The Art of Giving Back January 13 2015

Sometimes it is easy to forget to give back. This blog post is dedicated to giving back to our communities and people who need our help the most. 

Rihanna and her grandfather at the Diamond Ball!There are many ways to give back. In December, rockstar and a-lister Rihanna, hosted her first Diamond Ball - a black tie fundraising event benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation. Founded in 2012, the Clara Lionel Foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture. Creative Director, Dee Kennedy, was fortunate to attend this event and it was amazing experience.

The star-studded event included guests such as Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Kimmel, Tyrese, Salma Hayek and Ellen Pompeo, just to name a few. Rihanna was introduced by Brad Pitt and gave a stellar performance during the event. See some of my favorite pictures from the Diamond Ball below!

Dee Kennedy at The Diamond Ball 2014 by Slidely Slideshow


While you may not be able to throw you own black tie fundraiser, you can give back in many other ways. It could be as simple as signing a petition, or donating to your favorite charity. Even spreading the word on social media can be a huge help.

At The Eyes of Eve, one of our main goals is to give back, which is why we have built our business plan around providing jobs for women and artists all over the world. We are focused on correcting gender imbalance in the workplace by predominantly hiring and training women. We believe that investing in women is a path to peace and balance. We are happy to support the mission of Rihanna and the Clara Lionel Foundation. Together an agent for change.

All of our charity efforts are spearheaded by our fearless leader Dee Kennedy, who has worked in the non-profit sector for many years. Dee Kennedy, is an artist, actress, designer, musician and Living Dream Arts non-profit founder/director. Living Dream Arts, which is a pairing of the VAGABOOM! and Dreamtime Circus non-profits, brings interactive art programs and performances to youth and communities around the world. Through the sharing and teaching of different art forms, they inspire a sense of confidence, cross-cultural awareness and self-expression.

Over the years, Kennedy has created much needed jobs for local teachers and artists. To date, VAGABOOM! has provided free arts programming to thousands of youth in  San Francisco, Oakland  and the Bay Area, and has provided work for dozens of teachers and artists. She plans to continue providing jobs with The Eyes of Eve business model.

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