NORWALK, CT -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will honor music great Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, and the jukebox industry's Charles Goldstuck, president and chief executive of TouchTunes Interactive Network, at the annual MMRF Fall Gala in Greenwich, CT, on Nov. 9. Funds raised by the gala will support the development of treatments for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that presently is incurable.
Gordy, who had pursued a career as a prizefighter before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, became a songwriter and producer after separating from the service. He established Motown Records in 1959. Gordy has been a strong supporter of worthwhile causes around the world and, earlier this year, became the first living recipient of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame Pioneer Award. Gordy will receive MMRF's Spirit of Hope Award, its highest honor, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the common good.
Goldstuck, who will receive MMRF's Courage and Commitment Award, is a longtime friend and supporter of the foundation. He too has had an illustrious career in the music industry, and also has been a consistent supporter of philanthropic causes. He presently is an active board member of the City of Hope Children’s Hospital Foundation and vice-chair of the Entertainment, Media and Communications Division of the UJA Federation.
The MMRF Fall Gala is the largest benefit in Fairfield County and is attended by more than 1,300 people, including many celebrities, prominent business executives and influential philanthropists. Those interested in reserving tables, donating auction items or learning about sponsorship opportunities may visit the MMRF at benefitoffice.org/mmrf, or call the foundation at (888) 584-5463.