BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Connick, Jr. will perform at a benefit for The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education on November 1st. The annual benefit provides critical funding for programs serving the neediest residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut. This year marks the charity's 25th annual benefit dinner, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. Emmy award-winning television anchor Dave Price of NBC 4 New York will be Master of Ceremonies.
"We are delighted that Harry Connick, Jr. will perform at our benefit in November," says Richard T. Stone, executive director of The Inner-City Foundation. "We really wanted to mark our 25th year, and honor all those who have helped us for the last quarter century, in a significant way. Harry Connick, Jr. is a world-class star, and having an intimate performance by him at our benefit is going to make it an extremely rare and special evening."
It will be rare indeed to see Harry Connick, Jr. in such an intimate setting, since he regularly sells out much larger venues around the world. The multiple Grammy award winner has been entertaining audiences since the age of five, when he performed the music of his native New Orleans as a pianist and vocalist. 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. His new nationally syndicated daytime television variety show "Harry" kicks off this week.
The Inner-City Foundation expects that Harry's name will render their benefit a hot ticket this fall, and that it will be a boon to their 25th year fundraising effort to raise $2.5 million this year — more than twice what they typically raise in a year. Founded in 1992, The Inner-City Foundation supports organizations providing food, clothing, shelter, education and counseling to at-risk and needy children and adults of Fairfield County.
For tables and tickets for the benefit or to donate to The Inner-City Foundation's 25th Year Appeal, visit The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education at innercityfoundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.416.1496.
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SOURCE The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education