Mark and Lisa Sylvester joined some of their fellow mentors at the annual We Are Family Foundation Gala Celebration Gala, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on March 6, 2014. A three-time mentor, Mark Sylvester has developed the look and feel for this year's celebration gala, designing announcements, formal invitations and web materials. The 2013 Celebration Gala honored musician, actor and activist Steven Van Zandt with the We Are Family Humanitarian Award, musician and activist Emmanuel Jal with the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, and Nicole and Matthew Mellon with the Visionary Award.
The We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002 by legendary songwriter/musician/producer Nile Rodgers. Based on Rodgers’ world famous song, We Are Family, WAFF is dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding and cultural diversity – while striving to solve some of our biggest global problems at the same time.