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AVENUE Magazine is proud to present the second annual AVENUE Altruism Awards to honor philanthropic individuals and groups, and those leaders working to protect and support the health and well-being of the world’s children. Held on the eve of UN Week, the guest list will be a global coming together of UN dignitaries, celebrities and individuals committed to this essential cause.

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This year’s Gala is themed the Children United Gala benefiting Save The Children, with support from the UN Office for Partnerships, to bring awareness and support to UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 – Good Health and Well-being. This is a rare opportunity to join us in supporting this world cause at a prestigious event taking place at the United Nations.

“AVENUE has a 42-year history of covering philanthropy and influential people. In support of this editorial mission, we founded the Annual AVENUE Altruism Awards, and decided to honor the awardees at a spectacular benefit gala at the United Nations. We invite you to join us!”

Randi Schatz,
President,
Manhattan Media.

Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. As the world’s first global charity for children for nearly 100 years, Save the Children has been committed to one goal: giving all children the best chance for the future they deserve. Their mission is to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Save the Children does whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis

Global Goals 2018

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3 : Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

 

AVENUE Altruism Awardee

Carolyn Miles

President & Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start

The global Save the Children movement currently serves more than 157 million children in the U.S. and in more than 120 countries. As a global organization, Save the Children has committed to driving down the numbers of preventable deaths of children under 5, ensuring every child gets a high-quality basic education and protecting all children from harm.

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Carolyn Miles

Miles joined the organization in 1998, was COO from 2004-2011, and became President and CEO in September 2011. Under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Miles’ signature issues include hunger, learning outcomes, and ending preventable child deaths.

Prior to Save the Children, she worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she confronted the deprivation of the region’s children, which motivated her to dedicate her life to their welfare.

Miles has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, MFAN, Academy of Education, Arts and Sciences, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she received her MBA. In 2015, Miles was named one of the 50 World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine and inducted into the CT Women’s Hall of Fame. She is married with 3 children.

Follow Carolyn via her blog, Logging Miles or on Twitter @carolynsave

 
Paul Farmer

AVENUE Altruism Awardee

Paul Farmer

Medical anthropologist and physician. A life of dedication to improving health care for the world's poorest people

Co-founder & Chief Strategist of Partners In Health (PIH). Medical anthropologist and physician dedicated to improving health care for the world's poorest people.

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Paul Farmer

Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the U.S. and abroad have pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings.

Dr. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; he is also Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Additionally, Dr. Farmer serves as the United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.

Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Bronislaw Malinowski Award and the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, from which he was awarded the 2018 Public Welfare Medal.

 
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Master of Ceremonies

Tamron Hall

"Award-Winning Journalist."
Tamron Hall has been the host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery since September 2013. The series, now in its fifth season, takes an in-depth look at crimes that shocked the nation. Tamron was a part of the NBC News team as a co-host of the third hour of NBC News’ TODAY and the anchor of “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.”

She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic violence as part of TODAY’s “Shine A Light” series. She has also hosted several special reports for MSNBC and NBC News including “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011, and she served as a correspondent for the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010.

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Tamron Hall

Award-winning journalist, Tamron Hall has been the host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery since September 2013. The series, now in its fifth season, takes an in-depth look at crimes that shocked the nation. She also brought her signature reporting style to the “Guns On Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates” special that explored the importance of securing one’s personal safety on public property. In a powerful interview, Tamron brought together two survivors to lay out both sides’ positions behind this controversial debate among college campuses.

Tamron was apart of the NBC News team as a co-host of the third hour of NBC News’ TODAY and the anchor of “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic violence as part of TODAY’s “Shine A Light” series. She has also hosted several special reports for MSNBC and NBC News including “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011, and she served as a correspondent for the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010.

Prior to joining MSNBC in July 2007, Tamron spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago, where she held a number of positions including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter and host of the three-hour “Fox News in the Morning” program. She also anchored the weekday mornings and served as a noon anchor. While at WFLD, she covered several breaking news stories including one of Amtrak’s most devastating accidents in Illinois, and she secured a one-on-one interview with Sen. Barack Obama shortly before he announced his run for the presidency. Tamron was nominated for an Emmy for her consumer report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which she launched in 1999. Before joining WFLD, she spent four years as a general assignment reporter at KTVT in Dallas. She began her broadcasting career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.

Tamron was the recipient of Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010 and in 2015, was appointed to Temple’s Board of Trustees. In 2016, she received an Honorary Doctorate from Peirce College and most recently she was a Variety Power of Women Honoree. She is involved with several charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse. She has been recognized by Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic violence, for her work and support and she received the Ackerman Family Advocate Award for her efforts to raise awareness for families who have a loved one experiencing abuse. Safe Horizon honored Tamron with the 2014 Voice of Empowerment award and most recently, they teamed up with Tamron to launch The Tamron ❤ Renate Fund in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence. In addition, Tamron is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

 

Opening Remarks

Dr. Nata Menabde

Executive Director of the WHO Office at the United Nations, New York

Prior to her current role, since 2010, Nata Menabde was WHO Representative to India where she has led a large team of thousands of dedicated professionals across India supporting the government’s efforts in tacking health and health system challenges

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Dr. Nata Menabde

Prior to her current role, since 2010, Nata Menabde was WHO Representative to India where she has led a large team of thousands of dedicated professionals across India supporting the government’s efforts in tacking health and health systems’ challenges. Before coming to India, Nata Menabde was in charge of WHO’s extensive operations in 35 European countries. She has successfully forged several partnerships with UNICEF, the World Bank, OECD, the Global Fund, the European Investment Bank, Council of Europe, the European Union, the European Commission, civil society and others to increase the effectiveness of WHO’s work in bringing health higher on political and development agenda.

 
Marsha Mason

AVENUE Altruism Award Presenter

Marsha Mason

American actress and director.

MARSHA MASON has received 4 Academy Awards nominations for her roles in the films The Goodbye Girl, Cinderella Liberty, Only When I Laugh and Chapter Two. She has been the recipient of 2 Golden Globe Awards for her film roles and an Emmy Award nomination for her role on “Frasier”. Her television credits have included her recurring role on ABC TV’s “The Middle”, “The Good Wife”, “Madam Secretary” and “Grace & Frankie” .

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Marsha Mason

MARSHA MASON has received 4 Academy Awards nominations for her roles in the films The Goodbye Girl, Cinderella Liberty, Only When I Laugh and Chapter Two. She has been the recipient of 2 Golden Globe Awards for her film roles and an Emmy Award nomination for her role on “Frasier”. Her television credits have included her recurring role on ABC TV’s “The Middle”, “The Good Wife”, “Madam Secretary” and “Grace & Frankie” .

 
Cookie Roberts

AVENUE Altruism Award Presenter

Cokie Roberts

Political commentator for
ABC News and NPR.

Cokie Roberts is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award, Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and is a three-time Emmy Awards winner. Roberts serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions such as the National Archives Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, Save the Children and on the President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. The Library of Congress named Cokie Roberts a “Living Legend”.

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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award, Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and is a three-time Emmy Awards winner.

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