The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has announced the presenters of the 2012 ROBIE Awards for its Annual Awards Dinner hosted by Bill Cosby on Monday, March 5 at 6:30p.m. at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
This star-studded event promises to be an unforgettable evening honoring three true philanthropists. Grammy award-winning music superstar Ricky Martin will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary performing artist Rita Moreno. Former Cincinnati Red and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe L. Morgan will present the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chubb Corporation John D. Finnegan, and the ROBIE Humanitarian Award will be presented by the Chairman, CEO and Founder of Related Companies Stephen M. Ross to Former NFL Commissioner and Chair of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University Paul Tagliabue. The evening will also include a musical performance by the multi-platinum, female R&B vocal group En Vogue accompanied by the Ray Chew Band featuring Onree Gill.
Hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby, the iconic event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The Foundation provides generous, four-year college scholarships, graduate school grants, and extensive mentoring to academically-distinguished minority students with financial need and leadership capacity. Martin L. Edelman, Esq., Of Counsel to Paul Hastings LLP will serve as event chair.
Find out more here.