July 5, 2012

A Benefit Dinner for the Black Alumni of Pratt at The Four Seasons Restaurant

On June 20th, I attended a function for the Black Alumni of Pratt (BAP), celebrating its 22nd anniversary.  Pratt Institute is a private college in New York City and is one of the leading undergraduate art schools in the United States.  The gathering, Celebration of the Creative Spirit, is a scholarship benefit dinner honoring creative people in the arts that raises funds for gifted minority students at Pratt, and was held at the wonderful Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan.  The five distinguished honorees for the evening were Bill White, Pete Peterson, Edward Enninful, Stephen Sills, and Chuck Close.  I was asked to introduce my friend, Stephen Sills, the Founder and President of Stephen Sills Associates. In between the presentation of awards, guests were asked to take out their cell phones, iPhones, Blackberries, and Droids and take part in something called Text-to-Pledge, contributing to The Black Alumni.  Here are photos from a most enjoyable occasion.

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