SCHOOL OF ROCK Star Brandon Niederauer Attends The DREAM Project Annual Benefit
The DREAM Project united New York's most prominent philanthropists, Latino leaders, and celebrities at their annual benefit to change the lives of thousands of children and young adults in the Dominican Republic. The DREAM Project's Sixth Annual NYC Benefit, Sueños 2018, took place at The Italian Academy at Columbia University.
This exclusive event, organized by event planner to the stars Kathy Romero, kicked off with a special VIP reading by Junot Díaz, followed by the main event, headlined by this year's awards. The evening entertainment was highlighted by the first US performance by the DREAM Bachata Academy Band, followed by the croonings of bachata diva Andre Veloz who put everyone to dance.
Attendees included Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz who received the DREAMer of the Year award, and was joined by no other than the Principal of The American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland, Educators of the Year Actor and Head Start Ambassador Taye Diggs with artist and writer Shane Evans, "School of Rock" Star Brandon Niederauer and style guru and film director Carlos Lamarche. In addition, Beachwold Residential was awarded Corporate DREAMer of the Year for the contribution and emphasis they have placed on education in the Dominican Republic.
All proceeds from the event will go directly towards DREAM's early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs, impacting more than 8,000 Dominican youth in 27 different communities.
This year's sponsors that made this night possible and are committed to help DREAM create change and end the cycle of poverty in the Dominican Republic, include: UBS, JetBlue, Fast Enterprises, The RC22 Foundation, Brugal, Dominican Republic Tourism, the Latino Network Coalition, Beachwold Residential, and Univision 41 Nueva York.
To donate to the DREAM Project visit: http://www.dominicandream.org/suenos