Recap: 4th Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch & Awards

Over the weekend in Sag Harbor, Diversity Affluence founder Andrea Hoffman hosted the Fourth Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch and Awards ceremony at B. Smith’s Restaurant (1 Long Wharf St. Sag Harbor, New York). The afternoon honored Vista Equity Partners Chairman/CEO Robert F. Smith, model/philanthropist Alek Wek, and Sphinx Organization Founder Aaron P. Dworkin.

Hosted by actor Malik Yoba, who provided the perfect blend of humor and tidbits to keep the afternoon flowing, guests enjoyed a Moet & Chandon champagne toast to kick off the afternoon. That was followed by a brunch of crab coquettes, lobster roll sandwiches and an assortment of desserts.

This unique brunch, which was inspired by the book Black Is The New Green: Marketing to Affluent African Americans, attracted many notables including Black Enterprise founder Earl Graves, Tichina Arnold — who treated the guests with a musical selection — Emil Wilbekin, Calcie Cooper, Geneva S. Thomas and RaVal Davis.

Thanks to corporate honoree M.A.C. Cosmetics, guests went home with their own goodie box of make up.

Credit: Stephen Knight