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the foundation, and hopefully you will too, because "children
are our future." Now, let's start by telling you more about the
1989, Whitney formed The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children,
Inc. This non-profit organization is comprised of a five point
program, issuing annual grants in the areas of a risk, health,
education, sports and the arts. The foundation grants a $10,000,00
scholarship every year to a deserving minority student to attend New
Yorkˇ¦s famed Julliard School of Music.
foundation has also raised funds for the needs of children around
the world. A portion of the proceeds from Whitney's 1994 sold out
tour of South African were donated to various children's charities
in that country. Proceeds from Whitney's recording of "The Star
Spangled Banner" were donated to The American Red Cross for
families who were victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Whitney has
hosted numerous events including a 1997 concert televised on HBO
from Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. which raised over
$300,000.00 for the Children's Defense Fund.
holiday season, The Foundation hosts a Christmas party for the
homeless children of Newark, New Jersey. This past December, to help
celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the foundation, Whitney assembled
an all-star celebrity choir to entertain the children. Friends such
as Faith Evans, Naughty By Nature, Luther Vandross, Russell Simmons
and Angie Stone joined Whitney and her mother, Cissy Houston, in
singing Christmas carols.
Whitney has supported many national benefit organizations and
worthwhile causes including The United Negro College Fund, the
Children's Diabetes Fund, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and several
noted AIDS-related organizations, many of which have recognized her
efforts with awards. Among the humanitarian awards she has been
given are The Frederick D. Patterson Award from the United Negro
College Fund, and both the Brass Ring Award and the High Hopes Award
from The Children's Diabetes Foundation.
also performed for the homecoming troops of Desert Storm in 1991.
This appeared on HBO: "Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston
Whitney made a
surprise appearance and performed at the Rainforest benefit
(organized by Sting) at Carnegie Hall, in 1994.