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New York Ceremony's Honorees to Include Elton

Monday 27 March 2006 @ 18:15 - GMT


As announced some time ago at this Web site, the We Are Family Foundation plans to honour Elton next month.

 The not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and educating individuals of all ages about diversity, understanding and multiculturalism, will hold their fourth annual gala celebration on Tuesday, April 25, at Manhattan Centers Hammerstein Ballroom. Founded in 2002 by legendary songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers, WAFF strives to educate and promote the vision of a global family. The event will be hosted by television personality and member of the We Are Family Foundation Board of Directors, Montel Williams, and will include a star-studded VIP reception, dinner, awards ceremony and a monumental concert featuring the 70s supergroup CHIC and special musical guests.

Elton will receive the Humanitarian Award in recognition of the extraordinary accomplishments of his AIDS foundation, while the Mattie J. T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award will be awarded to legendary producer and music impresario Quincy Jones, noting a lifetime of philanthropic achievements. The Visionary Award will be presented to designer and fashion innovator Tommy Hilfiger in recognition of his work to promote educational opportunities for diverse populations in the U.S.A. through the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation.  And the  Corporate Visionary Award will be presented to The Comcast Family of Companies for its strong commitment to diversity.  A special recognition award will also be given to the band Creation, made up of six 12 and 13 year-old students, for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of the organisation; they donated all proceeds from their debut album, World Without Windows to WAFF.

"Im thrilled to announce We Are Family Foundations 4th Annual Gala celebration!  This year we are proud to pay tribute to Sir Elton John, Quincy Jones, Tommy Hilfiger, Creation and The Comcast Family of Companies. These inspirational honorees have all been chosen for their commitment to promoting education and awareness of global issues, and their unprecedented dedication to making the world a better place, music legend Nile Rodgers said.

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