Ben Vereen to be Presented with All Stars Bridge Building Award, 4/7

The All Stars Project will hold its national gala benefit entitled, "Give Back, Get Back", on Thursday April 7, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 63rd Street; cocktails at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Ben Vereen, the legendary entertainer, will be presented with the 4th Annual All Stars Bridge Building Award for Leadership in Community Relations for his efforts to breakdown barriers and bring people together. The All Stars Project initiated the Bridge Building Award in 2008 to recognize leaders and organizations that are building important bridges between young people and adults, people from different communities and religions, and people in need and those committed to giving back.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the All Stars Project will raise $2.5 million and will pay tribute to a cross section of employees from its national corporate sponsors, D&B, Ernst and Young, Latham and Watkins, MetLife and Tiffany and Co., who have volunteered their time and given their talent to support the growth and development of inner-city youth. Special guest speakers include Sara Mathews, Chairman and CEO, D&B and James Fernandez, CFO Tiffany & Co.

The All Stars Project of New Jersey will present its expansion campaign to open a new facility, The Scott H. Flamm Center for Afterschool Development, in downtown Newark - a thriving hub of cultural activities giving young people from the poorest communities opportunities to work with the best professionals in theatre, business and education. Two business leaders from New Jersey will be recognized for their efforts to transform the lives of so many youth in Newark, David Jones, the CEO of CastleOak Securities and Drew Vaden, the CIO of Nomura Holding America.

The Gala will be hosted by Bill Weir, co-host of ABC's award winning news show, Nightline.

The evening will feature hip-hop, rap and dance performances by youth of the All Stars.

WHAT: The All Stars Project's National Gala Benefit
WHO: 450 business leaders and youth will perform and host the festivities.
WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2011. Cocktails 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, Broadway at 63rd Street
INFO: 212-356-8449

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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