The Amy Winehouse Foundation (US) announces the
Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards & Gala
Star Studded event to be held October 11, 2012 in NYC
Tony Bennett, Grammy Award winning singer and legendary entertainer
Among Special honorees
(June 25, 2012, NYC): The Amy Winehouse Foundation (US) will host the Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards and Gala on October 11, 2012 in the fabled Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.
The red carpeted, black- tie cocktail and dinner event will feature star studded musical guest performances and present special honorees with the Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Award for their work in helping to inspire greatness in others.
Among this year’s honorees will be Mr. Tony Bennett, the Grammy award winning singer and legendary entertainer. In addition to his many philanthropic endeavors as well as his impact on music history, Mr. Bennett was someone that Ms. Winehouse deeply admired and had the opportunity to record with before her tragic passing in July of last year. That collaboration, a single entitled “Body & Soul”, was on Mr. Bennett’s album Duets II and won the Grammy this year for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the single has gone to the Amy Winehouse Foundation in support of music programs.
The 2012 Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards & Gala will be the first of what Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse, Amy’s father and mother, plan to be an ongoing annual event to raise awareness and resources for the US Foundation.
Launched in the United States on April 11, 2012, the mission of the Amy Winehouse Foundation -US is to support and empower children in need through music therapy and music education. All monies raised in the US will go to US programs.
One of the US Foundation’s first missions is to assist the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), in supporting after school music programs for children in those districts still struggling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Mitch Winehouse recently visited the 9th Ward in New Orleans and presented a $10,000 check to NOJO on behalf of the US Foundation.
The Foundation was formally established in the UK in 2011 by Amy’s family in honor of her memory and in keeping with her passion of wanting to help children in need. To date the UK Foundation allocated over £375,000 to various organizations.
For more information about the AWF (US) please visit www.amywinehousefoundation.org
AWF-US/ Mitch Winehouse Media contact: Tracey Miller, TMA, Inc., 609-383-2323, ext.11 or firstname.lastname@example.org