Phoenix Rising Award Dinner to Benefit Phoenix House
The Plaza, New York, March 30, 2009, 6:30 PM
NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyclef Jean, the Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, and humanitarian, will join Fireman Capital Partners Chairman and former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, Dan Fireman, Shaquille O'Neal, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Rick Fox, and other stars from music, sports, and business to honor Lisa Ellis of Fireman Capital Partners and Carnival House Recordings.
Ms. Ellis will receive the 2009 Phoenix Rising Award, to be presented by Phoenix House on March 30th, 2009. The annual Phoenix Rising Award Dinner will be held at The Plaza in New York to raise money for Phoenix House, one of the world's leading non-profit drug and alcohol addiction, prevention, and treatment organizations. Past recipients include Russell Simmons, hip-hop artist and business mogul, and Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC Universal.
"Lisa Ellis is one of the most influential women in the music industry, and she has become a staunch advocate of Phoenix House and our programs," says Howard P. Meitiner, Phoenix House President and CEO. "The arts, entertainment, and fashion industries are vitally important to encourage positive and responsible behavior among young people, and that is why we established this award."
Wyclef Jean adds, "Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis and I are excited to be supporting our partner in Carnival House, the great Lisa Ellis. Phoenix House is an incredible organization helping people change their lives. Lisa, Jerry, and I were able to have one of our new artists, Niia, debut at a Phoenix House event in October. We look forward to Carnival House continuing to not only entertain, but support Phoenix House while doi
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