Thanks to everyone who joined us for this year’s Awards Ceremony to make the world a better place for children. On November 7, we gathered at 583 Park Avenue in New York City to honor the work of six heroes who wake up every day to change the life of a child.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and attendees, we raised nearly $800,000. Every penny will help fund and elevate vital programs that support vulnerable children around the world.
Nearly 500 guests from around the world joined us at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side for an elegant night of cocktails, dinner and celebration. Guests included Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, Chancellor Emeritus of CUNY Dr. Matthew Goldstein, and fashion industry executives from Victoria’s Secret, New York & Company, Century 21 Department Store, COACH, Max Mara, ETRO and the Ralph Lauren Corporation.
We were so happy to finally introduce six of the bravest people we know — the 2013 Honorees — to the people we love — our friends and supporters. This year, we honored the work of Triveni Acharya, C. Mead Welles, Sarah Cronk, Michaela Mycroft, Lauren Bush Lauren, and Susie Krabacher. Each had the chance to share their story on stage and tell us how they plan to use their Award funding.
Longtime supporter Alina Cho hosted the ceremony and Celebrity Ambassador Stephanie March presented the Youth Awards. Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor-in-chief, joined us to present the 2013 Advocacy Award to Lauren Bush Lauren and Joshua Schulman of Bergdorf Goodman presented the 2013 Board of Governors’ Award to Maxine Martens.
Every penny of our Award grants will be used to fund and elevate programs that serve the needs of vulnerable children. Here are just a few of the ways that the 2013 Honorees plan to use their Awards:
Triveni Acharya will rescue over 1,300 girls from brothels in India and provide the care they need to rebuild their lives.
C. Mead Welles will provide prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices and mobility aids to more than 500 children with limb disabilities in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Michaela Mycroft will buy classroom materials for more than 600 children in her early childhood development program, empowering differently-abled children with the basic skills they need to succeed.
Sarah Cronk will establish 100 inclusive cheerleading teams for children with and without disabilities serving more than 2,000 students.
Susie Krabacher will expand the Abandoned Baby Triage Center, where 100 children will receive shelter sustenance and urgent medical care.
During dinner, guests were given the opportunity to make donations when we offered the beautiful premium of our commemorative Sterling Silver Horseshoe Key Ring and Limited Edition Key Necklace (specially handcrafted for us by designers Adam Shulman and Heidi Nahser Fink). By the end of the night, we had raised over $75,000 to unlock the future for vulnerable children worldwide.