Leon H. Sullivan Foundation Bringing Red Carpet to D.C.
Star Studded Global Announcement of 2008 Summit of a Lifetime
His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania among Notable
Guests to Attend
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation is hosting its Fifth biennial Awards dinner on Thursday, December 13th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The awards ceremony celebrates and honors leaders in the global community who have substantively championed the core principles embodied in Reverend Sullivan's legacy. "The Leon Sullivan Summit Awards Dinner gives us the platform to pay tribute to the legacy of my father, while honoring those exceptional individuals who have committed their lives to fighting for and giving a voice to the less fortunate," said Hope Masters, Summit Convener. In addition, His Excellency, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania will give remarks about the upcoming Eighth Leon H. Sullivan Summit, scheduled for Arusha, Tanzania June 2-6, 2008. This Summit will be the first Summit of its kind to be held in East Africa. "This is going to be the Summit of a Lifetime," stated President Kikwete at a New York City Press Conference last week. "We welcome delegates to come to Tanzania. We are preparing to give them an experience they will never forget. The question is not whether Tanzania is ready for the Summit -- the question is whether the Summit is ready for Tanzania!" This dinner will undoubtedly set the standard as the most exciting event to attend this year in Washington, with an impressive list of invited notables including: President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, newly elected Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua of Nigeria, Reverend Jesse Jackson, the NBA's Dikembe Mutombo, actor Isaiah Washington, and many other friends of Africa. The night's entertainment spotlight will go to the Philadelphia-bred, Grammy Award winning artists, Boyz II Men, whose musical performance will include a tribute to the late Reverend Leon H. Sullivan. "If you've never been to a Sullivan Foundation event, you don't want to miss this one," said Masters. "We are bringing the red carpet to D.C. and sending a message to everyone that the work we do is critical. We can all create positive change in the world if we just embrace those who need us most. That's why this dinner is important; it's what my father was all about and I can't wait to show my gratitude to our honorees. But don't expect your usual D.C. Awards ceremony -- the Sullivan Foundation is coming out of the box on the 13th of December." The Sullivan Foundation is a 501c (3) and is named after the legendary world leader, statesman and Philadelphia Minister Reverend Leon H. Sullivan. The Foundation was established in 2001 to promote the principles of self-help, thereby empowering underprivileged people and advocating social responsibility worldwide. WHERE: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW- Washington, D.C. WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:00 p.m. - Reception 7:00 p.m. - Dinner COST: $175 individual tickets $300 per couple For interview requests, please contact email@example.com. For more information about the dinner visit http://www.thesullivanfoundation.org
SOURCE Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
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