Ne-Yo Honors George Lucas & Coca-Cola for The Compound Foundation

By |2012-07-16T15:04:59+00:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: News, R&B News|Tags: |0 Comments

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo’s charity The Compound Foundation held its first annual “Fostering a Legacy” benefit on Saturday June 14th. The foundation supports youth in foster care and group homes while encouraging them to control their own destinies by setting goals and pursuing entrepreneurship. The event, sponsored by Porsche Cars North America and hosted by Arsenio Hall, honored legendary director George Lucas and the Coca-Cola company; Lucas is an adoptive parent to three children Amanda, Katie and Jett, while The Coca-Cola Company supports the foster care system.

The star-studded event included New York Knicks player Jason Kidd, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, actress Elise Neal, singer Paula Abdul, host Rocsi Diaz, singer/actress Adrienne Bailon, Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Johnson, and Motown artist RaVaughn Brown, to name a few. The fundraiser took place at the Hampton home of NCR Corporation CEO Bill Nuti, and included an Asian-inspired dinner and successful fundraiser where guests could purchase 1 or 4 balloons pricing $250 or $1000, a representation of sending the same number of kids to the Compound Summer Enrichment Program. Ne-Yo then took to the stage for a surprise performance of hits such as “Sexy Love,” “Ms. Independent,”
and his newest single “Let Me Love You” (Until you learn to love yourself).” The event raised approximately $50,000 for The Compound Foundation.

“Our goal for Compound Foundation is to challenge kids to create, and offer them the knowledge and resources to do so,” Ne-Yo explained. “George Lucas and The Coca-Cola Company have been exemplary leaders in doing just that for many young individuals. This benefit looks to honor them for their contributions.”

Ne-Yo, George Lucas

Ne-Yo, George Lucas

Ne-Yo and George Lucas

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd and guest

Elise Neal, Ne-Yo

Elise Neal, Ne-Yo

Actress Elise Neal and Ne-Yo

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson

George Lucas and his fiancee Mellody Hobson

Elise Neal

Elise Neal

Actress Elise Neal

Ne-Yo, Joe Johnson

Ne-Yo, Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets basketball player Joe Johnson and Ne-Yo

Paula Abdul, Ne-Yo

Paula Abdul, Ne-Yo

Paula Abdul of the X-Factor and Ne-Yo

Russell Simmons, Adrienne Bailon

Russell Simmons, Adrienne Bailon

Russell Simmons and Adrienne Bailon

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

RaVaughn Brown

RaVaughn Brown

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon, RaVaughn Brown

Adrienne Bailon, RaVaughn Brown

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo, Adrienne Bailon, RaVaughn Brown

Ne-Yo, Adrienne Bailon, RaVaughn Brown

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

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