Becoming Bond Fundraiser in Support of UNICEF

January 18, 2018

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. 

UNICEF is the world's largest humanitarian organization for children, working in over 190 countries to save lives and put children first. Visit  to donate today!