Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power to Receive Refugee Advocate Award at Save the Children Boston Leadership Council’s 2nd Annual Gala

Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power to Receive Refugee Advocate Award at Save the Children Boston Leadership Council's 2nd Annual Gala

BOSTON (October 10, 2019) – As part of Save the Children's 100th Anniversary Celebration, its Boston Leadership council will present Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power with a special award at their second annual gala, "Celebrate the Future of Every Child" on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Harvard Club of Boston. Special guest, Brad Irwin, former president and CEO of Welch's and Save the Children U.S. board chair will present Ambassador Power with the Refugee Advocate Award.

Ms. Power served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations and was a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet from 2013-2017. A Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author, her most recent book, "The Education of an Idealist", is currently on the The New York Times Bestseller list.

In addition to Ms. Power and Mr. Irwin, the evening will also include five members of Save the Children's Boston Leadership Council who recently traveled to Lebanon. Joe Ramrath and Zoher Ghogawala of Needham, Sejal Srinivasan of Wayland, Paige Hornor of Roslindale and Mahsa Khanbabai of North Easton journeyed abroad to personally witness the critical conditions of Syrian refugee families and the good works Save the Children is doing to help. The inaugural fundraising gala, held last November, raised over $250,000, which was used to purchase a mobile library van and free books for distribution to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. The council members will share stories of refugee children's experiences in Syria and speak about how the funds raised last year continue to help children in need. They will also share an informative and engaging media presentation detailing how Boston's support is impacting and changing the lives of Syrian refugee children.

This year, Audrey Asistio, NBC10 Boston & NECN Anchor/Reporter will serve as master of ceremonies and fundraising host for the event. Ms. Asistio and the presenters will shine in iconic Bvlgari jewelry the evening of the gala. 2019 marks 10 years of partnership between the Roman jewelry Maison and Save the Children. Nearly $100 million dollars have been raised globally through sales of Bvlgari's Save the Children jewelry collection thus far. The funds support youth programs across 33 countries, reaching over 150 million children. Take away gifts for attendees will be provided courtesy of Bvlgari Newbury Street.

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