Jamie Hector and Friends to Host an Inspirational Night benefitting NYC’s Youth

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NEW YORK - June 2, 2014 - PRLog -- – MOVING MOUNTAINS FOR THE ARTS announced today its 4th Annual Awards and Cocktail Reception, honoring pillars of the community--Hill Harper, Pastor A.R. Bernard and Sarah Hastead. The fundraiser, to be held Wednesday June 4, 2014 from 6-9pm at Pillars 38 (518 West 38th Street) in New York City, will be hosted by actor Jamie Hector (The Wire, Heroes, Bosch, The Strain) and Cori Murray, Entertainment Director of ESSENCE Magazine. The reception will include an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.

Celebrated actor, author and philanthropist Harper, will be honored for his exemplary work through The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a non-profit organization he founded, dedicated to providing underserved youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through mentoring, academic enrichment, college access skills attainment and the facilitation of psychosocial and physical development strategies.

Fellow honoree A. R. Bernard is the Founder, Senior Pastor and CEO of Christian Cultural Center (CCC), a ministry located in Brooklyn, with a membership of over 33,000. CCC is one of the largest independent churches in the tri-state area, exemplifying a new paradigm in the worship experience. Bernard remains a highly sought after speaker, teacher and community leader, who addresses religious organizations, businessmen and political dignitaries.

Sarah Hasted, one of the owners of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, a contemporary art gallery founded in 2005, will be recognized for her work in the community. Hasted Kraeutler is committed to the representation of established artists from around the world, working in all mediums. She is involved in New York’s professional, institutional and academic photography communities, teaching at Parsons The New School for Design since 2003.

Previous honorees include Harlem Children Zone’s Geoffrey Canada, actor/musician Bryan Greenberg, NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, and actor Michael Kenneth Williams. Special invited guests are actors Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Isiah Whitlock, Grizz Chapman, Michael Kostroff, and Domenick Lombardozzi, along with entertainment executive Mona Scott-Young, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, and author/entrepreneur Terrie Williams.

About Moving Mountains Inc.

Moving Mountains Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by actor Jamie Hector in 2007, to improve the lives of inner-city youth, helping to develop their artistic talents and build character, by creating opportunities in theater, film and entertainment, and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Operating out of the Medgar Evers College campus in Brooklyn, New York, Moving Mountains provides talented youth from underserved communities, with free specialized programs year-round including engagement techniques such as drama, vocal and dance training; professional mentorship; introduction to filming, journalism, and theater productions. 100% of donations and proceeds from this event will go towards funding Moving Mountains Inc. programming. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with the IRS regulations.

CONTACT Rita Joseph | (646) 258 – 6985 | rjmediapr@gmail.com

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