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Sesame Workshop Annual Benefit Dinner
May 31, 2023

Sesame Workshop is stepping up to help families cope with challenges, both big and small. Because with the right support from caring adults, children can face any challenge that comes their way. Our philanthropically-funded initiatives meet some of the most urgent needs faced by today’s children, families, and caregivers – and we can’t do it without the generous support of partners and friends like you.

Join us on May 31, 2023 to learn more and help create sunnier days for children everywhere.

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Event Details

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Sesame Workshop Annual Benefit Dinner May 31, 2023

For more information, please contact Sesame Workshop Benefit Headquarters at sesame@resevt.com or 212-627-1000.

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Highlights from our 2022 Benefit Dinner

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, hosted its 19th annual benefit, highlighting Welcome Sesame, an initiative supporting children and families affected by conflict and crisis. 

His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, was honored with the Joan Ganz Cooney Global Leadership Award, and Welcome.US was honored with the Civic Leadership Award, accepted by CEO Nazanin Ash. 

The event also featured host Hoda Kotb, special guest John Oliver, Tori Kelly, and the Sesame Street Muppets.

Watch and share our Welcome Sesame video narrated by award-winning journalist, Clarissa Ward.

Highlights from years past

Michelle Obama at Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary gala with Big Bird, Grover, Abby Cadabby and Elmo
Michelle Obama
Oprah Winfrey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Heather Headley pose with muppets at Sesame Workshop's gala event
Oprah Winfrey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Heather Headley
Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden smile with the muppets
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden
Vanessa Williams, Queen Rania and Barbara Walters smile together
Vanessa Williams, HRH Queen Rania, and Barbara Walters
Bill Clinton, Elmo and Jon Stewart in front of a Sesame Street backdrop
President Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart
John Legend sings and plays piano with Elmo and Abby Cadabby
John Legend
Jon Oliver talks on a microphone to Cookie Monster in front of a purple curtain
John Oliver
Michael Bloomberg smiles with a puppet version of himself
The Honorable Michael Bloomberg
Michael Buble and Joan Ganz Cooney smile with a group of muppet friends
Michael Buble
Lin Manuel-Miranda smile on stage in front of a blue curtain
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hoda Kotb smiles with her arms around The Count, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Grover
Hoda Kotb
Katie Couric smiles with Zoe, Elmo and The Count
Katie Couric
Chrissy Teigen and Big Bird speak on stage in front of a blue curtain
Chrissy Teigen
Charlie Puth sings into a microphone and plays piano with Elmo
Charlie Puth
Andy Grammer waves and smiles while holding a guitar next to Elmo
Andy Grammer
Elvis Costello holds his guitar and poses with the muppets
Elvis Costello
Norah O'Donnel and Sara Bareilles sing on microphones with the muppets
Norah O'Donnell and Sara Bareilles
Joan Ganz Cooney smiles with Rosita, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Elmo and Grover
Joan Ganz Cooney
Chris Jackson sings on a microphone with Abby Cadabby and Elmo
Chris Jackson
Anderson Cooper and Elmo smile in front of a Sesame Street background
Anderson Cooper

For additional information, please contact Benefit Headquarters at sesame@resevt.com or 212-627-1000.

Two women and two young children smile with Rosita outdoors.

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