Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas for Maestro Cares Foundation Gala
Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas announced today the honorees for Maestro Cares Foundation's third annual "Changing Lives, Building Dreams" Gala. The black tie dinner will take place on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Global Humanitarian Award will be presented to President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States and the Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award will be bestowed to F.J. Pollack, President and CEO of TracFone Wireless.
The event will be hosted by the renowned radio personality, Enrique Santos. Proceeds from the fundraiser will provide essential support for Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization established to build safe and healthy environments for disadvantaged children in Latin America. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, formal dinner, a live and silent auction and a live musical performance by Marc Anthony with special guests Gente de Zona.
Marc Anthony comments, "It's a privilege to officially announce this year's honorees and celebrate their tangible and meaningful contributions to our society. I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize their leadership and their commitment to help and empower disadvantaged children around the world".
The Maestro Cares Foundation was launched in January 2012 by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cárdenas to help disadvantaged children throughout Latin America by creating healthy and safe environments for them to live, learn and play while supporting their academic needs. In 2014, Maestro Cares Foundation opened its first project, an orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. In 2015, the foundation celebrated the opening of its second project, a youth home and school in Barranquilla, Colombia followed by the announcement of its partnership with Hochschild Mining Group and UTEC in support of The Maba Project in Lima, Perú. The Maba Project is an innovative educational initiative that uses digital content to improve the quality of education in public schools in Lima. In March 2016, the foundation will open its doors on its fourth project, a home for over 70 orphaned girls in Toluca in partnership with Telmex Foundation and Casa Hogar Alegria, In September 2015, the foundation also broke ground to its fifth project in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Other homes are underway in La Paz, Bolivia and Guadalajara, Mexico. Maestro Cares Foundation programs create tomorrow's leaders by instilling the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline necessary for these children to become hard-working, socially conscious adults that make a positive impact in the world through their own unique contributions.