Save the Children Announces Programming for Centennial Anniversary with Bi-Coastal Celebrations in New York and Los Angeles

New York, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) – Save the Children, the international humanitarian organization, is commemorating its 100th anniversary with two celebratory events, The Centennial Gala: Changing the World for Children, which will be held in New York City, and “The Centennial Celebration: Once in a Lifetime,” which will be held in Los Angeles.  Both events will celebrate the organization’s mission to do whatever it takes for the most vulnerable children in the United States and around the world. Over the past 100 years, Save the Children has changed the lives of far more than 1 billion children, reaching 155 million children in 2017 alone. As the world’s leading expert on children, with operations in almost 120 countries including the United States, Save the Children has an unparalleled ability to not only develop and test innovations, but dramatically scale what works, creating lasting, transformative change for children.

The New York City event, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at The Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, will be produced by Jim Bell, veteran producer at NBC and Showrunner of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Executive Producer of NBC Olympics.  The event will also highlight the previously announced Changemakers for Children campaign, which recognizes individuals who have raised their voices and used their influence to drive change for the world’s most marginalized and deprived children in the United States and around the world.

The centennial celebration then moves to the west coast on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. This event will be held at the Beverly Hilton.

Additional details including honorees, presenters, performers, as well as hosts for the galas will be announced in the coming weeks. Previous Save the Children honorees include David Muir, Iman, Ryan Tedder, Olivia Wilde, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Hank & John Green, TOMS and Bulgari.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary, Save the Children previously launched The Promise of Childhood Centennial, a fundraising campaign to secure $100 million to test, replicate and scale important new ways of saving and improving the lives of the most vulnerable children in the United States and around the world.

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