Charlie Rose, executive editor and host of the Charlie Rose Show, Charlie Rose The Week, and co-host of CBS This Morning,
will be the guest speaker at the 69
th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
joins the ranks of distinguished Smith Dinner speakers, including presidential candidates from Dwight D. Eisenhower through Barack Obama, as well as noted journalists such as Tim Russert and Brian Williams. Speakers share non-partisan good humor as well as a timely message before an audience of civic, business, and social leaders.
Happy Warrior Award Recipient:
His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York will present the annual
Happy Warrior Award at the Dinner to Kenneth G. Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, in appreciation for his leadership and generosity to both the Church and the City of New York.
Cardinal Dolan will preside at the Dinner, dedicated to the memory of Al Smith, the former Governor of the State of New York who was the first Catholic to be nominated by a major political party to run for President of the United States. Although unsuccessful, historians maintain that the Governor?s presidential bid paved the way for the candidacy of President John F. Kennedy. Perpetuating Al Smith?s legacy and mission of serving ?the little people,? the annual charity event and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation have raised millions to provide support for the sick, poor, and underprivileged children in Greater New York, regardless of their race, creed, or color.
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