More than 300 Mormon Tabernacle Choir members will sing at the Enterprise Mentors International fundraising event, "Celebrating a Legacy of Hope," on Friday at the Grand America Hotel Ballroom.
"This event began as a simple dream and exploded into a beautiful reality that will benefit the lives of countless individuals. The choir brings with it a following of millions from diverse backgrounds, and their performance can only result in miracles along the way," said Debi Gilmore, chair of the Mentors' advisory council.
Elder Marion D. Hanks, Mentors co-founder, also will be honored. Elder Hanks is an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former chairman of the Enterprise Mentors International board of directors.
Mentors benefitted greatly from Elder Hanks' deep interest in improving the lives of people throughout the world. "His life-long humanitarian efforts paralleled what Mentors did," said friend and past Mentors president Dick Oscarson, who often traveled with Elder Hanks making others aware of the Mentors mission.
In addition to the choir's performance, First lady Laura Bush will be honored via a video telecast as the recipient of the Mentors' International Humanitarian Award.
The event hopes to raise $1 million, with 100 percent going directly to benefit those in poverty.
For questions about the gala, call 1-866-748-9565.