The Simon Society

Dedicated to investing in childhood, giving every child everywhere the best chance for a successful future.

"Giving — I get pleasure from it. I love it. I don't feel like it's an obligation. In fact, nothing is as gratifying as knowing that my giving has changed lives, especially the lives of children." — Sam Simon

The Devotion of Sam Simon

Sam Simon visits a classroom in Haiti

Sam Simon, devoted champion for children, visited a classroom in Haiti where girls learn and succeed in school, developing skills essential for their lives and futures.

Critically acclaimed writer, producer and director Sam Simon, best known as co-creator of "The Simpsons," was not only a comic genius, but a philanthropic champion. In honor of Sam's steadfast and generous partnership with Save the Children, we have named our giving society after him: The Simon Society.

For more than 25 years, Sam had been a dedicated champion for children, generously and compassionately supporting Save the Children's mission. He traveled the world with us to witness the impact for children his support helped achieve. Sam was also an ardent animal rights supporter. Long recognized for his tireless work for charitable causes, Sam is an inspiration to all of us.

"For nearly 30 years, Sam was a loyal advocate for children and traveled the world to see Save the Children’s work up close. In gratitude for his decades-long support, we created the The Sam Simon Society, a global philanthropic community that supports our agency’s work to improve the lives of children whenever and wherever the need is greatest."

- Carolyn Miles
Save the Children President and CEO

Read more on Carolyn Miles' Tribute to Sam Simon

Join Us

We invite you to join a global group of Save the Children's most dedicated and generous champions for children with an annual gift of $10,000 or more to support our mission. Mission support is the most important investment you can make. It allows us to help children wherever and whenever the need is greatest — so we can effectively allocate program resources and respond quickly in emergencies, achieving maximum impact for children.

Members of The Simon Society receive recognition and benefits commensurate with their level of giving, such as opportunities to meet with other Society members and Save the Children senior staff and volunteer leaders, participate in special events and receive exclusive communications.

Be a champion for children. Make a unique and meaningful investment in childhood, an investment in our shared future. Join Save the Children's Simon Society today.

Membership Levels

President's Club

(cumulative lifetime gifts)

  • Travel with Save the Children President & CEO Carolyn Miles and select senior staff to international or domestic programs to witness the impact of your philanthropy*
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  • Attend an exclusive reception with the Board of Trustees



  • Have a private meeting with President & CEO Carolyn Miles
  • Attend a VIP reception at a major Save the Children event




  • Receive a personalized report on gift impact
  • Meet with senior staff or a Board of Trustees member



  • Receive a complementary child or program sponsorship
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  • Attend annual "Conversation with Carolyn"



  • Visit an international Save the Children program*
  • Join annual call with the Senior Management Team on impact for children



  • Visit a domestic Save the Children program*
  • Receive an invitation for membership in a Regional Council nearest to you



  • Participate in emergency response calls with a program specialist
  • Attend all local Save the Children special events

Note: Giving level benefits are in addition to those of lower levels.
*Travel expenses are the responsibility of the donor.

More Information

For more information about The Simon Society, please contact:
Lynn Rothstein, Ph.D.
Chief of Individual Philanthropy
Save the Children

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