*UNCF is taking time out to recognize one of the music’s most legendary voices and personalities, Chaka Khan. She is being given the Award of Excellence at the 32nd annual Evening of the Stars.

UNCF is honoring Khan for her distinguished career as an artist, her longstanding support of UNCF and for her personal philanthropic endeavor, the Chaka Khan Foundation, founded in 1999 to help women and children at risk.

She has been a frequent performer on An Evening of Stars and has lent her support to numerous other UNCF fundraising events over the years.

The awards ceremony will take place on September 25 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and televised some time in January 2011.