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HDI’s Long Serving Celebrity Spokeswoman Mary Wilson Posthumously Honored at the 2023 Grammys

Feb 27, 2023 10:25:28 AM / by Natalie Scarantino Sadler posted in hdi, Mary Wilson, 2023 Grammys, Grammys


New York, NY - The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) works around the world to inform and foster dialogue amongst critical stakeholders on key global issues. We do this through our programs with the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, engaging young people, supporting cultural and sports diplomacy, and working on humanitarian programs. HDI employs cultural programming, including culinary diplomacy, to promote dialogue. We collaborate with U.S. Embassies and Consulates to share American culture and values worldwide.  Our late Celebrity Spokesperson, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, was an important part of this mission.

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HDI Pays Tribute to Mary Wilson at The Grammy Museum

Mar 15, 2022 9:59:01 AM / by Natalie Scarantino Sadler posted in hdi, Grammy Winner, Mary Wilson, Grammy Museum


New York, NY - On Friday, March 4, 2022, the late Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson was honored at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. 

The star-studded event, titled A Tribute to Mary Wilson, was eloquently hosted by Ms. Wilson’s daughter Turkessa Babich and featured appearances by Stevie Wonder, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Motown’s original songwriters Brian and Eddie Holland, and Iris and Karla Gordy. HDI was proud to provide a video tribute to Mary, who was our longtime Celebrity Spokesperson.

HDI Chairman Al Khalafalla spoke warmly of Mary’s work advocating for HDI’s goal of fostering international dialogue. Dr. Khalafalla also presented a video that showed Mary’s humanitarian work on HDI projects in Asia. Dr. Khalafalla joined Rita Coolidge, Corporation for Public Broadcasting President Patricia Harris and others in highlighting the impact made by Mary Wilson.

Universal Music used this event to release the Mary Wilson – Motown Anthology.

The Tribute was available online on March 6, Mary Wilson’s Birthday.

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