About the Foundation: Board

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. She is as known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music. Bonnie has been involved with the environmental movement, the safe energy movement and a range of peace and social justice issues, regularly incorporating many benefit concerts into her schedule. As one of the co-founders of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, she continues to work for increased recognition, health benefits and royalty reform for the pioneering generation of R&B artists to whom we owe so much.

Damon Williams
Board Chairman

Terry Stewart
Board Vice Chairman

Jeff Harleston
Treasurer

Kenneth Gamble
Secretary

Glen Barros
Jerry Blavat
Del Bryant
Charles Feldman
Iris Gordy
Brian Hall
Zach Horowitz
Octavius “Ted” Reid III
Bruce Resnikoff
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Claudette Robinson
Paul Shaffer
William Smith
Mike Stoller

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Marc Byers
Chuck D
Jim Fifield
Harvey Fuqua
Shawn Gee
Richard Hunt
Chuck Jackson
Jason King, Ph.D.
Mathew Knowles
Jerry Leiber
David Nathan
Bonnie Raitt
Gregory J. Reed, Esq.
Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
Judy Tint, Esq.
Jeanie Weems
Louise West

CHAIRMEN EMERITUS

Jerry Butler
Kendall Minter, Esq.

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Frances Preston

FOUNDING DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Howell E. Begle, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM

Ed Bradley
Ruth Brown
Ahmet Ertegun
Gerald Levert
Teddy Pendergrass