New York Edge Cocktail Benefit 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the me and New York Edge at our 6th Annual Cocktail Benefit: Elegance with an Edge!

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Thank you to all those who came to support me, it really means a lot to me! Together we were able to raise over $6000 to benefit New York Edge in providing free afterschool programming to students across NYC.

New York Edge Moment

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Thank you New York Edge for the thoughtful gift last night, acknowledging my time with the organization and as a founding member, president/co-chair and leader of the New York Edge Young Professionals Council! 🎉


I can’t believe it has been 6️⃣ years since I first came to know about the organization and soon after becoming a founding member of the Young Professionals Council! 💫

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While my term as president/co-chair has come to an end, I will continue to be involved & am excited to see lies ahead! ✨

New York Edge Summer Soiree 2019

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Last night my board, the Young Professionals Council of New York Edge, hosted the 5th Annual Kickoff to Summer Soiree! We had a wonderful turnout of about 40 people!

I have been involved with New York Edge since 2013 and am proud to be a founding member and co-chair of their Young Professionals Council! Together we have volunteered, met a lot of great people and raised a lot of money to help New York Edge provide free after school programs to over 40,000 students across the Greater NYC area!

I am very proud of all of you, thank you for all that you do!

Stepping Up & Judging

Perfect 10 for attire!

Perfect 10 for attire!

Today was the New York Edge's Annual Step Competition "Rhythmic Step," hosted at York College in Queens, NY. I had the honor of judging at this highly competitive step competition for the 5th year, one of my favorite events of the year to attend! For those of you who have never seen stepping in person, it is definitely something you must see in person - the energy and movement is simply amazing.

Stepping is a synchronized group movement, with lots of stomping and clapping. All of these students rocked the stage and impressed me, I definitely would not be coordinated enough to do what they do! One step team even stepped blindfolded!

While I am not a top notch stepper, I was able to judge on attire - right up my alley!

Check out some photo & videos from this year’s competition on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwHigQ3AV4o/ Can’t wait until next year!

These ladies were stepping BLINDFOLDED!

These ladies were stepping BLINDFOLDED!

Winners of the advanced competition

Winners of the advanced competition

Cycling for a Cause - Sweatfest 2019

Next week, March 23, I will be spinning to raise money for New York Edge, a cause near and dear to my heart.

New York Edge (formerly Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation) is the largest provider of free after school programming, serving over 30,000 students across 130 schools across the Greater NYC area!

Please consider making a donation here: https://newyorkedge.networkforgood.com/projects/69763-elizabeth-tam-s-fundraiser

 
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I have been involved with NY Edge since 2013 and am currently co-chair of the New York Edge Young Professionals Council! I love working with them and am proud of all the great opportunities they provide to students!

Girl Redesigned with New York Edge

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Today, I had the pleasure of volunteering with New York Edge at the annual Girl Redesigned, hosted at Adelphi University in Long Island. At this event, students designed, sewed and modeled their own designs! It was very impressive to see these K-12 students see their designs through from beginning to end.

The designs were very creative, as were the performances. Each school had a different theme, from what do you want to be when you grow up to athletic wear.

I am no designer, but I was able to assist the students with my runway experience and teach the students how to walk, pose and own the runway with confidence!

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In addition to volunteering with New York Edge, I also sit as co-chair of the New York Edge Young Professionals Council, which I also helped to co-found!

If you are interested in getting involved or learning more, feel free to reach out or visit: https://newyorkedge.org/

New York Edge Summer Kickoff Soiree

New York Edge Young Professionals Council (L-R): Mateo Creamer, Eileen Tublin, Rose Wisniewski, Evvie Kelley, Chris Creegan, Diana Arias, Elizabeth Tam, Robert Strang, Kinja Dixon, Kyle Deleon

New York Edge Young Professionals Council (L-R): Mateo Creamer, Eileen Tublin, Rose Wisniewski, Evvie Kelley, Chris Creegan, Diana Arias, Elizabeth Tam, Robert Strang, Kinja Dixon, Kyle Deleon

Sold Out Tickets!

Last night the New York Edge Young Professionals Council (of which I am president of) and I hosted the 4th Annual New York Edge Summer Kickoff Soiree at the Ainsworth - East Village.  I want to thank everyone who came out to support our event! 

I am so happy to say that all of the tickets were SOLD OUT!

I want to thank everyone who came out to the Summer Kickoff Soiree and helped us raise money to benefit New York Edge in providing free after school programming to students across the Greater NYC area!

New York Edge has been and still is one of my favorite non profits to work with.  They are the largest provider of free after school programming in NYC, reaching over 35,000 students in over 130 schools!

As a product of NYC public schools, their cause really hits home for me and is something I am very proud to support!

New York Edge Young Professionals Council (L-R): Eileen Tublin, Ian McCarty, Mateo Creamer, Kinja Dixon, Evvie Kelley, Rose Wisniewski, Chris Creegan, Diana Arias, Elizabeth Tam, Robert Strang, Kinja Dixon, Kyle Deleon

New York Edge Young Professionals Council (L-R): Eileen Tublin, Ian McCarty, Mateo Creamer, Kinja Dixon, Evvie Kelley, Rose Wisniewski, Chris Creegan, Diana Arias, Elizabeth Tam, Robert Strang, Kinja Dixon, Kyle Deleon

New York Edge Spring Arts Showcase

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 I attended the 9th Annual Spring Arts Showcase for the non profit New York Edge (formerly Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation).  NY Edge has been one of my favorite non profits to volunteer with and this is one of their favorite events I love to attend (the other is the annual STEP Competition)

The Spring Arts Showcase featured some of the top performances and art, ranging from dancing and stepping to fashion designs and 3-D artwork.  Needless to say, I was truly impressed.  Check out the photos and video in this post!

In light of what has been happening in current events, in particular the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and Chef Anthony Bourdain, I was truely moved by the step performance, in which they addressed suicide prevention. 

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The free after school programming New York Edge provides is very impactful, reaching over 25,000 students in 120+ schools across the Greater NYC area. The after school programming varies from sports, arts, education, music and more.  I love volunteering with such a great organization and am currently President of the NY Edge Young Professionals Council.

The NY Edge Young Professionals Council will be hosting our 4th Annual Summer Kickoff Soiree on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Ainsworth - East Village.  If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchased here: 

https://sasfny.networkforgood.com/events/7165-new-york-edge-kickoff-to-summer-soiree

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National Wear Red Day

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Today I wear red to support National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness of heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

To learn more about Wear Red Day, visit: https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday

SASF Young Professionals Thank You

SASF Young Professionals Council

As many of you  may or may not know, I am the President of the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) Young Professional Council. 

SASF is the largest provider of free after school programming in the greater NYC area.  As a product of NYC public education from K-12, I can definitely relate to the students and have seen the impacts of the NYC education system first hand.  I am so happy to be a part of this organization.

Thank you to SASF Young Professionals Council for an amazing year & I am so proud to call myself your President.

I can’t wait to see what great things we will accomplish in 2018 for Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation!