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
"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,
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2007
6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
COST: $175 individual tickets
$300 per couple
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SOURCE Leon H. Sullivan Foundation