LA Diva Patrice Majorie At Servir Foundation Gala To Help Fight Chronic Kidney Disease in Africa!By Patrice Marjorie | June 7, 2018 | Lifestyle
Our LA DivaGal Patrice Majorie spends an evening hanging with the former First Lady of the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire, Africa – all for a good cause!
The Kings Law Enterprise and Servir Foundation curated a lovely fundraising gala in their efforts to fight chronic kidney disease in Africa. Founded in 1996, the Server Foundation is an international non-profit organization created by Madame Henriette Konan Bédié, who was the wife of Ivorian President Henri Konan Bédiéformer and former first Lady of the Ivory Coast from 1939-1999. The foundation’s mission is to bring together committed volunteers and donators to serve the disadvantaged in the fight against Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Africa as more than 14 percent of the adult population suffers from the disease.
Kicking off the social hour, I met Maj of Marhaba Concierge, a luxury travel company and Adele & Kristy Corwin of Build A Better World Foundation, whose aim is to support the youth by sponsoring charity concerts and events.
Hors devours catered by Wolfgang Puck were passed as guests mingled and shared resources while the DJ played all the hits, from old-school Michael Jackson to Cardi B and Bruno Mars jams. Cocktails were hosted by Royal Elite Vodka, where guests were able to select from three cocktails created by Royal Elite Vodka owner Mark Williams.
Hitting the market soon with intentions to change the vodka and liquor industry, Royal Elite Vodka lives up to its name due to its refreshing and smooth finish. In addition, modern-day nutritionists are not left out of the enjoyment as this brand carries a completely Gluten free vodka line! On the cocktail menu was a drink called “The First Lady,” which was my favorite! Light, smooth and a touch of citrus, the perfect summer cocktail!
After a good while of mingling, Madame Henriette Konan Bédié took to the podium to speak to guests, thanking everyone for their attendance and donations. She shared a bit about Servir and why this non-profit means so much to her and the people in Africa. Shortly after, Kings Law Enterprise held an auction of several notable items, including beautiful pieces of art, bottles of Royal Elite Vodka and a private jet trip to Napa Valley.
Farzam Kamalabadi of Future Trends International ended the evening’s speeches with a brief word regarding the importance of bridging the gap between North American and Africa. To finish out the night, the DJ began to turn up the volume again and we all joined the middle of the dance floor for a couple last dance-offs. Leading the pack in style was Madame Henriette Konan Bédié herself – a perfect ending to a perfect night!
This fundraiser marks The Server Foundation’s 4th International Gala. Servir targets unresolved social issues and injustices and utilizes international and national partnerships and resources to solve them. Madame Henriette raises nearly $750,000 per year in the advancement of this fight.
In addition to raising funds and awareness for CKD in Africa, Kings Law Enterprise and The Servir Foundation also aim to bridge the gap between Africa and North America to build a multicultural and multi understanding between the two lands.