The American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet
A senior advisor of Blackstone Portfolio Operations Group at The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group, Bill Gray formerly fulfilled responsibilities as co-CEO of Ogilvy Group North America and as a member of the board of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Bill Gray’s interests include diverse community involvements; among these, he supports the American Red Cross in New York. For his contributions to this organization, he earned the 2008 Humanitarian of the Year Award.
In an effort to bring American Red Cross initiatives and disaster response activities into public awareness, the organization developed the National Celebrity Cabinet in 2002. Personalities including musicians, athletes, actors, and other public figures commit to a one-year term, during which they help the Red Cross spread its messages to encourage citizens to help in urgent situations.
When country music star and contestant on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Trace Adkins joined the National Celebrity Cabinet in 2012, he experienced firsthand the value of the American Red Cross. After he lost his home to fire, Red Cross volunteers came to the site with assistance for Mr. Adkins and his family. Today, Trace Adkins helps the American Red Cross reach his significant audience of fans. To learn more about the National Celebrity Cabinet and the work of the Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org/supporters/celebrities.