September 24, 2015
(Equanimity LLC) –Dallas, TX (September 24, 2015)JB Dondolo, Inc. and Equanimity LLC are poised to bring the City of Irving a fun and spectacular event with the 1st Annual Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, the much-anticipated charitable event of the fall, hosted by CNN’s Joe Sutton and teen celebrity journalist Pavlina Osta, on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Westin DFW Hotel in Irving, TX. NBA Dallas Mavericks player Jamil Wilsonis expected to attend this event.
The event will start on Saturday evening with red carpet interviews (hosted byevent hosts and Nina Mitchell)at 6:00pm CST, followed by dinner, then a spectacular awards show at 8:00pm CST, and live auctions and performances by Sydney Cope, Fa’Rose, Caroileanne Qullian, and Justin Smith.
“We are proud to announce the honorees for our prestigious Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala(EABG),” said Lumbie Mlambo, CEO of Equanimity LLCand co-founder of JB Dondolo, Inc. charity. “First and foremost, this is a charity event benefiting JB Dondolo, Inc. charity 100%. So, we want to raise awareness of the charity’s current program and project in the local and global communities. We will also acknowledge and reward individuals and companies for their efforts in the community.”
The EABG will honor those making a notable impact in their communities: visionaries and trailblazers in business, entrepreneurs, leaders, champions, educators, and those advancing breakthroughs in literacy, sports, entertainment, and the non-profit sector who have contributed toward progress and development in communities across the globe.
The individuals receiving awards at the 1st Annual Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala are actress/Robin Thicke’s mother Gloria Loring; philanthropist and CNN Heros’ Twesigye Jackson Kaguri; country music singer/songwriter Mickey Gilley; former White House correspondent/TV commentator Sophia A. Nelson; PGA/LPGA golf professional Maulana Dotch; award-winning author Enitan Bereola; the 19th of the 21 children and first to graduate Paula Lamar Hunter; the first African-American female news director in Mississippi Pam Chatman; pastor/coach Dr. Renee Hornbuckle; philanthropist Julie Hulstein; Women That Soar executive producer Gina Grant; Kids Business Expo founder Dirk Ebener; and Pan-African Bookstore owner Akwete Tyehimba.
“These honorees were nominated by their peers because of their dedication and commitment to inspire those around them,” said Mlambo. “Some were nominated by Equanimity Magazine readers. They are all role models for the youth who will continue to shape and transform our communities for a better future.”
The award presenters include international model and professional tennis player Lendale Johnson, film actor Gregg Daniel,celebrity wedding planner Donnie Brown, Pacific Ocean swimmer Ben Lecomte, Womanars CEO Tilde Guajardo, Power Forward Woman CEO Star Williams, Original Calculator Girl (OCG) Sassy Michele, Dr. Donald Arnette, Dr. Shirley Clark, Frankie Wilson, and more.
The EABG will also recognize its media partners LaVerne Adekunle and Valder Beebe, writers Steffanie rivers and Ronda Bowen, helpers Kristen Evuleocha and Denise Mpinga, and those making milestones in business-Shenia Browne and Beatrice Davis.