How We Do It

Events

Nat King Cole Generation Hope hosts two major events each year and multiple smaller special events to raise funds for our mission to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. Each event is unique but all have the same focus – showcasing music, musical artists and promoting awareness of our mission. These events would not be possible but for the support of our sponsors, donors, partners, guests, volunteers and staff.

For information on how you can become involved – volunteer – sponsor – underwrite – donate – attend – please contact us at info@natkingcolegenhope.org.

Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync 2019 Event

Local celebrities and community favorites will be pulling out all the stops when they perform in the Annual Lip Sync Battle benefiting Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc. to raise funds for music education. This event entertains and delights all in attendance while raising awareness and funds to support the Nat King Cole Generation Hope mission to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources.

GENERATIONS Concert

Generations Concert

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The GENERATIONS Concert is held in the spring and showcases generations of musical talent. Students from our funded programs as well as local youth artists are given the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. The event also has hosted legendary performers such as Mary Wilson of The Supremes, nine-time GRAMMY® award winning singer Natalie Cole, GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Recipient Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review; and ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning American musician and singer-songwriter George Benson.

Concert guests are treated to a pre-reception which include refreshments, silent auction, prize drawings and music from our funded programs; a full length concert with A-list artists; and for VIP’s and Sponsors an after party and meet and greet that “rocks the house”.

Plans are currently underway for 2018.

For information on how you can become involved – volunteer – sponsor – underwrite – donate – attend – please contact us at info@natkingcolegenhope.org.

President’s Society Dinner

Presidents Society 2019

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope hosts a very special event for current and new donors which includes exclusive access to a private memorabilia exhibit, generations of musical excellence, special auction items, a gourmet dinner, and dancing into the night!

Keeping Music Alive at the 5th Annual Nat King Cole Generation Hope President’s Society Dinner at the Breakers Palm Beach was not hard to do thanks to the generations of musical showmanship from 87-year-old GRAMMY® Award Nominee Freddy Cole to 7-year-old jazz pianist prodigy Jaidynn Tyler. Additional entertainment included emerging 18-year-old artist Haven Star whose soulful performance brought all to the dance floor; as well as children from schools served by Generation Hope including UB Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, West Boca Community High School, and A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Greeting the 170 guests were Casey and Timolin Cole, Co-Founders of Nat King Cole Generation Hope and twin daughters of Nat King Cole. The evening began as supporters enjoyed this year’s Nat King Cole exhibit “Celebrating the Legacy – 100 years” at the cocktail reception. During this hour supporters of Nat King Cole Generation Hope were serenaded by students from U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts.

A special highlight of the evening was when Nat King Cole’s twin daughters, Casey and Timolin Cole, presented the Generation Hope Legacy Award to the Boca West Children’s Foundation for their service to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. For them “It’s All About The Kids!” Boca West’s support of the Generation Hope Summer Strings camp for the past 4 years has impacted over 400 children in our community and continues to grow each year.

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope President’s Society Dinner was generously sponsored and underwritten by The Natalie Cole Foundation, Celebrity Cruises, King Cole Productions and Florida Public Utilities. Donors of note include Mark and Mary Freitas of Mark Edwards Partners, Frank and Sandra Duemmler, R. Marshall Jones & Irene S. Jones Family Foundation, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Andrea Kline, Stephen and Shauna Pariso, and The Sokol Foundation.

For information on how you can become involved – volunteer – sponsor – underwrite – donate – attend – please contact us at info@natkingcolegenhope.org.

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Special Events

Special Event 2019

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope hosts and participates in multiple smaller in scale events throughout the year. We consider it an honor to be chosen as the beneficiary of events held by various supporters and businesses.

A few of these events have included Miami Reception at Faena, Michelle Farmer Collaborate, Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days - Lip Sync Battle at Blue Martini, Gospel Brunch at Jazziz and Culture & Cocktails at The Arts Garage; Neiman Marcus -Cookie Johnson Jeans; Great Give - Davinci's of Boca; Neiman Marcus & VOGUE Birthday Party for the Cole Twins and Freddy Cole at Jazziz.

Partnerships are considered throughout the year.
For information on how you can become involved – volunteer – sponsor – underwrite – donate – attend – please contact us at info@natkingcolegenhope.org.


 

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