“America’s Got Talent” Winner Kodi Lee to Perform at Charity Gala

Kodi Lee

A day after winning the television talent show “America’s Got Talent,” a local nonprofit announced that singer and pianist Kodi Lee will be performing at its annual gala in March.

Lee—who is blind and has autism, is considered a musical prodigy and savant—will be headlining the Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Royal Ball at Eau Palm Beach.

The foundation works to serve children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and proceeds from the gala will go towards the Unicorn Connection Center, which will be home to the foundation’s offices, training facilities, and Special Percs Cafe.

“With 1 of every 6 children affected by some form of intellectual or developmental disability, most of us have experienced the challenges first-hand or know someone who has,” the foundation says in a press release.

“America’s Got Talent” features judges Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell (you know him from “American Idol”). It was Union’s first year as judge, and her first “golden buzzer” to keep him in the running was for Lee.

“From the first note you sang, I knew you were something special and that you were here to change the world,” Union wrote on an Instagram post after Lee’s win.

For more information about the gala, visit UnicornChildrensFoundation.org.