NEW YORK CITY â€“ On April 4, 2011 at New Yorkâ€™s Cipriani Wall Street, multi-faceted entertainer Steve Harvey and Sherri Shepherd of The View co-hosted the 2nd Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala to support the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men. On this rousing night, 500 friends, family members and supporters were on hand including Russell Simmons, Gayle King, Boris Kodjoe, New York Giant Justin Tuck and more to applaud honorees Tyler Perry, Chris and Malaak Rock, and Alan Mulally of Ford Motor Company who were all recognized with the Steve Harvey Foundationâ€™s Helping Hand Award. The event raised more than $600,000 for the Steve Harvey Foundation and one of its staple programs, the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men.
The 2nd annual gala was not only a night filled with laughs from Harvey, Shepherd and Rock, but also served as an inspiring call to action to help young men. Says Harvey, â€œI continue to be inspired by the generosity shown by all the friends and supporters who came out tonight. Marjorie and I are so grateful and will use this money in the spirit it has been given – to change the lives of young men around the world.â€
Sponsored by American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, State Farm, JPMorgan Chase, Essence Magazine and Neiman Marcus, the fundraising evening was highlighted by a dynamic and engaging performance from multiple Grammy Award winning saxophonist David Sanborn.
About The Steve Harvey Foundation
Hosting the inaugural Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men during Fatherâ€™s Day Weekend in 2009, Harvey brought 100 teenage boys and their guardians from around the country to his ranch in Dallas. The programâ€™s success inspired Harvey to expand his mission nationwide and create satellite mentoring programs in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles. This yearâ€™s Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men will take place in Dallas, June 16th -19th. For information about The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men or to make a donation, please visit www.SteveHarveyFoundation.com.
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