[NEWS] Hundreds turn out as Bon Jovi receives Marian Anderson Award | Project HOME

[NEWS] Hundreds turn out as Bon Jovi receives Marian Anderson Award

  • Hundreds turn out as Bon Jovi receives Marian Anderson Award
    Jon Bon Jovi tours JBJ Soul Homes at the residence's grand opening this past April. | Photo by Jay Gorodetzer Photography

Hundreds feted New Jersey-born rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi at a Kimmel Center gala Tuesday night, where he accepted the Marian Anderson Award for his music and charity work.

The award is given to entertainers who have "contributed to our society in a singular manner," event organizers said. They highlighted Bon Jovi's music and commitment to charity, including his work with programs in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Bon Jovi took the stage to a standing ovation about 10:30. "I'm deeply humbled to accept this award," he said, "and I do so fully aware of the rich and the powerful legacy of this honor."