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On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Russell Simmons hosted a benefit for The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU)'s 28th Anniversary. The Foundation, led by Simmons, President Rabbi Marc Schneier and Secretary of the Board Ken Sunshine, is a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial harmony and strengthening inter-group relations.  FFEU is the global address for the strengthening of Muslim-Jewish relations and the national address for the strengthening of Black-Jewish relations. At Wednesday's event, FFEU honored distinguished business and philanthropic leaders who support this mission. 

Honorees: Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show creator and media executive Ben Silverman (Propagate Content Co-Ceo) was the Guest of Honor and recipient of the Joseph Papp Racial Harmony Award. Emmy nominated producer Will Packer (Founder of Will Packer productions) was the recipient of the racial Harmony Award. Scooter Braun, entertainment industry’s iconic power broker and  founder of SB Projects along with Comedian and Daily Show Senior Correspondent Hasan Minhaj, received the Children of Abraham Award. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, was the recipient of the Global Muslim-Jewish relations Award.

 


OUR 2017 fUNDRAISING iS STILL ON-GOING. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:

1. Online --- click here for our Paypal link.

2. Mail --- check can be sent to:

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

1 E 93rd Street, Suite 1C

New York, NY 10128


L.A. BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Clarence Avant, Azoff MSG Entertainment, Keith Barish, Celsius, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Adam Fogelson

Sir Lucian Grainge, Julie Greenwald, Bana Hilal, Stan Lathan, LL COOL J

Peter Lowy, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Quincy Jones, Joel Katz, Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg

Mohannad Malas, Ron Meyer, Morris Offit, Guy Oseary, Alan and Susan Patricof

Steve Rifkind, David Rosenberg, Jordan Schur, Twitter, Unifund CCR, Barry Weiss


Ben Silverman, Guest of Honor and Joseph Papp Racial Harmony Awardee. #FFEUBenefit2017

Will Packer, Racial Harmony Awardee. #FFEUBenefit2017

Hasan Minhaj, Children of Abraham Awardee. #FFEUBenefit2017

Scooter Braun, Children of Abraham Awardee. #FFEUBenefit2017

Hassan Al Thawadi, Global Muslim-Jewish Relations Awardee. #FFEUBenefit2017