ERASE Racism will Honor Chairman and CEO of American Express Kenneth Chenault at Annual Benefit

(PRWEB) February 25, 2013

Mr. Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO of American Express, who grew up in Hempstead, will return to Long Island on June 5th, 2013 to be honored by the civil rights organization ERASE Racism at their 2013 Annual Benefit. Mr. Chenault will be given the organization’s Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Award for his life-time commitment to creating racial justice and promoting racial diversity.

When asked about the significance of having Mr. Chenault as the 2013 honoree, Elaine Gross, President of ERASE Racism, responded “We could not be more thrilled. Kenneth Chenault has used his position as one of the most powerful people in our nation to promote racial diversity and equity, so it is an honor that he has decided to join ERASE Racism for our most important event of the year.”

The organization will also recognize JOBCO, INC. for its commitment to increasing quality affordable housing on Long Island with the Corporate Leadership Award.

ERASE Racism’s 2013 Annual Benefit will take place on June 5, 2013 from 5:30pm-9:00pm at the Garden City Hotel. For more details and to buy tickets please visit: http://www.eraseracismny.org/2013Benefit

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