World of Children Awards 2018, NYC

World of Children Awards 2017 in NYC on November 2, 2017 | Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for World of Children

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hot Spot: 583 Park Avenue, NYC

Deets: World of Children®, a global recognition and funding organization for individuals exclusively serving the needs of vulnerable children, will celebrate its 2018 award winners at the annual 2018 World of Children Awards Ceremony & Benefit on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. These five real-life heroes have dramatically improved the lives of at-risk children around the world through high-impact programs in the categories of education, health, humanitarianism, protection and youth helping youth.

Caryl Stern (President and CEO, US Fund for UNICEF), Lily Aldridge Followill (World of Children Ambassador, International Model, Child Advocate), Alina Cho (World of Children Advisory Council, CBS Sunday Morning Contributor) and Andy Adler (Sportscaster, Journalist, TV Personality) will serve as event hosts for the evening.

World of Children receives thousands of nominations from around the world ever year and uses a uniquely rigorous vetting process to select Honorees, including extensive on-site investigations and an independent audit of each finalist. Recognized by the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” Honorees receive funding and educational support to help expand their program and ultimately impact the lives of even more children.

The event’s Honorary Chairs include Faeth Bradley, Daniela Braga, Leonard Gorski, Dean M. Klisura, Rebecca Minkoff and Greg Scott. World of Children is led by Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret respectively.

This year’s Honorees include:
* 2018 World of Children Education Honoree: Ehsan Mehrangais of Kabul, Afghanistan, founder ofAfghanistan Demain.
* 2018 World of Children Health Honoree: Sandy Kemper of Seattle, Washington, founder of Smiles Foreverin Cochabamba, Bolivia.
* 2018 World of Children Humanitarian Honoree: Phyllis Keino of Eldoret, Kenya, founder of Lewa Children’s Home.
* 2018 World of Children Protection Honoree: Anta Mbow of Dakar, Senegal, founder of Empire des Enfants.
* 2018 World of Children Youth Honoree: Caragan Olles of De Pere, Wisconsin, co-founder of Bright Young Dyslexics.

About World of Children
World of Children unlocks the future for vulnerable children by funding, elevating and educating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide. Since 1998, the Foundation has dedicated more than $11.5 million in grants to programs for children, led by more than 100 Honorees working in over 50 countries. World of Children is the only global recognition and funding program that exclusively focuses on a broad range of children’s issues including health, education, safety and human rights. 

World of Children has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, People, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar. World of Children Honorees have also been featured by CNN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fast Company, Glamour, TEEN Vogue, TIME for Kids, and USA Today, among other national and international media. The Huffington Post named Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz one of the most inspiring “power couples” in the country for their lifetime commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

Who You May Spot: Celebrities, VIP guests and World of Children supporters including Caryl Stern, Lily Aldridge Followill, Alina Cho & Andy Adler

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

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