(East Hampton, New York) June 13, 2009-Saturday
afternoon The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation
held its second annual luncheon at the Reginald
F. Lewis Estate in East Hampton, New York. The
event honored R. Donahue Peebles and
Retired Colonel Lee A. Archer, Jr.
Mrs. Loida Lewis,
the widow of Reginald F. Lewis, hosted the
luncheon along with Ms. Gabriella Morris
and Ms. Lolita Valerrama Savage. The
master of ceremonies included Maurice DuBois,
co-anchor of the CBS Morning Show.
Attendees included Don King and former
New York Mayor David Dinkins.
In addition to the awards ceremony, this year's
event also included a performance by the Dance
Theater of Harlem. The Reginald F. Lewis
Foundation Gala is in its' second
year. The foundation raises funds for the
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland for African
American History and Culture.