Tony-award winner and four-time Grammy nominee Melba Moore
will perform at the Jericho Project 30th Anniversary Gala, The Way Home: 30 Years of New Beginnings on October 9th at Gotham Hall, New York. James Monroe
Iglehart, star of the upcoming Disney production of Aladdin, will host the event directed by Nathan Brewer
, featuring the J. Donald Dumpson singers.
The black tie event will be attended by 400 passionate leaders from business, government, nonprofit media and the arts. To attend or participate as a donor, go to www.jerichoproject.org
Reception begins at 6:30 with dinner and program at 7:30.
Jericho Project is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit that for 30 years has been transforming the lives of formerly homeless individuals for the better - creating the cornerstones of fulfilling future with housing, employment, family stability and wellness.
Started in the basement of three churches to feed the needy, it has grown to provide supportive, affordable housing and comprehensive services for 1,500 adults and children including 500 veterans. Jericho's seven residences include two state-of-the-art, LEED-certified Veterans Residences enabling veterans to regain their civilian lives with dignity.
The event will honor leaders who are building a vibrant community with civic leadership, veterans programs and catalytic work helping Jericho's mission to end homelessness at its roots, with the following awards:
• Ambassador of Hope Award: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown
, Jr., the highly decorated commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, the "Tuskegee Airmen" of World War II, and icon of civic leadership in education, urban development and the arts.
• Corporate Champion: Ernst & Young LLP, with exemplary leadership in driving career and employment opportunities for veterans.
• Visionary Award: Ian C. Devine, Jericho Project Board President Emeritus, for his decade-long stewardship of the organization during its remarkable period of growth.