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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Friday
March, 17 2017
 

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The Foundry
at Puritan Mill

Atlanta, Georgia

6:30 PM
Cocktails

7:45 PM
Dinner & Program

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Cocktail Attire


2016 GLOBAL PHILANTHROPIST AWARD HONOREE

Laurence Fishburne
UNICEF Ambassador


HONORARY CHAIRS

TBA


CHAIRS

Sara Shlesinger
Ally Wandtke


PATRON CHAIRS

Ginny and Charles Brewer
Angie and Brannigan Thompson
Beth and David Park


HOST COMMITTEE

Taz and Vik Bhatia
Elinor and Rob Douglass
Elizabeth and Michael Klump
Catherine and Bentley Long
Ashley and Prescott Miller
Swati and Rahul Patel
Mimi and Kevin Thomas
UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip and Craig Koch
Suzi and Reid Zeising