Paul McCartney Performing at Javits Center
April 2015

Musical legend Paul McCartney and his band will be performing at the Javits Center as a part of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit on May 12. Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization and every dollar raised at the benefit will go to support the most effective poverty-fighting programs throughout the five boroughs.

"I know that with Robin Hood 100% of the money raised goes right to the organizations helping people on the edge," Mr. McCartney said. "As an honorary New Yorker, I'm proud to help Robin Hood continue their efforts to help the neediest people get the support and tools they need to build better lives for themselves and their families."

Paul McCartney is no stranger to Robin Hood. Immediately following the 9/11, he generously donated his legendary talents to the Concert for New York City, which raised more than $36 million to provide direct financial assistance to the families of victims who lost their lives in the terror attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. In addition, the money raised provided emergency assistance and support, as well as long-term mental health care and other health services to First Responders, their families and low-income New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a result of the attacks. More recently, McCartney headlined the Robin Hood 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, which raised more than $50 million in one night to help front-line organizations that were helping victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

"All of us at Robin Hood are honored to have Paul perform at our Benefit," said David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood. We know from past experience he will blow the doors off the Javits Center with a musical performance that should not be missed; we continue to be overwhelmed by Paul's generosity of spirit and his willingness to use his incredible talents to aid New Yorkers in need."

Please contact Debbie Fife at 212-245-6570 x 20 or benefit@robinhood.org for tickets and table information.