Walking the Talk

UNICEF makes strides at Goss-Michael Foundation.

Lacy Ball  |  Photos by Doc Strange
April 10, 2013
Event Date:
February 24, 2012

More than 300 strong joined event chair Rich Moses and project chair Joyce Goss for the second annual UNICEF Experience at Goss-Michael Foundation. Dubbed “We Believe In Zero,” this evening reinforced the international organization’s belief that zero children should suffer from preventable illnesses. With two interactive exhibits and multiple learning stations, the fund-raiser was much more than the typical cocktail party. Guests got a little taste of life in developing countries through the Water Walk, which involved carrying 40-pound water buckets (something some children are forced to do daily) through the gallery. Attendees showed their support by contributing $285,000 and purchasing gifts such as therapeutic food, first-aid kits, mosquito netting and school supplies via the newly launched UNICEF Experience app. Robert Thompson, senior VP of development, described the evening as “our field-to-friends movement.” Feeling the love: Kenny Goss, Allan McBee, Gowri and Alex Sharma, Kristy Hoglund Robinson, James Rainey, Shama Shams, Carol and Don Glendenning, and Denise Smith.