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Celebrity Forum
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An evening with
Kathie Lee Gifford
&
Hoda Kotb
to Benefit Student Scholarships
T
he 18th annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum will
feature Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of the Emmy
Award-winning fourth hour of NBC's "Today" show, at 8 p.m. Friday,
June 3, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Proceeds from Celebrity Forum support Middlesex Community
College Foundation student scholarships. Since 2004, more than
$200,000 in Celebrity Forum Scholarships has been awarded to 86
Middlesex students. In addition to Celebrity Forum Scholarships,
the MCC Foundation annually awards more than $100,000 in
student scholarships.
Though probably best known for her 15 years on TV's "Regis and
Kathie Lee," Gifford is also a successful actress, singer, songwriter,
playwright, author and philanthropist.
She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in Stephen Sondheim's "Putting
It Together," and in 2005 her first musical, "Under The Bridge" (book/
lyrics and contributing composer), opened off Broadway. In 2012, her
musical "Scandalous" (book/lyrics) received a Tony Award nomination.
Gifford is the New York Times best-selling author of many books. In
2014, she self-published "Good Gifts, One Year in the Heart of a Home"
with more than $1 million in sales going directly to the Salvation Army's
Red Box Campaign. She is also a long-time supporter of the Association
to Benefit Children's Cody House and Cassidy's Place, which provide a
transitional home for infants and children who have severe disabilities
and serious medical problems.
Past Celebrity Forum speakers include Walter Cronkite with Doris
Kearns Goodwin, Colin Powell, former President George Bush with