Singer Lionel Richie and his family posed at “An Evening of Stars: A Tribute To Lionel Richie” hosted by UNCF on September 12, 2009. Lionel was honored for his musical achievements and for his work on behalf of UNCF(United Negro College fund).
“He is a national treasure,” said UNCF CEO Michael L. Lomax in a written statement, “and we’re proud to claim him, not only as a graduate of our storied member school, Tuskegee University, but as an artist of international renown and longtime supporter of UNCF and the work we do to make sure that every child in America gets an education that starts in preschool and doesn’t end until college graduation.”
Lionel’s son Miles Brockman (born May 27, 1994), his daughter Sofia (born August 26, 1998), his ex-wife Brenda Harvey, and his second ex-wife Diane Alexander, were all in attendance. Not in attendance was Nicole Richie, who recently gave birth to Lionel’s second grandchild.