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Michelle Taubman is a charity correspondent for Ask Miss A. She is passionate about fashion, healthy living, writing, non-profit, and inspiring others. Her mottos to being successful are the two B’s, always “be yourself “ and “believe in yourself.” Without these two fundamentals she would not have had the courage to go off on her own and form her own consulting business in 2011, formerly known as Tru Beauty Consulting and today is called The Frugal Fashionite www.frugalfashionite.com. Due to the popularity of The Frugal Fashionite, she has recently expanded into the health market, launching another brand called Zen On A Plate, www.zenonaplate.com. Both blogs allow Michelle to consult and partner up regularly with companies that need media and communication services in both areas of interest. She also holds a New York Real Estate license where she works as an agent helping buyers and sellers find properties in NYC.

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Recap: Bronxworks 2015 Gala

Eileen Torres with the BronxWorks Steppers at 2015 Annual Gala (photo credit by Sophia Negron Photography)

Eileen Torres with the BronxWorks Steppers at 2015 Annual Gala (photo credit by Sophia Negron Photography)

On June 2, 2015, over 300 guests attended BronxWorks Annual Gala at the Tribecca Three Sixty in Manhattan to celebrate the mission of Bronxworks, and it’s goal of building a stronger and healthier community for Bronx residents. The gala commemorated 43 years of Bronxwork service to the community, and met it’s goal in raising funds to expand health, wellness, and nutrition programs.

The fun filled night brought out over 300 guests who feasted on light cocktails and appetizers followed by an amazing performance by the BronxWorks Classic Steppers. A non stop line up of honoree speeches led by Master of Cermonies James Ford, of Pix 11 News with a heart warming call to action video produced by former staff member now filmmaker Karim Lopez.

Following two personal testimonies from youth educators that are currently active  year round in the health education programs offered at The McLaughlin Center. One speech that resonated with the crowd regarding the powerful impact Bronxworks has on shaping individuals was from peer educator Justin. He said, ” Bronxworks has created opportunities that he never imagined would come true such as his attendance at the Utech conference in San Francisco, and meeting President Obama on his historic trip to the Bronx.”He ended his speech on a high note saying, “The Bronxworks organization provides him with hope that he is going places he never felt possible.” Throughout the night at the sit down dinner the year-long, capital campaign to renovate athletic facilities at the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center; home of the BronxWorks indoor swimming pool, a basketball court, commercial kitchen, pre-school program, afterschool programs and more was a central theme for discussion.

Charity Correspondent Michelle Lynn at the 2015 Bronxworks Gala (photo credit by Michelle Lynn www.zenonaplate.com)

Charity Correspondent Michelle Lynn at the 2015 Bronxworks Gala (photo credit by Michelle Lynn www.zenonaplate.com)

BronxWorks established in 1972 has grown to become one of the premier social service organizations with more than 30 locations across the Bronx. BronxWorks is dedicated to lifting lives and building futures by delivering services for every age group from toddlers to seniors along with providing housing assistance, economic empowerment, access to benefits, ACA enrollment and more.

Sponsors that made this event  happen were TruMid Financial LLC, WorldQuant Foundation, The DeAddio Family, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Time Warner Cable, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, GAB Associates Insurance Brokerage, Inc., Joan Feeny & Bruce Phillips The McLean Family, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Millennium Management Montefiore, First Choice Building and Maintenance LLC, ISE Office Plus, Emily & Burt Marks, Veronica & Simon Stanaway, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Amalgamated Bank, Bronx Pro Real Estate Management Emblem Health, Barbara J. Fife, Common Ground, Barclays, Clara & Walter Ricciardi Roger S. Begelman & Fern N. Goldstein, Stebbins Management,The Wong Family, Loeb & Troper LLP.

For more information go to http://www.bronxworks.org

 

BronxWorks Classic Steppers  performing at the 2015 Gala (Photo credit by Sophia Negron Photography)

BronxWorks Classic Steppers performing at the 2015 Gala (Photo credit by Sophia Negron Photography)

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BronxWorks/194322567697

https://twitter.com/BronxWorks

https://www.youtube.com/user/BronxWorksInfo

 

 

 

 

 

 

L-R : David McLean, Eileen Torres, Mike DeAddio (Photo Credit by Sophia Negron Photograpy)

L-R : David McLean, Eileen Torres, Mike DeAddio (Photo Credit by Sophia Negron Photograpy)

 

 

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