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ven. 22 nov.


Midtown Loft & Terrace 267 5th Avenue Ne

PURPOSE Gala benefiting Stand for Education

Mari Malek & Friends invites you to PURPOSE Gala 2019, hosted by Models with Purpose. In benefit of Stand for Education.

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PURPOSE Gala benefiting Stand for Education
PURPOSE Gala benefiting Stand for Education

Time & Location

22 nov. 2019, 18:00 – 22:00 UTC−5

Midtown Loft & Terrace 267 5th Avenue Ne, USA


About the Event

PURPOSE Gala is supported by M.A.C. Cosmetics, Kenneth Cole, United Nations, Model Mafia, SupeRoleModel and sponsored by Ten to One Rum, Convive Wine and Spirits, Antonioa Saint New York, Amberlight Beaty, Silk Philosophy, HYNT Beauty, Nik Leon, Cupid & Psyche Beauty, Boho Chic Cosmetics, Violets Are Blue, Zimba Arts, Urban Witches, Madame Lemy and Glamsquad.

Please join us for an evening of cocktails, food, conversation and music—a celebratory evening of arts, fashion and advocacy!

On this night, we are bonded by one PURPOSE!

PURPOSE Gala will support girl’s education, help refugee youth, and underprivileged children access opportunities in education and creative arts, as well as provide them and their communities with the tools they need to make the world a better place.

All funds will directly benefit and expand youth programs in South Sudan, Haiti, Syria and USA through Stand for Education, Inc., a charity organization founded by Mari Malek. Be part of the change in building a brighter, stronger village for our children. Our goal is to spread awareness on the refugee crisis and expand our program to support refugee youth and girls’ education globally.

PURPOSE Gala kicks off the red carpet at 6 PM with a cocktail hour and meet-and-greet with VIPs, Models, Activist and Changemakers. Enjoy a LIVE instrumental performance as PURPOSE Art Exhibition is up for viewing and bidding, featuring art works of global, local and refugee artists: Swoon HQ, Patrick Dougher, Cecilia Collantes, LoveChild, Luca Vigorelli, Bruno Feder, Brana Dane, Tana Torrent, Nyareeta Gach, curated by Iram Sadaf Padder @alphaartsalliance.

At 7 PM, you are invited to an empowering panel and intimate discussion of community leaders intersecting arts and social activism. 

At 8 PM, arts exhibition and silent auction + entertainment. We will be honoring supermodel and activists Toni Garrn and Flaviana Matata. Our MCs for the evening are Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Emmy nominated journalist and presenter for Al-Jazeera AND Naima Mora, Fashion Model & Winner of Cycle 4 America’s Next Top.

At 9 PM experience our benefit concert headlining the incredible Natu Camara.

Other performers include, Piers Lawerence, Keer Deng, Elizabeth Arjok, and Soleil Pilato!

Bidding on PURPOSE Art Exhibition continues, ending at 9 PM. Enjoy the music and dance the night away!


- Open bar and hors d’oeuvres

- Live musical performances

- Silent auction

- Artistic installations featuring the work of Local and refugee artists 


Fashionable/Festive/ Black Tie


This event is for adults only.

Corporate Event/In-Kind Sponsor Packages Please contact:

To bid on artwork:

To learn more about Stand for Education, visit our website at

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