Jodi Covington To be Honoured At CACAF Gala

May 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

Bermudian Jodi Covington will be honoured at the sixth annual Captains of Industry Gala, hosted by the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation [CACAF] on June 22 in Atlanta, Georgia.

A spokesperson said, “The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to announce the return of the highly anticipated sixth annual Captains of Industry Gala, celebrating the rich culture and achievements of the diaspora. Themed ‘Celebrating the Diaspora,’ this year’s event will take place on June 22, 2024 at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta located at 75 14th Street NE. The gala will commence at 6:30PM.

“The Captains of Industry Gala serves as the signature fundraising event for CACAF, supporting youth arts education scholarships for high school and college students. With a fundraising goal of $100,000, this year’s event aims to provide scholarships to over 100 deserving students, empowering them to pursue their academic and artistic dreams.”

Jodi Covington CACAF Captains of Industry Gala Bermuda May 2024

Michael Thomas, founder of CACAF, said, “We are thrilled to host the sixth annual Captains of Industry Gala, celebrating the diverse talents and contributions of professionals from the diaspora. This year’s theme, ‘Celebrating the Diaspora,’ highlights the vibrant culture and excellence displayed across our community while raising vital funds to support our youth arts education programs.”

The spokesperson said, “The gala will honour a distinguished lineup of professionals and multicultural influencers who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. The honourees for the 2024 Captains of Industry Gala include:

  • Raphael Bostic, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Barbara Lee, Congresswoman, 12 District, California
  • Kathleen Bertrand, Founder of Bronze Lens Film Festival
  • Belisa M. Urbina, CEO Ser Familia
  • Eddy Benoit Jr., CEO of The Benoit Group
  • Dr. Nicole Ali, NYU Langone Director, Quality Transplant Institute
  • Wayne Hall, The Wayne Hall Show
  • Marva Jacobs, Hon. Consul of Guyana
  • Toni Harris, Shades of Chocolate
  • Jodi Covington, The Brand Development Group

“In addition to honoring these esteemed individuals, the gala will feature decadent Caribbean fare, live entertainment, and a silent auction offering exclusive items and experiences. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders, influencers, and community advocates while supporting a worthy cause.”

Mr. Thomas said, “All proceeds from the Captains of Industry Gala will benefit CACAF’s programs, offering grants and scholarships to deserving students and supporting our educational mentorship, senior services, and climate resilience initiatives.

“We invite the community to join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and philanthropy.”

The spokesperson said, “Tickets for the sixth annual Captains of Industry Gala can be purchased online at

“For more information about the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation and its programs, visit”

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