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Event Recap : 16th Annual World of Children Award on November 7th, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013






World of Children Award
 hosted their 16th Annual Awards Ceremony on
 Thursday, November 7th at 583 Park Avenue (at East 63rd St) in Manhattan

Reception began at 6:00pm with the ceremony beginning at 7pm

The event had nearly 500 guests with $800,000 raised.

World of Children Award, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for child advocates, sets the gold standard for child advocacy by providing funding and recognition for the most effective change-makers for children worldwide. In its 15 year history, World of Children Award has invested $5 million in programs led by 95 honorees serving vulnerable children in 140 countries.

Co-Founder and Chief Feeder of FEED Projects Lauren Bush Lauren received the 2013 Advocacy Award, with World of Children Board Member and Martens & Heads! CEO Maxine Martens receiving the 2013 World of Children Board of Governors’ Award. The 2013 World of Children Health Award went to C. Mead Welles, co-founder of A Leg to Stand On, which helps children in the developing world who have lost limbs. Triveni Acharyareceived the 2013 Humanitarian Award for transforming the lives of victims of child trafficking by co-founding Rescue FoundationSusie Krabacher received the Alumni Award for her organization, Mercy & Sharing that provides care and education to children in Haiti. The 2013 World of Children Youth Awards went to Chaeli Mycroft for her work with children with disabilities as part of the Chaeli Campaign and Sarah Cronk for the Sparkle Effect which has created inclusive cheerleading and dance teams across the country.

Alina Cho served as Master of Ceremonies. Celebrity Ambassador and philanthropist Stephanie March and Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive were award presenters.

16th Anniversary Honorary Event Chairs were Joshua Schulman (President, Bergdorf Goodman) and Jim Conley(Global Partner Education, YouTube). Co-Chairs are Coach Visual Merchandising Director Amy Dorgan, ETRO General Manager North America Marco Pievani, P2F Holdings Co-Founder Sandy Piontak and Lenny Piontakand National Retail Consultants CEO Jerry Politzer and Jamie Barry.

Additional expected guests included World of Children Award Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, Ralph Lauren’s David Lauren (Lauren Bush Lauren’s husband), James Banks’ jeweler Adam ShulmanKelly Bensimon, Estee Lauder Companies Group President John Dempsey, Neiman Marcus Group President Specialty Retail Jim Gold, Living Proof CEO Jill Beraud, Former Victoria's Secret CEO Grace Nichols,Victoria's Secret Direct Executive Vice President, Brand and Creative Services Ann O’Malley, Attorney at LawRoberta Romberg, San Francisco Community Leader Sue SteinbergNY&Company CEO Laura Weil,NY&Company EVP Linda VilaikeoNY&Company EVP Human Resources Faeth BradleyNY&Company EVP Product Life Management & Corporate Initiatives Hope GreyRalph Lauren Corporation SVP of Advertising and Wholesale Marketing at Polo Ralph Lauren Liz PaleyRalph Lauren Corporation SVP Men’s Specialty StoresTom CushRalph Lauren Corporation’s Kim DraperBrioni USA President Todd BarrattoGiorgio Armani USA CEO Graziano De BoniCole Haan President Michael PrinceAnn Taylor Former President Christine BeauchampVictoria's Secret EVP of Brand and Creative Service, Max Mara VP Marketing & CommunicationsCelia Nichols, Marsh USA, Inc. Managing Director Devin Beresheim, BrainStorm Ventures Managing PartnerKeith Cox, Andy Cummins, Neuberger Berman LLC Managing Director Francis Fraenkel, Google General Partner Gene Frantz, Jim Gamett, Coburn Greenberg Partners LLC Partner Joyce Greenberg, JohnPaulRichard, Inc. CEO Bertan Kalatchi, BBDO Executive Vice President Archana Kumar, 3SGLED.COM CEO Ranjan Manoranjan, President of the US Fund for UNICEF President Caryl Stern and The City University of New York Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Matthew Goldstein.











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