2016 Anne Ford Scholar Elijah Ditchendorf, James H. Wendorf and 2016 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar Jocelyn Hanrath at NCLD's 39th Annual Benefit on March 9, 2016.

Annual Benefit Dinner

Written January 21, 2016

Thank you for supporting NCLD’s 39th Annual Benefit Dinner on March 9, 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. Read more about the event and view photos on the NCLD blog.

Past Benefits


Past Honorees

2016
JARROD KAHN
President, Accessories and Home, Global Brands Group
Distinguished Leadership Award

DAYMOND JOHN
Entrepreneur and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
Distinguished Advocate Award
&
MARGOT JOHN
Parent Advocate and Mother of Daymond John
Distinguished Advocate Award

2015

PUBLICIS WORLDWIDE
Accepted by Susan Gianinno, Chairman, North America
Spirit of Achievement Award

2014
DAVID BOIES
Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Distinguished Leadership Award

2013
WILLIAM CLAY FORD, JR.
Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company
Distinguished Leadership Award

QUINN BRADLEE
Founder and CEO, FriendsofQuinn.com
Young Leader Award

2012
STEVAN J. KUKIC, PH.D.
Director, School Transformation, NCLD
Distinguished Education Achievement Award

DAN TISHMAN
Chairman & CEO, Tishman Construction Corporation
Vice Chairman, AECOM Technology
Vice Chairman, Tishman Hotel & Realty LP
Chairman of the Board, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Parent Advocate Award
&
SHERYL TISHMAN
Parent Advocate Award

LEE HIRSCH
Filmmaker, “Bully”
Parent Advocate Award

2011
MARY QUICK
Philanthropist
Parent Advocate Award

PAUL LECLERC
President, New York Public Library
Parent Advocate Award

JUANITA JAMES
Former Marketing & Communications Officer, Pitney Bowes Inc.
Parent Advocate Award

DUDLEY WILLIAMS
Director of District Education Strategy, GE Asset Management Group
Parent Advocate Award

2010
CHARLES WALGREEN III
Former CEO, Walgreens
Spirit of Achievement Award

JAMES CARVILLE
American Political Consultant
Distinguished Advocacy Award

2009
THE HONORABLE THOMAS H. KEAN
Former New Jersey Governor
Distinguished Public Service Award

2008
TED TURNER
Chairman
Turner Foundation, Inc./Turner Enterprises, Inc.
Spirit of Achievement Award

2007
ARTHUR F. RYAN
Chairman & CEO, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Spirit of Achievement Award

DONALD D. DESHLER, PH. D.
Director, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas
Distinguished Education Achievement Award

CLAY AIKEN
Recording Artist and Founder, Bubel/Aiken Foundation
Children’s Advocacy Award

2006
ALFRED R. KAHN
Chairman & CEO, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
Spirit of Achievement Award

G. REID LYON, PH.D.
Executive Vice President for Research and Evaluation, Best Associates
Former Chief, Child Development & Behavior Branch,
National Institute of Child & Health and Human Development
Distinguished Education Achievement Award

DANA BUCHMAN
Fashion Designer
Children’s Advocacy Award

2005
RAYMOND W. SMITH
Chairman, Rothschild
Founding Partner, Arlington Capital Partners
Spirit of Achievement Award

KRISTINE BAXTER
Head, The Churchill School and Center
Distinguished Education Achievement Award

THE HONORABLE JOHN A. BOEHNER
United States Representative from Ohio
Children’s Advocacy Award

THE HONORABLE MICHAEL CASTLE
United States Representative from Delaware
Children’s Advocacy Award

THE HONORABLE JUDD GREGG
United States Senator from New Hampshire
Children’s Advocacy Award

THE HONORABLE EDWARD M. KENNEDY
United States Senator from Massachusetts
Children’s Advocacy Award

THE HONORABLE GEORGE MILLER
United States Representative from California
Children’s Advocacy Award

THE HONORABLE LYNN WOOLSEY
United States Representative from California
Children’s Advocacy Award

2004
TOMMY HILFIGER
Honorary Chairman, Principal Designer, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc.
Spirit of Achievement Award

HENRY WINKLER
Award-winning Actor, Director, Producer & Author
Children’s Advocacy Award

THE TREMAINE FAMILY
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Distinguished Leadership in Philanthropy Award

2003
MARJORIE SCARDINO
Chief Executive, Pearson PLC
Spirit of Achievement Award

MARK J. GRIFFIN, PH. D.
Headmaster, Eagle Hill School
Distinguished Education Achievement Award

CHRISTOPHER CERF
President, Sirius Thinking, Ltd.
Creative Producer, Between the Lions
Distinguished Children’s Media Achievement Award

2002
JOHN T. CHAMBERS
President & CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Spirit of Achievement Award

2001
J. WILLARD MARRIOTT, JR.
Chairman & CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
Spirit of Achievement Award

2000
LEE R. RAYMOND
Chairman & CEO, ExxonMobil Corporation
Spirit of Achievement Award

1999
ALEX TROTMAN
Retired Chairman & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Spirit of Achievement Award

1998
DEAN O’HARE
Chairman & CEO, The Chubb Corporation
Spirit of Achievement Award

OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Fashion Honoree

1997
PAUL TAGLIABUE
Commissioner, National Football League
Spirit of Achievement Award

1996
MAURICE “HANK”GREENBERG
Chairman, President & CEO, American International Group
Spirit of Achievement Award

1995
ROBERTO GOIZUETA
The Coca-Cola Company
Spirit of Achievement Award

1994
HAROLD “RED” POLING
Chairman & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Spirit of Achievement Award

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