PALM SPRINGS – Barry Manilow, a pop music icon, will treat attendees of the 25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards to a special performance.
Manilow, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, has excelled in every medium of entertainment. Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 No. 1 and 27 Top 10 hits. In 2017 Barry Manilow received the BMI Icon Award and is ranked as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.
The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala has raised millions of dollars to care for people living with HIV. First organized by and named for famed interior designer Steve Chase – a former Desert AIDS Project donor, volunteer, and board member – the gala is a highlight of the desert social season and kicks off the night prior with an exclusive VIP pre-party at the Palm Springs Art Museum honoring major donors and celebrity guests. Preceding the VIP Party, The city of Palm Springs will honor Chase as a humanitarian and designer with a Palm Springs Walk of Stars Dedication in front of the museum. Chase’s philanthropy has had a lasting impact on the environment, arts & culture and healthcare through his support of the Living Desert, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Desert AIDS Project. Leaders of the three non-profits will speak about the lasting impact of his support during the dedication ceremony.
This year’s awards will posthumously honor Steve Chase with Steve Chase Humanitarian Award honoring the impact 25 years of fundraising has made at Desert AIDS Project. The evening will also honor Geoff Kors and James Williamson’s marriage to community service when they are presented with the Partners for Life Award on Feb. 9 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Kors and Williamson have a long history of community leadership, focusing their time and resources on social and political issues as varied as LGBTQA+ rights, education, and healthcare. Long-time supporters of Desert AIDS Project, both are members of Partners For Life.
Locally, Williamson served on the Palm Springs School Board and Kors is a member of the Palm Springs City Council. DAP Chief Development Officer, Darrell Tucci explained in a news release why this award is so important. “Few individuals have made a lasting impact in our community with the purpose and clarity of Geoff and James.”
To reserve your place at the party for the 25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, click here or call 760-992-0445.
The awards kick off at 7 p.m. and will feature a performance by Manilow followed by the after-party.