Juanita and Rudy Rasmus Scholarship Foundation - Donation Link
Mon May 29 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
WeServ Theatre | Houston, TX
St. John's Downtown Houston, Texas
About this Event
Support - The Juanita and Rudy Ramus Scholorship Fund
Your donation to the Juanita and Rudy Rasmus Scholarship Fund will assist a special demographic of students (including young people aging out of Foster Care, previously homeless individuals, and second chance students) in taking the next step in life through learning.
You are invited to celebrate the reWIREment (some people retire, not us) of Pastor's Yvette, Juanita, and Rudy after thirty years of service at St. John's United Methodist Church and a night of jazz infused with emotions of the moment!
Live Performances by Jazz Saxophonist Marion Meadows, Comedian Marcus D. Wiley, and Jazz Pianist Alex Bugnon and Hosted by Amanda Sapp
About Pastor Rudy and Pastor Juanita Rasmus
In September of 1992, Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus founded the Bread of Life, Inc. with a simple mission to serve hot nutritious meals to homeless men and women in the downtown Houston area. By December of 1992, Bread of Life, Inc. was serving more than 500 hot meals per day in the sanctuary of St. John’s Downtown Church. It wasn’t long before Bread of Life, Inc. became a fixture in the downtown area providing much needed services, resources and support to families in need and the homeless population. Bread of Life, Inc. works in close partnership with Beyonce’s BeyGOOD. Together, Beyonce, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Bread of Life, Inc. have coordinated domestic and global anti-hunger initiatives, and provided support to natural disaster victims. Nearly 30 years later, Bread of Life, Inc. is still focused on supporting underserved communities and restoring hope in Houston through its four program areas: Homeless Outreach, Health Outcomes, Hunger Relief, and community radio station KMAZ The Amazing 102.5 FM. Through your generous donations and support, Bread of Life, Inc. continues to help create an improved quality of life for the people of Houston.
About CEO Bread of Life Inc. - Yvette Tarrant
St. John's and the Bread of Life is where Yvette started her 30 year journey of serving and advocating for Houston's homeless community.
Yvette has served in many capacities and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Bread of Life.
Yvette's initial assignment at the Bread of Life was the development of St. John's Academy, a day care and pre-school for children infected or affected by HIV or AIDS. Later Yvette moved on to becoming the Executive Director of the Bread of Life, and also served as the interim Executive Director of their sister organization Temenos Community Development Corp. Temenos CDC is currently building their 4th housing development for formerly homeless men and women.
Bread of Life has expanded its programs to meet the needs of families impacted by natural and personal disasters.
Yvette received her bachelor's of science degree from Texas Southern university and majored in accounting. Yvette's experience in finance, business management and non-profit development lends to the success of both the Bread of Life and St. John's.
Yvette's passion for mentoring young adults is how she shares her wisdom and life experiences. Yvette has been married to her soul-mate for 42 years, has (2) beautiful daughters, and (3) grandsons who keeps her on the move.
MEDIA SPONSOR: AMAZING 102.5 FM POWERED BY BREAD OF LIFE INC.
MORE ABOUT AMAZING 102.5 FM
The New Amazing 102.5 FM is the pulse of H-Town serving the midtown and downtown area inside of the 610 loop. We’re a community supported radio station focused on positively engaging the mind, body, and soul of our people through a variety of music, community events, and programming by talented personalities on our terrestrial dial.
We amplify subject matters on everything from public affairs, local news, to politics, sports, pop culture, and more!
We’re encouraging everyone from baby boomers to centennials to download our app to enjoy our 24-hour broadcasting on your smart phone, tablet or in your car.
Take us with you!
MORE ABOUT WE SERVE THEATRE
Our mission is to serve quality events by leveraging our resources, and partnerships to empower, educate, and inform event goers.
Located in the heart of downtown Houston, 6 minutes from Minute Made park where the Astros play.
About Marion Meadows
Marion Meadows is an American saxophonist and composer, mainly in smooth jazz. He was born in West Virginia and grew up mainly in Connecticut. His first album as a leader was For Lovers Only in 1990. He has had several other commercially successful releases, considerable exposure on smooth jazz radio, and has toured internationally.
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About Marcus D. Wiley
Marcus D. Wiley is a prominent stand-up comedian, broadly known for his thought provoking doctrine through comedy. He is a true example of brilliant storytelling while drawing you in for the punchline. Not only will you laugh and learn, you will also leave inspired. His charisma and wisdom landed him on the nationally syndicated radio show The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, a professor at his Alma Mater, Texas Southern University, an author of his very own book, Hustle and Faith and the Designated Driver Podcast with Marcus D. Wiley. Gospel artist Yolanda Adams refers to him as a comedic genius, radio mogul Cathy Hughes has called him a modern-day Dick Gregory. His proverb for his style of comedy is laughter is good but don’t miss the message!
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About Jazz Pianist Alex Bugnon
Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for almost three decades. A renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Caux, Switzerland – 4 miles above Montreux, site of the world famous Jazz Festival. No doubt, the annual convergence in his hometown and in his own home, of some of music’s most illustrious names played a role in his decision to pursue a musical career, as did his early friendship with Herbie Hancock. The fact that his uncle was the legendary Donald Byrd only served to further his decision.
Bugnon left Montreux to continue his training at the Paris Conservatory before landing in Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. It was here in the U.S. that his exposure to a diversity of musical styles, from R&B to gospel, Jazz and funk, began to shape and influence his personal sound. Shortly after moving to New York City, Alex began touring with almost every R&B artists, such as Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Patti Austin, James Ingram and Glenn Jones to name a few. But it would be his encounter with saxophonist Najee that would ultimately turn the tide for him. Signed to Orpheus Records, Najee would make the introduction that would result in Alex’s first recording contract.
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ABOUT AMANDA MAE SAPP, Celebrity Radio Personality and General Manager of Amazing 102.5 FM
Amanda Mae Sapp is the Host of The Amanda Sapp Morning Show and General Manager of Houston’s Amazing 102.5FM, powered by Bread of Life Inc. – “changing the way you see and hear radio.” Amanda takes pride in delivering a platform that represents diversity, inclusion, and forward-thinking content catering to the greater Houston area. As the GM of this community outreach program of Bread of Life, Inc., Amanda’s responsibilities range from financial and technical operations to strategy and marketing for the station. She is excited about the future of radio, and changing lives one listener at a time. Amanda Mae Sapp’s favorite on-air sign-off is: "Be the change you want to see. If not you, who? If not now, when?”
Where is it happening?WeServ Theatre, 2019 Crawford Street, Houston, United States
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