The historic Inaugural La Vie Experience/ Charity Benefit event was launched this weekend to support several local Haitian vendors and infrastructure efforts in Haiti
HOUSTON, October 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The historic Black and Silver event was born in New York, and for the first time the host committee launched the event here in the Houston market. Their benefit event serves as a fundraising effort each year to support various charities and nonprofit organizations. This year’s Inaugural La Vie Experience and Charity Benefit program included a live band, a fashion showcase by Sebastien Productions Elite Models, Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art curated by Bisong Art Gallery featuring the artist Corey Haynesa silent auction of works of art by various artists organized by Gentlemen Noire featuring the artist Towana Davilarand giveaways from local Houston restaurants, including Davis Street, End & Feathers and Lucille. Attendees at the event were privileged to hear powerful remarks from the guest of honor, Mayor of Houston candidate, Chris Hollins.
La Vie is French for “The Life” and means the celebration of all that is excellent and high standard in a good atmosphere. Pulled from a page of glamorous events of the Roaring Twenties and Harlem Renaissance, La Vie embodies that era, while adding a modern twist of 21st aesthetics of the century. These series of events support great causes while offering an opportunity for networking, dressed to the nines, between people of excellence. “This is life this is life.”
Meet the welcoming committee
This year, the organizing committee for the inaugural La Vie experience and charity benefit included an entrepreneur Geo SainteusMBA, Kadria N. Derrickdoctor and Gentlemen Black– The classic man.
Geo SainteusMBAs and Kadria N. DerrickMD
Power Couple Geo Sainteus, MBA and Kadria N. DerrickMD are both very active in Caribbean communities across the country. The couple support charities in health equity, small business and immigration reform. Sainteus is an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in various industries including entertainment, non-profits, retail, global financial services and insurance. Dr. Derrick is a Houston board-certified anesthesiologist with a passion for community health and wellness outreach programs, as well as those overseas.
Black Gentlemen, founded by Sledge Leonidas in 2020, serves as a vessel that inspires men to succeed at all levels of life. The brand promotes the well-being of young men and mature men who have acquired shareable knowledge through the inscription of life. It’s time to inspire a new league of gentlemen who stand boldly and authentically in their power.
Sledge Leonidas is an entrepreneur and public health professional with a diverse background and several years of experience in business development and project management. Mr. Leonidas was instrumental in the formation of Houston Haitians United and serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Leonidas also serves on the board of directors of the Houston Caribbean Professional Association as president. Mr. Leonidas is actively involved in international civil service and mentoring young people.
Beneficiary beneficiary organizations
Fred’s housean international non-profit organization committed to the sustainable development of Baradères, Haiti through several community outreach programs focusing on health, economic empowerment, education, technology initiatives, disaster relief and emergency preparedness.
Houston Morehouse Alumni Association, provides scholarship opportunities for young men attending the prestigious institution of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
To support the charity, donations can be made online at Fredashouse.org. To inquire about Zoom/Skype interviews or partnering with one of these organizations, please contact LaToya Hurley at [email protected] or call 346-980-9062
About the Sainteus Agency
GEORGES SAINTEUS is an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in a variety of industries including entertainment, nonprofits, retail, global financial services and insurance.
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