Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation Raises $20 Million At Gala
  • Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation raised $20 million for charity at a black-tie gala held at New York City’s Pier Sixty.
  • The event brought the biggest names in music, sports, business, and entertainment, including Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and more to lower Manhattan for a night celebrating the organization’s 20-year anniversary.
  • The Shawn Carter Foundation raised $20 million to help individuals dealing with socio-economic hardships pursue their education at postsecondary institutions.
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fianceé Lauren Sanchez contributed a $10 million legacy donation, while Twitter founder Jack Dorsey donated $2 million.
  • Those donations will help the organization kick start multiple initiatives, including an international exchange program, scholarships, and community goodwill and emergency assistance programs.
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