On December 1, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted its 11th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.
The gala honored actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, HSNi CEO and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Vice Chair Mindy Grossman, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF Chief Financial and Operating Officer Edward G. Lloyd. Presented by Mariner Investment Group, LLC and Norell Parfums New York with generous support from Baccarat, the black-tie event raised over $3.4 million dollars for UNICEF’s work to put children first.
The evening featured a performance by GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and newly announced UNICEF Ambassador P!nk, and was hosted by Debi Mazar. The UNICEF Snowflake, which hangs each year at the intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue as a beacon of hope, peace and compassion for vulnerable children around the world, was lit to mark the festivities. Since the UNICEF Snowflake Ball began 11 years ago, the event has raised over $27 million.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson and UNICEF Ambassador Tea Leoni were in attendance, along with Katie Couric, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Kuoth Wiel, Naeem Khan, Padma Lakshmi, Michelle Monaghan, Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet, among others.
The production was made possible by Scott Mauro Entertainment and Star Group Productions.