• April 13, 2011

Only 3 weeks left before our Annual Gala!

The ’Leaders for Compassion’ Gala is Heart’s Home USA’s annual ben­efit, uniting leaders in busi­ness, pol­i­tics and art to fur­ther the cause of com­pas­sion and human dig­nity.

Our aware­ness of the uni­versal need for a com­pas­sionate friend goes hand in hand with the aware­ness of our need for a sup­port to ful­fill this cru­cial mis­sion. The Annual Leaders for Compassion Gala becomes, thus, this con­crete event we invite people to, in order to make a dif­fer­ence. By taking part in this event, people take part in our effort to faith­fully accom­pany utterly iso­lated people from all back­grounds in Brooklyn and Manhattan; they sup­port the activity of the Heart’s Home in Valparaiso, Chile; they help recruit and train American vol­un­teers (15 of them this very year!) to go for long-term mis­sions abroad; they help us orga­nize events to bring a spirit of com­pas­sion to the artist’s com­mu­nity and to all sec­tors of society; they build, together with us, a center to develop and pro­mote this cul­ture of com­pas­sion.

This year, the recip­ient of the Heart’s Home Compassion Award is Irish painter Sean Scully.
When we first met him in his Chelsea studio in the Spring of 2010, he said : ’You and me, we do exactly the same thing’. As Heart’s Home strives to bring human warmth and sup­port to the most iso­lated people, Scully’s work too, moved as it is by the tragic dehu­man­iza­tion of our con­tem­po­rary world, is an attempt to raise up our cul­ture, and to bring it back where it belongs, back to the human hearts.

Read Sean Scully’s biog­raphy

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