Steven Tyler Raises $4.6 Million For Janie’s Fund At Grammys Viewing Party
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler raised $4.6 million for Janie’s Fund during his Grammy’s viewing party fundraiser last weekend.
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages in 2015 to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler organizes the viewing party every year, which includes dinner, a concert and a charity auction to support Janie’s Fund.
Tyler kicked off the event with a toast, followed by a piano-based rendition of Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” which was his first public performance in two years. Singer Jesse J headlined the festivities along with Miley Cyrus‘s band after Cyrus pulled out due to a positive COVID test.
Several items were auctioned off, including Aerosmith’s touring “Dream On” piano, signed by Tyler, at $700,000, a portrait by celebrity photographer Andy Gotts for $100,000 and an original Mick Rock photo of Tyler performing live with Aerosmith in 1976.
Other attendees included Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross, Caitlyn Jenner, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Benson, Matt Sorum and Kat Graham.
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