Hopeless Records President To Be Recognized With Vision Award

Bands — By HopelessMelissa on September 11, 2008

Louis and Michelle Posen, Jac Holzman, and the Allergan I Care Campaign will receive the Vision Award from The Center for the Partially Sighted at their annual Hope In Sight Gala on Sunday, September 21 at Casa Del Mar Hotel by the Sea in Santa Monica.  The Center will also celebrate 30 years of providing comprehensive care to nearly 2,500 children and adults with impaired sight each year.  Center Board Member and Fox TV news host Steve Edwards will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Actor, author and musician Tom Sullivan will speak and Hopeless Records artist Nural will perform.

Vision award honorees are selected for their outstanding creativity and lifetime contributions to the community and to the Center.  Despite profound vision loss from Retinitis Pigmentosa, Louis Posen founded both Hopeless and Sub City Records, and through his businesses, he has donated more than $1.5 million dollars to charities. Michelle is the Advocacy Relations Manager for Vital Options International whose mission is to facilitate a global dialogue about cancer.

“In connection with the mission of Sub City to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations through our operations as a record label, we are delighted to support The Center for the Partially Sighted’s 2008 Hope In Sight Gala.  As an organization for which our founder and President, Louis Posen, has volunteered and worked with by mentoring others with visual impairments, we are delighted the Center has chosen to honor him and his wife Michelle at this year’s Gala.

As we grow our record business, we hope to continue to work with other non-profit organizations and help them grow along with us.  Our work with the Center on this event is our way to do our part in supporting the organization’s growth and reaching its goals”
-Alan G Person, General Manager

Vision award honoree and music legend Jac Holzman was the founder and creative head of both Elektra and Nonesuch Records, bring us artists such as The Doors, Judy Collins, Queen, and Carly Simon. Currently with Warner Music Group, Jac is designing and implementing the industry’s first major eLabel, Cordless Recordings, to launch and promote artists primarily through internet exposure.

The Allergan I Care Campaign will also receive the Center’s Vision Award.  Created in 2005 as a partnership between The Allergan Foundation and Tom Sullivan, an accomplished and successful actor, author and songwriter who has been blind from birth, the Allergan I Care Campaign advances the understanding of and the care for people with impaired sight.

Proceeds from the evening benefit The Center for the Partially Sighted, a comprehensive low vision rehabilitation agency providing the tools and the training to help children and adults with impaired sight function independently.

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