Written by | Ray Cornelius 

City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted his 18th Annual Mayor’s Cup Reception last night at PIRCH – Kitchen & Bath in Buckhead. The invitation only event was presented in conjunction with Atlanta’s Workforce Development Agency’s Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program, which provides Atlanta students with funds to attend any college or university.

Mayor Reid with Perch GM

 Mayor Reed with PIRCH GM

The reception featured a select number of gourmet eats, complimentary cocktails, decadent desserts and a DJ. There was also a silent auction and photography booth. Mayor Reed, who recently celebrated his birthday, was serenaded and presented a cake from his friend and Executive Director of AWDA, Michael T. Sterling.


 Former RHOA star Sheree Whitfield

Atlanta notables spotted in crowd included Atlanta’s First Lady, Sarah Elizabeth ReedLaRonda Sutton(Director of Atlanta’s Office of Entertainment), Kwanza Hall (City Councilman), Alex Davis (Bloomingdales) and I’na Saulsbery (The Starfire Group). Celebrity guests included ANTM winner and actress, Eva Marcille and former Real Housewife of Atlanta star, Sheree Whitfield.

Check out more photos below:

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The stunning – Eva Marcille 

Kwanza Hall

 Kwanza Hall with I’na Saulsbery

LaRonda Sutton

 LaRonda Sutton and friend


 PIRCH – Kitchen & Bath

Mayor and First Lady

 Mayor Kasim Reed and First Lady Sarah Elizabeth Reed 


ADWA’s Michael T. Sterling

Happy Birthday Mayor

Singer serenading Mayor Reed

BE magazine

 My crew from BE Magazine

Auction items

 Silent Auction Items

RC with Alex and I'na

RC with Alex Davis and I’na Saulsbery

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