B-52s with Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel; Event Chairs Cara Isdell Lee, Ginny Brewer, and Ashley Miller; and Honoree Ted Turner at UNICEF's Evening for Children First 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images for UNICEF.

B-52s with Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel; Event Chairs Cara Isdell Lee, Ginny Brewer, and Ashley Miller; and Honoree Ted Turner at UNICEF's Evening for Children First 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images for UNICEF.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s second annual Evening for Children First, attended by more than 300 guests, raised over $730,000 to support UNICEF’s work around the world to put Children First. The event honored entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner with the Global Philanthropist Award for the tremendous impact he has made on the lives of countless children and their families.

Throughout the evening, which was emceed by CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, guests enjoyed a dinner menu designed by local chefs Matthew Basford (Canoe), Gerry Klaskala (Aria) and Chris Raucci (Ted’s Montana Grill). Kicking off the evening was a performance by Maxwell Lattie Taylor, followed by a live auction and an exclusive performance by Georgia-native band, the B-52s. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Isdell Family Foundation and all of our sponsors, and to all of the evening’s attendees, for their support and dedication to putting Children First.

  

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Wednesday,
March 30, 2016

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The Foundry
at Puritan Mill

Atlanta, Georgia

6:30 PM
Cocktails

7:30 PM
Dinner & Program

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Cocktail Attire


2016 GLOBAL PHILANTHROPIST AWARD HONOREE

Ted Turner


SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY

the B-52s


HOST

Suzanne Malveaux


HONORARY CHAIRS

Rebecca and Dr. Sanjay Gupta


CHAIRS

Ginny Brewer
Cara Isdell Lee
Ashley Miller


PATRON CHAIRS

Jennie Turner Garlington
Swati Patel
Sara Shlesinger


HOST COMMITTEE

Hank Aaron
Meg and Jeff Arnold
Wendy and Neal Aronson
Hansa Bhargava and Sandeep Yadav
Taz and Vik Bhatia
Michele and Pat Boushka
Ginny and Charles Brewer
Margaret and Hartley Caldwell
Claudia and Jon Carroll
Kristen and Michael Delaney
Jennie Turner Garlington and Peek Garlington
Amy Kim and John Gira
Marian Goldberg
Helen and John Gordon
Rebecca and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Pamela Isdell
Catherine and J.J. Jaxon
Elizabeth and Michael Klump
Priti and Nick Lakha
Cara Isdell Lee and Zak Lee
Mary and Tim Mapes
Ashley and Prescott Miller
Rhonda and Dusty Milner
Anna and Richard Paré
Beth and David Park
Swati and Rahul Patel
Jeri Moran and Shaun Rawls
Kelly and Rusty Rodts
Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel
Sara and John Shlesinger
Millie and Steve Smith
Griff and Charles Smithgall
Angie and Brannigan Thompson
Karen and Bob Welanetz
Christina and Andrew Whitney
Craig Koch and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip
David York


MENU DESIGN

Matthew Basford, Canoe
Gerry Klaskala, Aria
Chris Raucci, Ted's Montana Grill


PRESENTING SPONSOR

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CHAMPION

Alston & Bird, LLP
Georgia-Pacific, LLC
Turner
UPS
Voya Financial


ADVOCATE

Roohi and Yaseen Abubaker
Michele and Pat Boushka
Ginny and Charles Brewer
Delta Air Lines
Gulshan Harjee and Zul Devji
Margaret and Steve Eaton
Rebecca and Sanjay Gupta
Roya and Bahman Irvani
Edwina and Wyatt Johnson
Sarah and Jim Kennedy
Mosaic Investments Inc.
Atlanta NextGen
Denise and Jim Poole
Susan and David Nethero
Melody Wilder Wilson and David Wilson


PATRON

Meg and Jeff Arnold
Wendy and Neal Aronson
Gail and Richard Bass
Hansa Bhargava and Sandeep Yadav
Taz and Vik Bhatia
Cindy Brown
Margaret and Hartley Caldwell
Claudia and Jon Carroll
Betty Jo and Andy Currie
Kristen and Michael Delaney
Bridget and Emmett Doerr
Elinor and Rob Douglass
Barbara and Patrick Dye
Amy Kim and John Gira
Marian Goldberg
Susan and Jim Hannan
Christy and Tim Hooper
Catherine and J.J. Jaxon
Andrea and Boland Jones
Elizabeth and Michael Klump
Priti and Nick Lakha
Catherine and Bentley Long
Elizabeth Dupree Lynch
Suzanne and Michael Masters
Aimee and Michael McMillen
Ashley and Prescott Miller
Beth and David Park
Claire Parker and Ibrez Bandukwala
Swati and Rahul Patel
barbara pyle foundation
Jeri Moran and Shaun Rawls
Rockdale Foundation
Kelly and Rusty Rodts
Sara and John Shlesinger
Millie and Steve Smith
Griff and Charles Smithgall
Jane Smith Turner Foundation
Voices of Hope
Karen and Bob Welanetz
Christina and Andrew Whitney
Lisa and Tony Wong