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2022-04-05 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine All the Best Looks From the Inaugural Fifteen Percent Pledge Gala

All the Best Looks From the Inaugural Fifteen Percent Pledge Gala

FRIENDS AT BENEFITS Rajni Jacques, Rosario Dawson, Behnaz Ghahramani, Abrima Erwiah, Mia Moretti, and Sharifa Murdock
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On Saturday, The Fifteen Percent Pledge and its founder, Aurora James, held its first-ever benefit gala at the New York Public Library.

The evening, which was hosted by Nicole Ari Parker, celebrated the organization’s progress since its founding in 2020, and highlighted the work that still remains in closing the racial wealth gap.  

The night also recognized Stacey Abrams with the Inspiration Award for her work as a politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, author, and Black entrepreneur. Meanwhile, Iman was given the Industry Pioneer Award for her work as a model, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The awards were designed by artist Theaster Gates.

Aurora James and Emma Grede
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Iman
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Sherri Brewer and Benjamin Bronfman
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Tamron Hall and Dapper Dan
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Nicole Ari Parker
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Mark Guiducci, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Chioma Nnadi
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Eva Chen and Laura Harrier
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Eric McNeal
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Bethann Hardison
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Jameel Mohammed and Anifa Mvuemba
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Phillip Evelyn and Sophia Roe
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Dominique Jackson
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Paloma Elsesser, Joan Smalls, Behnaz Ghahramani, and Cameron Russell
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Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye
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Selby Drummond (center) and Benjamin Lyons (right)
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