The 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball

Snowflake Ball 2014

ONE MILLION THANK YOUS to you for coming out last night to our tenth annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball ! Because of you, UNICEF was able to raise over $3.4 million to add to the $20 million raised over the past nine years. The event supports UNICEF’s work in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. We CONGRATULATE National Board member and Founding Member of UNICEF Snowflake Ball Committee, Hilary Gumbel for being this year's Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian honoree and Principal of Firefly3 and Board Chairman of the ONE Campaign, Tom Freston’s for being this year's Spirit of Compassion honoree. The kindness and unwavering commitment to fighting poverty has truly made a positive impact on children all around the world.

Check out the 2014 highlights:

Presented by Baccarat

  • December 2, 2014

    Black Tie
  • 6:30 PM Cocktails at the Museum of American Finance (48 Wall Street)
  • 7:30 PM Dinner and Program at Cipriani Wall Street
  • 10:30 PM After Party at Cipriani Wall Street


Hilary Gumbel, recipient of the 2014 Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award

Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award

Hilary Gumbel
U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member
Tom Freston, recipient of the 2014 Spirit Of Compassion Award

Spirit Of Compassion Award

Tom Freston
Board Chairman of the One Campaign

Program Details

Musical Performance

  • To Be Announced


  • Bryant Gumbel

Live Auction

  • Hugh Hildesley


For more information, please contact:

Jennifer LopezU.S. Fund for UNICEF • 125 Maiden Lane, 11th floorNew York, NY 10038T 212-880-9131 • F


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Gala Co-Chairs

  • Moll Anderson
  • Gillian Miniter

Honorary Chair

  • Richard Plepler, HBO

Next Gen Co-Chairs

  • Nell Diamond
  • Jaime Jiménez

Project Chair

  • Pamela Fiori

Snowflake Patrons

Christine and George Stonbely

2014 Committee

Host Committee

  • Kristen Bell
  • Rose Byrne
  • Tyson Chandler*
  • Andy Cohen
  • Angie Harmon*
  • Katherine Herzer
  • Lucy Liu*
  • Seth Meyers
  • Chloë Grace Moretz
  • Christina Ricci
  • Kelly Ripa
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Sarah Silverman

Gala Committee

  • Charlotte Blechman
  • Kimberly Chandler
  • Mary Callahan Erdoes
  • Mindy Grossman
  • Dayle Haddon*
  • Eleanora Kennedy
  • Sandra Lee
  • Téa Leoni*
  • Charlotte Moss
  • Elizabeth Musmanno
  • Elyse Newhouse
  • Wendy Stapleton Reyes
  • Laine Siklos
  • Marjolein Steenbergen
  • Christine Stonbely
  • Christina Zilber

Fashion Committee

  • Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra
  • Max & Lubov Azria, BCBG Max Azria Group
  • Pamela Baxter, Christian Dior
  • Catherine Bloom
  • Prabal Gurung, Prabal Gurung
  • Naeem & Ranjana Khan, Naeem Khan
  • Federica Marchionni, Dolce & Gabbana USA
  • Rodrigo Otazu, Rodrigo Otazu New York
  • Lela Rose, Lela Rose
  • Derek Lam & Jan-Hendrik
  • Schlottmann, Derek Lam
  • Michelle Smith, Milly
  • Olivier Theyskens
  • Luca Voarino, Balenciaga

Décor Design

  • HGTV's Vern Yip*

Menu Design

  • Marcus Samuelsson*
  • Scott Conant
  • Alex Guarnaschelli


* UNICEF Ambassador

2014 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Baccarat


  • Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation
  • Christine M.J. Oliver
  • Jeffery and Amy Towers
  • Mariner Investment Group, LLC
  • Pfizer Inc
  • Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation


  • The Haslam Family Foundation
  • Hallmark Cards
  • HBO
  • J.P. Morgan and Philip and Mary Erdoes
  • James Mulally and Alexandra Leighton
  • UPS
  • Vester T. Hughes Jr.
  •  Voya FinancialTM


  • Barneys New York
  • BD
  • The Diamond Family
  • Christian Dior
  • Max Duckworth and Sarah Godlewski
  • Sarah and Gerard Falcone
  • Dolores and Thomas Gahan
  • Hilary and Bryant Gumbel
  • Hearst Corporation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Hobbs
  • Ann and Tod Holmes
  • HSN, Inc.
  • Mel Karmazin Foundation
  • Derek Lam and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann
  • Deborah and Peter Lamm
  • Barrie Landry Charitable Foundation
  • The Lebenthal Family
  • Téa Leoni
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Gillian and Sylvester Miniter
  • NBA Cares
  • Elyse and Michael Newhouse
  • Purvi and Harsh Padia
  • Emily and Tony Pantaleoni
  • The Perelman Family Foundation
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Karen and Timothy D. Proctor
  • PwC/Y&R
  • Diego and Wendy Reyes
  • Scripps Network Interactive
  • Christine and George Stonbely
  • Target MarkeTeam
  • Ashley and Jeff McDermott
  • Sherrie and David Westin
  • Christina Zilber


UNICEF Snowflake Ball Reception presented by Voya FinancialTM


as of December 1, 2014

About the UNICEF Snowflake


The evening’s namesake, The UNICEF Snowflake, is a 28-foot ornament made up of 16,000 hand-cut Baccarat crystals that shines each holiday season over the intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. The ornament - a beacon of hope, peace, and compassion for children everywhere – was donated to UNICEF by the Stonbely Family Foundation and its iconic architecture is courtesy of designer Ingo Maurer and Baccarat.

If you would like to purchase an engraved crystal on the UNICEF Snowflake for $500, click here