From American Idols to Real Housewives to New York Giants, celebs from the worlds of music, television, film and sports came together Thursday night in New York City’s magnificent Hammerstein Ballroom, to celebrate the We Are Family Foundation, at a star-studded Gala honoring Adam Lambert, who received the organization’s Unity award for his humanitarian work, along with other distinguished honorees.
The We Are Family Foundation is a not-for-profit that creates and supports programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.
Since it’s inception in 2002, the organization has reached millions, through their work with fostering teen leaders, building schools, and their award-winning PSA and early childhood educational DVD program, “We Are Family: A Musical Message to All.”
Hosted by Rosie Perez and Touré (MSNBC’s The Cycle), the event was sponsored by We-Care.com and 20×24 Studio.
Jeni Stepanek and Daniel Stern were the evening’s other award recipients and the ceremony was followed by a concert featuring their fellow honoree, American Idol star and pop sensation Adam Lambert.
In attendance were Real Housewives of New York, Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn De Lesseps, and Aviva Drescher.
Appearances were also made by musician and founder of the We Are Family Foundation, Nile Rodgers, founder and talk show host Montell Williams, singer Taylor Dayne, actress Sean Young, comedian Russell Peters, Justin Tryon of the New York Giants, The Smiths Bass Guitarist Andy Rourke, Musician and Model Bebe Buell, Celebrity Eyebrow Stylist Joey Healy, Celebrity Psychic Thomas John, Judy Goss, Mario Singer, Jim Wallerstein, Johanna Bennett, Angela Yee, and Jean Shafiroff.