Gaynor has channeled her fame and recognition into support for several charities, donating not only her money but also her time and talent. She changed the lyrics to her world-renowned song and leant her time to a corresponding music video used by the Miami Children’s Hospital to raise awareness and funds for their lifesaving efforts.
Never one to rest, Gloria recently earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences to aid in her work with charities and organizations helping at-risk youths and their families. On May 16th, 2015 Dowling College presented Gloria with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music.
Gaynor coontinues to tirelessly tour the world. She performs at concerts in the USA, Europe, South America, and beyond each year. Gaynor was a presenter at the 2015 GRAMMY’s and the headliner at the 2015 “Official GRAMMY Celebration.”
No stranger to television, Gaynor has made guest appearances on “Ally McBeal,” “The Wayans Bros.,” and “That ‘70s Show.” She was a featured guest on the premiere episode of “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” and most recently Gloria was a guest on the “DR. OZ” Show.
2016 found Gaynor finishing a new album of inspirational songs. She spent time in Nashville during 2014 and 2015 co-writing and collaborating with GRAMMY-winning CCM songwriters and producers.
Gaynor has received many awards and honors through her career, including these recent ones: In 2002, she was honored at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo with the coveted LEGEND award presented by long time fan Prince Albert and was the featured artist in the Tom Ford Tribute hosted by Tom and Rita Hanks. Gaynor was presented by Ido Aharoni (Consul General of Israel), with the “Martin Luther King Jr Award” acknowledging those who have gone above and beyond to inspire others.
In March 2016, Gaynor’s recording of, “I Will Survive,” was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, preserving sound recordings with great cultural and historic importance to the U.S. Her second book, We Will Survive, True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song, was a 2015 Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. The remarkable stories in this book reveal that the song, “I Will Survive,” has reached people from all walks of life and touched them in thousands of unique ways.
From individuals triumphing over illness to those suffering from the painful loss of a loved one to others piecing their lives together after bearing witness to a national tragedy, “I Will Survive,” has become an emotional anthem for them and for millions of Gaynor’s adoring fans around the world.
“It is my privilege and honor to use it to inspire people around the world of every nationality, race, creed, color and age group to join me as I sing and live the words: ‘I Will Survive.’” - Gloria Gaynor