Category: News

31 Jan 2017

GROW Together Launch Event

We’re throwing a party to celebrate our launch and you’re invited! This amazing event will take place on April 8th at the amazing Webster Hall in New York City. In the last few months of planning, many people have come together to donate time and resources that will create a space of joy, connectedness, and celebration. Many of us have been to fundraising events involving sitting, listening to speeches, and maybe a band at the end of the night. Oh yes, give us money too. We want to do something different. Our goal is to leave you inspired and sore from dancing. We are celebrating the launch of our efforts and the future we are committed to; A future where those on the cutting edge of helping are supported in their efforts. We will have some things you’ve never seen at a fundraising party. Here are just some of the exciting things you can expect:

Your MC for the evening will be the amazing,  inspirational author and activist Jeffrey Marsh. Author of ‘How to Be You’ from Penguin Random House, Jeffrey is an LGBTQ activist and icon whose message of inclusion and acceptance has amassed over 300 MILLION views on social media. Named ‘Viner of the Year’ by CBS, Jeffrey has 500k+ fans on their social channels and is the creator of the global trends #NoTimeToHateMyself and #DontSayThatsSoGay. Jeffrey has been a friend and inspiration for many years and is very excited to host you.

Not one but two bands will be performing this night. First up is the amazing Rick Sorkin. His music evokes power, intensity, and deep honesty. He has been an amazing supporter of the GROW Foundation from the start so he will by flying out from LA to join this historic event.

Your headliner for the evening will be Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution

Since 2007 Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution has been on a musical mission to make the world a more righteous place.  The two main visionaries of this 12-piece explosion of love – Brother Joscephus and his eccentric cohort, the Right Reverend Dean Dawg – dip heavily into a gumbo rich with the powerful rhythms of New Orleans, old school funk and soul, classic rock and a healthy dose of feel-good gospel music.  BroJo combines all this with a message of righteousness, urging us towards acceptance and loving one another.

Brother Joscephus was one of our first choices for this event. Luckily they were available and after telling them about our mission they were very excited to participate. We promise you will have to dance. Please wear comfy shoes!

Along with the music, we are hosting a raffle with amazing prizes, a silent auction, and some surprises. Some prizes include a trip to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, an African safari, a custom designed cake and lots of chocolate.

All ticket sales go directly to supporting our work. We hope you can join us on April 8th.