JAY-Z’s inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation was able to raise $6 million for his charity at the weekend. The two-day black-tie affair had loads of guests including Tyler Perry, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, and Alicia Keys, who performed for attendees on Saturday.
Tonight, the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala raised $6 Million towards funding post-secondary educational opportunities for future scholars. Thank you to all patrons and supporters for this successful night. #SCFGala pic.twitter.com/Jwdr7371Aw
— Shawn Carter Foundation (@ShawnCarterSF) November 17, 2019
JAY-Z’s superstar wife, Beyonce, was also in attendance, dazzling the crowds in a figure-hugging, gold David Koma dress on Friday night.
The Gala first started to make headlines when it was revealed how Hov was inviting his VIP guests. Meek Mill and Swizz Beatz showed off the Daytona Rolex and bottle of Ace of Spade Champagne that accompanied the invite on Instagram.
Proceeds from the evening went to supplement The Shawn Carter Foundation. JAY-Z and his mother, Gloria Carter, created this foundation in 2003 to provide low-income students with scholarships, study abroad opportunities, college workshops, and more.