The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., has announced that Sheryl Crow, presented by iHeartMedia Inc., will perform at its 63rd Annual Public Service Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on November 16, 2016.
Comedian and Tony Award-Winner James Corden, Host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS, will emcee the dinner.
Attended by more than 1,400 prominent executives from the media, advertising, and corporate communities, the Annual Dinner recognizes the industries and individuals who support the Ad Council and its public service campaigns. This year’s event will honor Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems, for his philanthropic work and public service contributions through the Adobe Foundation. It will be chaired by Margo Georgiadis, President of Google, Inc. and Chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors.
Sheryl Crow is a world-renowned singer-songwriter and breast cancer activist. She has sold more than 30 million albums globally and garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of 32 nominations) from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Crow has used her talent to support many nonprofit causes including Stand Up To Cancer, The World Food Programme, Feeding America and Adopt-A-Classroom. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, Crow partnered with her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk, to open the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at Funk’s Pink Lotus Breast Center.
“We are thrilled to have Sheryl Crow perform live at our Annual Dinner,” said Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, Ad Council. “Sheryl is an incredible musician and an inspiring role model who uses her talent to support so many important causes. With her performance, and James Corden as emcee, I know it will be an unforgettable night in celebration of social good.”
Rachel Platten gave a special surprise performance at last year’s dinner, performing her hit singles “Fight Song” and “Stand By You.” Previous hosts of the Ad Council dinner include Stephen Colbert, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers.
The Ad Council has held the Annual Dinner, honoring corporate leaders for their contributions to public service, since 1953. The Public Service Award Dinner is the organization’s largest fundraising event. Last year’s benefit raised a record-breaking $4.1 million to support the Ad Council’s programs.
Find out more about the event here.