Our Valued Partners
Global Corporate Partners
Save the Children’s Global Corporate Partners represent our most ambitious collaborations with select international corporations, who work with us in four or more global markets and have committed $9 million or more in funding or material support over a three-year period toward our mission and programs. We’re pleased to recognize our 2017 Global Corporate Partners.
C&A and C&A Foundation
IKEA North America Services & IKEA Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Mondeléz International & Mondeléz International Foundation
Featured Corporate Partners
In our partnership with Accenture, Save the Children is applying innovation and technology to achieve employment and entrepreneurship results across the world. In 2017, we hosted an innovation leadership workshop at Accenture to explore the use of emerging technologies to help children survive, learn and be protected. Together, we developed a digital strategy and roadmap for our Skills to Succeed youth employment programs to drive increased reach and quality. And with partners, we launched the Dooit mobile app in Indonesia, helping adolescent girls develop financial literacy, good savings habits and employability skills.
In addition, we’re investing in a first-of-its-kind digital solution to bring the classroom to life for vocational school students and out-of-school youth living in poverty, so they can visualize potential career pathways and learn the skills they need to be successful.
T.J.Maxx, part of the The TJX Companies, Inc., has partnered with Save the Children to improve the lives of children and families since 1984. Our longstanding relationship is rooted in the belief that all children deserve to grow up healthy, educated and safe. We celebrate T.J.Maxx for its ongoing dedication to community involvement, cause marketing and corporate social responsibility. By leveraging its vast store network, passionate associates and leaders and generous customers, the company has raised millions of dollars to sustain and drive impact in our U.S. programs over the years.
In 2017, through the support of The TJX Foundation, the company expanded its commitments to Save the Children even further. This included new contributions to support our disaster relief efforts and our global breakthroughs for children. Together, we are transforming lives and the future we share.
We applaud the exceptional support of all of our corporate partners, with special recognition to those who have contributed $100,000 or more in 2017 (a combination of cash and/or gifts in kind).
$1 MILLION AND ABOVE
MNI Targeted Media, Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Wrigley Company Foundation
$100,000 TO $1 MILLION
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.
Bank of America
Burt’s Bees Baby
Carnival Corporation & plc /
Cherry Hill Programs
CME Group Community
The Coca-Cola Company
Direct Relief International
Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative
Habitat For Humanity, Inc.
Heart To Heart International
Houghton Mifflin Company
J P Morgan Chase
Lord & Taylor
Mattel, Inc. and its American Girl
and Fisher-Price divisions
NY Life & NY Life Foundation
Penguin Random House
Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation
Productos Alimenticios Diana S.A de C.V
Sempra Energy Foundation
The Baupost Group, LLC
The Boston Consulting Group
The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc.
The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Western Union Foundation
We thank all of our strategic foundation partners for sharing our belief that every child around the world deserves a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and the freedom to live protected from harm. Here we express our gratitude to our most generous foundation partners in 2017.
Anne Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation
Bainum Family Foundation
The Bezos Family Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Buffett Early Childhood Fund
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Child Rights & You America Inc.
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Cogan Family Foundation
Comic Relief USA - The Red Nose Day Fund
& Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund
Connie Hillman Family Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Eccles Family Foundation
Educate A Child
Eugene M. Lang Foundation
Foundation for Louisiana
Global Road Safety Partnership
The Gottesman Fund
Harman Family Foundation
Harrington Family Foundation
Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust
Kuwait Red Crescent Society
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a fund of the Robert R.
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Alliance
MacMillan Family Foundation
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Margaret A. Meyer Family Foundation
Margaret E. Dickins Foundation
Martin F. Stitcht Charitable Fund
Matthew W. Jacobs & Luann Jacobs Charitable Fund
Open Society Foundations
Rebuild Texas Fund
Renee & Ted’s Big Heart Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
The Sam Simon Charitable Foundation
Scarlett Family Foundation
Schultz Family Foundation
Share Our Strength
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
South Texas Outreach Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Stone Family Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
Wagon Mountain Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Featured Foundation Partners
A special thank you to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for being our invaluable partner for 20 years. In 2017, the Gates Foundation generously supported Save the Children’s emergency response efforts in Puerto Rico and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; research studies to improve diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia; routine immunization efforts in northern Syria; development of a family planning service delivery model for nomadic populations in Kenya; and advocacy for child survival globally and early childhood education in the United States. Save the Children and partners thank the Gates Foundation for its leadership and continued support for children in need.
The Bezos Family Foundation and Save the Children seek to give children an opportunity to learn from their earliest days, setting them up for success in school and life. In 2015, funding from the foundation enabled Save the Children to pilot Vroom, an initiative developed by the foundation that translates leading research on early brain development into meaningful and actionable activities for families. Using Vroom in our Early Steps to School Success program in underserved U.S. communities has helped staff empower parents and caregivers with scientifically based messages and tips that inspire positive interactions between parents and children and promote children’s brain development. The success of this pilot led to continued and expanded support in 2017, bringing Vroom’s brain-building messages to more marginalized U.S. communities.
Since 2013, Educate A Child has been a strong partner to Save the Children, working together to reach some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Our partnership with Educate A Child is based on our common belief in the right of every child to access education. Through our partnership, we were able to help more than 155,000 children in four countries enroll in quality primary education and contribute to achieving Educate A Child’s ambitious goal of reaching 10 million out-of-school children. Educate A Child, a global program of the Education Above All Foundation, is an initiative launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, aiming to significantly reduce the numbers of children worldwide who are missing out on their right to education.
