This is a party with a purpose that you don’t want to miss!
The 5th Annual Pardi Gras Ball is a millennial-driven fundraising gala hosted by the Be Nimble Foundation. The purpose is to help eliminate barriers that make it harder for the minority community to receive access to opportunities in technology through the support of career, education and entrepreneurship.
This is the first themed Pardi in which all guests will wear crowns that speak to their individuality and uniqueness, representing them stepping into their royalty, and greatness!
The big event is happening on Saturday, February 26 from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m, and there are a number of exciting community-based events leading up to the Pardi. The goal is to raise $100,000 throughout the week.
Jeff Williams, co-founder of the Be Nimble Foundation, and Codi Banks, custom dress designer, joined us today to share more about the mission of this week’s events and what you can expect. Banks is one of the fashion designers who will be featured at the “DRCT” event on Thursday, February 24.
For more information visit, WeLiketoPardi.com and wittybycodi.bigcartel.com.
We’re celebrating Martina Jackson, founder of CaptureNoire! She’s the grand prize winner of the Be Nimble Foundation’s pitch competition during the inaugural Black Innovation Week. Martina is a commercial photographer and the founder of CaptureNoire, a photography editing suite that optimizes the natural pigments found in diverse skin tones.
Today, she joined us along with Mike Ash, regional president of Fifth Third Bank.
This is the Bank’s first year sponsoring the Be Nimble Garden Pardi, held at Lucas Estate, and they sponsored “53 Ideas,” which is the top prize winner for the Incubator. Here’s more from them:
- Fifth Third Bank understands small, minority businesses are vital to our nation’s stability and economy, and this is something the Bank is dedicated to on a local level as well.
- This is our first year partnering with Be Nimble, but we see this as just the beginning!
- We seek to be the One Bank people most trust and value, and the work being done at Be Nimble highlights our shared vision of equipping entrepreneurs with the information and access they need to help them successfully compete and secure business.
- Launched in 2017
- Nashelle Frazier, Fifth Third Bank’s Community and Economic Development Manager, is on the Board of Directors
As CaptureNoire grows, follow our journey and learn more by visiting us at CaptureNoire.com and sign up for our Newsletter.
Follow us on Instagram at @CaptureNoire
Follow Martina behind the scenes at @Martina.Drea
For more from Fifth Third Bank visit: 53.com
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY FIFTH THIRD BANK.