More than $1.3 million was raised Saturday at the inaugural UNICEF Gala Dallas at The Ritz-Carlton.
The money raised will go towards UNICEF’s global mission to save and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The event honored Rob and Sheryl Lowe with the Global Philanthropist Award for their work in raising awareness both locally and globally for women, education and children’s rights.
The Kimberly-Clark Corporation received the UNICEF Children First Award for their commitment to raising awareness and funds for UNICEF.
Rob Lowe told the more than 370 guest in attendance that going to a Syrian refugee camp, “was an amazing opportunity to see what UNICEF does firsthand and the kind of impact that it has on these children’s lives. And it’s going to shape them…”
Over the course of the evening, guests enjoyed remarks from emcee Brooke Burke-Charvet, along with an acoustic set by singer-songwriter, Skylar Grey, who performed “Coming Home,” “Clarity,” “Love the Way You Lie,” amongst others.
A seated dinner and a live auction were presented by Andrew Bost.
Notable attendees included Caryl Stern, president and CEO of UNICEF USA, event Co-Chairs Moll Anderson and Jan Miller Rich, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Kimberly Chandler, Courtney Kerr, and leadership committee members Joyce Goss, Amee Joshi, Jessica Nowitzki, Selwyn Raynor, Leigh Rinearson, Gowri Sharma and D’Andra Simmons.