May 24, 2010

Matt Damon Honored By Save The Children For Charity Work

Posted in Philanthropy at 8:22 pm by philanthropynews

Matt Damon with wife Lucinda and Save the Children's President and CEOMatt Damon with wife Lucinda and Save the Children’s President and CEO

Actor Matt Damon received Save the Children’s Leadership Award at the annual Celebration of Hope event in Greenwich on Friday, May 21.

Damon was honored for his steadfast commitment to mothers and children in the poorest regions of the world. The benefit, which raised funds for Save the Children’s newborn and child survival programs, was hosted by Ann Curry, NBC’s Today Show and Dateline anchor. Other NBC attendees included Brian Williams, Meredith Vieira, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.

“I have bumped into Save the Children staff members around the world and think they are some of the most incredible people I have ever met,” said Damon. “They are professional and passionate about protecting children in some of the most difficult and impoverished places.”

{Read more via Look to the Stars}

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