[above, left to right] Alex and Ani Director of Entertainment Mark Coleman, Singer/Songwriter Jeffery Osborne, Executive and Artistic Director at Music One Terrell Osborne, and Executive Director of St. Mary’s Carlene Casciano-McCann.
World renowned singer, songwriter, Grammy nominee and Rhode Island-native Jeffrey Osborne returned home last summer with a team of friends including Magic Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Pat Riley, The O’Jays, Sinbad and John Havlicek, amongst others, to support the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic held at the beautiful Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic inaugural event was a huge success, raising money for community non-profits that provide services and safe, enriching environments for families and children including those in need while supporting a continued push to maintain music and arts in the public school system.
The charities that will benefit from this year’s event include: The Amos House, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, The Music School of the RI Philharmonic, The MET School, and new this year, Button Hole Golf Course.
On Wednesday, St. Mary’s Home for Children was the latest recipient in a special presentation. Jeffrey presented them with a donation and later announced the dates of the 2nd Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, revealing this year’s celebrity lineup.