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 Reception
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


Kate Brizius
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


Alli and Bill Achtmeyer

Barbara and Michael Eisenson
The Landry Family Foundation
Willow Shire and Jaime DaLomba


Yuko Kageyama-Hunt and Bill Hunt
Susan Littlefield and Martin Roper
Kaia Miller Goldstein and Jonathan Goldstein
Jeryl and Stephen Oristaglio
Navyn and Paul Salem
Kerry and Brendan Swords



Allie and Mark Allyn
Kate and Chuck Brizius
BTS Asset Management
Jean and Chris Egan
Ernst & Young
Beth Floor
Deirdre Giblin and David DuBard

Courtney and Michael Forrester
Susan Luick Good and Fred Good
Sharon and Brad Malt
Gitika Marathay Desai and Amit Desai
Rafanelli Events
Gail Roberts

Martha and Ron Kleinman/MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Katherine and Ian O'Keeffe
Marianne and Matthew Pasts
Patty and Charles Ribakoff