Day of the Girl Benefit

Over 3,000 children from red-light areas, many of whom are daughters of prostituted women from caste communities, and trapped in inter-generational prostitution, have been educated through school by Apne Aap. 76 girls are in college. They come from groups pushed into prostitution after they were labeled Criminal Tribes under British colonialism.

The benefit will honor Abolitionist leaders who have made a difference in the fight against sex trafficking & raise funds to educate children from red-light areas in India and educate youth in the U.S. on sexual violence


Our Abolitionist Honorees

Fisk Johnson
(Chairman & CEO of SC Johnson)

Rosanna Arquette
(Pulp Fiction, Desperately Seeking Susan)

Zoe Bleu Sidel
(artist, poet, and actor)

Shandra Woworuntu
(trafficking survivor leader)

Nandana Sen
(author, actor, child’s rights activist)

Simone Monasebian
(NY Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)


Event Details

DATE
October 11, 2019

LOCATION
Lotte New York Palace Hotel (map)

SCHEDULE
6:30 PM – Cocktails
7:25 PM – Awards
8:00 PM – Dinner & Entertainment

Master of Ceremonies Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains, Bombay Dreams)

Spoken Word Performance by Staceyann Chin (poet & author of The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir)


Event Leaders

CHAIRS
Gloria Steinem
Ashley Judd

HOST COMMITTEE
S. Mona Sinha
Francesca Toscano
Robert Toscano
Ion DelaRiva
Jounghoon Lee
Ruchira Gupta
Neha and Neil Vashi
MT Carney


Become a Sponsor

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
$100,000
VIP seating
Corporate Name and/or logo in all press releases
2 full-page center spread AD in program
5 social media mentions
Logo in banners and step & repeat
Select Salon with Gloria Steinem
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TABLE
$50,000
Premier seating
Corporate Name and/or logo in all press releases
Full-page center spread AD in program
3 social media mentions
Logo in banners and step & repeat
Select Salon with Ashley Judd
SOJOURNER TRUTH TABLE
$25,000
Select seating
Corporate Name and/or logo in all press releases
Half-page center spread AD in program
2 social media mentions

Your Money Goes To

ADOPT A SCHOOL
$100,000
Pays for 1 year of education for 50 school-going children of Apne Aap
ADOPT A LIVELIHOOD CENTER
$50,000
Pays for 80 women’s small businesses and gets her full literacy classes as well as government IDs & documents
ADOPT A CLASS
$25,000
Pays for 1 year of education for 12 school-going children of Apne Aap

Questions? Contact Sonia Ganess at development@apneaap.org
(646) 847-4221


If you are unable to attend the benefit but would like to donate, we will honor donations with Thank Yous & personalized messages in our program brochure.

$1,000Full page Thank You & personalized message
$500Half-page Thank You & personalized message
$250Quarter-page Thank You






For $1,000 and $500 donations, send your personalized message to Sonia Ganess at development@apneaap.org


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

SC Johnson

Shiseido Americas

State Bank of India

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Past Benefit Highlights

United Nations Office on Drug and Crime hosts red carpet screening of Love, Sonia on the International Day of the Girl with Freida Pinto, 2018

An Evening to Honor Abolitionists with Gloria Steinem, 2017

Testimonials

Proud to fight human trafficking alongside @apneaap and Ruchira Gupta
– Ashton Kutcher

Because it…aims to strengthen the power of women is empowerment and I believe it is precisely what women need today, not only in Indian society, in other companies too.
– France Minister for Women’s Rights Najat Vallaud–Belkacem

Their innovation, (Apne Aap and our founders’) dedication and determination have changed lives and their actions serve as models for what each of us can do to make a difference in the world.
– Bill Clinton