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Sheryl Crow to Perform at the Ad Council’s 63rd Annual Public Service Award Dinner

Presented by iHeartMedia Inc., Performance will Close the Ad Council’s Largest Fundraising Event of the Year
Sheryl Crow to Perform at the Ad Council’s 63rd Annual Public Service Award Dinner

NEW YORK, November 14, 2016— The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) in the U.S., announced today that Sheryl Crow, presented by iHeartMedia Inc.,will perform at its 63rd Annual Pubic Service Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on November 16, 2016. Comedian and Tony Award-Winner James Corden, Host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS, will emcee the dinner.

Attended by more than 1,400 prominent executives from the media,advertising, and corporate communities, the Annual Dinner recognizes the industries and individuals who support the Ad Council and its public service campaigns.This year’s event will honor Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems, for his philanthropic work and public service contributions through the Adobe Foundation. It will be chaired by Margo Georgiadis, President of Google, Inc.and Chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors.

Sheryl Crow is a world-renowned singer-songwriter and breast cancer activist. She has sold more than 30 million albums globally and garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of 32 nominations) from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Crow has used her talent to support many nonprofit causes including Stand Up To Cancer, The World Food Program, Feeding America and ADOPT A CLASSROOM. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, Crow partnered with her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk,to open the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at Funk's Pink Lotus Breast Center.

“We are thrilled to have Sheryl Crow perform live at our Annual Dinner,” said Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, Ad Council. “Sheryl is an incredible musician and an inspiring role model who uses her talent to support so many important causes. With her performance, and James Corden as emcee, I know it will be an unforgettable night in celebration of social good.” 

Rachel Platten gave a special surprise performance at last year’s dinner, performing her hit singles “Fight Song” and “Stand By You.” Previous hosts of the Ad Council dinner include Stephen Colbert, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers.

The Ad Council has held the Annual Dinner, honoring corporate leaders for their contributions to public service, since 1953. The Public Service Award Dinner is the organization’s largest fundraising event. Last year’s benefit raised a record-breaking $4.1 million to support the Ad Council’s programs.


The Ad Council
The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization with a rich history of marshaling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has affected, and continues to affect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action, and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit,like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or view our PSAs on YouTube.

About iHeartMedia
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMediahas the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multi-platform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 90 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit for more company information.

Ellyn Fisher
The Ad Council
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