“You can be yourself and still give your time to help,” Keys said at the event before performaing three tracks, including “No One,” “Not Even the King” and “Empire State of Mind,” for the crowd.
‘Brooklyn 99’ star and recent Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg hosted the event.
Presenter Jane Fonda introduced Forest Whitaker and President Bill Clinton at the Unite4:Humanity gala.
De Niro presented the creative conscience award to Scorsese, poking fun at the helmer’s recent film in light of the honor he was receiving. “The creative conscience award? Are you kidding me? Have you guys not seen ‘The Wolf of Wall Street?’ ” De Niro quipped.
Honoree Julia Louis-Dreyfus and presenter Robert F. Kennedy.
Presenter Sean Penn with Unite4Humanity honoree John Sykes.
Lee’s Philomena Project will lobby Irish authorities to open the files of children allegedly sold into adoption by the Catholic church. “The only true sin is to deny a child their mother’s love,” she said.
“Together we can inspire this generation to work to what’s really important,” Gomez said at the event.