Common and John Legend perform

On September 12, GOOD+ Foundation, a national nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that provides support to families living in poverty, hosted “An Evening of Comedy + Music” at the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event proved the value to our communities of “parties with a purpose” by raising nearly $2 million in one evening to advance the organization’s vital mission.

Common, Jessica Seinfeld, Sascha Seinfeld, and Jerry Seinfeld

As lively and entertaining as it was successful, the party featured comedy performances by headliner Jerry Seinfeld, along with Leslie Jones, Gad Elmaleh, and Sebastian Maniscalco; musical performances by music superstar John Legend, fresh off his EGOT win; and American supergroup August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins). “Good Morning America” anchor Michael Strahan and talk show host Seth Meyers also made appearances on stage.

Proving the value of “parties with a purpose,” a benefit for the GOOD+ Foundation, a national nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that provides support to families living in poverty, raised nearly $2 million in one evening to advance the organization’s vital mission.

Chris Rock and Amy Schumer and Seth Myers and Alexi Ashe 

Among the others in attendance to support the work of the Good+ Foundation were Naomi Watts; Chrissy Teigen; Chris Rock; Tiffany Haddish; Victoria Justice; Chris Harrison; Beth Stern; Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs;  Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos; Baron Davis; Ted Sarandos of Netflix; and Ambassador Nicole Avant; Shawn “Pecas” Costner of Roc Nation Sports; Charlotte Groeneveld; Georgina Bloomberg; Dr. Mehmet Oz; and Stacey Bendet Eisner of Alice + Olivia.

Proving the value of “parties with a purpose,” a benefit for the GOOD+ Foundation, a national nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that provides support to families living in poverty, raised nearly $2 million in one evening to advance the organization’s vital mission.

Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen; Tiffany Haddish; and Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

The evening’s generous corporate sponsors included Samsung Electronics America, Johnson & Johnson, Tiedemann Advisors, Valentino, COLLINS, American Express, Delta Air Lines, and Hearst.

Proving the value of “parties with a purpose,” a benefit for the GOOD+ Foundation, a national nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that provides support to families living in poverty, raised nearly $2 million in one evening to advance the organization’s vital mission.

The Ziegfeld Ballroom

To cap off the evening, an after-party was held at the nearby Ziegfeld Ballroom. Designed by event planner Bronson van Wyck, who donated his services to the event, the after-party brought the Ziegfeld Ballroom’s rich Broadway history to life with a glamorous jazz-age theme and a video-art tribute to entertainment in the gilded age.

To support the important work of the GOOD+ Foundation, visit their donation page here.

Photos: Getty Images for GOOD+ Foundation

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