Shefik Named Guest Speaker at YWCA Yonkers
YONKERS, N.Y. — Young Women's Christian Association Yonkers (YWCA Yonkers), an affiliate of YWCA USA, is hosting a holiday fundraiser, featuring an array of gospel and inspirational musical performances. YWCA is the country’s oldest and largest women's membership movement. The Yonkers affiliate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving women, girls, and their families in Yonkers and lower Westchester County, New York. Located in a community of rapidly increasing diversity, YWCA Yonkers welcomes all women, children, and their families to join as members or participants, as the organization fulfills their mission through programs and services.
Media personality Shefik will serve as Guest Speaker at the fundraiser "Holiday Gospel Brunch", to be held at YWCA Yonkers, 87 South Broadway, Yonkers, New York 10703, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/ywca-of-yonkers-holiday-gospel-brunch-tickets-39693349878, priced at $25. A savory brunch menu will be served. The event is produced by Toni Knight, who is the Fundraising & Event Coordinator at YWCA Yonkers.
At the event, Shefik will be joined by recording artists Neddy Smith; Bishop William E. Stinson, Sr.; Amy Spivak; Crystal Cromarti; and Timisha Bennett, among others, who all will be performing holiday themed selections.
"The work of YWCA is vital to communities, not only in Yonkers, New York, but throughout the United States," says Shefik. "I am proud to lend my voice to echo the unwavering drive of their volunteers."
YWCA Yonkers first opened its doors in 1892, offering supportive housing to single women. For over a century, the organization has served and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The organization is a mission driven, multicultural, and ethnically diverse organization, that currently offers an empowerment program designed to help low-income individuals achieve self-sufficiency, a one-stop childcare center for children of all ages, as well as housing and support services for women, youth, and seniors. With programs that accommodate every age group, the organization's "cradle to grave" services strengthen each individual served, while also impacting the community at large.
Shefik (shefik.info) is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, based in Istanbul, Turkey). He has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. A seasoned pro in social media with a career background as a Lead Architect and Senior Web Developer, Shefik is on the cutting edge of new media. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME magazine, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (based in United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation" (invocation.co), which is broadcast on 21 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States.
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