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July 14, 2021

The HELP HERO Awards are an annual spotlight of leaders whose support of HELP USA warrant special recognition.

In 2021 we were proud to honor a dynamic group who provided hope, change and stability during unique challenges presented over the last year. The evening featured inspiring performances by a talented group of Broadway and Grammy-nominated talent. And HELP USA’s very own frontline workers were honored, sharing first-hand accounts of their unique experiences.

View the full presentation.

2021 HELP Hero Award Honorees

  • Bozoma Saint John; CMO, Netflix – HELP HERO Award in Leadership
  • David Cordani; CEO, Cigna – HELP HERO Award in Service to Veterans
  • Stephanie Mehta; Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company – HELP HERO Award in Visionary Leadership
  • Margaret Anadu; Partner, Goldman Sachs – HELP HERO Award in Innovation
  • HELP USA Frontline Staff – HELP HERO Award in Courage

Performers and Host

  • Bryan Terrell Clark; Hamilton, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • Daniel J. Watts; Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Alex Newell; Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Once on This Island, Glee
  • Natalie Grant; Eight-time Grammy nominee gospel singer
  • Aundrea Cline-Thomas; CBS2 News

Presenters and Participants

  • Michelle Williams, Dean, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
  • Cedric King, Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant
  • Maria Cuomo Cole, Chairman, HELP USA
  • Tom Hameline, President & CEO, HELP USA

Sponsors

  • BNY Mellon, Partner Sponsor
  • CIGNA, Partner Sponsor
  • Kaplan Hecker Fink, Partner Sponsor
  • Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Partner Sponsor
  • Kenneth Cole Productions / Parlux, Partner Sponsor
  • Netflix Foundation, Partner Sponsor
  • Goldman Gives, Partner Sponsor
  • Nancy Seaman and Alan Schwartz, Partner Sponsor
  • Hope and Marc Altheim, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Ann Tisch, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Altria, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Maria and Kenneth Cole, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Avison Young, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Diana and Richard Ostroff, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • Avis and Bruce Richards, Co-Chair Sponsor
  • The Estée Lauder Companies, Award Sponsor
  • Bloomindale’s, Award Sponsor
  • Risk Strategies, Award Sponsor
  • Andrew and Jessica Guff, Award Sponsor
  • Anne Keating, Award Sponsor
  • Joan and George Hornig, Award Sponsor
  • Anthony Williams, Award Sponsor
  • Gail and Scott Cannold, Award Sponsor
  • Stephen B. Schonfeld Foundation, Award Sponsor
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Award Sponsor
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