Swizz Beatz Hosts Bronx Charter School For The Arts 2013 Art Auction; Helps Raise Over $200K

News & Views | By Justin D Joseph | 05/15/2013 | 12:40 PM EDT

Producer gives back in a very special way

What's Good? Swizz Beatz!

It was "showtime" in the Big Apple last night, as the award winning super producer helped raise over $200,000 for the Bronx Charter School for The Arts at their tenth annual art auction at the swanky Marquee nightclub in New York City.

The anniversary event was marked by both a silent and live auction that featured art work by Bronx Arts elementary student artists; as well as a Napa Valley vacation package, autographed Adele sheet music, and an autographed vinyl of the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

The evening's highlight was a special performance by two-time Grammy Award winning singer, Melanie Fiona.

Beatz, a Bronx native, was joined by a slew of his celebrity friends including Bilal, Adrienne Bailon, and VH1 The Gossip Game co-star and former BET News anchor, Sharon Carpenter.

Funds raised at the event will support the South Bronx schools academic intervention programs, which provide additional support for struggling learners; and enrichment programs, such as the Bronx Arts Band and Dance Team.

To make a donation to Bronx Charter School for the Arts, please visit www.bronxarts.net.

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