NAACP New York State Conference to host 80th Anniversary Benefit Gala today

The NAACP New York State Conference (NAACP NYSC), under the leadership of Hazel N. Dukes, will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary by hosting its Benefit Gala on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

The NAACP NYSC is excited to announce the following lineup:
► Honorees of the James E. Allen Award:
Cicely Tyson, Actress, Advocate & Humanitarian (receiving Lifetime Achievement Award)
Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund
George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU

► Honorary Patrons: Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Hon. Bill de Blasio

► Hosts:
Hill Harper, Actor and Author
Phylicia Rashad, Tony Award-Winning Actress and Stage Director

► Spoken Word: Donovan Livingston, Ed.M. ’16 Harvard

► Gala Chairs: Reginald Van Lee & Richard D. Parsons

►Honorary Chairs: Hon. David N. Dinkins, Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand, Hon. Charles Rangel, Hon. Charles E. Schumer

NAACP NYSC depends on donor support to continue in the shared effort toward achieving equality and justice for all New Yorkers. Funds raised at this event will enable NAACP NYSC to continue its advocacy for civil rights across the state.