On Friday, September 12, 2014, singer-songwriter and music executive, Ne-Yo, and his charity organization, The Compound Foundation, presented the third annual Fostering a Legacy Benefit in New York City.
The event, held at the Gotham Hall, was in honor of the organization and those involved with helping disadvantage children excel in life.
During our own exclusive interview with Ne-Yo, the singer further elaborated the charity organization’s mission in helping those children. He says, “The thing that we deal with mostly is inspiration — inspiring these kids to pursue their dreams. They’ve been called the forgotten children and I don’t like that. Their circumstances shouldn’t have anything to do with having an opportunity to whatever it is they choose to do. That is where we step in to let these kids know that they can be apart of a society that we can be proud of.”
The event also brought together some of the singer’s well-known celebrity friends and associates including fellow singer Trey Songz, Mila J, Lia Price of Carol’s Daughter, and fellow music executives and managers Kevin Liles and Jeff Robinson.
Ne-Yo is photographed above with his mother and Compound Foundation board member Loraine Smith.
The singer’s rumored new girlfriend and singer Crystal Renay was also present to show her support.
Trey Songz, who also performed, snaps a photo with Ms. Loraine Smith.
Trey Songz stealing a hug and kiss from singer-songwriter Mila J, who was also in attendance.
Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter and board member to The Compound Foundation.
Head over to The Compound Foundation to find out more about the organization’s mission.