The Angel Ball • Saturday, May 4, 2024

ANNUAL Fundraiser
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The Angel Ball 2024

Embracing Healing: Through Resilience, Joy, and Liberation

Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of elegance and empowerment at our upcoming fundraiser event, ‘Embracing Healing: Through Resilience, Joy, and Liberation.’ This extraordinary occasion is more than just a gathering; it’s a transformative experience dedicated to raising awareness for pregnancy and infant loss while shining a spotlight on the urgent matter of the Black Maternal Health Crisis.

As the night unfolds, we celebrate the profound themes of strength, resilience, and empowerment. Picture an inspiring atmosphere where like-minded individuals unite for a cause larger than life. The event promises to be a visual and emotional journey, leaving an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

But the magic doesn’t end there. We invite you to participate in the generosity that makes this evening exceptional. Before the main event, consider contributing to our swag bags, infusing them with your unique flair. Enhance the anticipation by adding your touch to our raffle items, and make our auction a showcase of one-of-a-kind pieces that will leave attendees in awe.

This is more than an event; it’s a chance to make a difference. Join us in creating a ripple effect of healing and empowerment. Your support elevates the experience for everyone attending and contributes to the crucial causes we champion tonight.

Be a part of ‘Embracing Healing’ – where resilience, joy, and liberation unite in a symphony of hope and positive change. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening that transcends boundaries and celebrates the spirit of unity.

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Keynote Speaker

Omari Maynard

Omari Maynard

Artist, Activist, Educator

Omari received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Hampton University, an MBA, a Master’s in Sports Business Management from the University of Central Florida, and a master’s degree in Special Education from Long Island University. Before becoming a full-time creative, he worked in the field of sports and education for twenty-plus years.

In 2016, Omari and his life partner, Shamony Gibson, started their own business. Art-ful iving is a lifestyle and event planning business emphasizing artistic expression. Unfortunately, Shamony transitioned on October 6th, 2019, due to medical malpractice after giving birth to their second child. After the tragic and preventable death of his beloved partner, Shamony Gibson, Omari and his mother-in-law, Shawnee Gibson, founded the ARIAH Foundation. The foundation seeks to support individuals, families, and communities who experience the devastating Aftershock associated with maternal/infant morbidity and mortality. ARIAH provides mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual assistance to support the affected families as they navigate the impact of these traumatic experiences.

Since the passing of his life partner and the creation of The ARIAH Foundation, Omari has been featured in the award-winning documentary Aftershock, streaming on Hulu and other platforms such as Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, The Breakfast Club on Power 105, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, raising awareness on this tragic epidemic.