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David Belafonte

Advisor, Entertainment

David Belafonte, an Emmy Award winning, Grammy nominated producer, served as vice-president and executive director of Belafonte Enterprises for two decades. Incorporated in 1957, Belafonte Enterprises, Inc. (BEI) was created as the infrastructure to handle the demanding and diverse career of singer, producer, actor, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. Over a forty year span BEI produced a broad variety of award winning records, films, television specials, and live events as well as owning three music publishing companies. The company’s core production team had collectively over 80 years of event production experience in venues worldwide. During his forty plus years working with his father, David made invaluable contacts and connections crossing many different industries and disciplines throughout the world . His family has known and worked with business, entertainment and civic leaders ranging from former US presidents, NYC mayors, Labor Union leaders, entertainment and sports celebrities, and business executives, creating a valuable marketing network.
David is currently Co-Founder and President/CEO of the Belafonte Family Foundation. The foundation‘s mission is to help elevate the human condition through a tri-generational approach to philanthropy via grants, scholarships and programs supporting The Arts, The Ecology, Education, and Social Justice.