Three Men in Suits Smile at the Camera

Becoming Bond Fundraiser in Support of UNICEF

Last month UNICEF USA was honored to be the recipient of donations collected at an event that brought the host Elliot Berke’s two loves together, James Bond and supporting the world’s children. The black-tie reception was in celebration of ‘Becoming Bond’ and the life of George Lazenby who played Bond in the series. 

Becoming Bond tells the story of George Lazenby, an Australian car sales man, who managed to land himself the role of James Bond after Sean Connery, left the franchise in 1967. Written and Directed by Josh Greenbaum the Hulu documentary uses archive footage and re-enactments to tell Lazenby’s surreal story and make it seem almost like a fiction itself.

Hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland's residence in Washington, DC - more than 75 guests attended raising $12,000 in aid of UNICEF’s lifesaving programs that put children first. Guests enjoyed an evening of Swiss inspired food, an auction on selection of 007 memorabilia and collectibles autographs by Lazenby, and a live film screening of Becoming Bond followed by an engaging discussion with guest of honor George Lazenby along with the film’s director Josh Greenbaum. 

We are proud to have a community of supporters and advocates in the Mid-Atlantic Region who care deeply about the world's children and who help UNICEF's efforts to save and protect kids. We give particular thanks and appreciation to our Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of Directors. 

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit

For more information, contact: 
UNICEF USA, 202.802.9105, 

More from UNICEF USA

Recommended Stories

Child smiles while sitting at his desk in middle school in India

Support Kids in India

Millions of children in India need health care, nutrition, education, protection, water and sanitation and other support. UNICEF is there.