We Are Family Foundation Gala Celebrates 10 Years of Making a Global Impact

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Rosie Perez hosts a very special night to honor the organization’s founder and chief inspiration, Nile Rodgers.

Ten years after he re-recorded his hit song “We Are Family” in the wake of the September 11th tragedy, Nile Rodgers will receive the 2011 Humanitarian Award from the organization he created with his song.

The We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) will hold its 10 Year Celebration Gala on October 24th at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City with longtime host Rosie Perez. This year is especially poignant since it marks the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. In the days following the tragedy, Nile brought together over 200 musicians and personalities to re-record his classic 70’s dance track “We Are Family.” The message was clear: We stand together as one family united in the quest for peace.

From this display of hope and brotherhood, the We Are Family Foundation was born. This not-for-profit organization dedicates itself to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding and cultural diversity – while striving to solve some of our biggest global problems at the same time.

A fantastic program is planned for the evening. In addition to the award ceremony, there will be dinner and non-stop music celebrating Rodgers’ legendary four-decade career. There will also be a live auction to help raise additional funds. All proceeds from the Gala will support WAFF’s mission and programs including Three Dot Dash—WAFF’s signature program to support and mentor global teen leaders who are actively working on programs that address basic human needs and promoting a more peaceful society.

Tickets to the Gala can be purchased by contacting Devin Cox at 212.397.4333, extension 304. Arrivals begin at 6:30PM on October 24th and the ceremony will directly follow at 7:45PM. 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 nonprofit organization founded by legendary songwriter/musician/producer Nile Rodgers to inspire, educate and promote the vision of a global family by building bridges between cultures. WAFF creates and supports programs that foster mutual respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity currently used in more than 20 countries on five continents. For more information, visit http://www.wearefamilyfoundation.org, http://www.threedotdash.org and http://www.tedxteen.com.

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