A three-time threedotdash mentor, Mark Sylvester has again developed the look and feel for this year's celebration gala, designing announcements, formal invitations and web materials. The 2015 Celebration Gala honored music icon and activist Chaka Khan with the We Are Family Humanitarian Award, Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, with the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, and Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, with the Visionary Award. Mark joined some of his fellow mentors at the annual We Are Family Foundation Gala Celebration Gala, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on April 23, 2015.
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.