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Mount Vernon's Boys & Girls Club To Honor Hill Harper At Annual Gala Dinner

Hill Harper will receive the Humanitarian Award at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon's Annual Gala Dinner fundraiser on March 25.
Hill Harper will receive the Humanitarian Award at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon's Annual Gala Dinner fundraiser on March 25. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon will host its Annual Gala Dinner fundraiser and present its Humanitarian Award to award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist Hill Harper.

Harper starred in the CBS television drama “CSI,” and is the author of four New York Times best-selling books. He is the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering undeserved youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.

Also appearing will be J B Smoove, an alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon. Since his breakout role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Smoove can be seen all over with his unique brand of comedy, most recently appearing in Chris Rock’s movie “Top Five.”

During the gala, the club also will present its Youth of the Year award to Jaron Dobson; Corporate Citizenship Award to Richard Rosenbaum, CEO of Greenberg Traurig; its Distinguished Businessman Award to Augie Difeo, president of White Plains Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; and Notable Alumni Award to NBA legend Earl Tatum.

A silent auction will be held and include items donated by NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier and Academy Award-winning actor and club alumnus Denzel Washington.

"We are excited that we have an impressive group of honorees. The gala helps us raise dollars that allow us to achieve our primary goals for our youth: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Community Service,” said Mel Campos, chief professional officer for The Club.

The gala event will be March 25 at the Surf Club in New Rochelle. Tickets are $350 each and $3,250 for a table of 10. There are other sponsorship levels available. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, please call the club at (914) 668-9580 and ask for Campos.

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