2021 Annual Celebration & Harambee

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 Annual celebration

Celebrate with us LIVE on Zoom as we restore, rebuild, and reimagine possibilities for our West End House young people and community. Enjoy performances by our brilliant and talented youth, take part in our online auction and art sale, and hear inspiring messages from our keynote alumni speakers.


  • John Berman, CNN Anchor
  • Oscar Torres, West End House Alumnus and
    2020 NECN Suffolk in the City Reporter

Alumni Speakers:

  • Bie Aweh, Senior People Growth Manager, DoorDash & Black@Doordash ERG Leader
  • Anim Aweh, LCSW, LICSW, Behavioral Health Specialist, Southside Medical Center (Atlanta)


Join us in our beautiful outdoor space overlooking Ringer Park for a live and in-person way to connect with our West End House community. Throughout the day, guests will enjoy a festive atmosphere with a live DJ while viewing an outdoor art gallery featuring work from our youth and alumni.


  • 11:30 Let’s Dance! with OrigiNation
  • 12:30 Kristalis: Latin Fusion Flutist
  • 1:30 Contemporary Music and Dance Showcase
  • 3:30 Ripe: Nationally Acclaimed Dance/Funk Band
  • 4:30 Just Say It! Spoken Word Led by Poet Unique Coren
  • 5:30 Senior Band Rock and Pop Farewell Performance

PLUS – DJ Sets by Real P and KNSZWRTH

Thank you, sponsors!

last updated 6/7/21

Sponsor Benefits







Carlotte & Samuel
Berk Family
John A. Parker
Family Trust


Presenting SPONSORS


& Rick Smith


Premier partner SPONSORs




Henry &
Andrea Barr


Mindy Berman &
Dan Solomon


Bill Margolin &
Bryna Leeder


Chris &
Susan Richmond
Charles &
Fran Rodgers
Stan &
Kay Schlozman


Partner sponsors



Laurie A. Kaplan


Rick Taranto
Jon Ellms



Adrienne Andry | East Brooklyn Community High School

Bie Aweh | DoorDash

Jeffrey Babcock | WS Development

Josh Bhatti | AEG The Bowery Presents

Kara Bresciani | TJX Companies

Kristen Brown | Sanofi Genzyme

Jimmy Caruso | City Realty Group

Winston Daley | Agogos LLC

Kassia Davis | KADA

Kevin Depina | Bodega

Lyslynn Lacoste | BMAGIC

Jane Lewis | Community Volunteer

Samantha Lord | Elkus Manfredi Architects

Bobby Main | Silverman Trykowski Associates

Jose Mendoza | Liberty Mutual Insurance

Andrew J. Musto | Musto Management

Allyce Najimy | Foundation To Be Named Later

Adam Romanow | Castle Island Brewing Company

Diego Rosenfeld | RSM

Stephanie Smith | New Balance

Felice Soorenko | Autodesk

Ellie Sperazza | Turner Construction Company

Alison Stanton | Turner Construction Company

Reynaldo Sylla | Deloitte

Richard Taranto | Medidata Solutions

Cusaj Thomas | Goodwin

Sarah Waskevich | DraftKings

Lynn Whitmore | Wells Fargo

Brooke Worthing | Ogilvy