Private-equity manager Dan Fireman got hooked on the Phoenix House drug-rehabilitation charity after attending last October’s fundraiser in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Fireman, 36, liked the event’s music and host Wyclef Jean and the hip-casual dress code. Since then, with contacts in the financial, entertainment and sporting worlds, Fireman has been able to marshal a roster of boldface names — including Eli Manning and Shaquille O’Neal — as the stuttering U.S. economy has abetted a 25 percent drop in donations to Phoenix House. Beyonce and Derek Jeter have long helped the charity by donating money or visiting recovering addicts. Click here to read more.
Beyonce, Wyclef Jean, Dan Fireman Boost Phoenix House Charity
Monday, March 30th, 2009