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Jay-Z Carnival In New York 2011Jay-Z’s carnival-themed fundraiser, held last week at New York’s Pier 54 for his Shawn Carter Foundation, raised $1,000,000. The event, called Making The Ordinary Extraordinary, aimed to raise funds for college scholarships for underprivileged kids.

Jay arrived first to the event first, but Bey and her belly inconspicuously came later, meeting him at the Spotted Pig food truck where they snacked on sliders. She also sat at a picnic table and watched as her hubby threw darts with Alex Rodriguez.

Jay and his mother Gloria Carter started the foundation in 2002 with only one student earning a full ride through college. However, in the next three years, the offering grew to offer 50 scholarships in 50 states. Now, more than 750 students have been awarded scholarships and nearly 500 kids have taken part in the foundation’s college tours, some even rode the bus with Jay’s mom.

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