SOURCE: UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York

June 03, 2009 15:11 ET

UJA-Federation of New York to Honor Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of RCA/JIVE Label Group, With the Music Visionary of the Year Award

Justin Timberlake to Emcee; Special Musical Performance by Jamie Foxx

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - UJA-Federation of New York's Entertainment, Media & Communications Division will honor Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of RCA/JIVE Label Group, with the 2009 Music Visionary of the Year Award at UJA-Federation's Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at The Pierre, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan.

Justin Timberlake will emcee the philanthropic event, and Jamie Foxx, as special guest performer, will perform hits from his new album, "Intuition."

The kickoff breakfast last April that raised more than $300,000 set the pace for fundraising efforts that will continue through June 18, when the music industry gathers to pay tribute to Weiss. Funds raised support UJA-Federation of New York's annual campaign, including its Music for Youth initiative, which supports programs and creates scholarships that make quality music education available and affordable for children in New York and around the world.

"I am deeply honored to be receiving the 2009 Music Visionary Award from UJA-Federation of New York. At this time of great need, it is more important than ever for those who can to lend their support to the crucial work of this organization," said Weiss.

Past recipients of the Music Visionary of the Year Award include Clive Davis, Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, Edgar Bronfman Jr., and L.A. Reid.

About UJA-Federation of New York

The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people's lives. Music for Youth, an initiative of UJA-Federation, provides financial grants to support music-education programs for underprivileged young people. For more information, please visit www.ujafedny.org.

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