New York, October 2 – Jericho Project, a New York nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, will celebrate three decades of ending homelessness at its roots at its 30th Anniversary Gala, The Way Home: 30 Years of New Beginnings, on Oct. 9 at Gotham Hall, New York.
Awardees and speakers include highly decorated World War II Commander of the “Tuskegee Airmen” Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and former Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran Bob Kerrey.
James Monroe Iglehart, Broadway star of Disney’s Aladdin, will host, and legendary singer and actress Melba Moore will provide a special musical performance.
For three decades, Jericho Project has been transforming the lives of formerly homeless individuals for the better – creating the cornerstones of a fulfilling future with housing, employment, family stability and wellness. Today it serves 1,500 adults and children, including over 500 veterans, with affordable housing and comprehensive services to prepare for independence.
In addition to its supportive apartments providing vital housing throughout the city, Jericho has seven residences including two state-of-the-art, LEED-certified Veterans Residences enabling veterans to regain their civilian lives with dignity.
The event will honor leaders who are building a vibrant community through dynamic civic leadership, innovative veterans programs and catalytic work ending homelessness, with the following awards:
- Ambassador of Hope Award: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., the highly decorated commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, the “Tuskegee Airmen” of World War II, and icon of civic leadership in education, urban development and the arts.
- Corporate Champion: Ernst & Young LLP, with exemplary leadership in driving career opportunities for veterans.
- Visionary Award: Ian C. Devine, Jericho Project Board President Emeritus, for his decade-long stewardship of the organization during its remarkable period of growth.
The black tie event will be attended by 400 passionate leaders from business, government, nonprofit media and the arts. www.jerichoproject.org Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT with the dinner and program at 7:30 p.m. EDT.