If you’re wondering how to join the likes of: Oprah Winfrey, Grammy Award-winning artists India.Arie; daughters of legendary musical icons Ray Charles and Nina Simone, Sheila Raye Charles and Simone, respectively; Dallas Austin; Edwin Moses; Laura Turner Seydel and a host of other celebrities to sing happy birthday to the Honorable Andrew Young, then we have the answer.
The statesman, businessman and humanitarian is turning 80. Partners, supporters and friends of the former U.S. Ambassador are coming together in Atlanta on May 20, to celebrate his extraordinary life of service with celebrity performances and messages from those he’s inspired.
Hosted by the Andrew Young Foundation, this celebration of the life and legacy of this model civic leader of Atlanta, America and the world is a benefit for Andrew Young foundation which supports and promotes education, health, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.
Comic Jonathan Slocum, and actress, dancer, writer and producer, Jasmine Guy will serve as the evening’s master and mistress of ceremonies. Insiders have confirmed this will be an evening to remember. –yvette caslin
The birthday celebration, dinner and gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The reception will be held at 5:15 p.m. and the program begins at 6:15 p.m. For tickets, visit www.AndrewYoungFoundation.org.