NEW YORK, N.Y. (WUNF) — The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner was held at the New York Marriot in Times Square Monday.
Among the attendees at the event from the JRF leadership were Rachel Robinson who is the wife of Jackie Robinson and the founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Gregg Gonsalves who is the Chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation Board of Directions and Della Britton Baeza who is the Jackie Robinson Foundation President and CEO.
Rachel Robinson, Gregg Gonsalves, Della Britton Baeza and Former US Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney were all nominated to receive the ROBIE Lifetime Achievement Award; Ambassador Dan Rooney was the Honoree.
Nominated to receive the ROBIE Humanitarian Award was Rachel Robinson, Gregg Gonsalves, Della Britton Baeza and Bobbi Brown; Bobbi Brown was the recipient of the ROBIE Humanitarian Award. Bobbi Brown is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Robert F. Smith who is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners was the recipient of the ROBIE Achievement In Industry Award.
Entertainment was run by Angie Stone and Ray Chew Live, Curtis Martin was one of the special guests who were in attendance.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. Learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation at http://jackierobinson.org/
PUBLISHED | 03/7/16 | 6:57 PM ET
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