With Jon on tour with Bon Jovi in Europe, he was unable to attend in person but recorded a video acceptance and message for ACE founder, Henry Buhl. “I would like to take a moment to thank Henry Buhl – 21 years of serving his community. Giving people who were once homeless the opportunity and a hand up. As we all know, ACE offers work training programs, education, welfare, drug & alcohol counseling, as well as offering the homeless the hand up that they need. I proudly support ACE and all of their endeavors” said Jon Bon Jovi. “I want to thank Henry Buhl and the ACE Program for this wonderful evening and for honoring the JBJ Soul Foundation.”
Mimi Box, Executive Director of the JBJ Soul Foundation, accepted the award on stage on behalf of Dorothea, Jon, and the JBJ Soul Foundation. During Mimi’s acceptance remarks she noted that “the job readiness and social skills learned while at ACE will benefit participants for a lifetime”.
The JBJ Soul Foundation is honored to have received the Ace Humanitarian Award for our work in the community.
Photo: Mimi Box, Executive Director JBJSF; Dorothea Bongiovi, Program Manager Soul Kitchen; Heather Goldfarb, Marketing & Events Manager JBJSF; Zeet Peabody, Executive Chef Soul Kitchen; Ryan Timmons, General Manager Soul Kitchen
For more information on ACE and the work they do in New York City, please visit their website: ACENewYork.org