October 10, 2013
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Join “The Anointed Harvesters” for a classy and creative fundraiser filled with delicious food, great entertainment from up and coming Chicagoland talent, and an intimate conversation with their special celebrity guest; actor/writer/singer, Christian Keyes, best known from his roles in stage productions by Tyler Perry, such as, “ Madea Goes To Jail”, and BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”.

The Anointed Harvesters (AH) is a Chicagoland-based nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to empower, inspire and uplift the communities of the world through the arts. They are excited to host their first annual fundraiser, taking place Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at Pierre’s Banquet. A $1000 Scholarship will be awarded to an up & coming artist who has  demonstrated excellence, skill and dedication in the areas of film, television and/or theatre, either as talent or behind the scenes.  Mr. Keyes will inspire & motivate others as he shares his journey in the industry  in a unique format,  similar to that of the renowned “Inside the Actor’s Studio” Drama School.

“I am honored to be involved with this event,” says Keyes. “I enjoy giving my time to people and organizations that are focused on being a blessing to others.”

The Anointed Harvesters are thrilled that Keyes accepted their invitation. “One reason we chose Christian Keyes as our special celebrity guest is because he embodies another aspect of our organization, which is DIY: Do-It-Yourself,” says VP and co-founder, Maisha Carter.  “Mr. Keyes works within the Hollywood community as an actor & singer, but he is also a screenwriter, a songwriter and producer….a creator of opportunity for himself and others. And we truly believe he is a rising star with the best in front of him.”

The mother/daughter duo, Shebeta and Maisha Carter, served over the Drama ministry at Living Word Christian Center, under the leadership of  Pastor  Bill Winston, for over 13 years.  In 2003, they co-founded The Anointed Harvesters, and together, they have produced stage plays, mentored aspiring playwrights and actors.  In addition, they have been heavy supporters of the Englewood Film Festival and served as the Executive Producers on the feature film Of Boys and Men starring Robert Townsend and Oscar Nominee, Angela Bassett.  Of Boys and Men was released on DVD in 2011 by Warner Bros. and is currently enjoying a successful run on BET.

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Event Details


WHAT:  The Anointed Harvesters Scholarship Fundraiser

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Pierre’s Banquets, 3237 S. Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402

WHO: Christian Keyes | The Anointed Harvesters |


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