Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed poses with Attorney/’Housewife’ Phaedra Parks during the 2016 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball this past weekend (December 17, 2016).
The Ball featured a VIP masked award reception, silent holiday auction, red carpet parade of stars and dignitaries, elegant dining, parade of masks, dancing and live entertainment by percussionist and recording artist Sheila E.
Several celebrities attended the swanky event including: Usher, Tyrese, Future, Jermaine Dupri, Phaedra Parks, Young Jeezy, Angie Stone and many more.
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Mayor Kasim Reed and wife Sarah-Elizabeth Langford-Reed
Mayor’s ball attendees…
Ambassador Andrew Young (center) poses with Usher Raymond and Ryan Glover
Mayor Reed and Young Jeezy
Future and his mom…
Lovely Ladies! Marsha Glover, Grace Miguel and Sarah Reed
Sheila E hits the stage…
Tyrese poses with Jeezy and Usher
Mayor Reed addresses attendees…
Started by Mrs. Aaron along with former Mayor Andrew Young in 1983, the Ball is hosted by the city’s current Mayor and is largely supported by local corporate and civic entities.
A much anticipated holiday event that raises unrestricted dollars for UNCF’s support for local students, the Ball attracts a diverse array of attendees from across the area, including local celebrities, dignitaries, civic and elected officials.
In a tradition she started a few years ago, in lieu of birthday presents for her 80th celebratory dinner, Mrs. Aaron asked that her guests donate to her UNCF scholarship fund. And they did in a big way.
Each year, donations have increased and this year, she reached her goal of one million dollars!
Q. Parker (112) greets Tyrese…
Ambassador Young shares a kiss with Atlanta’s first lady, Sarah Reed.
Egypt Sherod and DJ Fadelf
Congrats to all involved in 2016 UNCF Mayor’s Masked ball and special thanks to Diane Larche for the invite!
Photos: Prince Williams/ATLPics