American music and business mogul, Jay Z started the Shawn Carter Foundation in 2002 to help low-income students with scholarships.
For the first time, he hosted a gala for the foundation and his wife Beyoncé was lit with her outfit once more. The weekend-long event saw Beyoncé appearing in a glittering sequined silver dress and white fur shawl as she joins Jay Z at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
Jay Z founded and has been running affairs of the Shawn Carter Foundation together with his mother, Gloria Carter. Before the foundation’s inaugural gala, Jay Z explained his intention for creating such a charitable initiative to cater to the educational needs of people who can’t access it.
“Equipping our youth with the tools to succeed will always be a priority for me and my family, I’m looking forward to continuing that mission at this year’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend, where we’ll celebrate our scholars and continue to support young people in a meaningful way,” he told Billboard back in October.
There won’t be a Jay Z event without key figures in the hip-hop and business world, he sent an official invite in the form of Daytona Rolex and bottle of Ace of Spade Champagne to Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Normani and a host of others, who honoured and showed up, accompanied with jaw-dropping performance by Alicia Keys.
The gala went well, Jay Z raised $6 million at the gala according to Complex.
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