The 2016 New York Smile Event
On May 12th, Operation Smile held its 14th annual New York Smile Event at Cipriani's in Midtown Manhattan 42nd Street to raise funds and awareness for children around the world suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke presented the Universal Smile Award to actress Kate Hudson for her dedication to improving the lives of others and setting an example of exceptional leadership. Operation Smile Co-Founders Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee presented Andrew (Andy) J. Dolce with the John Connor Humanitarian Award in honor of his long-term work with Operation Smile Nicaragua, and CNN's New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota presented the Corporate Humanitarian Award to Mediterranean Shipping Company President Fabio Santucci in honor of the company’s steadfast support since 2011. Seven-year Smile Ambassador, Brooke Burke-Charvet, served as the Master of Ceremonies, and guests were treated to special performances by A Great Big World and DJ Eric Hutchinson.
Other notable guests in attendance included Jaimie Alexander, Oliver Platt, Diego Klattenhofff, Colin Donnell, Yaya DaCosta, Mary McDonald, Dani Stahl, Alvina Patel, Judgie Graham, Daniel Motta Mello, Claudine De Niro, Dori Cooperman, Jennifer Creel and Jason Weinberg. For more information, please contact Development Officer, Jessica Szramowski at email@example.com or 757-321-3223.