AMF had an incredible time working with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of New York City on their 11th Annual Casino Jazz Night. BBBS of NYC’s mission is to provide their Littles with strong, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships year-round with adults that will change their lives forever. The 2018 Casino Jazz Night event was a great success and the event raised over $1.75 Million for BBBS’s youth mentoring programs.
The event was held at the world famous Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The beautiful venue was transformed into a casino for the guests with blackjack, roulette, and more! Each year Casino Night is exciting, fun-filled and attended by 900+ top executives in the real estate and finance industries. The event includes a special featured guest and musical performer as well.
This year was no exception as AMF secured 2-time Superbowl Champion and Former New York Giants Defensive End Justin Tuck to open the program. Justin was a perfect choice for the event as he has had mentors throughout his life and understands from experience the power of mentoring. Justin serves as a mentor for various organizations including his own called R.U.S.H for Literacy which was founded in 2008 and encourages low income youth to read, understand, succeed and hope. Justin opened the program and shared a few words about the power of mentorship. And then he threw autographed footballs into the audience!
Casino Night’s featured performer, Aloe Blacc, got everyone to their feet with a medley of his hits including “I Need A Dollar,” “I’m The Man,” “Wake Me Up,” and more! Aloe served the audience a special treat with his new song “Brooklyn In The Summer” - an ode to the NYC borough! AMF booked Aloe at the perfect time for this event as Aloe just released his new single and he plans to release a full album in the Fall. We look forward to it!
The event honored Frank Pusinelli RA, EVP of Operations, RXR Realty and Jacob Werner, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors LP. Both have been strong supporters of BBBS and great mentors to their Littles.
And of course, the AMF team made some time for a little fun! Overall it was a very successful evening and we were proud to be a part of it. For more information on Big Brother Big Sisters New York City go to www.bigsnyc.org