Annual Benefit Gala 2011

November 14, 2011
New York, NY

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Join us for Action Against Hunger's 12th Annual Benefit Gala on Monday, November 14th 2011 at New York City's Guastavinos, featuring the contemporary Lebanese cuisine of Chef Philippe Massoud and his Flatiron flagship ilili Restaurant. Read more about Chef Massoud’s involvement with Action Against Hunger.

The Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Awards

Individual Honoree 2011:

Dr. Hans Rosling
Professor Of International Health, Karolinska Institutet

We are proud to present the 2011 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award to Hans Rosling, in recognition of his long-standing commitment to improving global public health. Dr. Hans Rosling is a Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and co-founder of Gapminder Foundation. Action Against Hunger is proud honor Dr. Rosling for his longstanding commitment to improving global public health and for his groundbreaking work on konzo. ACF applauds his engaging and award-winning lectures on global trends that have challenged audiences to reevaluate their world views.

Reade More about Hans Rosling and check out his other TED talks at his TED profile.

Corporate Honoree 2011:

Tyco International
Presented to Patrick Decker, President, Tyco Flow Control

In response to the global water crisis, Tyco International has partnered with Action Against Hunger to launch the Clean Water Access Initiative to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to impoverished communities threatened by malnutrition and water-borne diseases. Tyco has committed more than $2 million in resources over the next three years, as well as emergency funds to enable ACF to respond quickly to natural disasters, including earthquake-ravaged Haiti, flood-inundated Pakistan, and more recently, drought-stricken Kenya. We are proud to present the 2011 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award to Tyco International for their innovative partnership.

Read More on the Clean Water Access Initiative and ACF’s partnership with Tyco.

ACF Staff Honoree 2011: 

Peter Ayii Kon
Food Security & Livelihoods Program Assistant, Action Against Hunger-South Sudan

Action Against Hunger is also proud to present Peter Ayii Kon with its annual Staff of the Year award for his commitment to ACF’s mission and our life-saving work. Peter is this year’s recipient for his invaluable contributions to our work in the Republic of South Sudan. A dedicated humanitarian and cherished colleague, Peter is proud to represent ACF-South Sudan in receiving this year’s award.

Special Thanks 

We would also like to thank our generous sponsors and supporters, who help make our Annual Benefit Gala the success it always is: Ultimat Vodka & the Patrón Spirits Company, the Institute of Culinary Education, Les Maîtres de Cuisinier Francais, Longchamp, Zero Motorcycles, and Château Lafite-Rothschild.

Thanks to the exceptional commitment and generosity of our Board of Directors, the 2011 Benefit Gala is fully underwritten; all funds raised through the Gala will directly support our field programs.


Date: November 14, 2011
Location: Gustavinos, 409 East 59th St., New York, NY
Time: Cocktails at 6:30 PM; dinner at 7:30 PM
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