The Jackie Robinson Foundation announces the recipients of the 2013 ROBIE Awards, which will be presented at its Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, March 4, at 6:30 pm at New York’s Waldorf=Astoria Hotel . Hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby, the iconic event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bruce Ratner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forest Ratner Companies. The ROBIE Humanitarian Award will be presented to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University and Carole Simpson, pioneering Network News Anchor and Senior Leader in Residence at Emerson College. The ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award will be presented to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legendary Pictures, Inc., Thomas Tull.
“Since the Foundation’s inception some 40 years ago, it has been our mission to empower young men and women while addressing the achievement gap in higher education," said JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza. "We are proud to introduce this year’s honorees as role models to our Scholars.”
(Pictured above from l-r:) Bruce Ratner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Carole Simpson and Thomas Tull