When he left office in 2001, President Bill Clinton began a spectacular second career, and has since become one of the world’s most influential philanthropists.
Starting this Friday, a weekend of festivities in Los Angeles will take place in honor of the William J. Clinton Foundation’s tenth anniversary. On October 14, a gala dinner birthday party for President Clinton (his 65th) will take place at the Hollywood Palladium.
The next evening, a concert at the Hollywood Bowl will honor “A Decade of Difference,” with appearances by Usher, Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Juanes and K’Naan,as well as a rare acoustic performance from The Edge and Bono. The event will be streamed online via Yahoo, allowing countless fans to watch.
The former President said of the artists via a statement: “I am proud that some of today’s most influential performers are coming together to raise awareness about the work of my foundation. In the past decade, commitments to my Clinton Global Initiative have improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world. We’ve lowered the cost of AIDS and H.I.V. treatment, combated climate change, strengthened economies, increased access to education and healthcare, provided financing and mentoring for small businesses. This celebration marks 10 years of these efforts and demonstrates how much we can do to make a difference in the years ahead.”
All of the proceeds from the events will contribute to the ongoing work of the Clinton Foundation to empower economic development throughout the world, promote the health and development of children everywhere, and protect the environment.
For more information about The Clinton Foundation or to purchase tickets, click here.
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- Join us at the Hollywood Bowl for “A Decade of Difference” Concert (stiel.org)
- More star power added to Clinton event (politico.com)