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CDF's 35th Anniversary Gala

October 6, 2008 - October 6, 2008

Washington, D.C. 

On October 6, 2008, friends of CDF from across the country and from all walks of life came together to celebrate our accomplishments and rededicate our efforts to ensure a brighter future for America's children at CDF's 35th Anniversary Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The event included hosts Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, actress Jurnee Smollett, ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, Editor Emerita of Essence magazine Susan L. Taylor, actress and comedienne Ali Wentworth, singer and actress Holly Robinson Peete and a special video tribute from actor Sidney Poitier. Performers included renowned teenaged pianist Peng-Peng Gong, Broadway Kids, singer N'Kenge, Grammy® award-winning a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Impact Repertory Theatre.

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