Well, if you followed my twitter timeline this weekend, you saw my tweets Friday and Saturday evenings about my fabulous time at the Classy Awards. Yes, that’s right, The Classy Awards- The Largest Philanthropic Awards Ceremony In The Country.
I first expressed how enamored I was with the Classys back in July. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make it out to San Diego for the Awards then, but with a little help from the Man above and a very classy VIP invitation from the guys (and gals) at StayClassy, yours truly boarded a plane last Thursday headed West. I knew I was in for a very sassy affair, but I had NO IDEA how impressed I would be.
From the opening reception at the W, to the pre-party where I met a few of the wonderful non-profit partners and sponsors of the Classys, to the night of the show where everyone felt a like a VIP as they strolled down the red carpet- the event proved how much it stands in a class all by itself. The Classy Awards isn’t just an awards show, it is an endless blanket of opportunity to meet people- young(ish) people- who not just talk about it but ‘be about it’. Being in the presence of my peers, who are also good-looking, down-to-earth and might I say wayyyy cool, was so refreshing. Often times us non-profit folk get labeled dull and crunchy- like granola. Well let me tell you, one night at The Classy Awards and you would think, “Am I at the VMA pre-party?” My point is StayClassy makes giving sexy, relevant and meaningful.
There is a reason we all give and a season for which we all cross paths. The organizations and people I met in San Diego are such inspirations. They inspire me to be better and they truly make the world a better place. Stay tuned, Friends of Ebonie has LOTS of awesome content coming up from the great people I met!
And finally, I’m soooo glad I planned to photo-flash-record everything because there is no way I could have written an entire post about my experience. So without further ado…….