Chaka Kahn

Event Spurned By Stevie Wonder Raises More Than $14 Million

Musician pulled out of Friends of Israel Defense Forces fundraiser, citing recommendation from UN.

12/10/2012

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces fundraiser that singer Stevie Wonder pulled out of raised more than $14 million.

More than 1,400 people attended the event in Los Angeles to aid Israeli soldiers. Entertainment mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl chaired the gala. Saban is a national board member of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Stevie Wonder warmed up the crowd during an Obama trip to Ohio during his presidential campaign. Getty Images
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