Friday, October 16, 2009


Former “ATL Housewife” Deshawn Snow had yet another failed charity event this week. And she never paid up for what she promised. Now two groups supporting the education and socialization of young girls have gone without their promised payday.

Weak ticket sales and sponsorship bailouts dimmed the light on Snow’s “Night of A Thousand Stars Gala 2009” in August in the swank ballroom of Twelve Hotel in Atlantic Station. The special event, which featured VIP tables carrying a $6,500 price-tag, was supposed to benefit Snow’s foundation, Ivy Preparatory Academy, an all-girls charter school, and Girls Inc., a club empowering young ladies to achieve.

Two months after the fancy Atlantic Station gala, however, neither group received a dime from Snow, wife of former NBA player Eric Snow, or a call explaining why, officials said.

“I have not heard from Snow at all, I have not heard from the foundation,’’ said Nina Gilbert, head of school for Ivy Prep, which has 310 sixth and seventh graders. “At this point, I have been shocked by a lot less.’’

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