SAMSUNG Honors Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation at 14th Annual Hope for Children Gala

Star studded benefit raises $2M million while celebrating guest and
partners who have helped improve children’s lives and communities across
the United States

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung hosted its annual star-studded Hope for Children benefit gala
(#SamsungGives) today featuring celebrity guests Ben Stiller, Tony
Bennett, Josh Lucas and Rob Thomas. The event, held at the Manhattan
Center in New York City, honored Samsung’s guests and partners,
including Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, who have helped to
improve children’s lives and communities in the United States.

With more than 700 guests in attendance, the event raised $2 million to
benefit children’s health and education programs. One hundred percent of
the gala proceeds and additional funds raised by Samsung throughout the
year under its Hope for Children initiative go directly to the
charities. New to this year’s gala, lucky Galaxy Samsung+ members were
invited to attend an exclusive gala party and live music showcase
featuring Nick Cannon and Icona Pop followed by a concert performance by
Demi Lovato.

Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s global corporate social
responsibility platform, brings together the company, its retail
partners, and a network of charitable organizations associated with
renowned public figures. Over the course of its 14-year history, Samsung
philanthropic efforts have contributed more than $46 million helping
more than 1,000 schools, hospitals, and foundations throughout the U.S.

“At Samsung, we believe that our business success goes hand in hand with
being a good corporate citizen and it begins with children and young
adults in the places and communities where we live and work,” said
Gregory Lee, President & CEO, Samsung Electronics America. “Tonight’s
gala pays tribute to building hope for children around the world by
providing access, applying innovation to solve problems, and raising
awareness in health, education, and community impact.”

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation Honored

Make It Right, founded by Brad Pitt, was honored with the “Champion of
Hope” award for the organization’s efforts building hundreds of
solar-powered, affordable homes for families in need around the United
States. Ben Stiller presented the award to homeowner Leslie Archie, who
talked about her journey and the impact the organization had on her
community, the Lower 9th Ward, after Hurricane Katrina.

To learn more about the Samsung Hope for Children initiative, please
You can also check out the Samsung Hope for Children Facebook Hope tab

HD broadcast footage and photos from the event are available at:

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design
and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile
products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance
products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of
America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more, please

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future
with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of
TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital
appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and
semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of
Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health
initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual
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