Tenth Annual Benefit Honors Music Legend Dionne Warwick
On May 2nd, Project Sunshine hosted its Tenth Annual Benefit Celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street - Project Sunshine Celebrates Ten Years of Evenings Filled with Sunshine. The magical evening began with cocktail hour entertainment by banking legend Ace Greenberg and his Merry Magicians.
Music industry icon Clive Davis introduced the evening´s honoree, world-renowned music legend and humanitarian, Dionne Warwick. Ms. Warwick graciously accepted her award before performing with her granddaughter, singer Cheyenne Elliott, for the audience of over 500 guests.
The memorable performance received a standing ovation from attendees including The Great Gatsby star, Leonardo DiCaprio; Project Sunshine founder, Joseph Weilgus; and evening awardee, Chinese financier Fang Zheng.
The guests that saluted Project Sunshine´s 15,000 volunteers included Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, Miss USA Nana Meriwether, Miss Teen USA Logan West; supermodels Constance Jablonski, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Mirte Maas, Sarah Ann Macklin; Prince´s dancer and model Damaris Lewis; and NY Giant David Diehl. Also attending were philanthropists Justin and Indre Rockefeller; artist Taryn Simon and producer husband Jake Paltrow; socialite Nikki Haskell; and Muhammad Ali�s daughter, Khaliah Ali.
Maurice DuBois of WCBS and Cat Greenleaf of WNBC were the Masters of Ceremonies for the night, and C. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby´s led an energetic live auction.
The landmark event was a great success and raised $700,000 to support programs that, as of 2013, reach over 100,000 children and their family members worldwide each year.
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September 23, 2013
Project Sunshine event chair Natan Bibliowicz and fellow host committee members donate their time to help
raise a record breaking $470,000