Important Message: New 2020 Gala Date

An Evening of Courage, Global Fund for Children’s 2020 Gala scheduled for 28 April, has been postponed until 8 October 2020 due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The choice to postpone comes after careful deliberation with GFC’s Trustees, Board, and Gala organisers. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our family of GFC supporters. Given what we know about COVID-19’s growing impact around the world, we believe this is a necessary precaution to protect the health of our Gala guests, their loved ones, and their communities.

We wish you health and safety in these difficult and changing times, and we look forward to coming together at our Gala on 8 October 2020 to celebrate the courage of our local partners.


Join us to celebrate more than 25 years of helping children and youth around the world.

This year’s glamorous event will honour the winners of the 2020 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards. The program will also feature remarks from Maya Ajmera, GFC’s Founder; John Hecklinger, GFC’s President and CEO; and Mete Coban, MBE, Chair of GFC’s Youth Leadership Council.





Thursday, 8 October 2020


Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom


19:00 Welcome Reception
19:45 Dinner and Programme
22:00 Closing Reception
23:30 Carriages

Sponsorship & AUCTION

When you sponsor the 2020 Global Fund for Children Gala, you invest in a better future for young people worldwide. We offer a range of sponsorship levels for companies, foundations, and individuals, with myriad opportunities to feature your commitment to global philanthropy.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Hayley Roffey, Senior Partnerships Director, at [email protected] or +44 7809 234118. If you are in the United States, please call +1 202-331-9003.


Blake and Michael Daffey
Jennifer and James Esposito
Gunjan and Anurag Jain


Esther and Michel Antakly
Shweta Siraj Mehta & Amish Mehta


Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Stephanie and Antoine de Guillenchmidt
Nathalie and Amir Farman-Farma
Chantal and James Sheridan

Gala Committee

Nicolas Antonas
Mandy DeFilippo
Shaheen Kadri
Nicole Kamaleson


Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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