Hackkensack University Medical Center Foundation recently published an article about the beginning of The Audrey Hepburn’s Children Fund and its progress. It also includes some new information and photos with the members of the fund and two new pictures with Natalie who is a special member and has a special relationship with this project. You can read the text preview and see the picture below.
The Audrey Hepburn’s Children House: How It All Began
For nearly ten years, The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) has helped abused children and their families restore their self-worth and dignity, renew their faith in the world around them, revive their hope for a safe tomorrow, reclaim their lives and dreams, and redeem their futures in a comforting environment.
Plans to celebrate this milestone are already underway. More information regarding the celebration will be provided in the weeks to come. In preparation for the anniversary celebration, we look back to the dedication of The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House in 2002.
The dedication ceremony took place on October 7, 2002 with honored guests Sean Ferrer and Natalie Portman. Sean Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn’s son and founder and chairman of The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, thanked those who contributed to making the building a reality. He emphasized how much the center that bears her name would have meant to Ms. Hepburn.
Ferrer paid tribute to actress Natalie Portman. “You have been with us since the beginning of the Fund…and you are here with us today. We’re officially naming you ‘the godmother’ of The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House.” Ferrer was joined by Kirk Hallam, chief financial officer, The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, and Paul Albeghetti, secretary, The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. A star in the making in 2002, Portman went on to receive the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in “Black Swan” in 2011. Continue Reading
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