Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hillary Clinton Honored by Save the Children at #CK4PreK Gala

The CK is Calvin Klein who sponsored the award ceremony/fundraiser for Save the Children last night at Cipriani.  The PreK of course refers to the age group upon which Hillary Clinton's Too Small to Fail initiative is concentrating its attention.

Hillary received the organization's National Legacy Award at the gala telling the audience,  "In the early years of a child's life it's as essential to feed their brains as their bodies."   Mme. Secretary, congratulations on this wonderful honor!

From Save the Children's Facebook page:
Had a fabulous evening honoring Hillary Clinton, Manny Chirico, the Bezos Family Foundation, Jennifer Garner and Virginia Almeida for their tremendous commitment to early-education for American children.

A very special thanks to Calvin Klein for hosting this phenomenal event!

And thank you to all who attended!
Here are some photos from the evening.  Our girl looks like a rose in bloom.

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For the second day in a row, not only is Hillary Clinton honored for her work with children, but I am also impelled to make a fashion comment.  Monday evening she wore one of my favorite jackets, and last night she wore a dressed-up version of one of my other all-time favorites.  Many of you will remember this sweet number from 2009 - a more business-like version.  I love her new rose-colored satin version equally - pretty in pink and  beautiful in ruffles.


Sharing this article which contains some of what Hillary said and spotlights those pink ruffles as well.

Lady in Pink

Honoree Hillary Clinton stands out at the inaugural black-tie gala for Save the Children


Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jennifer Garner
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"Literally, just about the only person not in black here tonight is Hillary," one male guest said to his tablemates last night at the inaugural Save the Children gala presented by Calvin Klein. He was referring to the one-and-only Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state was sporting a bubblegum-pink number, but she was all business when she accepted her National Legacy Award from the children's rights and relief organization at Cipriani 42nd Street. As she made her way to the stage, the crowd, including Caroline Kennedy, Victor Cruz, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jennifer Garner (also an honoree for the evening), got to their feet to give Clinton a standing ovation.
"Whoopi Goldberg and I were just talking about how people in today's world know what their favorite celebrity wore to dinner last night because of social media," Clinton said. "Let's use social media in a more effective way, to convey what brain scientists now know about brain development. Help us to try to build the best brains we can in America's children, because there isn't anything more important than doing that."
Read more to find out why Jennifer Garner's daughter told her nervous mom to pretend she was speaking to Gandhi and Martha Stewart >>>>

+++Adding+++ this cute blog post by Jenna Bush Hager.  She has a video there, too.

Jenna Bush Hager: I'm 'related' to Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager
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Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager

Earlier this week, you saw my interview with Jennifer Garner about her work with a great organization, Save the Children. For ways to get involved, go to
I emceed the event, which means I also had the opportunity to share the stage with Secretary Hillary Clinton (no pressure, right?).

Read more and see the video >>>>