UNICEF’s Evening for Children First

March 17, 2017 Atlanta

What: On Friday, March 17th, the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host the third annual Evening for Children First to celebrate UNICEF’s lifesaving work and honor UNICEF Ambassador Laurence Fishburne with the Global Philanthropist Award for his longstanding commitment to make the world a better place for children.

The evening will include a seated dinner, live auction and presentation to highlight UNICEF’s programs that put children first. The event will raise critical funds to support UNICEF’s efforts to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.

Why: UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories around the world and has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. The evening is a celebration of UNICEF’s work, as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarians who make our work possible.

Laurence Fishburne has served as a UNICEF Ambassador since 1996. He has traveled with UNICEF to visit programs for children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and rehabilitation programs for war refugees and former child soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. In June 2010, he hosted a cultivation dinner in support of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. In 2000, Laurence was given the Child Survival Award, established by UNICEF and The Carter Center, in honor of his significant achievements for child survival, protection, and development around the world. In 1999, he narrated the UNICEF video The State of the World’s Children and lobbied on Capitol Hill for the approval of the U.S. Government’s annual contribution to UNICEF.  

Who:          Co-Chairs Sara Shlesinger and Ally Wandtke 

When:        March 17, 2017

Where:       The Foundry at Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA

Individual tickets are $1,000 and sponsorship opportunities begin at $12,500.  


Sophie Aziakou, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 917.720.1397, saziakou@unicefusa.org

Lissette Vargas, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 212.922.2517, lvargas@unicefusa.org 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.unicefchildrenfirstatlanta.org.                 


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.

Organized by: US Fund for UNICEF

Price: 1,000.00

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Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Foundry at Puritan Mill
916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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