Ms. Ellis helped develop the careers of Prince, Beyonce, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Nas, Destiny's Child, Maxwell, Terrence Howard, and many others in her roles as Executive Vice President of Sony Music Label Group and President of Sony Urban Music. She and Wyclef Jean founded Carnival House to develop new music, publishing, and film projects. Ms. Ellis is also a Founding Operating Partner of Fireman Capital Partners.
Miri Ben-Ari, the Israeli-born, classically-trained "Hip-Hop Violinist" and Grammy Award-winning songwriter will perform at the dinner, along with a special acoustic performance by Wyclef Jean and a taped tribute from Shaquille O'Neal. Ms. Ben-Ari's collaborations with artists such as John Legend, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Wyclef Jean have helped sell millions of records.
Dinner Chairs are Paul Fireman, Chairman, and Dan Fireman, Managing Partner of Fireman Capital Partners. Co-Chairs are Rose Marie Bravo, former CEO of Burberry; Wyclef Jean, musician; Eli Manning, 2008 Super Bowl MVP and New York Giants Quarterback; Shaquille O'Neal, NBA "All-Star" Center for the Phoenix Suns, rapper, and actor; Richard Plepler, Co-President of HBO; Jeff Ross, Executive Producer of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien; and Andrew M. Spellman, Partner of Fireman Capital Partners.
Other members of the Host Committee include Sarah Chapman, Rick Fox, Cristie Kerr and Erik Stevens, John Legend, David Lipman, Will McDonough, Shaun O'Hara, Shari Redstone, Aaron Sells, Robert Souza, Michael Strahan, Wes Welker, Gus Williams, and Josh Zeide.
Phoenix House is one of the nation's leading non-profit substance abuse prevention and trea
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