Anthony’s Maestro Cares Foundation to Honor Bill Clinton

Marc Anthony’s non-profit organization to honor former U.S. president Bill Clinton…

The Maestro Cares Foundation, created by the 47-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and music promoter Henry Cardenas, will honor Clinton with its 2016 Global Humanitarian Award.

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The award will be presented at the Maestro Cares’ third annual “Changing Lives, Building Dreams” gala.

F.J. Pollack, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, will be honored with the foundation’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

Bill Clinton

Anthony will perform at the February 16 gala with Gente de Zona, his collaborators on the hit single “La Gozadera.”

The black-tie dinner, hosted by Latin radio personality Enrique Santos, will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

“It’s a privilege to officially announce this year’s honorees and celebrate their tangible and meaningful contributions to our society,” Anthony said in a statement. “I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize their leadership and their commitment to help and empower disadvantaged children around the world.”

In March 2016, the foundation will open a home for over 70 orphaned girls in Toluca, Mexico in partnership with Telmex Foundation and Casa Hogar Alegria, its fourth project for youth in Latin America. In September 2015, the foundation also broke ground to its fifth project in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Other homes are underway in La Paz, Bolivia and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Anthony Opens Maestro Cares Foundation School & Orphanage in Colombia

Marc Anthony is helping the children of Colombia…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer inaugurated the Victor Tamayo Orphanage in Barranquilla, Colombia, which will initially benefit 100 poor children, according to city officials.

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“You have no idea how moved I am to share this moment with you. This dream began years ago at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic – that day I committed myself and I’m so happy to be able to help,” the singer said during the inauguration ceremony of the shelter.

Anthony said the institution “will give these kids the chance to lead a decent life.”

For her part, Barranquilla Mayor Elsa Noguera noted the choice of her city for developing this project, and thanked the Grammy-winning singer for his support.

“We thank Marc Anthony and everyone who contributed to making this project a reality, because of their concern for children that for some reason lack the care they need, and can now live in these beautiful facilities,” Noguera said.

At the same ceremony, the mayor decreed the title of “Illustrious Son” for Marc Anthony and awarded him the City of Barranquilla Gold Medal.

At the orphanage, which began construction on Aug. 14, 2014, children will be provided with a home, education, food and recreation.

The home is a project of the Maestro Cares Foundation created in 2012 by Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas to improve the quality of life for needy young orphans in Latin America.

The orphanage has 16,700 sq. meters (180,000 sq. feet) of property with buildings covering 3,600 sq. meters (39,000 sq. feet), and fields and courts for sports and children’s games measuring 2,200 sq. meters (24,000 sq. feet), as well as 3,000 sq. meters (32,000 sq. feet) of green areas.

Anthony Launches Non-Profit to Aid Disadvantaged Children

He’s partnering with soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Lopez to find undiscovered talent in Latin America… But Marc Anthony is also taking time to help those less fortunate in those countries.

The 43-year-old singer/songwriter, the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time, has partnered with entertainment impresario Henry Cardenas to launch the Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization to aid disadvantaged children in Latin America.

Marc Anthony

“I’m blessed to be a part of this project,” said Anthony in a statement. “There are millions of children suffering throughout Latin America. Maestro Cares seeks to make a positive impact in their lives.”

Maestro Cares’ first recipient of funding will be an orphanage in the Dominican Republic that Anthony visited last month.

“I’m grateful to Henry Cardenas for his contributions to this initiative and we are both eager to get started. I hope Maestro Cares will inspire others to do the same,” said Anthony, who has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

The foundation’s goal, Cardenas says, is to help create “healthy and safe environments” for children in Latin America, as well as addressing their academic needs.

“Education is key for Maestro Cares because it will bring the children closer to their dreams,” said Cardenas. “They are our future leaders.”