The DREAM Project Celebrated Their Third Annual Fundraiser Sueños 2014 to Support Quality Education for Children in the Dominican Republic

NEW YORK, November 15, 2014– The DREAM Project (www.dominicandream.org) celebrated their 3rd annual benefit fundraiser, Sueños 2014, in New York City. This exclusive event gathered New York’s prominent philanthropists, Latino leaders, celebrities and local media at Saleya Tribeca to raise funds to continue offering educational opportunities and a future free from poverty for present and future generations of Dominican youth.

Special guests included actresses Jessica Pimentel and Laura Gómez from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, renown fashion designer José Duran, Miss and Mister RD US 2014 Massiel Peguero Read and Aarón W. Jáquez, actress Sandy Hernandez-Cross from Univision’s Señorita Sustantivo, singer Oksana Pasian and her sister, GRAMMY® nominee Karina Pasian.

The event featured a live performance by Andre Veloz & Friends and an exhibition of Dominican artists. Additionally, the Playa Grande Foundation, part of the Playa Grande Club & Resort was presented with a special recognition for the impactful work their foundation has contributed in the Dominican Republic.

The event’s official sponsors were JetBlue (www.JetBlue.com,) Playa Grande Club & Reserve (www.playagrande.com,) UBS (www.ubs.com,) Bacardi (www.bacardi.com,) Baura NY (www.bauranewyork.com,) Saleya Tribeca (www. saleyatribeca-hub.com) and LatinTrends (www.latintrends.com), companies that have placed a premium on this critical need.

For information and donations visit www.dominicandream.org.

Event images can be found via social media by using #DominicanSuenos.

About The DREAM Project:

The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood education, high quality primary education, holistic youth development, and arts, culture and community enrichment. Their groundwork was laid in 1995 when a group of Dartmouth students came down for a semester to volunteer public schools in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Today, DREAM helps more than 4,500 children receive a better education through its 14 programs in 15 different communities, affecting the lives of over 7,000 community members. For more information visit www.dominicandream.org

Contact Information:

Natacha Ginocchio | (646) 648-3295 | nginocchio@azucarcommunications.co

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