Alicia Key’s nonprofit organization, Keep A Child Alive (KCA), will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its annual Black Ball Nov. 7 in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
This year will boast special performances from the Girl On Fire singer and leading artists in the industry in an effort to raise money for children and families affected by HIV.
“As I look back on the last ten years, I’m overjoyed by how far we’ve come and so incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish,” global ambassador and co-founder Alicia Keys said. “Since day one, Keep a Child Alive has been about directly touching the people who need us most! It is such a passion for me, gives me real purpose and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who has supported us to make this real! We are truly touching lives, and we couldn't do it without our Keep a Child Alive family who has made this all possible.”
The Black Ball will also honor humanitarians for their service. Last year, KCA paid tribute Oprah Winfrey and Angélique Kodjo for raising $2.9 million.
Proceeds generated from the event will help KCA support nine partners who provide clinical care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. For more information, follow KCA on Twitter or visit their official website.–Alley Olivier