NEW YORK — Global Citizen announced a collaboration with Cadillac today to host Global Citizen & Cadillac in Concert - The “Accelerator Series,” a set of intimate performances hosted at Cadillac House in New York City. These live, exclusive performances will honor leading social entrepreneurs who are driving systemic change and creating solutions to global problems.
The first Global Citizen & Cadillac Accelerator Series performance will feature multi-platinum, multi-GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Charlie Puth on Tuesday, August 29, followed by Andra Day on Tuesday, Sept. 19, with a special third concert on Thursday, Sept. 21 (to be announced later this month). Global Citizens can earn admission to the free-ticketed series by joining the movement and taking action on some of today’s most important social issues.
At each event, a selected social entrepreneur will receive the inaugural Global Citizen Accelerator Award, presented by Cadillac honoring passion and genius in social entrepreneurship. The winners will receive a grant of $10,000 to continue their work and implement meaningful change around the world.
The concert series is part of a larger partnership between Global Citizen and Cadillac that will encourage a new generation of people to impact change through social entrepreneurship. These initiatives will be amplified by both Global Citizen and Cadillac leading up to and following their collaboration at the Global Citizen Festival at the end of September.
Recipients of the 2017 Global Citizen Accelerator Award, Presented by Cadillac:
- David Auerbach, Founder of Sanergy, a startup that is building healthy communities by making sanitation sustainable, and creating jobs, in Kenyan slums.
- Elise Kendall, CEO of Kinosol, a small-scale, solar-powered food dehydrator that is reducing food waste, increasing nutrient availability, and improving the livelihoods of subsistence farmers around the world.
- John Nesbit, Co-Founder of Medic Mobile, which provides frontline health workers the mobile technology they need to reach patients in rural areas.
Elizabeth Edelman, Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships for Global Citizen, said, “We are proud to work with Cadillac and a wonderful lineup of artists in shining a light on Global Citizens who are dedicated to making a difference. There’s no better way to honor this group of inspiring changemakers than by taking action to better the world. We hope that the stories we tell through this series will inspire a new generation of Global Citizens to become social entrepreneurs.”
Nathan Tan, Associate Director, Brand Partnerships & Experiences for Cadillac, said “Cadillac is proud to join Global Citizen in elevating and impacting individual change-makers who drive the world forward. The inaugural Accelerator Award recipients are social entrepreneurs using their passion and genius to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and accelerate change in innovative ways. We are committed to supporting the work of these social entrepreneurs and building awareness for their important and necessary work.”
Charlie Puth said, “It’s inspiring to see the impact one person can have in their community and around the world. I’m excited to celebrate these Global Citizens and their amazing achievements!”
Andra Day said, “I couldn’t be more excited to join this series and support the Global Citizen movement. Honoring leaders who are taking action to make the world a better place and ensuring no one goes hungry is an essential part of building a sustainable future."
For more information about how to join the movement, please visit www.globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, using #GlobalCitizen.
ABOUT CADILLAC HOUSE
CADILLAC HOUSE is Cadillac’s first-ever brand experience center—a public space that brings Cadillac’s design sensibility and passion points to life through a range of dynamic, curated programming and events across the arts, fashion, entertainment, and hospitality. Located in downtown New York City, Cadillac House represents the brand’s commitment to its new home and as a result, offers diverse experiences including a gallery, retail space, and café and exhibition area for the brand’s vehicles— resulting in a venue with an ever-evolving point of view on subjects beyond the automotive industry.