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May 12, 2020

Robin Hood And iHeartMedia's "Rise Up New York!" Telethon Raises Over $115 Million To Support New Yorkers Most Impacted By COVID-19.

Virtual Telethon hosted by Tina Fey unites Star-studded Group of New York’s Biggest Actors, Athletes, Musicians, Politicians, Chefs, and More.

Robin Hood, New York

Robin Hood, New York

NEW YORK, May 11, 2020 — Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia joined together tonight to air a citywide “virtual telethon” to raise awareness and funds to help affected New Yorkers. COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the lives of the latter.

Hosted by Tina Fey, “Rise Up New York!” brought together bighearted New Yorkers with one common goal: to raise funds for Robin Hood’s relief and recovery efforts.

One hundred percent of donations will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, health and mental health, legal services, education, and more - helping fellow New Yorkers rebuild their lives as the city moves towards recovery and beyond.

To date, Robin Hood has raised over $115 million toward relief and recovery efforts since the onset of the pandemic in New York City. Corporate donors, including Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Barclays, BlackRock, Capital One, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, have generously supported Robin Hood. These donors recognized the extreme need for help, and proactively reached out at the onset of the pandemic.

Telethon appearances included Governor Andrew Cuomo, Angie Mar, Awkwafina, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chris Rock, Daniel Humm, Danny Meyer, Darryl McDaniels, David Chang, Eli Manning, Fab 5 Freddy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Tuck, Matthew Broderick, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Michael Strahan, Mike D & Ad-Rock, Patti Lupone, Phil Simms, Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, RZA, Salt-N-Pepa, Sarah Jessica Parker, Spike Lee, and Trevor Noah.

Musical performances included Alicia Keys, Andrew Rannells, Ben Platt, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Chris Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Karen Olivio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mariah Carey, and Sting. Mariah Carey gave a rendition of “Through the Rain/Make It Happen.”

“New York City is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has created a whole new set of challenges for the millions of New Yorkers,” said Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore. “We must all come together as a community in support of our neighbors and one another.”

Rise Up, New York! was aired across local New York City broadcast television stations; Cheddar; News 12; RSN SportsNet; Spectrum News NY1; and YES Network. Radio stations like iHeartMedia, Entercom, SiriusXM, and CNBC also gave broadcast support. Further, ABC News Live, LiveXLive, NBC News NOW, and NowThis Media streamed the event.

Source: Robin Hood, New York.

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