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My Dream Speaks Benefit honors Black Enterprise BRIDGE Foundation, NAXOS of America, Inc.

The Global Language Project (GLP) celebrated its 4th Annual My Dream Speaks Benefit at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York City on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Global Language Project (GLP) celebrates at My Dream Sparks
Raymond Bisha, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Naxos; Sylvia Christian; Sean Hickey, VP of Sales and Business Development, Naxos; Angela Jackson Founder of Global Language Project attend the My Dream Speaks Benefit Gala at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York City.

Over 200 key influencers from the philanthropic, entertainment, art and business industries gathered to honor the 2016 GLP Global Icon Awardees NAXOS of America, Inc. — the world’s largest classical music label and producer of GLP’s music CD’s for children –and Ms. Roberta Graves, President of the Black Enterprise BRIDGE Foundation. These individuals were honored for their genuine and selfless service towards uplifting children’s education, language, learning and diversity.

Roberta Graves at Gala
Roberta Graves, President of the Black Enterprise BRIDGE Foundation and Fatima Ptacek, voice of Dora the Explorer on Nickelodeon

Notable attendees included Fátima Ptacek (Voice of Dora The Explorer), Marc Baptiste (Celebrated Photographer), Desiree Reid (President of Iman Cosmetics), Bénédict de Montlaur (Cultural Counselor French Embassy), and Fabrice Jaumont (Education Attaché French Embassy).

Celebrated photographer Marc Baptiste
Ronny Delice, Shelly Delice (GLP Board Member) and Marc Baptiste (Photographer and Author)

Guests were entertained by a lively performance by the dynamic Global Language Project’s Youth Choir and Award Winning Recording Artist Cyrille Aimee.

Recording Artist Cyrille Aimee sings
Award Winning Recording Artist Cyrille Aimee

The My Dream Speaks Gala is an annual fundraiser designed to provide access for socially disadvantaged public school students to succeed in a globalized world through foreign language education. This year’s event helped raise over $125,000 to provide world language programs to disadvantaged elementary students in New York City.  For more information on the Global Language Project,  visit http://www.glpny.org.

More photos (Photo credit: Anthony Alvarez)

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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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