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Be Great! humanitarian awards

September 9, 2022

Join us for a magical, immersive, and experiential celebration of humanity

During Disney100 Kick-off Celebrations

The Be Great! Humanitarian Awards in Review

Celebrating extraordinary individuals making an extraordinary contribution to humanity.

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with special guests

A reunited cast of the 90s
‘All New’ Mickey Mouse Club

Join us September 9, 2022 to kick-off our social impact campaign:

Use your bottle,
change our world

Using the Global Goals as a framework, our mission is to Activate the Public in a FUN and uniquely empowering way with a SOLUTION BASED APPROACH to reducing individual plastic use including FREE BOTTLE GIVEAWAYS.

#DontChooseExtinction  #ReducePlasticUse

Featured 2022 Be Great! Award Honoree

Emily Lartigue

Founder, Cast Member Pantry

Emily is a former Disney employee who at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a food pantry for Cast Members facing hardships. Her work has served more than 10,000 Cast Members throughout Florida and California.

Visit Cast Member Pantry

Featured 2021 Be Great! Award Recipient

Jeff Hoffman

Founder of,, & more

Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, producer of a Grammy Award-winning jazz album, executive producer of an Emmy Award-winning television show, Youth Advisor, and trusted advisor. Jeff has dedicated the last 15+ years to philanthropy and mentoring youth.


Be Great! founder, Bryan, interviewing Jeff Hoffman (2021 Award Recipient) at Give Kids The World Village on 9/8/21
Be Great! Awards Ceremony is Hosted by

Dr. Greg Reid

Author, Speaker & Founder of Secret Knock

Greg is an entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts.

As an action taking phenomenon, strategy turns into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits. A firm believer in the role of win-win partnerships and making a difference in others to succeed. He can be found having a great time brewing up inspiration, occasionally breaking into song and dance, and being of service to those around him.


Musical Performance by

Rhona Bennet

member of EN VOGUE

Rhona is 1/3 of the iconic Pop group En Vogue, a songwriter, actress, dancer, author, and Life Coach. Some of her accolades include her debut solo effort on Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild/Sony imprint, her now classic role as “Nicole” on the Jamie Foxx Show in “Jingles 2000,” and her “BIG BREAK” coming from inspiring Oprah Winfrey on her television series “The Women Of Brewster's Place. Her newest book, ‘Saving Your Soul,’ is out now, and En Vogue will wrap up its national arena tour with New Kids on the Block in August (the 'Mixtape Tour 2022').


Musical Performance by

Tony Lucca

NBC's The Voice

Tony is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. He has built a steady following as a headlining artist and has had support from his fellow Mickey Mouse Club alumni Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. Tony’s music has been featured in shows like “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Felicity,” and “Brothers and Sisters,” He also took third place on NBC's “The Voice,” where he earned a record deal with Adam Levine's 222 Records. He was a frequent member of the house band on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and has toured with Sara Bareilles, Jonny Lang, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Rachael Yamagata, and Emerson Hart.


Musical Performance by

Chasen Hampton

member of THE PARTY

Chase is a recording artist, songwriter, producer, and mentor. He was signed as a member and co-host of the “All New’ Mickey Mouse Club, and by age 14, signed to Disney’s Hollywood Records where he toured the world recording with 90’s pop group “The Party”. His purpose is found in mentoring young artists and has produced hundreds of live shows for children & young adults as the founder of CHASENLIFE, LLC. Chasen has lent his voice to The Aids Project of LA, American Diabetes Association, Cast Member Pantry, onePulse Fdn, Give Kids The World, and MusiCares.


Musical Performance by

Deedee Magno Hall

Steven Universe, Broadway's Wicked & Miss Saigon, member of THE PARTY

An original Mouseketeer, Deedee is currently the voice of “Pearl” on the Emmy nominated Cartoon Network’s animated show, Steven Universe, recently played "Diana" in Next To Normal (East West Players) and won the Ovation Award for Leading Actress in a Musical. Other theater credits: If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour), “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National Tour & Asian Tour), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), “Mrs. Walker” The Who’s Tommy (East West Players). TV & Film: Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Face, Sister Act 2. Recordings: 4 albums recorded with Hollywood Records’ pop group, “The Party” & Co-founder of mommy singing group, Mama Bares.


