Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Legacy in Motion Gala


CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, My9 Co-anchor Brenda Blackmon, and WCBS News anchor Maurice Dubois are donating their talent in support of the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI).

The Foundation helps to secure funds for scholarships and grants for needy students of the University of the West Indies. The three will host the black tie "Legacy in Motion Gala."

Actor Danny Glover, Bermuda Premier Dr Ewart Brown and Macy’s are among the list of honorees for the 12th Annual Fund-raising Gala of AFUWI. This event, under the honorary patronage of Harry Belafonte, will be held on January 29 in New York City.

This year’s recipient of The University of the West Indies Bob Marley Award is UN Ambassador Danny Glover. This honor is granted to individuals whose contribution to the advancement of arts and culture transcends boundaries of race, color, creed and geographies, uniting people throughout the world in a spirit that embodies the essence of the music and lyrics of the Hon Robert Nesta Marley, OM.

Sir Courtney Blackman, founding Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados and vice-chairman of the Stanford International Bank, will be presented with the Foundation’s Special Award. Sir Courtney, who is also a former chairman of the AFUWI, is being honored for his outstanding contribution to the Foundation as well as to the growth and development of the financial industry of the Caribbean region.

Department store Macy’s will receive the Corporate Award at this event.
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