Picture of the day : The 5 Phases of Faith

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The 5 Phases of Faith 

This powerful Picture Says it all ! 

Where Are you in your Faith ? 

 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
II Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)

A growing faith is one that trusts God more and more. It is one that believes God for great and mighty things. It is a faith that trusts even when circumstances scare us to the core. It is a faith that knows God and spends time understanding His love and power. It is a faith that is exercised in prayer and patience trusting God with every circumstance. 

Continue to Grow your Faith 

by Lysa TerKeurst

Event Recap: Thurgood Marshall College Fund Gala Developing Minds Delivering Dreams on November 11th 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We had the pleasure to attend such an amazing event in Washington , D.C. 

Washington, DC - November 11, 2013 

 Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) 25th  awards gala themed "Developing Minds... Delivering Dreams"   attracted  major star power to help raise  4 million dollars at their 25th Awards Gala.  Comedian Dr. Bill Cosby hosted with a standing ovation lasting over five minutes after Tony Award winner Jennifer  Holliday sang “And I’m Telling You” .  The Grammy winning stars joined CEO Johnny C. Taylor and  international  guest line-up, Redskins Alfred Morris ,Lil Mama, Nina Dalvuri,- Miss America 2014, MC. Lyte, HBO's Jermaine Crawford, Fox's Kelly Wright, Juan William, Grammy & Golden Globe Winner, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Calvin Kleins first African-American fit model, Stephanie Duncan and over 25 congressmen.

During the VIP Cocktail reception, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) held a book signing for “March Book One” courtesy of Barnes and Noble. Honorees of the night included Janice Bryant Howroyd (CEO of The Year Award), Larry Waters (Community Leader of the Year Award), Wayne D. Watson, Ph.D. (Educational Leadership Award) and Johnson & Johnson (Corporate Leadership Award).  The biggest applause of the night came after TMCF's president Jim and Susan Clifton announced they were  donating one million dollars to the organization.  

After a successful event, TMCF has proudly made Washington D.C. its new flagship home for not only its corporate office but for next year's gala.

We had a great time :) 


Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. Established in 1987, TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. TMCF helps students with a clear intention and the motivation to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities —access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
TMCF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization and for more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit

Event Recap : 16th Annual World of Children Award on November 7th, 2013

World of Children Award
 hosted their 16th Annual Awards Ceremony on
 Thursday, November 7th at 583 Park Avenue (at East 63rd St) in Manhattan

Reception began at 6:00pm with the ceremony beginning at 7pm

The event had nearly 500 guests with $800,000 raised.

World of Children Award, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for child advocates, sets the gold standard for child advocacy by providing funding and recognition for the most effective change-makers for children worldwide. In its 15 year history, World of Children Award has invested $5 million in programs led by 95 honorees serving vulnerable children in 140 countries.

Co-Founder and Chief Feeder of FEED Projects Lauren Bush Lauren received the 2013 Advocacy Award, with World of Children Board Member and Martens & Heads! CEO Maxine Martens receiving the 2013 World of Children Board of Governors’ Award. The 2013 World of Children Health Award went to C. Mead Welles, co-founder of A Leg to Stand On, which helps children in the developing world who have lost limbs. Triveni Acharyareceived the 2013 Humanitarian Award for transforming the lives of victims of child trafficking by co-founding Rescue FoundationSusie Krabacher received the Alumni Award for her organization, Mercy & Sharing that provides care and education to children in Haiti. The 2013 World of Children Youth Awards went to Chaeli Mycroft for her work with children with disabilities as part of the Chaeli Campaign and Sarah Cronk for the Sparkle Effect which has created inclusive cheerleading and dance teams across the country.

Alina Cho served as Master of Ceremonies. Celebrity Ambassador and philanthropist Stephanie March and Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive were award presenters.

16th Anniversary Honorary Event Chairs were Joshua Schulman (President, Bergdorf Goodman) and Jim Conley(Global Partner Education, YouTube). Co-Chairs are Coach Visual Merchandising Director Amy Dorgan, ETRO General Manager North America Marco Pievani, P2F Holdings Co-Founder Sandy Piontak and Lenny Piontakand National Retail Consultants CEO Jerry Politzer and Jamie Barry.