Special performance

Lindsey Alley

Blood, Sweat & Mouseketears

During this memorable evening of showtunes, catharsis and joy, Lindsey takes us on a comedic musical journey... and her quest for the elusive “Happily Ever After.”

Having played all over the country, as well as internationally, Lindsey Alley has entertained audiences everywhere from 54 Below in New York City to the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Lindsey has been performing in theatre, television and film since the age of six. In 1989, she was cast as a Mouseketeer on the Disney Channel’s, Mickey Mouse Club, performing alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, etc. She was one of only three cast members to appear in the pilot and all seven seasons of the show.

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2022 Award Recipients
Announcement in August

2022 Humanitarian Award Honorees Announced


Nika King

Rose of Sharon

Leigh Steinberg

Steinberg Sports & Entertainment


Guillermo Díaz

C.A.R.E Project

Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali

Talent 4 Change

Ever Matson

Child Hunger Sucks

Karl Kani

Founder & CEO of Karl Kani

Lady JB Owen

Ignite Humanity

Sir Alec Stern

Co-founder, Constant Contact

Jade Zaroff

Entertainment for Change

Dr. Cyndi Romine

Called to Rescue

Andy Arias

DC Universal Pride

Eric Power

Veteran's Disability Help

Gavin Keilly

GBK Brand Bar

Larry Namer

Founder E! Entertainment

Emily Lartigue

Cast Member Pantry


We're celebrating Greatness, Humanitarians and Disney100 - 100 years of wonder with Music, Dancing, Mingling, and Partying with a Purpose! Featuring VJ Jimbo and live music from Maty Noyes.

Starts at 10:45 PM

Event Details

2nd Annual Be Great! Humanitarian Awards

September 9, 2022

Grand Ballroom
Anaheim Marriott Convention Center
700 West Convention Way Anaheim, California 92802

5:30 PM

VIP Champagne Reception
Red Carpet Photo Ops
(Cocktail attire please)

7:00 PM

General Admission
Red Carpet Photo Ops
(Cocktail attire please)

8:00 PM

Musical Performances + Presentations + Awards
Lindsey Alley's "Blood, Sweat & Mouseketeer's"

10:45 PM

(Cocktail attire please)

Hors D'oeuvres | Cash Bar
$15 Parking at Anaheim Marriott

* 2022 Be Great! Humanitarian Awards is an independently produced not-for-profit event and is not directly affiliated with D23 Expo. 2022 Be Great! Humanitarian Awards is produced by Be Great!, Create Impact™, and presented by Veteran's Disability Help.

VIP Reception

Private VIP Reception for Award Recipients, Mouseketeers, Celebrities and VIPs at 5:30 PM featuring Hors d'ouvres, complimentary drinks and champagne. Private red carpet photos and interviews, intimate networking/mingling, and entertainment

Meet the Producers & Presenters

2022 Be Great! Humanitarian Awards is produced by Be Great! and Create Impact™. Presented by Veteran's Disability Help.


Be Great! is a social impact-based production company that spotlights individuals, events and organizations who are advancing humanity and empowering the planet. In partnership with a 501(c)(3) non-profit program, Be Great! produces a variety of awards, International community events, and media that inspires people to be great!


Create Impact™ is a not-for-profit organization founded by a coalition of socially conscious entrepreneurs and humanitarians with over 20 years of nonprofit experience. Our team works to amplify important calls to action, honor achievement, and promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a better world by 2030.


Established in March of 2015, Veteran's Disability Help is leading the way for all Veteran benefits. We have served over 2,100 veterans, and have redirected over 2.1 MILLION dollars a month from the VA back to our clients. We are a professional firm with a team of Dedicated Claim Managers that are here for you and will assist and guide your through all Compensation & Pension Evaluations.

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