Monday, June 17, 2024

Jimmy Carter Joins Bono As We Are Family Foundation Honoree


Former president Jimmy Carter has joined Bono as honoree for this April’s We Are Family Foundation gala.

The foundation, started by Nile Rodgers and Nancy Hunt right after September 11th 2001, throws their annual fundraiser on April 29th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

President Jimmy Carter will receive the distinguished Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award which honors a person who has made a significant contribution towards promoting a peaceful society.

Bono will also be honored at the Gala and receive the We Are Family Foundation Humanitarian Award, which honors a person in the public eye who has made tremendous efforts and inroads into making the human condition better throughout the world.

To purchase tickets, or to make a contribution to the We Are Family Foundation, please visit Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

And yes, there will be music. Nile Rodgers and CHIC are performing. And you know Bono and other guests will rock out with them!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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