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Jake R. Bright

Jake R. Bright

Hometown: New York City (Grew up in Northern Michigan)

Alma Mater: Michigan State (Undergraduate). Columbia University (Graduate School)

Occupation: Banker, Writer, DJ ( third Director of Cocody Productions)

Relationship Status: After many years as a Manhattan bachelor…in happy relationship.

Charities You Feel Closest To: TEAK Fellowship, Touch Foundation, Mayor’s Fund of New York(Fete de Swifty), Kageno, Keep a Child Alive, Free Arts, Hip Hop Saves Lives

Boards or Committees: Fete de Swifty (Mayor’s Fund), Touch Foundation Young Leaders Executive Committee, Free Arts Young Benefactors, Hip Hop Saves Lives

Recent Events You've Been To: Organized and Co-hosted “Her Name is Zelda” honoring Zelda Kaplan and benefiting Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive.

Next Event On Your Calendar: Hip Hop Saves Lives spring jam. Fete de Swifty benefiting the Mayor’s Fund

Favorite Book of the Moment: Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder

Favorite Restaurant: Restaurant Ivoire up on 119th

Favorite Bar or Lounge: Bar – Shrine Bar, Lounge – Le Cirque’s Cafe

Item You Can't Live Without: I know it’s pathetic, but my Blackberry.

Your Favorite Date Spot: The Carlyle’s Bemelman’s Lounge with Loston Harris.

The Perfect Girl is: My girlfriend.

I live in NYC because: Opportunity and diversity

Your Favorite Destination: Tie between Africa and Colorado

Uptown or Downtown?: Anywhere there is cool stuff to explore in New York, including boroughs. Harlem’s one of my favorite neighborhoods.

Union Square or Central Park?: Central Park

Go-To Designer: Secret Asian tailor

Sports Car or SUV?: Motorcycle

Most Dangerous Store: Ski Depot in Maine. Ducati Manhattan

Favorite Channel/TV Show: NPR, History Channel, The Office

Other Hobbies: Alpine ski racing and open water distance swimming.

Favorite Athlete: Bode Miller.

First Job: Dishwasher.

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