This May, ECPAT-USA, the country’s leading anti-child trafficking organization, will host its second annual Freedom Awards celebration to honor leaders in the fight to end child trafficking and exploitation.


The event on May 22, 2019 will bring together a highly selective group of 200 luminaries in the corporate, philanthropic, government, and media communities in support of ECPAT-USA’s vital work to ensure no child is bought or sold.

In what will be the highlight of the evening, ECPAT-USA will grant awards to the world’s most remarkable individuals for their contributions in ending child trafficking.

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This year’s HonoREES


Retiring Executive Director of ECPAT-USA

Freedom Award

Arne Sorenson

President and CEO, Marriott International

Visionary Award*

*Award will be accepted by special guest David Marriott, COO, Marriott International

ANTHOny spagnuolo

Hilton Area Director, Safety and Security

Defender Award

Glenn Logan & Jett Jeffery

Delta Flight Products

Rescue Award

Kelly Fang & Ria Gaur

Brooklyn Technical High School, Stuyvesant High School

NextGen Award

The event

A cocktail celebration and awards event benefitting ECPAT-USA, being held in New York City at

Neuberger Berman

1290 Sixth Avenue, 42nd Floor

VIP Reception: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

General Admission: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

*Cocktail attire requested

Host Committee


Jackie Shapiro

Sharon Appelman

Julie Tanner

Linda McLaughlin

Sydney Rose (Chair)

Esther Bernstein

Johna Johnson

Elisabeth Shuman

Carol Smolenski