Queens Business Owner Holds Black Tie Gala to Support Community Youth

Queens Business Owner Holds Black Tie Gala to Support Community Youth


Rosedale, NY (November 9, 2017) — On Sunday November 19th, Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant and Lounge will host its 4th Annual Black Tie Gala at 144-14 243rd Rosedale NY 11422.

A large portion of the proceeds from the event will be given to the Alexander Youth Etiquette Success, Inc. program.

This year, the event includes keynote speaker Vera Moore of Vera Moore Cosmetics, and guest speaker, Deputy Queens Borough President Melva Miller.  The first group of youth participants will be recognized and presented welcome packets for the program.

Alexander Y.E.S. was founded by Annette Runcie, co-owner of Pa-Nash Restaurant.  As a business owner in Rosedale NY, Ms. Runcie wanted to find a way to give back to her local community and made a commitment to start the organization.

Ms. Runcie stated “When I saw the behavior and attitudes of the youth, I decided to do what my parents would have done and be a part of the solution instead of just complaining.”

Established as an official 501c3 in 2016, Alexander Y.E.S. provides young men and women, starting their freshman year of high school, positive influences and professional skills so they are productive, thriving participants in their community.

“I don’t know what career I want right now, but I feel that Alexander Y.E.S. will help me to determine that” said Sarah, one of the youth participants in Alexander Y.E.S.

The Black Tie Gala is a way for business owners and residents in the community to donate and support this well needed program. The evening will feature cocktails, 3 course meal, music and entertainment with inspirational remarks from keynote speakers and other special guests. With Pa-Nash’s participation, and support of the community, Alexander Y.E.S. will serve 12 students every year with on-site programs, field trips, internships, mentorship and scholarships, right in Southeast Queens.

For more information please go to http://alexanderyes.org and to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities please visit: http://panashnyc.com  or Eventbrite.com and search for Pa-nash Annual Gala

From left to right Daphne Ferdinand (AYES Board Secretary), Annette Runcie (Pa-Nash Owner, AYES Founder), Sarah Harze (AYES Participant), Hanif Russell (Gala Host)

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Phil Andrews is the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) and President-Emeritus of Black Public Relations Society-New York. He is also the Past President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island having served two terms as President. The 100 Black Men of LI was founded in 1974 and is the second oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. "The 100" serves as an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive mentoring relationships. As founder of of P.A. Public Relations Company, Phil has been afforded the privilege to serve as Public Relations Director for a myriad of companies, community initiatives and professional organizations. Andrews' business acumen is often sought after by organizations that host major events, benefits and fundraisers. Mr. Andrews’s current leadership at the Long Island African American Chamber is spearheading LIAACC to become the largest African American Chamber of Commerce in New York State. The chamber currently serves the four counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings.