Steve Harvey Gala Set In New York
March 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM (PT)
Syndicated morning show radio host, actor and comedian STEVE HARVEY will join with television hostess SHERRI SHEPHERD of THE VIEW to host the 2nd Annual STEVE HARVEY FOUNDATION GALA in NEW YORK.
This year's honorees include award winning director, playwright and actor TYLER PERRY, FORD MOTOR CO. Pres/CEO ALAN MULALLY, actor-comedian CHRIS ROCK and philanthropist MULAAK ROCK. They will be presented with the Foundation’s “Helping Hand Award.” The event will take place at THE CIPRIANI WALL STREET and is sponsored by FORD and NEIMAN MARCUS. It will also feature entertainment by multiple GRAMMY AWARD winning saxophonist DAVID SANBORN. Event co-chairs GEOFFREY CANADA, DAVID ROBINSON and RUSSELL SIMMONS will participate and lend their support.
“It’s an honor to present ‘Helping Hand Awards’ to TYLER PERRY, ALAN MULALLY, CHRIS and MALAAK ROCK this year,” said HARVEY. “It’s often hard to recognize an opportunity without knowing your dream first, and these four individuals have made a great impact on communities large and small, courageously and selflessly sharing their dreams and their achievements.”
Proceeds from THE STEVE HARVEY FOUNDATION GALA will go to support the STEVE HARVEY MENTORING WEEKEND, a program hosted for teenage boys from around the country who are without fathers in their lives.