Calvin Klein hosts the Save The Children Benefit Gala

October 1, 2013  16:36  |  News

Calvin Klein hosts the Save The Children Benefit Gala

Francisco Costa, Tom Murry, Manny Chirico, Italo Zucchelli. Photos: © 2013 Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Calvin Klein presented its first-ever benefit gala for Save the Children this evening at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The event honored influential supporters of the organization, including Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; award-winning actor and Save the Children Artist Ambassador, Jennifer Garner; PVH Corp.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emanuel (Manny) Chirico; the Bezos Family Foundation; and, Tipton Elementary School’s Early Childhood Coordinator, Virginia Almeida. This monumental occasion raised approximately $1.8 million thus far.

Hosted by NBC News Correspondent and former First Daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, the inspiring event served to increase awareness for Save the Children and early childhood education programs in the U.S. For the evening, Calvin Klein Collection wardrobed Ms. Garner and Ms. Bush Hager; New York Giants’ Victor Cruz, Victor Garber, Caroline Kennedy and Save the Children’s board member, Anne M. Mulcahy – who all served as presenters for the evening; and, Save the Children’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs, Mark Shriver. Other notable guests in attendance included Whoopi Goldberg and Save the Children’s President & CEO, Carolyn Miles.

Calvin Klein hosts the Save The Children Benefit Gala

Calvin Klein hosts the Save The Children Benefit Gala

At the benefit gala, Save the Children bestowed five newly created awards: the National Legacy Award was presented to Secretary Clinton by Save the Children board members Thomas S. Murphy and Ms. Mulcahy; the National Child Advocate Award was presented to Ms. Garner by Mr. Garber; the National Responsibility Award was presented to Mr. Chirico by Mr. Cruz; the National Humanitarian Award was presented to Jackie Bezos on behalf of the Bezos Family Foundation by Jack Shonkoff, M.D.; and, the National Child Service Award was presented to Ms. Almeida for her work on Tipton Elementary School’s “Early Steps to School Success Program” in Tipton, California, by Ms. Kennedy.

Guests at the event enjoyed a special musical performance by Multi-Platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist, Daughtry. Additionally, a short film produced by Ms. Garner, which features a true story of a mother and child who have benefitted from the programs that Save the Children offers, was debuted.

Calvin Klein hosts the Save The Children Benefit Gala

Chris Daughtry

Jennifer Garner, Francisco Costa

Jennifer Garner, Francisco Costa

Jennifer Garner, Mark Shriver

Jennifer Garner, Mark Shriver

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Jenna Bush Hager

Jenna Bush Hager

Manny Chirico, Victor Cruz

Manny Chirico, Victor Cruz


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