The 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball

Snowflake Ball 2014

Celebrating its tenth year, The UNICEF Snowflake Ball is one of the most notable black-tie galas in New York City with over 700 guests. This year’s goal is to raise $3 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. National Board member and Founding Member of UNICEF Snowflake Ball Committee, Hilary Gumbel has donated her time, influence and kindness for over ten years to help UNICEF. Principal of Firefly3 and Board Chairman of the ONE Campaign, Tom Freston’s unwavering commitment to fighting poverty has truly made a positive impact on children all around the world.

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  • 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

Honorees

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

Emcee

  • Bryant Gumbel

Live Auction

  • Courney Booth of Sotheby's

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer LopezU.S. Fund for UNICEF • 125 Maiden Lane, 11th floorNew York, NY 10038T 212-880-9131 • F 212.922.2516jlopez@unicefusa.org

 

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Co-Chairs

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

Highlights from last year's ball

In this video, watch this landmark venue transform into one of NYC's the most notable black-tie galas. Hosted by Bryant Gumbel, the 2013 event included a special performance by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry. At the 2013 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, the U.S. fund for UNICEF was proud to honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Danny Glover, and CEO of Barneys New York, Mark Lee.

 

 

2014 Committee

Host Committee

  • Kristen Bell
  • Rose Byrne
  • Tyson Chandler*
  • Andy Cohen
  • Angie Harmon*
  • 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

Humanitarian

  • Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Christine M.J. Oliver
  • Jeffery and Amy Towers

Champion

  • The Haslam Family Foundation
  • HBO
  • UPS
  • Voya FinancialTM
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Vester T. Hughes Jr.
  • J.P. Morgan and Phillip and Mary Erdoes

Protector

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

as of September 12, 2014

About the UNICEF Snowflake

 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