The Irie Foundation is working year round to improve the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth. Through a number of proactive initiatives and programs, we are committed to helping kids get on the right track and strive for successful futures.The proceeds from Irie Weekend go toward Foundation programming, as well as to benefit a number of other local and national non-profit organizations.
Irie Foundation seeks to empower South Florida’s at-risk youth to lead productive lives through mentorship programs, cultural experiences and scholarship opportunities. By following the young people it serves from middle school through high school, the Foundation’s ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage its students to graduate high school, pursue higher education and develop into successful adults.
For more information about the Irie Foundation, visit www.iriefoundation.org.
About DJ Irie:
A global powerhouse and highly sought after philanthropist, entertainer, brand and entrepreneur, DJ Irie is your host for Irie Weekend XI. Benefitting the IRIE Foundation, which works to provide South Florida’s troubled youth with unique educational and scholarship programming, Irie Weekend is the Foundation’s signature event. And this year, Irie Weekend is proud to be celebrating its 11th Anniversary AND Irie’s birthday!
Calling Miami home, DJ Irie continues to be a major supporter of numerous local and national non-profit organizations, in addition to his active role with the Irie Foundation. By approaching the Foundation with the same unwavering passion, energy, and commitment that has allowed his career to thrive, Irie and his team continue to expand the scope of the Foundation’s efforts.
In addition to his work in the community, DJ Irie is an international sensation with a contagious enthusiasm and larger-than-life personality. While he’s certainly an authority on electrifying any party, the Irie Music brainchild is no ordinary DJ. Serving as the official DJ of the 3-time NBA World Champion Miami HEAT, Carnival Cruise Lines, and superstar Jamie Foxx, Irie’s partnerships also feature a “Who’s Who” of blue-chip companies and brands, including the likes of Pepsi, Target, Anheuser-Busch, Comcast, Premier Beverage, New Era and Evian. The St. Croix native is also the man behind Irie Music, Corp., co-owner of Lou La Vie Exotic Car Rental, SweetKix.com, Pucci’s Pizza and Venture Projects, LLC investment firm. He’s the #1 choice for countless celebrities and high-profile events everywhere from South Beach to Singapore, and has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, including the American Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, FIFA World Cup, International Premier Tennis League, Daytona 500, Super Bowl, and NBA All-Star, and at corporate events for Louis Vuitton, Google, Red Bull, Hublot and General Motors, just to name a few.
Recognized worldwide for his tremendous talent and sharp business acumen, he has picked up numerous accolades, including the Global Spin Awards’ National Club DJ of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards, Charles E. Perry Young Alumni Visionary Award, Grey Goose’s Rising Icon Award and the Southern Entertainment Awards’ Nightclub DJ of the Year. He is a mainstay on “Good Morning America,” and has been featured on “Conan”, “The Early Show”, MTV, and E! Entertainment Television, as well as in Fortune Magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Us Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, and countless others.”