Harlem's Social Diary: 9.24.2008
An Uptown Fundraiser For Obama
Giving Obama a leg up!
Host Committee members John Reddick, Barbara Alleyne, Hellura Lyle, Richard Cummings Jr., Dale Dobson & Smantha Fennell. Guest Speaker, Dave Pollak, Obama for America NYS Director (below)
The Beaumont, 730 Riverside Drive
It was a wonderful evening at the Beaumont... joyfully reminiscent of the days in the 1950's when Ralph Ellison, Marian Anderson and other unique individuals resided there.
A gathering of Harlem folks, and an extended following, had come to "730" and the home of Ann Dobson and her daughter Dale. A festive spirit dominated... sparked by the fact, that all in attendance where there to support and contemplate the liberating possibility of Barack Obama as America's president!
The evening's Jazz was provided by the Loren Schoenberg Trio, featuring famed trumpeter Joe Wilder, a local Riverside Drive neighbor.
The Host Committee Members Barbara Alleyne, Richard Cummings Jr., Hon. Inez Dickens, Ann Dobson, Dale Dobson, Michael John Downie, Samantha Fennell, Hellura Lyle, Alma Rangel, John Reddick, Beatrice Sibblies and Katrin Zimmermann with the support of their guests raised over $20,000 for the campaign's Obama Victory Fund.