Last night, on December 13, The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights hosted the annual Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at the New York Hilton that raised over $3 Million. Ethel Kennedy presented Harry Belafonte, Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani with the Ripple of Hope Award, an award that celebrates leaders of international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change.
Alec Baldwin acted as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies for the dinner, which was hosted by Ethel Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Philip W. Johnston, B. Scott Minerd, Marvin S. Rosen, Robert & Hope Smith, Pedro Torres-Mackie and Donato Tramuto.
Other notable guests included: Hilaria Baldwin, Tony Bennett, Kenneth Cole & Maria Cuomo Cole, Thomas DiNapoli, Kathryn Erbe, D’Brickshaw Ferguson, Peter Frampton, Pamela Frank, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Lasse Hallstrom, Mohamed Hassanein, Pedro Hernandez, Aya Hijazi, Maria Hinojosa, Philip W. Johnston, Van Jones, Catherine Keener, Keegan-Michael Key, Cindi Leive, Tony Lo Bianco, Patrick Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Ali Wertheimer Khaliah, Chris & Kathleen Matthews, Eloy Mendez, Paola Mendoza, Denise Nappier, Lena Olin, Dan Olofsson, Ib Petersron, Michael Posner, Marvin S. Rosen, Grace Raymond, Malika Saada Saar, Gloria Steinem, Maria Theofili, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, Louise Vongerichten, Alfre Woodard,and others.
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Hilaria Baldwin (L) and Alec Baldwin attend Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts Annual Ripple Of Hope Awards Dinner on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Ripple Of Hope Awards)
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Usher attends Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts Annual Ripple Of Hope Awards Dinner on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Ripple Of Hope Awards)