On May 24, 2017, the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball to celebrate UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world and honor the outstanding humanitarians who make our work possible.
UNICEF Ambassador and actress Angie Harmon will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award for her commitment to saving and protecting the lives of children in the United States and around the world.
Rosanette and Harry Cullen will be presented with the Margaret Alkek Williams Humanitarian Award for their extraordinary contributions to the causes of children, health and education in the city of Houston and the state of Texas through the Cullen Foundation.
Emceed by Deborah Duncan, host of Great Day Houston, the evening will feature a live performance by Grammy Award® winning recording artist and humanitarian Michael Bolton and an appearance by Mayor Sylvester Turner. Funds raised at the event will support UNICEF’s work to end child trafficking in the United States and around the world.
Since her appointment as a UNICEF Ambassador in 2013, Angie Harmon has served as a spokesperson for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking Initiative and has traveled to Vietnam to bring awareness to UNICEF’s lifesaving programs for children.
Since 1947, the Cullen Foundation has distributed over $450 million in grants to support education and health care initiatives – notably at the University of Houston and at hospitals in the Texas Medical Center – as well as the cultural arts and many other causes.
UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories around the world and has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization.