NEW YORK – At the prestigious Cipriani Wall Street on May 5 at the annual charity event for Operation Smile, was handed over to Santo Versace – President of Fondazione Operation Smile Italia Onlus since 2007 – the Humanitarian Award John Connor Humanitarian Service Award ‘s commitment to the many children who helped to change his life and the impulse that has given the Italian Foundation.
This international recognition is given to those who have demonstrated their commitment and love towards the needy through action: those who have received it have always demonstrated leadership and personal involvement in changing the lives of individuals living in poverty and without the hope of a decent life.
Some of the winners of previous years were: Mr. Ratan Tata, Sergeant and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Nobel laureate Oscar Arias Sanchez, the First Lady of Honduras mrs. Mary de Flores.
For the first time the prize was given to an Italian.
The event was attended by over 800 people: among the guests, representatives of the leading families of New York with American TV star Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa – have both been committed to supporting the organization – Jillian Hearst and Lacy Tisch, Natalie Morales, John Salley, Giada de Laurentiis, David Charvet and Brooke Burke.
The award to Santo Versace was delivered by Bill Magee, founder of Operation Smile Inc. in 1982, with his wife Kathleen.
At the event was announced partnership between Operation Smile and Miss Universe.
Amsterdam Fashion Tv with is honored to organize the next charity gala dinner with the President of the Foundation Santo Versace. During the gala there will be a fashion show with a performance of international artist and there will be a showcase of selected dutch designer that will perform a fashion installation.
Stay tuned to discover all the details of the event.