The Awards Gala — one of the most anticipated and high profile events celebrating African achievement — will be held on Tuesday, September 29, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Honorary Co-Chairs include: Angelique Kidjo, Grammy Award winning singer; Somi, A Rwandan Singer & Songwriter; Ambassador Alice Dear of A.M. Dear & Associates; and Nuno Santo, Global Marketing Director at Pfizer.
Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly, hundreds of distinguished U.S. and African leaders and top diplomats will gather for the black-tie evening affair.
The gala theme is “Achieving Excellence through Scholarship, Opportunity, and Innovation”. The Awards Gala will officially launch the Future Leaders Legacy Fund, a new scholarship fund. Proceeds from the Awards Gala will support the Future Leaders Legacy Fund.