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The Fresh Air Fund Salute To American Heroes Gala

Alicia Keys
Honoree Alicia Keys and Fresh Air children.

On June 7, The Fresh Air Fund held its annual Spring Gala Salute to American Heroes at Tavern on the Green in New York City. Alicia Keys, Harry Carson and Lauren Graham were honored and the evening was emceed by Tiki Barber. Benefit chairmen were Peter Boneparth, John DiRocco, Ann Fudge, and John Kanas. Honorary chairmen were Mariah Carey, Karen and William Lauder, Mrs. Donald Newhouse, and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million inner-city children since 1877.  Over 10,000 young New Yorkers enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually.  Proceeds from The Fresh Air Fund's Salute to American Heroes help support these important programs

Harry Carson,  Tiki Barber
Honoree Harry Carson with emcee Tiki Barber.

Lauren Graham
Honoree Lauren Graham and guests.

Donald Newhouse, Susan Newhouse,  Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel
Donald Newhouse, Susan Newhouse, chairman of the Board of The Fresh Air Fund; Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel.

Jenny Morgenthau,   Robert Morgenthau
Jenny Morgenthau, The Fresh Air Fund's executive director, and Robert Morgenthau.

Mariah Carey and Susan Newhouse
Mariah Carey and Susan Newhouse.

Tiki Barber, John DiRocco, John Kanas
Tiki Barber, John DiRocco, John Kanas and Fresh Air Fund campers.

Penny Marshall
Penny Marshall.

Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour.

André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley.

Sharon Davis, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Wendy Flanagan
Sharon Davis, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Wendy Flanagan.

Photos: Jerry Speier. Images 8, 9 by Nando Rodriguez
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