Waiter at Le Vian Charity event for children with cancer donates $200, is offered job by top donorJune 12, 19
At a catwalk held by family-owned jeweler to the stars Le Vian on Sunday, June 2, during the JCK show in Las Vegas, a billionaire and a waiter became the unexpected stars of the show.
Le Vian CEO Eddie LeVian announced his company would be matching donations for children's and cancer charities up to $175,000. One donor pledged the full $175,000. Le Vian CEO Eddie LeVian then invited other smaller donations which came from the floor, with each donor being gifted a balloon and a rose as a thank you. A waiter suddenly took the roving microphone and through tears, explained he was a single dad, and pledged $200 in honor of his father who had died young from cancer and in honor of his daughter who is seven. The 500-strong audience erupted into applause and a standing ovation.
The billionaire top donor has now offered the waiter a job in his property company. The billionaire donor himself was orphaned at a young age and built himself up from troubled beginnings to become a plumber, a builder and now a property mogul in the American market.
The total raised for charities on the night was $450,000, with Le Vian and the billionaire donor ultimately both raising their donations to $200,000 each.