The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced that NBA Basketball Hall of Famer Bernard King will present Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, with this year’s Humanitarian of the Year Award at the T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala to be held Oct. 22 at the legendary Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York. Steiner is the founder and CEO of Steiner Sports.
“I am very grateful and blessed to be honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation as the Humanitarian of the Year,” said Brandon Steiner. “The Martell family’s charitable endeavors honoring their son T.J. is a true testament of how we should all live. Do as much as you can, for as many people as you can, and ask for nothing in return. These are the words that the T.J. Martell Foundation stands for as do I.”
“Brandon Steiner is the epitome of a brilliant man who never forgot to give back,” said Tony Martell, founder and Chairman of the T.J. Martell Foundation. “We are so happy to honor him this year with the Humanitarian of the Year Award, a presentation he so richly deserves and one that will be presented at our most important fundraiser of the year, the T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.”
Past honorees have included former President George W. Bush and former President William J. Clinton, the late Frances Williams Preston, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Anne Curry, Al Roker, Clive Davis, Arnold Palmer, Del Bryant, Scott Borchetta, Clarence Avant, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, the late Gil Freisen, Irving Azoff, Russell Simmons, Monte & Avery Lipman, Bruce Lundvall, John Esposito, Joel Katz and the late Ahmet Ertegun.
About the T.J. Martell Foundation
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $250 million dollars for research that supports twelve top hospitals in the United States. This year marks the 38th New York Honors Gala.more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.tjmartell.org.