In 2017, LDS Charities was a critical partner in assisting in Save the Children’s emergency responses in eight of the most challenging humanitarian crises facing children today – from tackling a raging cholera epidemic in Yemen, to reducing malnutrition and death among those affected by famine in South Sudan, to delivering emergency aid in Puerto Rico. Whether it was a natural disaster or a crisis created by conflict, Save the Children was able to count on the support of LDS Charities and its members, so we could respond quickly and ensure that children’s needs were met throughout the recovery process.
We’re so grateful for the generous support of our individual supporters, members of our Simon Society, who know that an investment in children’s lives and futures is an investment worth making.
VISIONARY ($1 MILLION & ABOVE CUMULATIVE LIFETIME GIFTS)
John, Jr. and Sandy Beard
Forrest Berkley and Marcie Tyre
The Bezos Family
Carole Bayer Sager and Robert A. Daly
Phyllis and William H. Draper III
Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Under the Will of Louis Feil
Philip H. Geier, Jr
The Austin & Gabriela Hearst Foundation
Buddy and Joan Lamonica
Ruth and David Levine
Mooney-Reed Charitable Foundation.
Luke & Lori Morrow Family Foundation
Thomas S. Murphy
Kate and Bob Niehaus
Susan and William Oberndorf
Charles and Sheila Perrin
INVESTOR ($500,000 - $999,999 ANNUALLY)
CHAMPION ($250,000 - $499,999 ANNUALLY)
AMBASSADOR ($100,000 - $249,999 ANNUALLY)
Joseph Azrack and Abigail Congdon
Berglund Family Foundation
Jenny Brorsen and Richard De Martini
Cline Family Foundation
Jim and Gigi Goldman
The Goodnow Fund
Eli and Britt Harari
Judith Haskell Brewer Fund
Otto Haas Charitable Trust
Brad and Cathy Irwin
Mary Kerr and Gordon W. Godfrey
David J. Mastrocola
Colin and Roberta Moore
Julian and Anastasia Salisbury
The Elsa & Peter Soderberg Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Leila Maw Straus
The Wasily Foundation
ADVOCATE ($50,000 - $99,999 ANNUALLY)
The Anonymous Foundation
Irv and Catherine Bailey
Nancy E. Barton Foundation
Eileen and Harold Brown
Luca and Mary Cafiero
Davis Family Charitable Foundation
Debra J. Fine and Martin I. Schneider
Eric D. Foster
Ernest L. Herrman
Douglas and Nancy Horsey
Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation
Fred and Jaclyn Orlando
Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Reinhold
Sharmila and Sunil Sani
Thomas T. Soviero
Cyrus and Joanne Spurlino
George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth
Tracy and Timothy Stuart
The Walters Family Foundation
Barbara and Edward Wilson
We thank our leadership councils for their devotion, compassion and generosity last year:
Fairfield Leadership Council
Greenwich Leadership Council
Long Island Council
Southern California President’s Council
Upstate New York Volunteer Council
The Simon Society
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, with the vision to invest in the causes he cared about. Sam passed away in March 2015, and in honor of his steadfast and generous partnership with Save the Children, we named our recognition society after him: The Simon Society.
The Simon Society is a group of Save the Children’s most dedicated and generous investors who make an extraordinary commitment to children, helping us reach them wherever and whenever the need is greatest. Gifts from these individuals support our global mission and strategically position us to achieve three critical breakthroughs for children by 2030: no child under 5 dies from preventable causes; all children learn from a quality, basic education; and violence against children is no longer tolerated.
The Eglantyne Jebb Society
Eglantyne Jebb has been called one of the world’s most charismatic, fiercely intelligent and influential champions of human rights. She is also the founder of Save the Children – and the namesake of our planned giving society. The Eglantyne Jebb Society is comprised of loyal Save the Children supporters who have included us in their wills, or who have decided to donate assets through charitable trusts, gift annuities, life insurance or retirement plans. We honor the more than 700 Eglantyne Jebb Society members for creating a legacy of commitment to the world’s children in need.
To transform children’s lives after your lifetime, ask your estate planning attorney to add this suggested wording to your will or living trust:
I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Save the Children Federation, Inc., Tax ID # 06-0726487, [written amount, percentage of estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.
Our Illumination Gala
Graciously presented by Johnson & Johnson, Save the Children’s fifth annual Illumination Gala was held at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History – a perfect venue, given the institution’s distinction as a cherished destination for children’s learning and inspiration. The evening was hosted by NBC’s Craig Melvin, with performances by singer and songwriter Leona Lewis, as well as children from local PS22 and young adults from the Juilliard School.
Honorees included Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder, Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya and philanthropic corporate partner BVLGARI North America. Other notable guests included Save the Children Board Chair Dr. Jill Biden, actress and Save the Children Ambassador Dakota Fanning, Save the Children Ambassador, Trustee and Gala Honorary Chair Jennifer Garner, award-winning journalist Tamron Hall, fashion designer, philanthropist and Gala Co-Chair Gabriela Hearst, “Million Dollar Listing New York’s” Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis Serhant, noted philanthropist and Gala Co-Chair Tracy Stuart and Save the Children Ambassador Olivia Wilde.
Among the evening’s many memorable moments were meeting the amazing children from our programs – a few of whom shared their heartfelt stories with us on stage that night and many others through handwritten letters. Reminding us all what’s most important – brightening children’s lives and the future we all share.
There is no time to waste, there is no time to pause, there is no time to lose an opportunity, to save one more child.
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