Join Global Fund for Children for the 2021 Juliette Gimon Courage Award Announcement

May 3, 2021 | Campaigns, Donor News

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You’re invited to a special event to celebrate the winners of the third annual Courage Awards!

Join Global Fund for Children on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT for a virtual celebration to honor three organizations working to advance the rights of young people living in especially challenging circumstances.

You don’t want to miss this inspiring event. Previous winners have empowered children and youth to overcome tremendous obstacles, including forced labor, poverty, and gender-based violence.

You can register here for the free event, which will be held online via Zoom. This is the capstone of our monthlong Celebration of Courage Campaign, which has included two virtual galas. On May 6, we’ll also be hosting a global conversation on education during COVID-19.


At the awards announcement, you’ll get to hear about the incredible courage of this year’s winning organizations. Speakers will include:

  • John Hecklinger, President and CEO of Global Fund for Children
  • Maya Ajmera, Founder of Global Fund for Children, President and CEO of Society for Science, and Publisher of Science News
  • Marianne Gimon d’Ansembourg, Juliette’s sister, independent consultant, and Board member of Refugees International
  • Alicia D’Addario, Senior Attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative
  • Representatives of the 2021 winning organizations

GFC gives the annual Courage Awards through the Juliette Gimon Fund for Courageous Leadership – a more than $1 million endowment made possible by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and other donors – in honor of Juliette Gimon, who passed away in 2018. A global philanthropist and former GFC Board Chair, Juliette helped shape GFC through her wisdom, insights, and profound concern for children, changing hundreds of thousands of young lives across the globe.

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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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