NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Inaugural buildOn Builders Ball will be held on Monday, May 12 at Studio 450 in Manhattan to benefit international nonprofit buildOn's efforts to empower urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. This intimate gathering will feature performances by popular Broadway performers; signature desserts, beer & wine; and much more!
Broadway performer and social media personality Frankie James Grande will be honored with buildOn's Global Impact Award for his dedication to service and education in the U.S and around the globe.
Event Sponsors include Pitney Bowes and Ogilvy & Mather. Limited tickets are available for $250 per person or $500 for VIP access, and can be purchased at www.buildon.org/buildersball.
Special Appearances by:
- Frankie James Grande, Broadway performer/ YouTube Star
- Courtney Reed, star of "Disney's Aladdin" on Broadway
- Emma Hunton, star of Broadway's "Wicked"
- Neil Haskell, Contemporary American Dancer and star contestant on "So You Think You Can Dance"
- Jim Ziolkowski, Founder and CEO, buildOn
Monday, May 12th
7:45 - 8:00pm - Red Carpet Arrival
8:00 - 10:30pm – buildOn Builders Ball and Live Musical Showcase featuring Frankie Grande, Courtney Reed, Emma Hunton and more.
450 West 31st Street, 12 Floor
(W 31st Street between 9th and 10th Avenues)
ALL MEDIA MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE
At home or abroad, buildOn's goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Internationally, buildOn is breaking ground on a new school every three days in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali. Our students have contributed over 1.3 million hours of service in the U.S., and have helped build 611 schools around the world. For more information, visit buildon.org.
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