The Hour: Carver Foundation to honor Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs at 80th anniversary gala
By Stephanie Kim, Monday, April 16, 2018 See the entire news article here
NORWALK — Sean “Diddy” Combs will be visiting Norwalk to accept the 2018 Child of America Award at the Carver Foundation’s 80th anniversary gala in May.
Novelette Peterkin, Carver’s executive director, said Combs felt honored to be named this year’s recipient once he learned more about what the foundation is doing for urban youth in Norwalk.
Carver is the city’s largest provider of after-school and summer programs for middle and high school students.
“That’s near and dear to him. He does a lot of philanthropic investment in programs like Carver,” Peterkin said. “And we’re honored that he accepted our invitation.”
...“We try to honor exceptional role models for Carver youth and it’s called Child for America for a reason, because we look to honor someone who’s national,” Peterkin said. “He inspired my generation and he continues to inspire the younger generation now.”
...Ray Dalio, founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates and a supporter of Carver since 2009, will present Combs with the award at this year’s gala on May 11 at the Shorehaven Golf Club, 14 Canfield Ave. in Norwalk. A tribute music video will also be shown at the gala created by Norwalk’s Factory Underground and Carver alum and Norwalk rapper FNX.