2023 Hummingbird Gala: Nearly US$1M Raised

New York, NY, (November 10, 2023) – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) hosted the 2023 Hummingbird Gala on Friday, October 27th at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Honorees Danny Wegman, Chairman of Wegmans Food Markets Inc., and his wife, Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman, Social Entrepreneur received International Humanitarian Awards, Sherrese Clarke Soares, Founder of HarbourView Equity Partners, received the Blue Mountain Award and Janice Hart of Yale New Haven Hospital received the Lignum Vitae Award.

The night commenced with a cocktail reception that included a display of luxury silent auction items, followed by a three-course meal and the awards program. Master of Ceremonies, actor and singer Leon Robinson “Leon” hosted the program, a performance by Grammy-nominated artist Maxi Priest, and music selection by Max Glazer. The night was thrilling, brimming with energy, where guests enjoyed from the red carpet to an unforgettable evening of entertainment and elegance.