Nine-Time Grammy Award Winner, Academy Award-Winner & Philanthropist
Nine-time Grammy award-winning R&B artist John Legend and the “All of Me” crooner has earned millions of fans with his chart-topping albums, has collaborated and written best-selling recordings for artists such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay Z, and Kanye West and has embarked on worldwide tours. Legend recently won a Golden Globe award and…
Nine-time Grammy award-winning R&B artist John Legend and the “All of Me” crooner has earned millions of fans with his chart-topping albums, has collaborated and written best-selling recordings for artists such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay Z, and Kanye West and has embarked on worldwide tours. Legend recently won a Golden Globe award and was nominated for an Oscar for the song “Glory” that he wrote with the musical artist Common for the film “Selma.”
Although he is primarily known for his musical talents, Legend has contributed his passions and ambition to benefit the lives of others. His song “Show Me” became the inspiration for the Show Me Campaign he launched in 2007 that aims to break the cycle of poverty by striving to inspire society to take action and provide children with a quality education.
In addition, he is also a member of the board of directors of Pop Tech, a network that uses research to adopt new initiatives and encourage diverse new projects and ideas.
Legend’s humanitarian efforts have earned him numerous awards, including 2012 BET Humanitarian of the Year Award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the 2012 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.
He is the national spokesperson for the Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization equipping minority business leaders with the keys to success. Furthermore, he has partnered with Samsung to support educational outlets with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
Legend’s advocacy for education, along with his many accomplishments, landed him a spot in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
John can speak on a variety of topics including education, education reform, civil rights, philanthropy, activism, social change and politics. Also, he is an experienced moderator, panelist, commencement speaker
John works to break the cycle of poverty through the Show Me Campaign, dedicated to education for all
John speaks on his life, career, and passion to make a positive impact in the world and performs 3 songs on piano during the talk to make it an unforgettable event
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