The Harvard Foundation presents the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award to Sir Elton John.
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 4pm at Sanders Theatre
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at 3:00pm, first come, first served.
Tickets valid only until 3:45pm. Bags are subject to search. Please note that Elton John is receiving an award and is not performing.
If you ordered online, please arrive early enough to pick your tickets up at will call and be seated by 3:45. Will call tickets may be picked up starting at 2:00pm, at the lower entrance on the west side of Sanders Theatre/Memorial Hall.
TICKETS: Reserved today on line until 1PM. Also, a limited number of tickets will be available today at Sanders Theatre starting at 3PM.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets valid only until 3:45pm. All bags are subject to search.
Sir Elton John, AIDS activist, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winner, will receive the Harvard Foundation’s 2017 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. Sir Elton John has received world-wide acclaim for his humanitarian efforts to fund and raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and to advocate for the rights of all people affected by the AIDS epidemic. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which to date has raised more than $385 million to support HIV/AIDS-related programs around the world. His philanthropic endeavors were recognized by Queen Elizabeth II who knighted him in 1998. At the ceremony, Sir Elton John will deliver the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Lecture.
The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations recognizes prominent public-spirited leaders in honor of the late Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes. Over the past 35 years, Harvard Foundation humanitarian awards have been presented to several distinguished humanists, including Swedish physician-statistician Hans Rosling, actor James Earl Jones, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, United Nations Secretaries General Ban ki-Moon, Kofi Annan, Boutrous-Boutrous Ghali and Javier Perez de Quellar; gender rights advocate Malala Yousafzai; anti-child-labor spokesman Kailash Satyarthi; singer Lionel Richie; actor Ruby Dee; athlete Arthur Ash; acclaimed musical artist Rihanna; and farmworker rights advocate Delores Huerta, to name a few.