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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