8th Annual Dining with the Divas Luncheon Credit: Shahar Azran photo

After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, 350 formidable women joined The Apollo Theater for its eighth annual ‘Dining With The Divas’ luncheon, a fundraiser celebrating the accomplishments of women in business, the arts and philanthropy who serve as mentors and role models.

Credit: Shahar Azran photo

Attended by some of the most influential and culturally invested women in business, the arts, media and philanthropy, this year’s event raised a record-breaking $525,000 and will support The Apollo’s year-round education, community and performing arts programs that reach New York City’s underserved children, students and families.

L to R: Erika Liles, Jonelle Procope and Gayle King Credit: Shahar Azran photo

Attendees included Gayle King, First Lady of New Jersey Tammy Murphy, New York Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo, Crystal McCrary McGuire, Tonya Lewis Lee, Erika Liles, Jill Pemberton (CFO, LVMH), Wendy Credle, Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Danielle Belton, Lisa Davis, Nina Wells, Lesley Goldwasser, Sophia Chang and Spotify’s Global Head of Talent Whitney Gayle-Benta, among many others.

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