Friday, April 24, 2015

WE ARE FAMILY 2015 CELEBRATION GALA-EPIC GOOD TIMES




We Are Family everyone onstage finale-Niles Rodgers -CHIC, Kathy Sledge, Grandmaster Melle Mel PLUS TEDxTeens

WHAT: GRAMMY AWARD WINNING MUSIC ICON-NILE RODGERS HOSTED HIS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION (WAFF)


WHERE: Manhattan Center-West 34th ST, NYC
"Awesome..."
Philanthropist and a very musical talent-songwriter Denise Rich greets Raymond Kelly+Rosanna Scotto
a lot of hugs

honoree Bill McDermott-CEO and Executive Board Member-SAP-WAFF Visionary Award-we raved about the SAP-Panasonic collab (real  time analytics-soccer) we saw at CES-told us it is widely adopted now










Selfie Time-Hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly -co-hosts of Good Morning America with Chaka Khan and Nile Rodgers

-Hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly -co-hosts of Good Morning America with Chaka Khan and Nile Rodgers
 THE MISSION: WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION powers youth around the world who are changing the game with their ideas, innovations and social good solutions. 
Maria Bartiromo-Fox Business Journalist-TV anchor

Susan + David Rockefeller, Jr.

tables-just right for the occasion-a fundraiser---food was delish...sponsors get big hugs-The Container Store, Hennessy, and Pepsico

 Other Honorees: Caryl M. Stern -CEO and President of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF-Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, Ryan Orbuch 2014 TEDxTEEn New York-co-founder of Volley and founder of Finish ith remarks by Nancy Hunt President of WAFF, Jess Teutonico, Executive Director WAFF, and Nicholas Lowinger 2013 Global Team Leader, Gotta Have Sole Foundation
Chaka Khan belts it out-timeless with  Nile Rodgers
WHO NEEDS DESSERT? We Are Family Humanitarian Award winner singer/icon Chaka Khan got the live concert going----with Nile Rodgers, CHIC...Kathy Sledge and an amazing band...WOW.
Chaka Khan---and Nile Rodgers

CHIC -fabulous-four singers and Chaka Khan 

the definition of what makes a classic

bass player----funk beat 






bass player rocked it


every tune we wanted to here-including Get Lucky, Le Chic-Freak-out and We Are Family
smartphones got it all


 Such Good Times!!!


Grandmaster Melle Mel in the Superman attire-

Hits just keep coming-----




members of CHIC