Alicia Keys’ ‘Keep a Child Alive’ benefit nets $4 million
To say that Alicia Keys had a successful fundraising event would be an understatement. The “girl on fire” made it rain this past weekend by raising $4 million at her Keep a Child Alive Black Ball to benefit children and families impacted by AIDS in India & South Africa.
Keys emceed the event at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Her special guests included Yankee All-Star Robinson Cano, designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger (there with his stunning wife, Dee), singer Carole King, legendary producer Clive Davis and high-rolling billionaire philanthropist Stewart Rahr, who paid $200,000 to buy two tables and then decided to match all the other donations and hand over another $2 million.
Keep a Child Alive was founded by Keys and KCA President Leigh Blake in 2003. The organization provided resources for 10 clinics and orphan-care sites throughout India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa.
Much respect to Alicia Keys for raising such a large amount of money to help those in need.
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