Judge Penny Brown Reynolds to Keynote The Motherless Daughters Foundation’s Fifth-Annual Gala on SATURDAY!

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The Motherless Daughters Foundation will host its Fifth-Annual Gala — what may be the organization’s largest and most exciting fundraising gala to date — September 16, 2017. The semi-formal affair will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park, Georgia. Doors open at 5 p.m.  Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, an Emmy Award-nominated executive producer, speaker and television personality AND ordained minister, will deliver the keynote address.

MDF will recognize Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, the founder of Blues Babe Foundation, a North Philadelphia-based nonprofit focused on cultivating academic and artistic success in youth coming from the most underserved communities of North Philadelphia and Camden.

 The complete list of honorees includes:

Jill Scott, singer/songwriter and founder of Blues Babe Foundation, a North Philadelphia-based nonprofit that provides a free summer camp for youth, among other services

Taffi Dollar, co-pastor, World Changers Church International; author and motivational speaker

Hank Stewart, Emmy Award-winning poet and founder, Hank Stewart Foundation

Gary Davis, founder and executive director, Next Level Boys Academy

Emcees for the evening will be WAGA-TV Weekend Anchor Deidra Dukes and Shaunya Chavis-Rucker, broadcast personality, and division chief for the Fulton County Office of Broadcast, Cable and Film.

“We are both humbled and excited to recognize honorees who are exemplars in supporting and empowering our youth — from one spectrum of the globe to another,” says Rassalyn Willis, founder and executive director, the Motherless Daughters Foundation. “There’s no question empowering today’s youth through opportunities, access, mentoring, skills development, education and more helps to ensure their future success.”

The event that serves as the nonprofit’s major fundraiser will kick off with a walk down the red carpet and include a seated dinner, entertainment, and silent auction of exciting items such as travel, cultural and dining experiences, autographed memorabilia and unique treasures.

The Motherless Daughters Foundation provides a mentoring program for girls ages nine to 15 living without support of a positive mother figure in their lives. Through Motherless Daughters, girls are paired with relatable mothers; they also have an opportunity to participate in summer camps plus year-round educational and enrichment experiences. Girls receive scholarships and donations of clothing and school supplies and more.

Atlanta First Lady and affordable housing developer Sarah-Elizabeth Reed serves as brand ambassador for Motherless Daughters, and Xernona ClaytonCEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., is honorary mother for Motherless Daughters, which was founded by president/executive director Rassalyn Willis. A community activist, Willis is owner of Xclusive Hair Studio and Spa in historic College Park, Georgia.

Individual gala tickets are $75. Money raised will go toward providing scholarships, career development programs, school supplies and clothing, computer purchases, housing for homeless individuals participating in the programs and transportation to personal enrichment events. For more information, go to www.motherlessdaughtersfoundation.org or call (404) 669-9800.

Sponsors include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Southwest Airlines, Georgia Power and Upscale magazine.

About the Motherless Daughters Foundation

The Motherless Daughters Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to embracing and encouraging the growth and development of young girls entering their adolescent years without the support of their natural birth mother due to unforeseen circumstances. Through enrichment programs focusing on self-awareness, social development, and community involvement, our hope is to provide an environment that will build character, promote confidence, release charm, and cultivate the beauty that each “Motherless Daughter” beholds.

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‘OWN Greenleaf’ DVD Celebration With Star Deborah Joy Winans Held at Atlanta’s Gocha Salon! (PICS & VIDEO)

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In honor of OWN’s “Greenleaf” Season One DVD, which arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 6 from Lionsgate, Deborah Joy Winans aka Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee stopped by Gocha Salon in Midtown Atlanta. She got a chance to meet fans of the show and reveal some of what to expect of Season 2 of “Greenleaf,” which will return in the early spring according to the Greenleaf OWN Facebook page! Atlanta’s PRAISE 102.5 also helped to award fans with copies of the OWN “Greenleaf” Season One DVD!

Check out of a few pics of the event below!

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Of course, there is the obligatory photo booth pic!

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Here I am with the gracious owner of Gocha Salon, Gocha Hawkins, who was a reality TV star on WE tv’s hit show “L.A. Hair! The salon is beautiful…

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Praise 102.5 set up. See the DVDs and copies of the “Greenleaf” – The Gospel Companion Soundtrack Volume 1…

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Me playing Connect 4 to win a copy of the DVD…

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I didn’t win a DVD with my Connect Four , but I was given a copy anyway! Good is good!

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Of course, OWN Greenleaf was on! Check out Kevin & Charity!

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Of course, Deborah Joy Winans aka Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee had to hug OWN Greenleaf’s biggest fan!

Below is a snippet of my on-site interview of Deborah Joy Winans…I only asked her a few questions since I already interviewed her this summer in ‘Greenleaf’ Star Deborah Joy Winans Shares About New Greenleaf Gospel Album, Her TV Husband & Her Aunt CeCe: My Interview (With Audio)

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OWN’s ‘Greenleaf’ Cast Celebrity Panel Featured at 9th Annual Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival This Weekend!

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If you are interested in entering the world of Christian entertainment or are just a fan of Christian entertainment, this is the weekend to be in the A! Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival [KCFF] is an unique festival that provides a forum for independent filmmakers to screen films to the community that promote and inspire Christian teaching and values. #KCFF2016 will feature over 30 films, educational workshops from top film industry leaders, red carpet screenings & after parties, a Gospel Brunch & Awards Ceremony and celebrity panels featuring cast members from PureFlix’s “I’m Not Ashamed” and OWN’s “Greenleaf! The 9th Annual Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival will be held from Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead hotel. The OWN’s Greenleaf Celebrity Panel will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. And if you missed my interview with Deborah Joy Winans, Charity on OWN’s Greenleaf, check it out HERE!

For more information about buying day passes and the schedule, please go to kingdomwood.com!

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