The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center, one of Harlem’s leading community-based organizations dedicated to providing supportive behavioral health services to clients throughout the five boroughs, today announced the recipients of the 2018 Humanitarian Awards and Community Leadership Award. The recipients Dr. Melissa Freeman, Uptown’s Mark Levine, Richard Salgado, and Bill T. Jones, will be honored at a special reception, to be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. PepsiCo and la Fleur de Harlem will serve as sponsors of the event.
The Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals and organizations who provide exceptional leadership and unfailing dedication to community-based initiatives to those in need. Their efforts on the behalf of others epitomize the legacy of the late Emma L. Bowen. Previous honorees include former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel, best-selling author Terrie Williams, former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, and the late Percy E. Sutton.
The 2018 Humanitarian Awards reception will be held at the Faculty House at Columbia University and will feature special performances by the Willie Mack Jazz Band and The Bill Saxton Harlem Stars. For additional information about the award recipients, details about the event, or to purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please visit 2018 Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Awards.
Photo credit Emma L. Bowen.