Save the Children’s Centennial Campaign

For 100 years, compassionate people like you have been supporting our mission – that the world’s most marginalized and deprived children have a healthy start in life, access to a basic education and protection from harm. Through our Promise of Childhood Centennial Campaign we seek to secure $100 million in new funds to accelerate our work for children today and ensure we are ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Ways to Give

By supporting the Centennial Campaign, you’re making an investment with the power and potential to change children’s lives, ensuring a better future for all of us. An investment in the promise of childhood. With your help we can...

Return Refugee Children to Learning
Restore learning opportunities for refugee children within 30 days of displacement, and ensure that education is a core component of emergency services along with food, water and shelter. Read about a recent father-daughter trip to Jordan!

End Childhood Deaths from Pneumonia
Deliver affordable, lifesaving care to children in countries with the highest burden of disease.

Secure Early Learning in the U.S.
Scale up our early learning and school-age programs in rural U.S. communities so that all children are able to succeed in school and in life.

Promote Gender Equality
Fund the Center for Girls and Gender Equality so we can develop and grow innovative programs, advocacy campaigns and research initiatives that aim to empower marginalized women and girls. Read about our new Gender Equality Strategy!

Invest in New Solutions
Support the President’s Fund that seeds innovative ways to respond to the most urgent challenges facing children.

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These are only some of the many you can support the centennial campaign. For more information contact Nancy Arnot Taussig, Executive Director, Centennial Campaign, at



The Next Hundred Years

Join Save the Children’s women’s philanthropic network. Founded in commemoration of our 100th anniversary, members leverage their voices, talents and resources to make a transformative impact on the lives of children. LEARN MORE

Support our Centennial Campaign by including our organization in your will or other estate plans and make a lasting impact on children in need who need your help. LEARN MORE

100 Years of Change for Children

An early black-and-white photo depicts three young children hungrily spooning soup out of tin bowls. The children are bundled up in winter coats and hats; behind them are posters featuring a rudimentary logo for “Save the Children Fund.” Photo credit: Save the Children.

Our extraordinary story begins in 1919, when our founder Eglantyne Jebb began fighting for the rights of children in war-torn Europe after World War I. Today, 100 years later, we continue to raise our voices to secure immediate and lasting change for children in need. LEARN MORE

An early, sepia-toned photo of Save the Children’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb. Jebb is dressed in a ruffled, feminine dress, but she kneels on an ornate, wooden armchair – rather than sitting demurely –indicative of her defiant nature. Photo credit: Save the Children.

"Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible... It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it." – Eglantyne Jebb, Save the Children Founder. LEARN MORE


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