(producer and creator of Legendary Bingo)
Jeffery “Bingo Boy” Bowman began fundraising in the 1980’s, producing some of the very first AIDS benefits in the Los Angeles area.
Bowman created Legendary Bingo in 1998 as a low cost way to bring the idea of fundraising to a younger demographic and make it fun.
“Legendary Bingo” is now considered a Los Angeles cultural landmark and is held across the southland at least 4 times per week including charity events, private parties and corporate events. The City of West Hollywood commemorated Legendary Bingo’s 10th anniversary by proclaiming the date “Legendary Bingo Day” in the city.
During the past 15 years and in addition to “Legendary Bingo,” Bowman has been involved with producing events for several charities including AIDS Project Los Angeles, The Wellness Community, The Hollyrod Foundation (with actress Holly Robinson Peete), L.A. Shanti, The Alfred Mann Foundation as well as teaching job workshops for the homeless through The Chrysalis Center in Los Angeles. in 2008 non-profit organization Being Alive presented Jeffery with “The Spirit of Hope” award for his many years of fundraising for HIV/AIDS.
In addition to his fundraising, Jeffery concentrates on his writing career, which has spawned nine produced plays, a published book, numerous magazine articles and a rock opera about “Deep Throat” icon Linda Lovelace which won three L.A. Weekly Theater Awards.