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Follow Suit - Annual Suit/Tux/Prom Dress Drive
Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Annual Suit/Tux/Prom Dress Drive Event
April 5th 2013,6:00pm -11:00pm
Greenhouse 150 Varick Street New York, NY 10013
Complementary Admission with Attire Donations
D'USSE Open Bar 6pm - 7pm
Complementary Food provided by Omar's Kitchen
His/Her Swag Bags by Miss Jessies
HOSTED By Suit Dreams President/Founder Jerrell Horton
Much Love to our sponsors:
Lola's Lollies Cake Pops
New York, April 5th, 2013 – Follow-Suit: Suit Dreams’- Annual Suit Drive Event is finally here! We are excited to announce that this year we will be partnering with the women of
Pynkberri’s Project-Royalty Prom Drive. During the event, Pynkberri will be accepting
Prom dresses for high school seniors from Baltimore, MD and New York City; while Suit
Dreams will be collecting suits and tuxedos for the young men of our organization. This
year, Follow-Suit and Project- Royalty will be held in SOHO, NYC/s Greenhouse Club, 150
Varrick St. NY, NY 10013 from 6-11PM. For more information please visit their website at
Guests who arrive with a donation between the hours of 6-7PM will receive complementary admission, beverages and refreshments.
Why should one support Follow-Suit and Project-Royalty? Many high school students, living in an urban community do not have access to the appropriate attire for Prom, Interviews and/or Internships. The fiscal cliff that has plagued our nation does not allow many parents to provide their son or daughter with these essential items. The goal of this initiative is to leverage the resources of NYC’s leading young professionals to collect suit donations for this year’s Suit Dreams and Pynkberri students.
Suit Dreams seeks to alter the perception of young minority males through the implementation of our four Cs concept (Civic Engagement, Confidence Building, Chivalry and Corporate Development). One of Suit Dreams’ primary goals is to ensure all students in the program acquire professional attire to aide in their success in the corporate realm.
When & Where
Born and raised in New York City, Jerrell A. Horton, lived in public housing throughout the majority of his life, specifically the Vanderveer Projects in Brooklyn, New York and the West Brighton Projects in Staten Island. Realizing that his external circumstances could not thwart his inner strength or determination, Jerrell made the conscious decision in his junior year of high school to aspire to be great. Nothing would stand in the way of his ambition to attend college and pursue a path to success uncharted by most of his peers. Nothing; not even living in an Emergency Assistance Unit (EAU) in the Bronx during his senior year. In fact, it was in this same homeless shelter where he studied for his International Baccalaureate, or IB, advanced placement exams.
Recognizing his extraordinary academic and leadership potential, the renowned Posse Foundation selected Jerrell as one if its scholars and awarded him a prestigious, four-year, full-tuition college scholarship to DePauw University. During his time at DePauw, Jerrell majored in religious studies, minored in chemistry, and spent his summers interning at Bloomberg and Lehman Brothers – back in New York City, but worlds away from the housing projects where he spent his formative years.
Jerrell also served as an active member of the student body and, as a college sophomore, was inducted into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upon graduating from DePauw, Jerrell launched his career in corporate finance at JP Morgan Chase. He now serves as Director of Business Development for Celebrity Match Maker Paul C. Brunson