Urban Upbound’s 18th Annual Anniversary Gala -2022

By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV

Urban Upbound is dedicated to breaking cycles of poverty in New York City public housing and other low-income neighborhoods. To continue to serve our community, every year we organize a gala to raise funds for our programs.

Bishop Taylor Presenting award to Mayor Eric Adams

This year our in-person Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at Sony Hall (235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036).

Bishop Taylor with his officers and staff members

We couldn’t think of a more appropriate theme then, Celebrating Success. Join us as we celebrate the success of Urban Upbound, our clients, our supporters, and our team.  After a long two years of virtual events, we can all use a reason to celebrate!

Our Gala will include a concert, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and fun! Entertainment will be curated by celebrity Artist Eric B., and include performances by Monifah and Peter Gunz.

Dr Abbey with Leiti Hsu Socialite

This year we will be honoring beloved community members Billy Robinson and Carol Wilkins, who are true hometown heroes. Additionally, we will be presenting Council Member Tiffany Cabán with the Claudia Coger Community Award.

Bishop taylor recieving Proclomation from Congress woman Carloyn Maloney

Mayor Eric Adams was an honoree and an honored guest who spoke very highly of Bishop Taylor , who is the president and Co-Founder of Urban Upbound , Mayor adams went on to say, Bishop Taylor is truly a true warrior and a man of God, who has done great work over and over again in the Queensbridge community. He went on to say I am not hear for the award but for Bishop Taylor and the organization.

Moose Mayor of Queensbridge Honored and with family members

Close to 300 people were in attendance, it was a great event. There was an open bar, Buffett style dinner, Live entertainment and networking all for a great cause.

About Urban Upbound:  Urban Upbound provides low-income New Yorkers the tools and resources needed to achieve economic mobility and self-sufficiency.

Dr Abbey with Congress Member Carolyn Maloney

Our donors‘ generosity brings an end to cycles of poverty in New York City neighborhoods—one person at a time.

We enjoy speaking to our clients and listening to their inspiring stories of how utilizing Urban Upbound’s services help their fight against generational poverty — whether it’s through starting a career, getting financial aid for college, or increasing their credit score. We compile their experiences and stories in our Medium blog.

Dr Abbey with Adrian Alicia World Renowned Fashion Designer

See More about Urban Upbound gala in our World Liberty TV, African-American Caribbean Channels, and blogs by clicking here.


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