Our Top 14 Favorite Moments of 2014

This year was filled with moments that brought us joy for the work we do, and thankfulness for the amazing supporters we have. Here are our top 14 favorites:

  • 14. When we finished reading over 900 Nominations from changemakers around the world…That’s a lot of people doing amazing work for children!
  • 13. When we launched our awesome partnership with Molten.
  • 12. When our very own Neha Gupta received the Children’s Peace Prize.
    Neha Gupta
    Neha Gupta receiving the Children’s Peace Prize
  • 11. When our amazing San Francisco Marathon team crossed the finish line and hit $5,000.
    SF Marathon
    Jeremy Houden at The SF Marathon’s finish line.
  • 10. When we learned that 2007 Honoree Dr. Mark Manary had saved even more young lives in Malawi.
  • 9. That time Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway were walking their dog and said nice things about us.
    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
  • 8. When Beat of Hope visited our office!
    Beat of Hope
    Kenneth Kim and Ellen Kim of Beat of Hope
  • 7. When we got to tell the world about the 2014 Honorees.
  • 6. When our Founders traveled to Rwanda and met girls who are going to change the world, thanks to Jessica Markowitz and our funding.
    Jessica Markowitz
    Jessica Markowitz with girls in her program, Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE
  • 5. When Cate Caldwell crossed the finish line at the New York City Marathon.
  • 4. When our Youth Honorees got a standing ovation at the Awards Ceremony.
  • 3. When 2013 Honoree Mead Welles told us that Iman, Aliya, Fizza and 250 other children could walk for the first time, thanks to our funding.
  • 2. When Triveni told us that our funding had helped over 100 girls escape brothels in India.
  • 1. Every time we meet our Honorees and see how our work is helping them change children’s lives around the world.
    Gregory John Smith
    2014 Honoree Gregory John Smith with children in his program, Rede Cultural Beija-Flor
  • Thank you for sharing such an amazing year with us! We can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.

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