NE-YO, ALFANI RED AND GQ Magazine BENEFIT FOR THE COMPOUND FOUNDATION - Monday, 10/12/2009 1:42 PM
On Monday October 5, 2009 Ne-Yo, Alfani Red and “GQ” hosted a benefit for The Compound Foundation. A stylish crowd packed the Stephen Weiss Studio in the West Village
around 7pm and kept kickin’ into the early evening.
during the lively night were fancy hors d’ouvres, including tuna tartar, thai
beef spring rolls and chicken satay, washed down by enticing cocktails provided
by Asian-inspired TyKu liquor. The
overall feeling was more like a club than a benefit.
red carpet was packed with celebs, including Adrienne
A Fox, Lydia
Lewis, Angie Martinex, Darryl
“DMC” McDaniels and Jessica
White. Guests entered to tunes provided by DJ
Vivica A. Fox
Peter Hunsinger, Ne-Yo, Tiki Barber, Brian Coats
a video presentation describing The Compound Foundation’s mission, awards were
given to a number of honorees for their contribution.
Darryl “DMC McDaniels took to the stage, he addressed the crowd with the
attitude and energy of a seasoned performer. By the end, people were cheering
for the cause and charged for Ne-Yo’s performance.
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, Ne-Yo
is a true performer in the tradition of Stevie
Jackson and Usher.
The energy buzzing in the room was so intense and raw, he ended up performing
longer than planned. Rather than the 3 songs he was scheduled for, guests were
treated to 6 numbers, including a medley of Rihanna
Compound Foundation was founded in 2007 to support children in the welfare
system. Their mission is to increase awareness about children in the welfare
system and support residential care facilities. They focus on teaching children
entrepreneurship and life skills to better their futures.