ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Can you explain the impact, if any, that social and professional networking has made on your
organization or on you personally?
I believe that social networking is the best invention ever! I have met so many people from around the world
with whom I have chatted and corresponded and met personally while they visited New York.There are those
who have helped me in my endeavors and have given me the fortitude to accomplish my goals.
Please describe an instance when you realized your contributions or volunteerism had made a
difference. How did that make you feel?
I have always been one to fight for the underdog in a situation. Being able to aid someone in acquiring the
tools and mindset necessary to fight an uphill battle and succeed is my greatest joy.
ever judge a book by its cover.” Most have heard
the saying, but far too often people fail to heed its
call. Thus, when one hears the words “model” and
“actress” used to describe someone, the words “activist” and “author”
might not be associated with the same personality. And yet, all of
these terms and more could be used to describe Beverly Harriette
Kolber.A former model also experienced as a singer, dancer,magician
and actress, Beverly appeared in three films in the late ‘60s and early
‘70s: “Meeting on 69th Street,”“The Game Is Set” and “Carny Girl.”
As a night club and club date entertainer, she performed in just
about every club in the New York tri-state area and in her home
state of Pennsylvania. However, one would be sorely mistaken to
assume that this entertainer’s talents were limited to showmanship.
Beverly attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice from
1968 to 1974, a time during which she learned a great deal about
law enforcement while studying police science, constitutional law,
criminal procedure and industrial security, which are areas of focus
to which she would return later in her career. In more than 50 years
living and working in the city that never sleeps, Beverly witnessed
countless examples of bureaucratic hypocrisy and underhanded
deal-making. It was these experiences that inspired her to author
“A City Tarnished,” an exposé on New York City’s homeless services
industry, and publish a new investigative newspaper covering
instances of fraud, waste and corruption in government and private
industry. When she has the time, she puts her commentaries on
various topics, including animal injustices, remembering our men
and women in the military, and terrorism and peace in the Middle
East on LinkedIn.
A longtime activist, Beverly served on the patient care committee
at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital and is currently a member of both
the senior’s and women’s committees of the SAG-AFTRA New
York Local, a union of which she has been a member since the 1960s.
Now set to make a return to the silver screen in a dual capacity, she
will work behind the scenes as the producer and have a major role
in the movie adaption of her eponymous book “A City Tarnished.”
She will play the part of an out-of-control alcoholic “bad girl” living
in the shelter system trying to recapture her youth. Beverly will also
sing the title song as a duet.
Creating exciting roles for womenwho are seniors was an important
consideration when she made the decision to take on this project,
and it is believed that in this movie she has successfully achieved
and captured that issue. Beverly is excited about the cinematic
adaptation of her book, which will be filmed and promoted under
the auspices of her company, Up for the Challenge Enterprises.
President, Chief Executive Officer
Up for the Challenge Enterprises LLC
New York, NY