Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Jennifer Breithaupt, Brandon Steiner, John Sykes and Target Corporation Honorees
Aug. 5, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced the honorees for its 38th Annual Honors Gala on
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
which will be held at the legendary Cipriani in
. The honorees include
, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Marketing Citi,
President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, and
. More celebrity performers and presenters will be announced throughout the summer.
is set to receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award,
will receive the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award,
will receive the Spirit of Music Award and the Spirit of Excellence Award will go to the Target Corporation. The annual New York Honors Gala brings together hundreds of music and entertainment leaders, top business executives and celebrities. It is one of the most sought-after tickets in the industry and is one of the most important events for the T.J. Martell Foundation, allowing the organization to continue its work in Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS research.
is the Senior Vice President of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. She oversees a team of brand/marketing specialists focused on creating and executing high impact, non-traditional programs and special events that deliver exclusive access for Citi customers. Jennifer and her team have created and managed some of the most exciting, marketing and branded entertainment programs in the financial services industry including:
Traveling Through Life Concert
, Prince, Mary J Blige, Aerosmith,
Citi's award winning entertainment access program and also exclusive content and advertising partnerships with Beyonce, Jay Z and
to name a few. Additionally Breithaupt oversaw the strategic alliance between Citi and Live Nation.
Brooklyn, New York
and is a professional sports marketer, speaker and author of two books. He is the founder and CEO of
which focuses on partnering athletes with businesses. He began his career in the food and hospitality sector where he worked at Hyatt Hotels and managed the Hard Rock Cafe New York in the late 80s. It was there that he began to craft his foray into sports marketing. As he got to know more and more athletes he realized that they needed representation for speaking engagements and corporate functions. He opened Steiner & Associates in 1987 which later became
. In 2003 he published his first book,
The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons From the World of Sports.
In 2004, Steiner struck an unprecedented deal with the New York Yankees to provide fans authentic NY Yankees memorabilia and experiences. He struck similar deals with Notre Dame Football, Syracuse Athletics and
Madison Square Garden
. He is a regular on ESPN 1050 Radio and YES Network. He is also a regular sports commentator on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and ESPN. In 2012, Steiner published his second book
Brandon Steiner spends most of his limited free time supporting several charities.
is the co-founder of MTV and VH1 Cable Networks. In 2011 he was named President, Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel Media Holdings. Sykes has also been President of VH1, President – North America Chrysalis Records, Executive Vice President of Artist Acquisitions at EMI Music Publishing, Chairman and CEO at Infinity Broadcasting Corporation (now CBS Radio) and President of New Network Development at MTV Networks (Viacom). He has held leadership roles at a number of major brands across the music, entertainment and media spectrum. He also worked on the restructuring of MGM Studios as well as digital properties including Playlist.com and Shazam Mobile. Prior to his time with Clear Channel, Chrysalis and MTV Networks, Sykes served as an agent for Creative Artists Agency. He serves as a Director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and
S.I. Newhouse School
based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), serves guests at 1,832 stores – 1,784 in
the United States
and 48 in
. Since 1946 Target has given 5% of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than
a week. For more information on Target's commitment to the community and its overall commitment to corporate responsibility visit target.com/corporateresponsibility.
"When I started this Foundation with several of my peers in the music and entertainment business in honor of my son T.J., I wanted to do all that I could to make sure other families would not have to suffer the way my family did," said
, Founder & Chairman of the T.J. Martell Foundation. "Our annual New York Honors Gala is one of the most important fundraisers we produce and without it we could not continue to offer the patient services or cutting-edge research for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS."
Past honorees have included Former President
George W. Bush
and former President
William J. Clinton
, the late
Frances Williams Preston
, Arnold Palmer,
, the late
, Monte &
and the late
. The T.J. Martell New York Honors Gala is sponsored by American Airlines.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation, headquartered in
, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $250 million dollars for research that supports twelve top hospitals in the United States. This year marks the 38
New York Honors Gala.more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to
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