2011 Annual Benefit

An Evening to Support generationOn

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Attendees at The Art of Giving Benefit

On Thursday, May 26, 2011 generationOn recognized a special group of adults and kids for their outstanding leadership in youth service.  Honorees included Brian Goldner, President and CEO, Hasbro, Inc, Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee, and philanthropist Laurie M. Tisch, President, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and six extraordinary young leaders from across the country who were presented  Hasbro Community Action Hero awards.

The Art of Giving Benefit is an important vehicle through which generationOn raises funds to support its youth service programs and highlights individuals for bringing positive change to our communities. The event was attended by over 350 individuals, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker; actress Sigourney Weaver; Silda Wall Spitzer, founder of Children for Children; and Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute.

Check out the slideshow below to see photos from the event:

Flickr Slideshow

generationOn would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2011 Art of Giving Benefit:


  • Margi & Kevin Arquit
  • News Corporation
  • The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund


  • Clear Point Ventures LLC
  • Discovery Communications 
  • Hasbro, Inc. 
  • JetBlue
  • Newman's Own Foundation
  • SilverLake
  • Silda Wall Spitzer & Eliot Spitzer 
  • Ann & Andrew Tisch
  • Toys"R"Us Children's Fund
  • WME


  • Samantha & Jeffrey Berkowitz
  • Bloomberg
  • Catherine Crowley
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Claire Edersheim
  • Amy & Roger Faxon
  • Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital Advisors
  • John Fogelman
  • Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Kathy Lacey and James Hoge
  • The Hub
  • I-Star Entertainment
  • Nickelodeon / MTV Networks Kids & Family Group
  • Pershing Square
  • Carol & John Santoleri
  • Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Scott Stuber, Stuber Productions
  • Universal Studios
  • Anonymous

Decor Sponsor

  • Lilly Pulitzer

Special thanks to:

  • Chris London
  • Cake Mix Studios
  • Edelman PR
  • Event Associates
  • Holt Haga
  • John Hays