2010 Auction Announcement

Sunday, November 22, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 22, 2009)

CONTACT:  William Bechman @ 212-801-3092

Heart and Soul Charitable Fund, Inc
Met Life Building
200 Park Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10166

MARY ROBINSON, FORMER PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, TO RECEIVE THE FORREST CHURCH AWARD AT FEBRUARY 9, 2010 HEART & SOUL FUNDRAISER

The Heart & Soul Charitable Fund is proud to announce that it will present the Forrest Church Award to Mary Robinson at its annual fundraiser on February 9, 2010. This gala event will take place at the Downtown Association at 60 Pine Street in Manhattan. Tickets and sponsorships are available directly from Heart & Soul.

Mary Robinson, a dynamic world leader who has spent her career advancing human rights, inclusion and ethical globalization, is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and served as the President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997. The Fund is honored to bestow its highest award to Ms. Robinson.

The Forrest Church Award is given annually by the Heart & Soul Fund to a person who epitomizes Forrest's call to help the least fortunate among us. Forrest was delighted when we learned in September that Mary Robinson would accept our 2010 award. Forrest and the Heart & Soul Fund presented the inaugural 2009 award to former President Bill Clinton. Dr. Holly Atkinson will present the award next February to Mary Robinson.

The Heart & Soul annual gala and auction will be held at The Downtown Association on February 9, 2010. Auction Co-Chairs, Mark Leeds and Marilyn Collins are planning an exciting evening with many surprises. Please visit our website, www.heartandsoulfund.org to learn about the work of the Heart & Soul Fund, and for developing details about the Auction.

C. William Bechman,

President, Heart & Soul Charitable Fund, Inc.




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