BMI President & CEO Del Bryant was recognized with the Spirit of Excellence Award at the 37th T. J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala held at Cipriani in New York City on October 23. Poised as one of the music industry’s largest and most respected charities, T.J. Martell has raised more than $250 million for medial research to fight leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The foundation’s yearly Gala brings together top supporters and is the perfect example of the arts and philanthrophy working in tandem.
In addition to Bryant’s memorable speech, fellow award winners Randy Jackson, Russell Simmons, and Edward Walson delivered inspiring and personal words about our cultural responsibility to support innovative and groundbreaking charities, such as the close-to-heart T. J. Martell Foundation. Dr. Margaret Cuomo, who is wrapping up the promotional leg for her new book A World Without Cancer, continued to show her belief in the foundation’s cause as an attendee. The occasion also featured BMI songwriters Little Big Town, BeBe Winans, David Crosby, and Graham Nash.
For more information about the T. J. Martell Foundation and its efforts, please visit http://tjmartellfoundation.org/.
Pictured: BMI’s Barbara Cane with Randy Jackson
Photo courtesy of Scott Greenfield