THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT The Twenty-Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner for The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education will be Tuesday, November 1, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. World renowned performer HARRY CONNICK, JR. will entertain. The event begins with a reception at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm.
Harry Connick, Jr. has been entertaining audiences since the age of five, when he performed the music of his native New Orleans as a pianist and vocalist. He moved to New York at age 18, signed with Columbia Records and three years later achieved multi-platinum success. Over the past three decades, he has established himself as a legendary musician, singer, composer, live performer and best-selling artist with millions of records sold around the world.
Harry is also an accomplished actor and television personality, and has received Emmy awards and Tony nominations for his work on the stage and screen. He joined “American Idol” as a judge in 2013 alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. His new nationally-syndicated daytime television variety show “Harry” kicks off on September 12, 2016.
Despite his busy career, Harry has always found the time to be charitable and has done some of his most important work in his efforts to help his native New Orleans rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He, along with friend Branford Marsalis, conceived of “Musicians’ Village,”a community in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Musicians’ Village provides homes for Katrina-displaced musicians and its focal point, the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, is a teaching facility for children, a performance hall and recording studio for musicians, and a gathering place for the community.
Emmy award-winning television and news anchor Dave Price of NBC 4 New York will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Barbara & Ray Dalio, Bill Mitchell and Jack Welch are Honorary Chairs of the event. The Mitchell Family is chairing the Benefit Committee along with co-chairs Audrey & Daniel Dornier, Helen & Dan FitzPatrick, and Vilma & Dick Matteis. Bill Tommins of Bank of America chairs the Corporate Committee, and Joe Lane and Brian Moran co-chair the 25 for 25 Campaign, the cornerstone of the charity’s 25th year appeal.