RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope, a philanthropic initiative of the world’s technology leader, today announced that American actress, singer, record producer, and fashion designer, Jennifer Lopez, and five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Marc Anthony, will be the special guest performers at Samsung’s ninth annual Four Seasons of Hope gala on June 15, at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street. The event will raise funds for Jennifer Lopez’s Maribel Foundation - a not-for-profit organization that promotes greater access to healthcare for women and children through its commitment to telemedicine – in addition to many of the wonderful charities affiliated with Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope philanthropic initiative.
Lopez and Anthony will help Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope honor sports legends Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, and NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson continue their philanthropic efforts with their respective charities. A new addition to this year’s program is Matthew McConaughey and his j.k. livin foundation– an organization dedicated to helping teenage kids lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women.
“Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope continues to align itself with world-renown superstars known for helping children in our communities. We are thrilled to share the voices of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony with our foundation partners and look forward to their performance at our 9th annual gala,” said CS Choi, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America. “It is especially encouraging to see all of our business partners and talented celebrities coming together to benefit children’s lives through The Maribel Foundation and our Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope charities. We are so proud to support their efforts and help raise money for such a wonderful cause.”
“Marc and I are honored to participate in Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope gala because of Samsung’s reputation for being an exceptionally generous corporate citizen,” said Jennifer Lopez. “We applaud the great work of all the charities involved and I look forward to the successes The Maribel Foundation can achieve together with Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope.”
“Through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope program, we can raise valuable funds to further the affordability and availability of services and facilities to both women and children. This is truly a great program and partnership,” added Marc Anthony.
Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope gala attracts a star-studded roster of celebrities from the worlds of sports, entertainment and politics. The event will feature a silent auction of sports memorabilia and other items to raise funds for participating celebrities’ charities and foundations. Since its inception in 2002, Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope has raised more than $25 million for the charities, foundations and schools it supports through partnerships with its business and retail partners.
From now through June 23rd exclusive charitable items are available for auction on Charity Buzz: http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/samsung. Some of the highlight items up for bid include: a one-of-a-kind motorcycle autographed by QB legends: Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway, Boomer Esiason, Joe Theismann, Jim Kelly and Steve Young as well as an Eli Manning meet n’ greet opportunity with four front row seats at a game, autographed jersey and football. More incredible items will appear on the site as we get closer to the star-studded event on June 15th, so stay tuned.
Information about purchasing tickets for the ninth annual Samsung Four Seasons of Hope gala can be found on www.fourseasonsofhope.com.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
About The Maribel Foundation
The Maribel Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children, and raising the level of medical care available to them. Started in 2009 by Jennifer Lopez, the foundation invests in policies and programs that make a positive, measurable impact on our communities. The Maribel Foundation actively collaborates with respected and influential partners who support similar goals and bring the health issues of women and children to the forefront of our society’s collective consciousness. The Maribel Foundation's initial focus targets the health and well-being of children, adopting a strategy that will achieve maximum impact in the area of children's health worldwide, through its commitment to telemedicine. The foundation is currently working with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to bring their groundbreaking telemedicine program to medically under-served communities around the world.