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We Are Family Foundation® 2012 Celebration Gala

 

Nile Rodgers, Kate Pierson, Jackson Browne, Dianna Cohen, Rosie Perez, Nancy Hunt at the We Are Family Foundation
8th Annual Celebration Gala

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WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION® 2012 CELEBRATION GALA

HONORS STING & TRUDIE STYLER FOR HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS


Reservoir Capital Group Founder Daniel Stern Receives Visionary Award; and Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D., Receives Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award at Ceremony and Concert Featuring Sting and Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Hosted By Rosie Perez and Touré

 
 


New York, NY - The We Are Family Foundation® (WAFF), a not-for-profit organization founded by legendary songwriter and producer, Nile Rodgers, will honor Humanitarian Award recipients Sting and Trudie Styler at its annual Celebration Gala, on Monday, October 29, 2012, at Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Hosted by actress Rosie Perez and Touré, co-host of MSNBC's "The Cycle," the evening will include a concert featuring Sting, Nile Rodgers & CHIC and other special guests, to celebrate extraordinary global citizens who are dedicated to making the world a better place and who have helped WAFF make a positive impact on more than
15 million people worldwide.

Artist and activists Sting and Trudie Styler will receive the Humanitarian Award, which honors those in the public eye who have made tremendous efforts and inroads into improving the human condition throughout the world. Previous recipients of the Humanitarian Award include musical legends Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Sir Elton John, and television and radio host Larry King.

Daniel Stern, founder of Reservoir Capital Group, will be honored with the Visionary Award for his local and global philanthropic contributions. Previous recipients of the Visionary Award include Tommy Hilfiger; Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Guitar and Susan and David Rockefeller Jr.




Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation, will receive the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, named in honor of her late son, 13-year-old poet and peacemaker, Mattie J.T. Stepanek, for her significant contribution toward promoting a peaceful society. Previous recipients of this award include Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon and Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu.

"The We Are Family Foundation was born as a result of 9/11, after which I asked the question, ?Can we organize for peace half as effectively as others do for hat" says Nile Rodgers, Founder & Chairman of the We Are Family Foundation. "My song, 'We Are Family,' was the inspiration to bring people together, celebrate our differences and share ideas across borders in order to solve some of the bigger problems facing our world. We are inspired by each of our honorees this year, as their dedication and passion to making the world a better place are their lifelong missions."

The funds raised at this year's Celebration Gala will support WAFF's mission and existing programs including Three Dot Dash  WAFF's signature program, which identifies, supports and mentors Global Teen Leaders actively working on programs that address basic human needs and promoting a more peaceful world; and TEDxTeen, a global educational platform for extraordinary teens to share their stories and inspire millions.


Tables of 10 for the 2012 Celebration Gala can be purchased in advance by contacting Michelle Posadas via phone at 212.397.4333  or email at contact@wearefamilyfoundation.org .

To purchase individual tickets or to make a contribution to We Are Family Foundation, please visit www.wearefamilyfoundation.org

Contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; the non-deductible portion of each ticket/person is $150.



Arrivals and reception begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012 followed by an awards ceremony, dinner and concert at 7:30 p.m. Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom is located at 311 West 34th Street in New York City.



About We Are Family Foundation

The We Are Family Foundation® (WAFF) is a New York City based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity ? while striving to solve some of our biggest global problems at the same time. Since its inception in 2002, WAFF, founded by legendary songwriter/musician/producer Nile Rodgers, has created Three Dot Dash, a Global Teen Leader initiative that has empowered exceptional teens from 36 countries on six continents working together to alleviate issues related to basic human needs; created worldwide curricula that is currently used on six continents; produced TEDxTeen, an annual conference that gives extraordinary teens (and a few cool adults) an educational platform to share their work, tell their stories and inspire others; built a global coalition of more than 75 organizations; created and distributed the award-winning PSA and early childhood educational DVD program, ?We Are Family: A Musical Message for All,? to more than 60,000 schools and youth programs internationally; built 17 new schools, providing an education to more than 3,500 boys and girls in Mali and Malawi, Africa, Nepal and Nicaragua. To date, WAFF has made a positive impact on 15 million+ people worldwide.


For more information and tickets, visit www.wearefamilyfoundation.org 

 
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