Bill Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and, Mariah Carey all received honors at The Save The Music 10th Anniversary Gala hosted by Conan O’Brien in New York City.
Evening highlights included an auction emceed by Tim Gunn of Project Runway in which an autographed guitar by Sir Paul McCartney ultimately went for $45,000. And in a not to be missed performance, John Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi and Roger Waters all performed with a 60-piece orchestra comprised of Save The Music Foundation students from across the country. According to sources, Mariah Carey was truly touched by the evening. “This is a wonderful organization,” Carey said during her acceptance. “I don’t talk about it much, but I didn’t have an easy childhood and music literally saved my life.”
The Save The Music Foundation was started in 1997 and has since provided $40 million in new musical instruments and has successfully restored and sustained instrumental music programs in 1,500 public schools in over 100 cities around the country. To learn more event details and fashion overview of the evening, check it out here.