We Are Family Gala Embraced Global
Partners Of All Ages

Nile Rodgers With Kate Pierson And Jackson Browne

Bobby Funaro With Chef Joe DiMaggio And Guest

Donna D’Cruz

Mo Rocca

Nile Rogers With Rosie Perez And Nancy Hunt

Joanna Bennett

Rosie Perez And We Are Family Foundation President Nancy Hunt

Piano Prodigy Ethan Borthnick With Steven Van Zandt

John Shea

Steven Van Zandt With Kate Pierson

The Legend Sir Ivan Wilzig

Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David

Jackson Browne, Nile Rodgers with CHIC and Steven Van Zandt took the stage for show-stopping performances at this year’s 8th Annual Celebration Gala for We Are Family Foundation, delighting such guests as iconic photog Bruce Weber, B52s’ Kate Pierson, actor John Shea, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and evening hosts Rosie Perez and Mo Rocca. DJ Donna D’Cruz kicked off the festivities, providing music for the cocktail reception; later, an exciting live auction brought bidders to their feet with such items as a private one-on-one with Jackson Browne and a custom handmade “Jackson Browne” Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Seduction of Spirit Six-Day Deepak Chopra Experience, a Rock ‘n Roll Winter Weekend with Kate Pierson of the B52s, a collaborative portrait with celebrated fashion photographer Bruce Weber and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band-Signed Gibson Les Paul 1958 Jr. and Tickets to the 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards. After receiving the evening’s Humanitarian Award, Jackson Browne joined Nile Rodgers and Steven Van Zandt on stage, performing a selection of fan-favorites, including “Running on Empty” and “Somebody’s Baby,” which brought guests to their feet. Afterwards, Nile Rodgers and CHIC took over, performing such iconic tunes as “Le Freak,” “Good Times” and “I’m Coming Out” before the honorees, Foundation team and guests took the stage together to close the evening with a show-stopping rendition of “We Are Family.”

Photos By: James Edstrom