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.