LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, announced that Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Pharrell Williams will host the annual City of Hope Spirit of Life Award gala event when it takes place in Los Angeles later this year.
“I’m honored to join my good friend Jon to support the groundbreaking and life-saving advances at City of Hope,” said Pharrell. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with this amazing organization before, and I’m looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic event.”
City of Hope is a nonprofit clinical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases that maintains several campuses in California. This year, the organization is honoring Platt with its Spirit of Life Award.
Each year City of Hope recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music, film, or entertainment. The Spirit of Life Award is its highest honor, having been given to entertainment industry figures like Mo Ostin, Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Frances W. Preston, Shelli and Irving Azoff, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Doug Morris, and Sir Lucian Grainge.
In 2016, City of Hope honored Pharrell with the Songs of Hope Legend in Songwriting Award, which was presented by Clive Davis.
The gala is set to take place on October 11th in Los Angeles