The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award
|Paul & Mariana Williams|
ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams and his wife Mariana have established The ASCAP Foundation "Sunlight of the Spirit" Award presented to an individual under the age of 30 who is exemplary in recovery and in music creativity.
Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation. Recognized as one of America’s most gifted lyricists and composers, Williams’ musical legacy, including "We’ve Only Just Begun," "You and Me Against the World" and "The Rainbow Connection," have been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, REM, Tony Bennett, Dixie Chicks, Jason Mraz, and Kermit the Frog.