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The first Benefit Gala in 2003.

The Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala is held at the Cipriani in New York City. Sesame Workshop hosts the evening as a fundraising event, and to honor outstanding individuals around the world who have contributed to education.

2003, 35th Anniversary

2004

2005

2006

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2007

2008

2009, 40th Anniversary

2010

Snuffy attended the event for the first time.

2011

Elvis Costello performed "Alison" with Kami, Telly Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover and Cookie Monster. Stephanie D'Abruzzo served as announcer for the proceedings.

Cookie Monster was quoted as: "Cookie is a sometime food and vegetables is an everything food, so me just eat three centerpieces. But me hope cookies for dessert!" The centerpieces were made of yellow peppers and green apples.[1]

2012

  • Date - May 30, 2012
  • Host - Jon Stewart and Elmo
  • Honoring - Bill Clinton and UnitedHealthCare (represented by CEO Gail Boudreaux)

The Muppeteers and their characters perform "Sing" and "We Are the World".

References

  1. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576361761208473984.html

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