children first. An Evening with UNICEF

Over 300 UNICEF Dallas supporters came together on Friday, April 24th for the inaugural Children First. An Evening with UNICEF. The event raised over $588,000 for UNICEF’s lifesaving work with part of the proceeds benefiting The Let Us Learn program, which supports educational projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, Madagascar and Nepal. American Airlines received the inaugural UNICEF Children First Award for the company’s 20 year commitment to raising awareness and funds for children worldwide through UNICEF’s Change for Good® Program. 

 

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

  • 6:30 PM Cocktails
  • 7:30 PM Dinner and Program

Honoree

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES

UNICEF Children First Award Recipient                                                                                                                                       

 

For More Information

 

Please contact:

  • Mike Heaton | U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  • T 214.613.1425 | mheaton@unicefusa.org                                                                                         

Chairs

 

Co-Chairs

  • Selwyn Rayzor
  • D'Andra Simmons

 

Advisory Chairs

  • Catie and Aaron Enrico
  • Joyce Goss
  • Rich Moses

 

 

Dallas Chair, Let Us Learn 

  • Serena Simmons Connelly

Musical Performance 

 

 

BPM by Bobby Yang

Host Committee 

 

 

  • Heather and Ray Balestri 
  • Simona Beal 
  • Leslie and David Benners
  • Kimberly and Tyson Chandler
  • Angela Choquette
  • Catherine and Mark Cohen
  • Trisha and Jack Dixon
  • Jenney and David Gillikin 
  • Carol and Don Glendenning
  • Faisal Halum
  • Stephanie and Travis Hollman
  • Gunjan and Anurag Jain 
  • Amee and Saf Joshi
  • Jennifer and Tom Karol

 

As of February 23, 2015 

  • Lisa and Peter Kraus
  • Nancy and Hal Kurkowski
  • Steve Ladik
  • Nancy Latner and John McLellan 
  • Laura and Rick Lear
  • Maya Leibman and Robert Gross 
  • Penny and Paul B. Loyd Jr. 
  • Sheryl and Eric Maas
  • Lynn and Allan McBee
  • Megan and Casey McManemin
  • Sandra and Sam Moon
  • Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki

 

  • Debbie and Dave Rader
  • Leigh Rinearson
  • Kristy Hoglund Robinson
  • Catherine and Will Rose
  • Gowri and Alex Sharma
  • Dee Simmons
  • Lisa Simmons
  • Julia Simon
  • Denise and Dan Smith

Sponsors

 

Entertainment

Printing

Valet

Media

Underwriting Sponsors

 

 

Champion 

  • Selwyn Rayzor and Rich Moses 

Protector

  • American Airlines

Advocates

  • Serena and Tom Connelly
  • Catie and Aaron Enrico
  • Joyce and Tim Goss/  Leigh Rinearson 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham
  • Loyd Charitable Foundation 
  • Debbie and Dave Rader
  • Catherine and Will Rose
  • D’Andra Simmons and Jeremy Lock 

As of April 14, 2015

Field Supporters

  • Ntelicor/ Mark and Catherine Cohen 
  • Carol and Don Glendenning / Locke Lord LLP
  • Sallie and Cavan Groves 
  • The Hogland Foundation 
  • Gunjan and Anurag Jain 
  • Amee and Saf Joshi 
  • Jerry R. Junkins Family Foundation 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hal Kurkowski 
  • Laura and Rick Lear 
  • Maya Leibman and Robert Gross
  • Mary Kay, Inc. 
  • Pier 1 Imports 
  • Peter J. Riley Foundation
  • Gowri and Alex Sharma
  • Lisa K. Simmons
  • Denise and Dan Smith
  • Bette and Jerod White 

Patrons

  • Heather and Ray Balestri 
  • Leslie and David Benners 
  • Greg Swalwell and Terry Connor 
  • Raymond and Kristy Faus 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Garner 
  • Jennifer and Tom Karol 
  • Lisa and Peter Kraus 
  • Nancy Latner and John McLellan
  • Alberto and Vivian Lombardi
  • Madeline McClure 
  • Sharon and David Pfaff
  • Anthony Quinn
  • Venkat Sethuraman, M.D. - Naheed Shahid, M.D.