SEED Summer Party '16 Recap

$60,000 raised to support our programs in Senegal and The Gambia.

More than 300 SEED family members turned out for our 4th annual SEED Summer Party and helped us raise significant funds to support our 8,000 students in Senegal and The Gambia.  The talented music group, Eye Spy, helped us turn Marquee NY into a West African dance party where our guests heard keynote speeches from Amadou Fall (SEED Founder // VP NBA Africa), DeSagana Diop (Retired NBA Player), Masai Ujiri (President, Toronto Raptors), Makhtar Ndiaye (Wasserman Media), and Noah Levine (Executive Director, SEED Project).  We also honored SEED Professional Board members, Etzerson Philitas and Brian Waweru, with this year's Leadership Award for their contributions as Co-Chairs of the Finance Committee.

Partners / Sponsors

Ciroc, Crown Royale, Eventfull.nycEye Spy, GLDN EventsMarqueeRudy's Barbershop, Tiger Beer

Champions / All-Star Tables

Alan Oyugi, Amadou Fall, Brian Waweru, Charles Lerner / Eric Brest, Etzerson Philitas, Griffin Hoffmann, Harvey Sanders, Jenny and Justin Piasecki, Justin Palmer, Makhtar Ndiaye, Meredith and Alex Falk, NBA, Nike, NY Knicks, UNICEF, Wasserman Media, Worldquant

Host Committee

Alec Hooff, Alexander Falk, Amadou Fall, Blake Saunders, Brandon Rhodes, Brian Waweru, Caryl Stern, Chris Moorman, Dale Kim, Dan Solomito, Eric Brest, Etzerson Philitas, Folasade Adeoso, Fred Swaniker, Gavin Moseley, Griffin Hoffmann, Harvey Sanders, James Lee, Jennifer Piasecki, Justin Palmer, Justin Piasecki, Kellen Benjamin, Kojo Mills, Makhtar Ndiaye, Melissa Owumi, Meredith Falk, Michael Schenker, Michael Wieder, Nina Boyd, Noah Levine, Randall Harris, Rashard Drakeford, Rocky Xu, Romola Ratnam, Sam Aronson, Sam Pucci, Tina Fletcher, Trina Fletcher, Todd Burach, Vivian Onano


Event Pictures


Malick Sidibe Inspired Photobooth

This past April, the iconic Malian photographer, Malick Sidibe, passed away at the age of 81.  Sidibe captured the exuberance of the newly independent Mali in the 1960s and 70s, and his timeless images continue to inspire people around the world today.

We paid homage to Sidibe by re-creating one of his famous sets - always modest and often covered in patterned fabric.