Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive organization is set to honor Oprah Winfrey at its ninthÂ annual Black Ball in November.
The Grammy Award-winning singer said in a statement Tuesday that the media mogul is “a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart.”
She adds that this year’s event will pay “special tribute to the empowerment of women– the heartbeat, soul, and backbone of the AIDS movement.”
Winfrey is widely known for her humanitarian efforts that include the building of schools in South Africa. In the past, she has taken HIV tests and encouraged her students and their families to do the same.
Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003 by Keys and Leigh Blake to assist HIV/AIDS victims in Africa and India.
Past honorees include former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and Bono.