Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Whitney Houston Estate Launches New Foundation, August Gala Chaired by Jennifer Hudson, Tyler Perry


Whitney Houston’s estate is getting back into the charitable fundraising business.

The new Whitney Houston Legacy Foundation has been established by the late singer’s sister-in-law and executor Pat Houston. To kick it off, they’re planning a gala in Atlanta on August 9th co-chaired by Tyler Perry and Jennifer Hudson. Cece Winans will perform.

The event is raising money for the Trinity Girls Network, founded in 2016 by Jacqueline Mohair, who is described as “a nationally known Transformational Business & Life Strategist, Advocate, Professor, Life Coach, Minister, Serial Entrepreneur, and Ambassador to the UN.”

I’m told the Legacy Foundation is considering this event a “soft” opening. There will be a bigger gala arranged around what would have been Whitney’s 60th birthday next summer.

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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