evidence, beth young
Evidence, A Dance Company will host its 9th Annual Gala on Monday, March 25, at New York City's The Plaza Hotel in celebration of the life and legacy of Beth Young, a phenomenal dance enthusiast and supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and to support the dance company's mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Valentino D. Carlotti will receive the 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Award for their support of the arts, the community and work of Evidence, A Dance Company. All proceeds from the gala will benefit Evidence's outreach programs. Carlotti, a Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs, will accept the award on behalf of the global investment banking and securities firm.
Distinguished guests from the arts and entertainment industry and business community will attend the star-studded benefit gala. The black-tie affair will begin with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a special performance by Evidence, dessert and Evidence's signature "Dancing with the Dancers". The evening will also feature "Evidence After Dark", a Young Patron reception, which begins at 8:30pm.
Actor and director Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee will serve as the gala's Honorary Chairs. Actress Lynn Whitfield will lead the awards gala as the Evening Host. Reginald Van Lee, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton and Chairman Emeritus of the board of Evidence, A Dance Company, is this year's Gala Chair.