Decor by Rafanelli Events at the 2016 UNICEF Children's Champion Award Dinner. Photo credit: Michael Blanchard for U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

The UNICEF Children's Champion Award Dinner is a one-of-a-kind evening of UNICEF's work in over 190 countries as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarian leaders who make our work possible.  Since its inception, the Dinner has raised a remarkable $6.5 million for UNICEF’s work to save and improve children’s lives around the world. The UNICEF Children’s Champion Award has been presented to notable philanthropists including Nelson Mandela, Queen Noor, Princess Caroline, David Ortiz, the Boston Celtics, Sting & Trudie Styler, Lauren Bush Lauren & David Lauren, Heidi Klum, and Pedro & Carolina Martinez. 


Thursday, June 1, 2017


Boston, MA


6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner and Program  


Cocktail Attire

Yo-Yo Ma
UNICEF Children's Champion Award Recipient

Alli and Bill Achtmeyer
Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award Receipients



Bryan Rafanelli
Kerry Swords

Laurie DesRosier
Jean Egan
Barbara Eisenson
Courtney Forrester
Kristina Hare-Lyons
Jeannette Hsu-McSweeney
Yuko Kageyama Hunt
Barrie Landry
Susan Littlefield
Sharon Malt
Gitika Marathay Desai
Elena Matlack
Kaia Miller Goldstein
Katherine O'Keeffe
Jeryl Oristaglio
Patty Ribakoff
Gail Roberts
Navyn Salem
Dina Selkoe
Willow Shire
Simone Winston



To Be Announced