April 14, 2018

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA


6:30 – 7:30 PM

7:30 – 10:00 PM
Dinner and Program

Black Tie

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On Saturday April 14, 2018, UNICEF USA hosted the seventh biennial UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children and paying tribute to outstanding humanitarians. Approximately 600 guests attended the gala that raised over $2.3 million in support of UNICEF’s global mission.      
The event honored Salma Hayek Pinault, who was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her unwavering dedication to UNICEF, by UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl M. Stern.  Ambassador Nicole Avant and Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix received the Spirit of Compassion Award for their extraordinary support for the world’s children, which was presented to them by actress and friend Jane Fonda
Over the course of the evening, guests enjoyed remarks from emcee, Emmy and Peabody Award-Winner, Keegan-Michael Key, along with a performance by eleven time Grammy Award winning artist and producer Pharrell Williams, who sang "Feels," "Get Lucky" and "Happy." Prior to the live auction, eight-year-old Syrian author Bana al-Abed, spoke about the need to protect children under attack around the globe, and the importance of organizations like UNICEF.



Lead Benefactors
Tamar and Bob Manoukian

Founding Chair
Ghada Irani

Gala Chairs
Tom Barrack
Megan and Peter Chernin
Marlyn and Robert Day
Ann and Jim Gianopulos
Wendy and Leonard Goldberg
Willow Bay and Bob Iger
Ghada and Ray Irani
Lyn and Norman Lear
Bryan Lourd and Bruce Bozzi
Tamar and Bob Manoukian
Irena and Mike Medavoy
Lori and Michael Milken
Julie C. Opperman
Lisa Parigi and Lionel Richie
Alia and Ronald Tutor

Joyce and Avi Arad
Shelli and Irving Azoff
Trisha Cardoso
Jo Champa
Barbara Davis
Sharon and Gray Davis
Laura Dern
Jon and Laurie Feltheimer
Joan and Larry Flax
Lysa and Grant Heslov
Kelly and Ron Meyer
Wolfgang and Gelila Puck
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Shannon and Michael Rotenberg
Cheryl and Haim Saban
Florence and Harry Sloan
Christina Zilber

As of  4/6/18


Lead Benefactors
Tamar and Bob Manoukian

Tom Barrack
Maryln and Robert Day
Ghada and Ray Irani
Lori and Michael Milken
Carrie Delaney Rhodes-Nigam and Vishal Nigam
Julie C. Opperman
The Saban Family Foundation
Alia and Ronald Tutor
The Walt Disney Company

Joan Appleton and Aron Abecassis
Creative Artists Agency
Sharon and Gray Davis
Lyn and Norman Lear
Rick and Andrea Levy & ICM Partners
Insu and James Nuzzi
Paramount Pictures
Allene Quincy
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Devin and Cristina Sloane
Toni Ko Foundation
Christina Zilber

Jo Champa
Jon and Laurie Feltheimer
Joan and Larry Flax
Kaleen Lemmon and Arthur Fogel
The Harry and Florence Sloan Foundation
Lilly Lee and John D. Maatta
Dr. Mark Mandel and Emilia Pirro Mandel
Otis Booth Foundation
Proxima Media
Joyce Rey
Drs. Akhil and Aparna Sharma
Showtime Networks Inc.
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jon Vein
Leah Bishop and Gary Yale
Peter and Cheryl Zomber

As of 4/13/18