Ronald O. Perelman hosted The Apollo Theater’s 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit on Saturday, August 20th at his residence in The Creeks of East Hampton, NY. The star-studded event included special performances by Lionel Ritchie,
Jon Bon Jovi, The Roots, Joe Walsh, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani – featuring a duet with Blake Shelton, Usher, Ciara and Kimberly Nichole of The Voice. Political figures, celebrities and Hamptons socialites enjoyed the spectacular evening of dinner and dancing in support of The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Budding philanthropist and teen It Girl, Maya Henry, accompanied by parents Thomas J. Henry and Azteca Henry, was among the many distinguished guests at the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit. Henry’s philanthropic interest to help children in need aligns with The Apollo Theaters’ art education initiative to build school programs that enhance the community.
Henry has supported numerous charities aiding children in her hometown of San Antonio, TX, and in 2010, launched Maya’s Corner to support causes benefitting our nation’s youth. The 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons raised $5 million thanks to co-hosts, Dick Parsons, Robert Kraft and Jon Bon Jovi, and those who attended. Notable attendees included: Ronald O. Perelman, NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former US Secretay of State Colin Powell, Former NY City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Irving and Shelli Azoff, Jon Bon Jovi, Christie Brinkley, Ciara, Donny Deutsh, Sandy Gallin, David Foster, Maya Henry, Thomas J. Henry and wife Azteca Henry, Katie Holmes, Don Johnson, Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, Fran Lebowitz, Sandra Lee, Jennifer Lopez, Penny Marshall, Kimberly Nichole, Jack Nicholson, Elaine Irwin and Jay Penske, Jonelle Procope, Questlove and The Roots, Usher Raymond IV, Lionel Ritchie, Chris Rock, Charlie Rose, Jane Rosenthal, Lorraine Schwartz, Blake Shelton, Fred Terrel, Tom and Alic Tisch, Gwen Stefani, Robert and Hope Smith, Joe Walsh, Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman, Pharrell Williams. Azteca (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan/PMC)