Grammy winning singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and his charity, The Compound Foundation, held the 2nd Annual “Fostering a Legacy Benefit” this past Saturday in East Hampton hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, sponsored by Malibu Red, Porsche, Empire CLS and Liberty Helicopters.
The honorees were; Award-Winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.,
celebrity photographer Johnny Nunez
and Cartoon Network COO, Stuart C. Snyder.
Comedian Kevin Hart hosted the lavish event – of course, he had the attendees in tears from extreme laughter. Kevin is a riot!
The fun-filled gala took place at the residence of Bill Nuti (pictured above with his family), CEO of Sprint,
and included surprise performances from Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter Bridget Kelly,
r&b heartthrob Mario,
Compound U’s newest princess and Ne-Yo’s female protege, RaVaughn,
and rising star Luke James.
Estelle graced the stage as the featured performance of the night.
Guests included Stephen Hill,
‘The Real Talk Show’ host/Compound U’s Adrienne Bailon,
Princess Madeline of Sweden, Ambassador Cliff Sobel, D Nice, Dina Manzo and more!
The man of the hour, Ne-Yo spotted taking pics with a Porsche luxury car in tow, which was one of the major sponsors of the evening. The Porsche cars parked around the gala venue looked absolutely amazing!
Pynk Magazine‘s Mecca Moore, RaVaughn, Luke James, Adrienne Bailon & SFPL’s own Gabriel Williams.
Immediately following the gala, Mission BIG and Ne-Yo hosted the official after-party at Pink Elephant – Sienna Ultra-lounge in Montauk. Guests enjoyed bottles of Malibu RED and danced to the top 40 spins.
(pictured above: Ne-Yo, Monyetta Shaw & Kids)
On Sunday, Mission BIG and Compound Foundation hosted a farewell brunch at the Surf Lodge to thank all supporters and donators from this year’s benefit.
(pictured above: Mission Big’s James Rose, Ne-Yo and head of Carnegie Hall, Dan Frost)
It was also the official announcement to Mission BIG’s “Live for the Big” charity event occurring in December at Carnegie Hall.
It was indeed a great weekend and SFPL was very happy to be apart of it!
More pics below…