Starkey Hearing Foundation
The “ So The World May Hear” Awards Gala benefits Starkey Hearing Foundation and money raised will help us bring the gift of hearing to thousands of children around the globe. At the 2016 Gala, we raised a record $9.5 million, which will allow us to fit more than 200,000 hearing aids to people in need again this year and fulfill our commitment of giving more than 1 million hear aids this decade. Past performers have included, Lionel Ritchie, Sir Elton John, Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, Sammy Hagar, John Mellencamp, Rob Thomas, Marc Anthony, Glenn Frey and Steve Martin plus many others. Past honorees have included Sir Elton John, Garth Brooks, President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, President George W Bush, Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Billy Graham, Barbara Bush and Steve Martin plus many others. Last year’s honorees, performers and speakers included President Clinton, Tony Blair, Jennifer Garner, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper to name a few. This year is starting to shape up as a wonderful evening with President Clinton, Dalai Lama, Steven Tyler, Grace VanderWaal to name a few. We are proud to be ranked the 5th largest benefit in the United States for the past few years.