Additional expected guests included World of Children Award Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, Ralph Lauren’s David Lauren (Lauren Bush Lauren’s husband), James Banks’ jeweler Adam ShulmanKelly Bensimon, Estee Lauder Companies Group President John Dempsey, Neiman Marcus Group President Specialty Retail Jim Gold, Living Proof CEO Jill Beraud, Former Victoria's Secret CEO Grace Nichols,Victoria's Secret Direct Executive Vice President, Brand and Creative Services Ann O’Malley, Attorney at LawRoberta Romberg, San Francisco Community Leader Sue SteinbergNY&Company CEO Laura Weil,NY&Company EVP Linda VilaikeoNY&Company EVP Human Resources Faeth BradleyNY&Company EVP Product Life Management & Corporate Initiatives Hope GreyRalph Lauren Corporation SVP of Advertising and Wholesale Marketing at Polo Ralph Lauren Liz PaleyRalph Lauren Corporation SVP Men’s Specialty StoresTom CushRalph Lauren Corporation’s Kim DraperBrioni USA President Todd BarrattoGiorgio Armani USA CEO Graziano De BoniCole Haan President Michael PrinceAnn Taylor Former President Christine BeauchampVictoria's Secret EVP of Brand and Creative Service, Max Mara VP Marketing & CommunicationsCelia Nichols, Marsh USA, Inc. Managing Director Devin Beresheim, BrainStorm Ventures Managing PartnerKeith Cox, Andy Cummins, Neuberger Berman LLC Managing Director Francis Fraenkel, Google General Partner Gene Frantz, Jim Gamett, Coburn Greenberg Partners LLC Partner Joyce Greenberg, JohnPaulRichard, Inc. CEO Bertan Kalatchi, BBDO Executive Vice President Archana Kumar, 3SGLED.COM CEO Ranjan Manoranjan, President of the US Fund for UNICEF President Caryl Stern and The City University of New York Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Matthew Goldstein.

Event Recap : Top Spin Charity Celebrity Tournament on November 6th, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Wednesday November 6, 2013

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion 125 w. 18th st.

TopSpin was founded in 2009 guided by the principle that every child deserves access to a well-rounded, quality education. TopSpin seeks to provide necessary resources for undeserved youth to succeed. Since inception, TopSpin has quickly grown into one of New York’s premiere sports, entertainment and media industry events, attracting 3,500+ influencers and professionals while raising more than $1,000,000 for 14 nonprofit organizations. To learn more about TopSpin and its work to date, please visit, and follow us on social media via our Facebook page ( and Twitter account (@TopSpinCharity).

MKTG INC is an International marketing services agency that builds global, national and local communities around brands by engaging consumers through experiential, digital and social media. We’re uniquely designed to scale and reach impassioned audiences around the World, as well as in their own backyards. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Cincinnati, Chicago, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco, we have over 6,600 full-time brand ambassadors, 42 field offices, and produce over 70,000 brand experiences each year. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The The TopSpin Charity Celebrity Tournament event at Metropolitan Pavilion, which was produced pro-bono by MKTG INC, raised nearly $350,000 for five New York City youth education charities and was attended by 1,300 people.

 TopSpin, a national philanthropic group, dedicated to empowering America’s youth through education, will bring together members of the sports and entertainment industries, including top sports executives and athletes from New York-based professional teams for its fifth annual charity table tennis tournament. More than 1,200 are expected to attend the event.
The charity fundraiser will feature a Celebrity Tournament on the stadium-style center court and an Open division for party-goers and table tennis aficionados to show their skills. The event, which is being produced pro-bono by MKTGINC, will also feature a sports memorabilia silent auction and a Tour GCXgolf simulator.

Celebrity participants
John Wallace, Ron Harper, Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams,
Brooklyn Nets Shaun Livingston, New York Giants Jason- Pierre Paul,  New York Giants Shaun Rogers,  Jerry Stackhouse

Music by D-NICE NY DJ and rapper

Kenyon Martin and Jerry Stackhouse

Ron Harper 
Alan Anderson

Deron Williams

John Wallace

Jason Pierre-Paul

Shaun Livingston

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