Pastor Donnie McClurkin to Raise Funds for Haitian Earthquake Relief at Jubilee Gala Celebration Monday, January 25th 2010

Fundraiser Revamped To Donate ALL Funds to Relief Efforts

Musical Performances & Celebrity Plate Auction

Jan 21, 2010, 09:05 ET from Pastor Donnie McClurkin

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned Grammy Award winning Gospel artist, Pastor Donnie McClurkin to be honored at 50th Jubilee Gala Celebration, a fundraiser benefiting the Haitian earthquake relief efforts of Feed The Children, WorldVision and Operation Compassion.  In the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, Pastor McClurkin will donate funds specifically toward the organizations' international work in Haiti.

Scheduled to take place at the historic Oheka Castle located at 135 West Gate Drive in Huntington, Long Island NY, this exclusive black-tie dinner will recognize the ministry and musical achievements of Pastor Donnie McClurkin.  McClurkin is a distinguished artist who has reached the pinnacles of musical success; having achieved Platinum and Gold selling projects McClurkin is also a multiple award winner.  The evening will honor Pastor McClurkin and will be hosted by Emmy Award winning co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd and Grammy Award winner Bebe Winans. Surprise guests and performances include appearances by Bebe & Cece Winans, Anthony Evans, Karen Clark Sheard and the legendary Walter Hawkins.

Various celebrities and friends have also lent their time and talents to the fight to combat childhood hunger and poverty.  Pastor McClurkin will auction off one-of-a-kind celebrity-designed autographed plates. Representing a meal for a hungry child, these special plates have been donated by Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, Patti LaBelle, Dwyane Wade, Chaka Khan, Maya Angelou and Sherri Shepherd.  This is a once in a lifetime chance to bid on these unique pieces of art.  

Recognizing the severity of the catastrophic effects of last week's earthquake, McClurkin was resolved to change the focus of his fundraiser celebration. "I am totally overwhelmed by the devastation that has taken place in Haiti.  It is unfathomable to see such suffering and while I know our efforts today are a mere drop in the bucket, I hope we can do our part in assisting these important organizations provide food, supplies and manpower," said Pastor McClurkin.  

The 50th Jubilee Gala Celebration benefit is being sponsored in part by WBLS/WLIB, BET, Godiva Chocolates, Gospel Music Channel, Nyack College, Cakeman Raven, and "Preacher's Kid"-The Movie, distributed and produced by Warner Bros. Premiere and Gener8Xion Entertainment and many others.

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