June 7, 2010
The J Dilla Foundation announces the highly anticipated celebration of the re-established organization’s first event and fundraiser. The party will be kicking off on June 12, 2010 at the G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in the newly revitalized Midtown Detroit. It will be hosted by Detroit’s soulful crooner recording artist Dwele, along with a special performance by recording artist Illa J and presentations will be made to The J Dilla Foundation’s first grant recipients. Read more about the event after the jump.
All Proceeds from the benefit will go directly to The J Dilla Foundation. Guests will also be invited to visit the ‘Donation Station’ where additional donations can be made to The J Dilla Foundation, and donors will receive an instant tax deductable receipt. The event will also be available for viewing online where the Foundation will hold a virtual fundraiser and have exclusive merchandise for purchase. Purchases made during the event, including online, will be personally autographed by Maureen “MaDukes” Yancey.
The Foundation’s fundraising effort is anticipated to bring approximately $10,000+ of donated funds, of which will be distributed throughout the organizations programs that support local youth music organizations, and to provide scholarships to musically gifted students. For more about the J Dilla Foundation click here.