Actor Jennifer Garner and PVH's Chairman & CEO Emanuel "Manny" Chirico, among Other Honorees at Event Hosted by NBC's Jenna Bush Hager
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|Honorees at the early childhood education benefit gala hosted by Save the Children and Calvin Klein in New York City, from left: Tipton Elementary School's Early Childhood Coordinator, Virginia Almeida; PVH Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emanuel "Manny" Chirico; former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Jackie and Mike Bezos of the Bezos Family Foundation; and award-winning actor and Save the Children artist ambassador, Jennifer Garner. Photo by Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com|
NEW YORK (Oct.2, 2013) — Save the Children and Calvin Klein, Inc. hosted a benefit gala in support of early childhood education last night 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. 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 has 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. The presenters for the evening, including Garner and Bush Hager, New York Giants' Victor Cruz, Victor Garber, Caroline Kennedy and Save the Children board member Anne M. Mulcahy, were all outfitted by the Calvin Klein Collection, as well as Save the Children's senior vice president for Strategic Initiatives, Mark Shriver. Other notable guests in attendance included Whoopi Goldberg and Save the Children's president and CEO, Carolyn Miles.
At the benefit gala, Save the Children bestowed five newly created awards: the National Legacy Award was presented to Clinton by Save the Children board members Thomas S. Murphy and Mulcahy; the National Child Advocate Award was presented to Garner by Garber; the National Responsibility Award was presented to Chirico by Cruz; the National Humanitarian Award was presented to Jackie Bezos by Jack Shonkoff, M.D., on behalf of the Bezos Family Foundation; and the National Child Service Award was presented to Almeida by Kennedy, for Almeida's work on Tipton Elementary School's Early Steps to School Success Program in Tipton, Calif.
Guests at the event enjoyed a special musical performance by multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist Daughtry. Additionally, a short film produced by Garner, which features a true story of a mother and child who have benefitted from the programs that Save the Children offers, was debuted.
About Calvin Klein, Inc.
Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women's and men's designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include women's dresses and suits, men's dress furnishings and tailored clothing, men's and women's sportswear and bridge and collection apparel, golf apparel, jeanswear, underwear, fragrances, eyewear, women's performance apparel, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, small leather goods, and home furnishings (including furniture). For more information, please visit calvinklein.com.
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