Alex Gidewon (Gidewon Foundation) and Deon Grant (Grant D Knowledge Foundation)

On Saturday, the Gidewon Foundation hosted its annual Party for a Cause Ball. The invitation-only event was held at the Atlanta attraction and beautiful Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

The night was full of sophistication and elegance. Themed as "An Evening under the Stars", over 500 guests enjoyed an evening like no other filled with great music and a live band performed by the Georgia Perimeter Wind Ensemble, dancing, hor'dourves, an open-bar and the night's popular Harlem Nights Casino Room.

Attendees included supporters of the Gidewon Group, the Gidewon Foundation, the Grant D Knowledge Foundation, corporate partners and an array of guests from the Atlanta community. Notable attendees included Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Georgia State Senator Kasim Reed, Attorney Charles Mathis, Deon Grant of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Charles Grant of the New Orleans Saints (NFL), Kandi Burruss of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and former member of Xscape, Chaka Zula CEO of Disturbing the Peace Records, Abou (Bu) Thia CEO of Konvict Music, Devyne Stephens CEO of Upfront Entertainment, Manny Halley CEO of Imani Entertainment and manager of Keyshia Cole, Interscope Recording Artist Verse Simmons, and female rappers Rasheeda and Diamond.

Source: Sheena McDonald | 5 Star Relations LLC

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Mayor Shirley Franklin

Ludacris and his mom Roberta Shields; radio personality Frank Ski (V-103) with his wife Tanya

The 16th Annual Trumpet Awards took place on Sunday (JAN 13) at the Civic Center in Atlanta. It was a black tie affair with dignitaries from the fields of entertainment, politics and medicine gracing the red carpet. The night's biggest honoree Halle Berry was a no-show because her doctor wouldn't give her the green slip to travel.

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