November 29, 2022

Thank you for joining us at The UNICEF Gala. With your generosity, we raised over $3.5m to provide health care and immunization, safe water and sanitation, nutritional support, education, emergency relief and opportunities for children everywhere to thrive.


The Event

The UNICEF Gala raises funding and awareness for UNICEF’s lifesaving work worldwide. The celebration draws some of the country’s biggest philanthropists alongside UNICEF Ambassadors for a not-to-be-missed evening featuring performances from today’s brightest stars. The 2022 gala will shine a light on the great strength of children and showcase the impact of UNICEF’s work to ensure every child is healthy, educated, respected and protected.


Portrait of Demi Lovato

A Special performance by Demi Lovato

Portrait of Sofia Carson

Hosted by Sofia Carson

Portrait of DJ Questlove

DJ Set by Questlove



Help save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.

Make a Difference


Spirit of Compassion Award

Purvi Padia


Sonia Kapadia

Marjolein Steenbergen

NextGen Chair

Lisle Richards


Randi Alper

Minesh Bhatt

Sally Brophy

Nell Diamond

Gillian Hearst

Sippi Khurana, M.D.

Lindsay Kraus

Amy Kuehner

Téa Leoni*

Erica Martini

Sterling McDavid

Christine M.J. Oliver

Emily Stackman

Nina Stanton

Lesley Vecsler

Samiah Zafar

*UNICEF Ambassador



as of November 16, 2022


Christine M.J. Oliver

Purvi & Harsh Padia



Ernst & Young LLP

Amy Kuehner



Jim Craigie & Sally Brophy

Delta Air Lines


Neil & Mindy Grossman

Carol J. Hamilton

J.P. Morgan

Sonia & Gaurav Kapadia

Reyes Adent Foundation

S&P Global

Sage + Sound

Elizabeth Smith

Nina & Michael Stanton

Kerry & Brendan Swords  

Samiah Zafar & Minhaj Patel


Karen & Andrew Azoulay, The Frankfort Family, Kerianne & James Flynn, 

Cristina & Samir Patel and Laurie & Jonathon Soler


Minesh Bhatt

Rob & Amy Brown


Clarios Foundation

Data Axle & MarketTeam


Nicole Giles and Téa Leoni

Hallmark Cards, Inc.


Hill House Home

Yasmin Ibrahim & Omer Ismail

Sippi & Ajay Khurana

Lindsay & Stephen Kraus and Lesley & Robert Vecsler

L’Oréal Luxe

Jamie & VanTrang Manges

Sterling McDavid & Carey Dorman

Patrick and Kristin McGrath

Merck & Co., Inc

National Basketball Association

Prudential Financial

Vandana Radhakrishnan & Sangeet Pillai

Steven & Melissa Schoenfeld


Wendy Stapleton

Marjolein & Ewout Steenbergen

Latha Sundaram & Kim Anehall

Bernard Taylor, Sr.


Alyssa & Ashok Varadhan



Special Thanks

Alex Morgan

American Airlines

Cheree Berry Paper & Design

Thelma Garcia


The Glasshouse

Great Performances

Lydia Fenet

Jessica & Jason Karp

Christine M.J. Oliver

Julia Skarratt

Studio Productions

Todo Productions

Justin Tuck

Produced by Future Friends



Over eight decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has built an unprecedented global support system for the world’s children. UNICEF relentlessly works day in and day out to deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life: health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we have meaningfully improved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. For more information, visit

Consistent with our mission to ensure every child is educated, protected, and respected, UNICEF USA holds itself to high child safeguarding standards. You can read more about our Child Safeguarding Policy here.