Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

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!