In 2018, the inaugural Noir event was held in Oakland, CA. The event was a Founders’ Day Silent Party with a purpose. With a partnership between EVRYLYNC and the Gamma Phi Lambda chapter (GPL) of Alpha Phi Alpha, the two organizations hosted one of the largest silent parties of the year. The goal was to raise $10,000 for the tech startup Curated x Kai, to help bring virtual reality educational technology to inner city youth. Not only was this an amazing cause, but CEO and founder Kai Frazier is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The proceeds from this event enabled EVRYLYNC and GPL to meet the goal of raising the $10,000 for Curated x Kai. For more information about Curated x Kai, please go to the following website: https://curatedxkai.com.