London Rosiere, Head Kid
London Rosiere was born and raised in New Orleans and grew up dancing and loving life. At the age of 19, while in college and working as a TV personality for New Orleans' WWL-TV's "My54", London took a 2-day trip to New York City that would forever change her life. In those two days, Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home. Having no home to return to, she decided to stay in New York went on to study fashion and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. It wasn’t long before philanthropy work became London’s sole focus. London volunteered for the non-profit organization, charity: water, whose primary objective was to procure clean and safe drinking water to developing nations throughout the world. It was her volunteer work for charity:water, which inspired her trip to Africa in 2008. At the Watoto Wa Baraka Orphanage, in the Makuyu village of Kenya, London’s volunteer efforts strengthened her desire to continue helping young people, both creatively and physically. London has also been an active volunteer with The Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and New York City for over 13 years.
Running, general fitness and health has always stayed constant in London’s life, having completed 17 full-marathons since 2008. As well as being an accomplished marathon runner, London is a personal trainer with a long list of professional certifications. Having danced at the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. London also worked with the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, furthering her belief in intertwining creative performance and health consciousness.
As well as promoting creative performance and health awareness, inspiring children’s growth and supplying them with happy energy has always been London’s primary motivation, even throughout her travels and philanthropy work. After losing her mother in April of 2014, London started Camp SoulGrow, a children’s non-profit creative workshop camp for all kids, by listening to her heart and passionately, fearlessly following it to offer limitless possibilities to the future.
In September of 2015 London was honored to be a guest speaker for Pecha Kucha night at The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. In October 2015 London was officially installed into the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton, having been an active volunteer since 2014. In November of 2015, London was awarded the "Humanitarian of The Year" award from NY Strength in New York City.
After tragically losing her brother in March of 2016, London expanded Camp soulGrow programming to serve and offer more opportunities for even more children. Acquiring and hand-painting a 23-passenger bus, opening a second location in Hampton Bays, followed by a third location, the Camp SoulGrow Studio, in Montauk, London's mission is to help children figure out what they like and who they are, so they may grow strongly into their true selves.
London Rosiere was honored as the 2016 Reciepient of The Gilbert Tilles Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island. "This award is given to an organization, business, foundation, or special individual (or family) that exhibits the unique qualities that further the goals of philanthropy. The award recipient will demonstrate leadership in motivating others to participate in philanthropic endeavors and has personally committed time, effort and financial resource to one or more charities."
In January of 2017 London successfully climbed 19,341' to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest freestanding mountain, to raise money and awareness for Camp SoulGrow! In March of 2017 London was nominated by Legislature Bridget Fleming, voted in by the full legislature, and was appointed as the newest Board Member of the Suffolk County Youth Coordinated Council, representing Suffolk County Legislative District 2.
In May of 2017, London Rosiere was named a "Hero of The Hamptons" by the Independent Newspaper. In June of 2017 London joined the Montauk Fire Department's EMS Squad; and in August London paddle-boarded over 20 miles from Montauk to Block Island to represent Camp SoulGrow in the Paddlers for Humanity Block Challenge Fundraiser. In November of 2017 London ran her 17th full marathon, The Philadelphia Marathon, to raise money and awareness for Camp soulGrow.
In March of 2018 London opened Camp SoulGrow's 4th location in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana and became a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician, New York State Emergency Medical Technician, and Louisiana State Emergency Medical Technician. London volunteers as a year-round EMT as part of Company 4 on The Montauk Fire Department and completed her 18th full marathon in Las Vegas in November 2018 to raise money and awareness for Camp SoulGrow. In October 2019 London will run her 19th full marathon, the United States Marine Corps Marathon, in honor of her late brother, Matthew Rosiere.
Earl Matthew Rosiere II
Diane Troxclair Rosiere
This beautiful seed was planted and continues to grow
in the loving memory, honor, divine inspiration, and endless gratitude
of London's beautiful mother and brother.