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Marc Anthony's Maestro Cares Honors Bill Clinton
Foundation gives former president Global Humanitarian Award
The Maestro Cares Foundation, created by Latin star Marc Anthony and music promoter Henry Cardenas, will honor former President Bill Clinton with its 2016 Global Humanitarian Award.
The award will be presented at the Maestro Cares’ third annual “Changing Lives, Building Dreams” gala. F.J. Pollack, President and CEO of TracFone Wireless, will be honored with the foundation’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
Marc Anthony will perform at the February 16 gala with Gente de Zona, his collaborators on the hit “La Gozadera.” The black-tie dinner, hosted by Latin radio personality Enrique Santos, will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
“It’s a privilege to officially announce this year’s honorees and celebrate their tangible and meaningful contributions to our society,” Anthony said in a statement. "I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize their leadership and their commitment to help and empower disadvantaged children around the world.”
In March 2016, the foundation will open a home for over 70 orphaned girls in Toluca, Mexico in partnership with Telmex Foundation and Casa Hogar Alegria, its fourth project for youth in Latin America. In September 2015, the foundation also broke ground to its fifth project in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Other homes are underway in La Paz, Bolivia and Guadalajara, Mexico.