Biggie Smalls Memorial Gala

The Christopher Wallace Memorial Fund hosts their inaugural benifit gala dinner in March

February 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET

The Christopher Wallace Memorial Fund, the charity organization founded by The Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, Voletta Wallace, in honor of her son, will be holding their inaugural benefit gala dinner on Tuesday, March 30th. The benefit, at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, is to provide educational materials for schools and community centers throughout New York City, with plates going for $1,000 apiece. Faith Evans, Biggy Smalls' widow, is scheduled to perform, with catering being provided by Abigail Kirsch Caterers.

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