ASPCA® To Honor Martha Stewart with Presidential Service Award

April 14, 2009

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) will honor Martha Stewart with the ASPCA Presidential Service Award at the Twelfth Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball on Thursday, April 23 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  The award will be presented by ASPCA President & CEO, Ed Sayres. 

“The ASPCA is delighted to honor Martha Stewart for her dedication to promoting compassion toward animals and for her continued celebration of the important human-animal bond,” said Ed Sayres. “It is my pleasure to present the Presidential Service Award to Ms. Stewart and thank her for embodying the values of the honor’s purpose, and to recognize individuals who have made a commitment to animals and have gone above and beyond for animal welfare and its mission.”

The ASPCA Bergh Ball is an annual black-tie gala that draws a passionate crowd of animal lovers who come to dine and dance in support of the ASPCA’s mission, “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. stated: “My life has been greatly enriched by the many pets I have cared for over the years. I am deeply committed to the values the ASPCA embraces, and am honored to be receiving this award.”

The event will be emceed by popular designer Isaac Mizrahi while Jamie Niven of Sotheby’s will serve as the event’s auctioneer.