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



The event 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.

The event

A cocktail celebration and awards event at the Institute of International Education in New York City, benefitting ECPAT-USA. The event will take place in the Edgar J. Kaufmann Room, designed by Finnish architect Alvaro Alto, with spectacular views of the United Nations and East River. *Cocktail attire requested

5:30-6:30 VIP Cocktail Reception

6:30-9:00 Freedom Awards Program



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James P. O'Neill

New York City Police Commissioner

Defender Award

Monique Villa

CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation

Freedom Award

freedom awards Emcee


cornell dewitt

DeWitt is an entrepreneur and executive who has spent over two decades connecting audiences and art. His latest venture is Daily Plinth, an online video content platform for the art world. He is honored to serve a second year as MC for ECPAT-USA.



Host Committee

Jackie Shapiro

Scott Jackson

Sydney Rose

Carol Bellamy

Cheryl Wills

Elisabeth Shuman


sponsorship opportunities

Align your brand with a high profile nonprofit and demonstrate your commitment to the protection of children. Visit the link below or contact Kelly Striegel, Director of Development and Communications, at for more information.

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