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Women’s Foundation of the South to Host Crescendeaux Its First-Ever Fundraising Event to Full Fanfare

Notable Presenters; Women-of-Color Designer Fashion Show; VIP Reception, After-Glow Party All Part of Event Called “Crescendeaux” Founded by women of…

By Girl Power News , in News , at October 26, 2022

Notable Presenters; Women-of-Color Designer Fashion Show; VIP Reception, After-Glow Party All Part of Event Called “Crescendeaux”

Founded by women of color to work on behalf of women of color in the South, groundbreaking nonprofit organization Women’s Foundation of the South (WFS) in its successful inaugural year showed just how effective WFS is in its mission and vision – and just how strong the need is in this country’s 13 Southern states. To commemorate the robust launch of its second fiscal year, and to raise money for its urgently needed programming and initiatives, WFS is holding its first-ever fundraising event – a multi-dimensional evening that is sure to resonate with its constituents and the greater community at large.

Crescendeaux: A Fashion Fusion Experience, Celebrating Designers of Color in the South will take place on Saturday, November 3, at the venerable Generations Hall in New Orleans. The event kicks off with a VIP reception at 6pm ET, and all ticket holders are invited to the reception as well. Doors open for a fashion show with an array of women-of-color Southern designers and boutiques. Hand-crafted cocktails, mocktails, and culinary treats will be served. Hailed as one of the top female DJs to watch via Essence Magazine, DJ Stormy will keep the music on point, and celebrity hosts and performers include Marlo Hampton and Teryl-Lynn Foxx. Bevy Smith, a true fashion queen, is honored and excited to serve as the Honorary Chair of the Host Committee and will moderate a fireside chat with the designers featured in Crescendeaux. After the fashion show, a festive after-glow party concludes the evening.

Ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities are available now, and prices vary based on options such as seating areas and number of guests. A hybrid option is also available for those who want to attend and support the event and the organization but cannot attend in-person.

All proceeds from Crescendeaux will benefit the vital work of the Women’s Foundation of the South to build the health, wealth, and power of womxn and girls of color in the South. We aim for our work to transform the economic trajectory of 2.5 million womxn over the next decade. As we continue to live through unprecedented times, womxn of color in the South find themselves at the intersection of multiple systems of oppression, and WFS exists to shift the South. We believe when womxn of color are safe, healthy, financially secure, trusted, and part of public discourse, the South and our entire country will thrive.

Organizations interested in event sponsorship opportunities can contact Erin McQuade-Wright at [email protected].

WFS centers and invests in the collective power, health, well-being, economic security, and leadership of women and girls of color in the South. WFS is a permanent, endowed institution that serves as a gateway for donors, foundations, corporations, and individual investors to maximize the social impact of their investments in women and girls of color in the South. By transforming the way philanthropy prioritizes its funding, we can effect systemic change in gender and racial injustice when it comes to charitable giving.

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Tashion Macon, 818.749.8786, [email protected] 
Penny Guyon, [email protected]