RIPPLE OF HOPE AWARD
Our 2020 Ripple of Hope Laureates
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We're proud to honor our 2020 Ripple of Hope Laureates: Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Dolores Huerta (President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation; Co-Founder, United Farm Workers of America), Colin Kaepernick (Human Rights Activist, Co-Founder of Know Your Rights Camp, Super Bowl Quarterback), Dan Schulman (President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal), and Dan Springer (Chief Executive Officer, DocuSign).  

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About the Award

Celebrating leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change and reflect Robert Kennedy’s passion for equality, justice, basic human rights, and his belief that each of us can make a difference. 

About this year's Award Gala

Join us! The Ripple of Hope Award Gala will be held virtually on Thursday, December 10, 2020 to celebrate our laureates and their work for equal justice, which touches every corner of society, often at great personal cost.

Special Guests

We are thrilled to welcome an extraordinary group of Special Guests this year, each of whom will make this evening more memorable than ever.

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THE GALA COMMITTEE INVITES YOU TO A UNIQUELY MEMORABLE EVENING

Ethel Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Jim and Wendy Abrams, Peter and Pamela Barbey, Tonio Burgos, Tim Cook, Gail Evertz, Alex Gorsky, Ambassador Doug Hickey, Phil Johnston, Vicki Strauss Kennedy, Franz Paasche, Marvin Rosen, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert F. and Hope Smith, Donato Tramuto, Glen Tullman, Marianna Vardinoyannis, and George Vradenburg.

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Proceeds benefit the important work and programs of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. At a time when the pursuit of equality and justice has become political and riddled with adversity, we are deeply honored to celebrate an incredible group of changemakers. Their work for equal justice touches every corner of society, often at great personal cost. We stand with these courageous human rights defenders, who set forth countless ripples of hope, inspiring us to demand change. This year, we will come together as we always have—but in a new and exciting way—for a powerful and engaging evening. We will hear from our honorees, enjoy great entertainment, and share dinner and conversation at a virtual table with friends and special guests. Please join us! 

About the 2018 Ripple of Hope Award Ceremony