WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION Honors Diana Ross and Henry


WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION Honors Diana Ross and Henry
WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION Honors Diana Ross and Henry
Schleiff, CEO of Court TV, at its New York Inaugural
Celebration January 29, 2003
New York, NY January 6, 2003– Award-winning recording artist and actress – Diana Ross,
and Chairman and CEO of Court TV Network, Henry S. Schleiff will be honored at the
inaugural We Are Family Foundation Benefit, hosted by Montel Williams, with musical
performances by Patti LaBelle, Ashford & Simpson, Village People, Kate Pierson (B52s),
Nestor Torres, and CHIC in New York City on January 29th at The China Club.
Diana Ross is receiving the “We Are Family Humanitarian Spirit Award” for inspiring others to
fulfill their dreams by opening doors that might otherwise be closed, and for lending her
remarkable talent to raise awareness from “We Are The World” to “We Are Family”.
Along with Ms. Ross, Mr. Schleiff, will be awarded the “We Are Family Visionary Award”. His
leadership, keen sense of programming, and unbridled passion for raising and exploring critical
social issues facing the criminal justice system, continues to champion the networkʼs award
winning Choices and Consequences public service initiative which empowers youth to make
positive and responsible decisions.
We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) was founded by songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers (the cowriter of “We Are Family”) in 2002 as a symbol of a “global family.” WAFF is an organization that
promotes and teaches multi-culturalism and the vision of a “global family” through educational
media in the school place the world over.
WAFF collaborated with Disney, Nickelodeon and PBS to produce a childrenʼs music video
version of "We Are Family" that currently airs as a PSA on all three channels. The video brought
together over 100 beloved children's characters from Big Bird to SpongeBob SquarePants, and
marks the first time in history that the three networks worked together on a collaborative project.
In October of 2002, WAFF teamed up with Court TV and Cable in the Classroom, to produce a
free half hour educational program and accompanying curriculum entitled, “Empowering
Children in the Aftermath of Hate” reaching over 7.6 million people.
For more information and tickets, contact Stuart Friedman at 212-397-4333.
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