SOURCE: Save the Children

Save the Children

April 30, 2010 09:00 ET

Actor Matt Damon to Be Honored at the Save the Children Celebration of Hope Event in Greenwich, CT

Funds Raised Will Support Agency's Newborn and Child Survival Programs

WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) - Save the Children's Greenwich Leadership Council will host the 3rd annual Celebration of Hope on Thursday, May 20th, honoring actor, writer and philanthropist, Matt Damon, and Philip H. Geier, Jr. author, philanthropist, business consultant and Save the Children Trustee. The benefit will be hosted by Ann Curry, NBC's Today Show and Dateline anchor. Other guests include NBC's Al Roker, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.

The event will benefit Save the Children's Newborn and Child Survival initiative.

There will be both a live and silent auction which will include:

  • A trip to St. Kitts and Nevis, and dinner with the Prime Minister
  • Dinner for 12 at Mario Batali's world-renowned Babbo restaurant
  • Travel with Save the Children to see the agency's programs in Mali, Africa

The benefit, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn., will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., and be followed by dinner and the program at 7:30 p.m. 

For table and ticket information, contact Sarah McLoughlin at

Almost 9 million children die every year before their fifth birthday from preventable and treatable illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and newborn complications. Funds raised at the benefit will support Save the Children's global effort to significantly reduce these numbers through proven, low-cost interventions like vaccinations, better newborn care practices and antibiotic treatment.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is made up of 29 member organizations working together worldwide. 

Contact Information