ESSENCE and BMW Host 'Art of Giving'

Art of Giving
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 03, 2011

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Honoree Holly Robinson-Peete poses with Estelle at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Honoree Gelila Assefa Puck at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Proceeds from the evening’s silent auction will go towards both honorees Gelila Assefa Puck and Holly Robinson Peete’s respective charities.

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ESSENCE Editor-at-Larger Mikki Taylor (left) and ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks (right) congratulate honorees Gelila Assefa Puck and Holly Robinson-Peete.

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Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Estelle on the red carpet at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Tika Sumpter goes summertime glam at ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Journalist Lola Ogunnaike at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Music industry vet Sylvia Rhone attends the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Newlywed DJ Kiss attends the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Model Danielle Evans strikes a pose at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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ESSENCE.com Managing Editor Emil Wilbekin and style maven Bevy Smith at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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Tonya Lewis Lee at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor catches up with ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor hosts the silent auction at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor and Estelle are beaming beauties at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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Honoree Holly Robinson Peete is all smiles at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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Honorees Holly Robinson-Peete and Gelila Puck at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City sponsored by BMW.

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Estelle poses next to a sleek 2012 BMW 6 Series at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City.

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It looks like all actress Tika Sumpter needs now are the keys to the 2012 BMW 6 Series.

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ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks and honoree Gelila Assefa Puck at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event in New York City. sponsored by BMW

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