This year marked Save the Children’s Centennial and the Long Island Council’s 35th Anniversary. Thanks to you we had much to celebrate in 2019! Our spring benefit, The Power of Education featuring Educated author Tara Westover and facilitator Cokie Roberts, was a sellout. Thank you to all who supported the event!
Last April, I had the opportunity to visit some of Save the Children’s programs in rural Kentucky. It was astonishing to view firsthand what a difference we are making in the lives of these children. During a home visit with a teen mom and her son in their modest trailer, it was exciting to see Early Steps to School Success in action as the two year-old demonstrated his above-average speaking and social skills.
The baton is passing: Carolyn Miles has informed us that “with both excitement and bittersweet feelings” she will step down as CEO of Save the Children US effective January 1, 2020. Under Carolyn’s able leadership, the reach of the organization has more than doubled. In 2018, health and education programs changed the lives of 134 million children in 120 countries. Janti Soeripto, President and COO of Save the Children US, will become CEO.
We hope that you will help the LI Council end its 35th Anniversary year with a flourish. Your generosity supports: US Programs (matched); International Education; Children’s Emergency Fund; Mission Support (matched) and other programs. Together, we can impact the way the world treats children to create immediate and lasting change in their lives. Thank you.
If you would like to help, please donate through the
Save the Children Long Island Council
Please send checks payable to Save the Children Long Island Council to
PO Box 38
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724