for a great cause. Keep it positive Jay!
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ytaerwsds's picture

Love when a man has a great

Love when a man has a great relationship with his mother. Love it even more when he and his mom can conduct business together and make a difference to others.
Anonymous's picture

And people claim he doesn't

And people claim he doesn't give back, meanwhile he's had this foundation going for a decade. Where are the conspiracy people, who always want to make illuminati this, that and the other comments? What, no symbols in the carnival rides? No secret message behind the fact that his mother's sweater buttoned instead of zipped? No subliminal brainwashing taking place through the swirly patterns on the water game? You mean Jay-Z may have been just doing good?!?!?! Can't be! LOL, Congrats to Jay and especially to all the scholarship winners. Get your education and then give back just like what was given to you.
Twilightey's picture

wow...he looks...nice...I'm

wow...he looks...nice...I'm impressed.
Anonymous's picture

Awwwwwwww Jay looks so

Awwwwwwww Jay looks so happy!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for him.. love it!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

JAY WAS LOOKING GOOD IN THE

JAY WAS LOOKING GOOD IN THE PHOTOS! GOOD TO SEE RICH FOLKS GIVE BACK!
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Gamble's picture

Jay's left handed?

Jay's left handed? interesting lol
t-bear's picture

Clearly, he is right handed.

Clearly, he is right handed. (holding cigar, drink, signing bottle of champagne) Probably shooting darts left handed to ensure the competition wins.
Anonymous's picture

first thing i noticed...that

first thing i noticed...that & the fact he look like his mama.
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Anonymous's picture

love jay-z keep doing great

love jay-z keep doing great things
Anonymous's picture

I'm sure it was a great night

I'm sure it was a great night for a great cause! I need Shawn to stop smoking, he's about to be a father and smoking adds to numerous health risk!
msmin23's picture

Seemed like a fun time! Go

Seemed like a fun time! Go Jay-Z!!!
Happy Lady's picture

Jay-Z is nothing but a

Jay-Z is nothing but a mascot. These types of events are used to fool people into thinking that Jay-Z represents for his city. The building of that Sports center is doing more damage than it is good. Jay-Z then uses vendors to give away nominal trinkets and prizes and people seem "happy". This is the reason that he does these types of events to appease the masses. Jay-Z owns about 1% of the team but the Russian who actually owns the team trots him out because Jay-Z is nothing more than a figurehead in this deal. Jay-Z has a miniscule portion of the team and in return he shields the fact that NBA owners are fleeching the players out of money and gives this whole deal the image of being all about providing amenities/pride to brooklyn and it’s residents. Sad. And so many people here are blind and fooled.
Positively Black's picture

I read that Jay-Z owns 35% of

I read that Jay-Z owns 35% of the Nets. Come on now, Positively Black, you just made up the 1% part because you're positively a hater right?
Flyguy's picture

why is it that some people

why is it that some people just LOVE to hate even when someone tries to do good you guys just can't help but hate on them ur lives must be very miserable for you to have all that hate Positively Black come on give wats dues & get ur facts straight before you go & spread all that hate, sometimes I think that people like you must be really miserable & envy people who are not...........like WOW
Anonymous's picture

don't sound 2 positive 2

don't sound 2 positive 2 me...
dark kent's picture

Shut the front door, mostly

Shut the front door, mostly all positive remarks. I had my fingers tight and ready to type my, what the hell is wrong with you people speech. I guess I'll be saving it til next time LOL This is seriously phenomenon. Over 750 students have received awards totaling over $1.1 million dollars. Much respect my brother, much respect!!!
cmon now's picture

You spoke too soon.

You spoke too soon. Positively Black, who evidently has a reading disability, just went on about how Jay is only a figurehead for the team. *rolls eyes* This story is about Jay's SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, which he should be commended for. Sadly, some don't even bother to READ before they post their vitriol. Good for Jay!! And thank you, YBF, for specifying the purpose of the event even though some people still won't read it.
Anonymous's picture

It feels great to see our

It feels great to see our people doing such positive things! Go Jay!
NY Seedy's picture

Jay is looking good!! great

Jay is looking good!! great cause, this is the type of work that should be publicized!! love it!!
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Anonymous's picture

I hope Beyonces kids look

I hope Beyonces kids look like her and not like him.
Anonymous.'s picture

And I hope YOU are not

And I hope YOU are not raising children at all...with this mentality. #dumbshitpeoplesay
Anonymous's picture

Look like a very great sucess

Look like a very great sucess for the night. Looks like everyone was having a great time and Ahh Jay didn't bring the Mrs. out with him to have a fun night?
Anonymous's picture

Bey was there, looking

Bey was there, looking gorgeous per usual :)
Anonymous's picture

link please I wanna see her

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Anonymous's picture

link please I wanna see her

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Anonymous's picture

i just love jay-z god bless

i just love jay-z god bless
yvette's picture

Mr. Carter and his mother

Mr. Carter and his mother looks great!!! Love when he smiles...
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