Samsung’s annual Hope for Children Gala

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Samsung held its annual Hope for Children Gala last night at Cipriani Wall Street where the company honored its guests and partners who have continuously helped them impact the lives of children through this program.

Hope for Children is a corporate giving program that Samsung launched in 2002 to support children’s education and health-related issues. Throughout its lifespan, the program has raised over $30 million for more than 750 schools, hospitals and community-based foundations across the U.S.

Last night’s event was no different with more than 700 guests in attendance, Hope for Children raised $1.6 million to benefit children’s health, education and sustainability programs.

The event was hosted by vivacious TV personality and comedian Sherri Shepherd. The audience was studded with celebrity guests including Carrie Underwood, Jessica Alba, Boomer Esiason and daughter Sydney, AnnaSophia Robb, Martha Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.

The Samsung Hope for Children Champion of Hope Award was presented by Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter to Eric LeGrand for his inspirational journey after he was paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury.

Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Tim Baxter and CEO and President of Samsung Electronics North America and Samsung Telecommunications America Gregory Lee presented the 2014 Samsung Hope for Children Ambassador Award in honor of Malala Yousafzai for her passion and devotion to opening the doors of education for girls globally. The presentations were accompanied with a video message from former President Bill Clinton.





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