Posted on 18 September 2013 by Michael J. Roberts
(L-R): Javier Salas, Senior Advisor at the Office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, John Quiñones of ABC News, Dillon Dalton, Changing Live, Building Dreams Inaugural Honoree, and Maestro Cares founders Henry Cardenas and Marc Anthony. Gov. Quinn declared Sept.9, 2013 as Maestro Cares Day in Illinois.
The Maestro Cares Foundation is set to host its second annual fundraiser in New York City on Thursday, October 10 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at STAGE 48, located at 605 West 48th Street, in New York City. The red carpet event will feature an appearance by Maestro Cares founders Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas, as well as WPIX news anchor Tamsen Fadal, the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.
The soiree will feature food by celebrity chef Ricardo Cardona, music, cocktails, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Maestro Cares Foundation.
The evening will be a homecoming of sorts for Anthony, who is the middle of his #VivirMiVida World Tour.
“I’m looking forward to getting back home to host this very special event,” said Anthony. “I can’t wait to meet with supporters of Maestro Cares in my hometown to share the Foundation’s progress and all the wonderful things that we are bringing to children in La Romana.”
To purchase tickets to the fast-selling fundraiser, visit www.maestrocares.org or call 312-980-7788.
Earlier this month, on September 9, Maestro Cares hosted an intimate gathering of 100 guests for the organization’s second annual fundraiser in Chicago. Held at Y-Bar, the red-carpet event helped raise funds to complete the construction of a new residence and learning center for orphaned children in the Dominican Republic. The evening included special appearances by founders Anthony and Cardenas, as well as Major League Baseball legend Ozzie Guillen and ABC’s John Quiñones, who served as the evening’s emcee. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn also declared September 9, 2013 as Maestro Cares Day in the State of Illinois. To view photos of the event, visit http://tinyurl.com/nokmaba.
“I am so proud to be working with Marc Anthony, Henry Cardenas and the rest of the Maestro Cares organization in their ongoing mission to help children throughout Latin America,” said Fadal. “Marc is a philanthropist who puts his heart and soul into this incredible organization and into making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. It is a privilege to be alongside Marc and Maestro Cares in this journey.”
Pedro Zamora, Owner of Stage 48, and Chef Cardona believe in the simple and yet profound mission of Maestro Cares by providing life changing opportunities to orphaned children of Latin America.
ABOUT MAESTRO CARES
The Maestro Cares Foundation was launched in January 2012 by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas. Maestro Cares improves the quality of life for orphaned children throughout Latin America and works to achieve the mission by providing housing, classrooms, health clinics, dining, and recreational facilities to children in need. In November 2012, Maestro Cares celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Orfanato Niños de Cristo, an orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The new facility, which will consist of a residence and learning center, is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2014. Learn more at www.maestrocares.org.
ABOUT TAMSEN FADAL
From U.S Presidents to Hollywood royalty to the hottest stars on Broadway, TV host Tamsen Fadal has interviewed some of the most exciting names out there. The Emmy award-winning media personality is also the author of three top-selling books and has just launched her own line of jewelry. Tamsen also co-authored the dating books, Why Hasn’t He Called (McGraw Hill), Why Hasn’t He Proposed? (McGraw Hill) and Don’t Date Dumb. She has appeared nationally on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Tyra Banks, Lifetime Channel, Bio Channel and A&E, among others.