The tenth annual Samsung Hope For Children Gala at Cipriani Wall Street saw performances by a number of stars whose charities benefited from the event, including John Legend (The Show Me Campaign), Jason Mraz (The Jason Mraz Foundation), Branford Marsalis (New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village) and Harry Connick Jr. (New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village). Appearances were also made by Jennifer Lopez (The Maribel Foundation), Demi Moore (Demi and Ashton Foundation), Dan Marino (The Dan Marino Foundation), Boomer Esiason (The Boomer Esiason Foundation), Joe Torre (Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation) and Jimmie Johnson (The Jimmie Johnson Foundation) and many more.
Hope for Children is Samsung’s ongoing philanthropic commitment to help children live smarter, healthier and more sustainable lives. Through Hope for Children, Samsung works with its U.S. retailer partners and dedicated network of charitable organizations associated with renowned public figures. Collectively, these partnerships generate broad awareness and propel advancements in children’s education, healthcare and sustainability.
“We look back on the past 10 years of Samsung Hope for Children’s progress with great pride. The company’s technology and financial contributions have been catalysts for change, supporting more than 30 charities and 400 schools to help improve educational opportunities, advance the fight against childhood diseases, and create a more sustainable environment,” said YK Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America. “This important work could not have been done without the support of our influential business partners. We look forward to honoring them as we celebrate our organizations’ continued dedication to improving children’s lives.”
A special celebrity charity auction to celebrate the event can be accessed here.