Third Annual Gala for Child Protection

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 Gala for Child Protection. Your support and partnership is helping us build a safer world for children.

We had a wonderful evening surrounded by so many people who are truly passionate about child protection.

“Together, we can build a world that is worthy of its children.”Patty Wetterling, Child Advocate and Co-Founder of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Library, Award Presenter at the 2017 Gala

Special thanks to our guest speaker, Saroo Brierley, and our award presenters for the evening, Jeff Koons and Patty Wetterling. Speaking on their experiences and the passion they have for protecting children inspired us to work ever-harder to keep children safe. Further thanks go to our emcee, Kate Snow, for making the evening incredible!

A huge thank you to all of our supporters, and to our honorees, Facebook and the Academy Award-nominated film LION. Your dedication to protecting children means the world to us.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, spoke via video at this year’s gala about the partnership between ICMEC and Facebook and the importance of the global community coming together to help keep children safe.