|Honoree Ingrid Saunders Jones and Terrie Williams|
|Honoree Ingrid Saunders Jones greets David Robinson with Rachel Robinson|
|Honoree Joseph Perella and presenter Ray McGuire|
|Carl Ware, Javier Goizueta, Lee and Linda Dunham|
Maurice DuBois, Robin Bell Stevens and daughter Savanna K. Stevens, Andrea DuBois
(seated) Hon. David N. Dinkins and Rachel Robinson
Colonel & Mrs. Irving Smith, Colonel Mike Endress, Hon. David N. Dinkins, Archie Elam
and Major & Mrs. Michael Burns
|Sharon Robinson and Joyce Dinkins|
|Sheila Johnson, honoree Ingrid Saunders Jones and Della Britton Baeza|
|Wendy Lewis and Leonard S. Coleman|
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) hosted a star-studded gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on March 7th. More than 1,000 supporters attended the event which helped to raise over $1.4 million in donations.
The event was hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby and celebrated the following awardees of the prestigious ROBIE Award: Sean "Diddy" Combs (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bad Boy Entertainment Group), Ingrid Saunders Jones (Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company), and Joseph R. Perella (Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners.
Grammy Award® winning singer, Chrisette Michele performed and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a stirring speech on a new education initiative to support young men in the public school system.
Many thanks to Margot Jordan for sharing her pictures!