CUCS hosts "Giving
performance by broadway star
June 14, 2010
The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
will host a fundraiser and cocktail
reception on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the
Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan.
The theme of this year's
environmentally-friendly fundraiser is
"Giving Green" and will feature a
performance from Jennifer Holliday, two-time
Grammy Award winning recording artist and
Tony Award winning Broadway star of the
smash hit musical "Dreamgirls."
CUCS' mission is to provide affordable
housing and opportunity for homeless and low
income individuals and families to be
productive members of the community. As part
of this mission, CUCS is committed to
developing environmentally sustainable
housing, and is seeking LEED Silver
Certification for its newest housing
initiative, the Lenniger Residences. The
fundraiser will honor Jack Krauskopf, a leader in the human services field
, and also include a premier showing of
"Randy's Story", a brief film documenting
one man's dramatic journey from living on
the streets of Harlem to moving into
permanent housing and regaining his life.
Ms. Holliday is a legend in musical
theatre. Her critically acclaimed
in the starring role of Effie
garnered Miss Holliday a Tony Award for Best
Actress (Musical) in 1982. Her performance
is sure to "bring down the house" Ms.
Holliday's other Broadway musical credits
Down-Hearted Blues: the Story of Bessie
Suite. She has recorded five
chart-making CD's for Arista, Geffen and
Intersound Records working with such artists
as Barbara Streisand, Quincy Jones, the late
Michael Jackson and the late Luther Vandross.
Green is an important benefit for CUCS, and
we are proud to host an environmentally
conscious evening featuring a Broadway
legend and world-renowned singer", remarked
Tony Hannigan, CUC'?
Executive Director, and we are also pleased
to honor Mr. Krauskopf for his outstanding
work and to have Mega Contracting as the
lead sponsor for the event.
Giving Green will include a number of
environmentally friendly elements. The
event's caterer will use produce from local
farmers and recyclable dinnerware. To save
paper, invites were sent via email and CUCS
will produce an electronic event journal.
Finally, CUCS will pay a carbon-offset
equivalent to the carbon footprint for the
event to ensure that raising funds for CUCS'
mission does not come at the expense of the
environment. A portion of the event's
proceeds will support CUCS' green housing
development efforts. Tickets are available
for purchase starting at $200 and are
ABOUT CENTER FOR URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICES (CUCS)
Headquartered In East Harlem in New York
City, CUCS is one of the nation's largest
providers of social services in supportive
housing as well as a comprehensive human
services agency that implements new
practices, actively shares its knowledge and
assists in shaping local, state and national
strategies so that homeless and low-income
individuals and families can live
successfully in the community.