Sean “Jay-Z” Carter is set to host the first ever Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend on November 15th -16th 2019. The gala will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fl. The celebrity filled weekend will consist of a blackjack tournament experience, a black tie gala, silent and live auctions and a performance by GRAMMY Award winning artist Alicia Keys. The primary goal of the fundraising weekend is to raise money for the Sean Carter Foundation so that it can continue to fund education for deserving scholars.
According to Complex, the blackjack tournament will be held on November 15th at the hotel and high profile celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rihanna and Meek Mill are scheduled to be in attendance. The Black Tie Gala will take place on November 16th and those in attendance will enjoy an intimate one-time –only performance by Alicia Keys at 9:30pm.
The Sean Carter Foundation was founded by Sean Carter and Gloria Carter (Jay-z’s mom) back in 2003. The foundation is a public charity that provides scholarships, college prep workshops, study aboard opportunities and professional development programs to low-income communities.
“Equipping our youth with the tools to succeed will always be a priority for me and my family,” Jay-Z said in an official statement about the events mission “I’m looking forward to continuing that mission at this year’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend, where we’ll celebrate our scholars and continue to support young people in a meaningful way.”