MARIA BARTIROMO IS ANNOUNCED AS EMCEE OF THE 76th ANNUAL ALFRED E. SMITH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION DINNER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2021
(New York, NY) Maria Bartiromo, two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchor of Mornings with Maria on Fox Business and Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News will be the Mistress of Ceremonies at the 76thAnnual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner this Thursday, October 21 at 7:30pm, taking place at the Javits Center Expansion.
This year marks the Diamond Anniversary of the renowned gala which has been raising money for children in need and their families for close to eight decades. The Keynote Speaker at this year’s dinner will be the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State. She will be joined by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Frank Bennack Jr., Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Hearst, this year’s “Happy Warrior” Award recipient, and Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management and Vice Chair of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Board.
This year’s Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner commemorates the Diamond Anniversary of the dinner and will also feature an exclusive prerecorded congratulatory message by President George W. Bush and an In Memoriam for Alfred E. Smith IV.
Please be advised that the deadline for media requests to cover the dinner has been extended to Tuesday, October 19 at noon. Members of the press who have submitted requests or are interested in doing so are asked to please send the names of reporters, camera operators and/or photographers interested attending to firstname.lastname@example.org by or before the deadline. Confirmed press will receive instructions regarding press check-in and the itinerary for the event Wednesday morning.
Please note that proof of vaccination and face-coverings will be required of everyone in attendance. Members of the media must also show press credentials.