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Mama Foundation for the Arts & Gospel for Teens Founder
Born and raised on 126th Street in Harlem, New York, Vy is a recognized black pioneer among the city’s media elite with an impressive list of firsts; The first black female radio personality in the prime time New York City market on WBLS, first woman to host a morning show on New York radio at WWRL, first woman in advertising sales at Ebony magazine. The first black woman to produce a drama on Broadway with Joe Tuner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson. The first black female writer, producer, director of the longest-running, Off-Broadway musical in the history of American theatre with Mama, I Want to Sing.
As Founder and Executive Director of the Mama Foundation for the Arts, Vy is the primary force behind her foundation’s daily duties and its long-term goals. Mama Foundation for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 that is dedicated to nurturing talented black youth in the art.
For today’s marketers, Vy offers across-the-board media expertise. She brings her own special tools and talents as well: the rich, velvety voice that has propelled a myriad of products, people and events her infectious personality, and her natural spontaneity…the perfect package for winning audiences!
She is a Product Spokesperson, Public Relations Expert, Professional Keynote Speaker, Mistress of Ceremonies, Ordained Interfaith Minister and Director of Great Events.
Vy Higginsen speaks from the heart through a lifetime of accomplishment. Her many titles include: Producer, Publisher, Playwright, Lyricist, Author, Editor, Radio Personality, Educator, Philanthropist, Keynote Speaker and Interfaith Minister.
From publishers to public schools, all types of organizations have been inspired by a Vy Higginsen presentation.