Jamie Foxx has been a strong supporter of the Trayvon Martin Foundation and an advocate for making sure that the case is not forgotten. He hosted a fundraising event at his home to raise money for the foundation and Trayvon’s family. Celebrity guests included Russell Simmons, Harry Belafonte, Tyrese, Larenz Tate, Marques Houston, Tank and Tim Robbins. Russell Simmons presented Trayvon’s parents- who were in attendence- with a 6 figure check and Harry Belafonte gave a speech. Tank & Tyrese posted about the event on social media saying “We ALL showed up to support the Trayvon Martin Foundation event that @iamjamiefoxx put together! Let’s keep fighting and believing!. The kids are all that matter…” and “A powerful gathering of “Influence” organized by @iamjamiefoxx this brother and friend raised a lot of money on behalf of the Trayvon Martin foundation…. I showed up cause I’m uncomfortable with injustice .. Jamie Foxx I’m very proud of you and HOW you’re using your influence…”
Check out pics from the event below!