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The 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball raised over $4 million for UNICEF's work to put children first and featured some huge surprises! Presented by Baccarat and Mariner Investment Group, LLC, the event honored GRAMMY® Award winning recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton made a surprise appearance to present Katy Perry with the Audrey Hepburn® Humanitarian Award alongside UNICEF USA National Board Member Pamela Fiori. The evening was hosted by Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer and featured performances by Sara Bareilles and the cast of The Color Purple.

Join us next year on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 for what is sure to be another memorable evening of putting children first! 

Gala Chairs

Desiree Gruber
Gillian Miniter


Academy Award® Winner
Octavia Spencer

Project Chair

Jaime Jiménez

Next Gen Chairs

Daria Daniel
Sterling McDavid

Snowflake Patrons


Christine and George Stonbely

Gala Committee

Kimberly Chandler
Nell Diamond
Mary Callahan Erdoes
Mindy Grossman
Dayle Haddon*
Jenna Bush Hager
Carol Hamilton
Terri Hoffman
Andrew Hohns
Eleanora Kennedy
Sandra Lee
Téa Leoni*

Elizabeth Musmanno
Elyse Newhouse
Christine M.J. Oliver
Leah Popowich
Wendy Stapleton Reyes
Andy Sheldon
Laine Siklos
Gillian Hearst Simonds
Marjolein Steenbergen
Caryl M. Stern
Christine Stonbely
Christina Zilber

Décor Design

Vern Yip, HGTV*

Menu Design

Marcus Samuelsson*

Live Auction

Kate Chertavian, Kate Chertavian Fine Art

2016 Supporters

Presenting Sponsors


Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation
Haslam 3 Foundation
Christine M.J. Oliver
Pfizer Inc. 

AEG Live
Charles and Hilda Anderson Sr.

The Daniel Family
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Neil and Mindy Grossman
Desiree Gruber and Kyle MacLachlan
Vince Hemmer
Vester T. Hughes Jr. 
J.P. Morgan and Philip and Mary Erdoes
Live Nation / Arthur Fogel & Kaleen Lemmon
Scripps Networks Interactive

Mary and Alex Barth
Barneys New York Foundation
Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
Creative Artists Agency
Direct Management Group
Dolores and Thomas Gahan
Giorgio Armani Fragrances
Global Brands Group
Hallmark Cards
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Hobbs
Deborah and Peter Lamm
The Lebenthal Family
Téa Leoni
LionTree LLC
Merck & Co. Inc. 
Gillian and Sylvester Miniter
National Basketball Association
Purvi and Harsh Padia
Emily and Anthony Pantaleoni
PwC/ Y&R
Diego Reyes and Wendy Stapleton Reyes
Ropes & Gray LLP
Marjolein and Ewout Steenbergen
Christine and George Stonbely
Voya Financial® 
Christina Zilber

UNICEF Snowflake Lighting Sponsor

After Party Presenting Sponsor

Reception Presented By
Voya Financial® 

UNICEF Inspired Gift Cards Underwritten By
LionTree LLC

The UNICEF Snowflake Ball’s Exclusive Hotel
Baccarat Hotel New York