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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

  • Date - June 1, 2005
  • Host - Barbara Walters
  • Honored - Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and Stan O’Neal (Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc.) "for creating educational opportunities around the globe."
  • Attendees - Vanessa Williams and New York Post gossip journalist Liz Smith.
  • Muppets - Elmo, Tonton (Heather Asch)

2006

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Sesame Workshop honours UNICEF Executive Director Ann M....

2007

  • Date - May 30, 2007
  • Host - Matt Lauer
  • Honored - Laura Bush and James E. Rohr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., "for PNC's 10-year, $100 million investment to improve access and quality of early childhood education to benefit children and communities."
  • Attendees - Jenna Bush and Barbara Bush, Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • Muppets - Elmo, Rosita, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby

2008

2009, 40th Anniversary

2010

2011


Elvis Costello performed "Alison" with the Muppets. 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


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

2013

The PS22 chorus performed "Ho Hey" and "Wonderwall." The hosts then performed "Sing" with the PS 22 chorus and the Sesame Street cast.

2014

Sources

  1. The Wall Street Journal - Controlling the Monster (June 3, 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Getty Images

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