Ivanka Trump lends a helping hand for 'Girl Up'
The United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign took part last night in the launch of the Ivanka Trump Collection at the Lord & Taylor flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. As the line celebrated the launch of its spring 2012 ready-to-wear fashion, shoes, handbags, and outerwear, 10 percent of sales during the evening went to Girl Up to develop American girls into global leaders and support United Nations programs that help adolescent girls in developing countries.
Since the launch of the campaign in the fall of 2010, Ivanka Trump has helped Girl Up develop into a nationwide movement of adolescent girl 'philanthro-teens' who are uniting to support girls around the world. As a Girl Up Champion, Ivanka has raised awareness of the importance of encouraging girls to be global leaders. Her company, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, has raised money with its signature Girl Up bracelet and is a Founding Partner of the campaign.
Elizabeth Gore, Vice President of Global Partnerships for the United Nations Foundation, said, “As a successful businesswoman who uses her brand and her reach to expand the greater social good, Ivanka is an inspiration for the emerging generation of global leaders. Her support has been integral to the success of Girl Up, and today she extends that commitment by using the launch of her beautiful Ivanka Trump Collection to raise funds and awareness for the work of Girl Up.”
Other Girl Up Champions include Nigel Barker, photographer and judge on America's Next Top Model; Alana Beard, WNBA player for the Washington Mystics; Victoria Justice, singer and actress on Nickelodeon's Victorious; and Rebecca Soni, Olympic swimmer. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is the campaign's Global Advocate.
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up's support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.
Teen supporters are encouraged to give a “High Five” to girls in developing countries by donating $5 or more to provide girls with such basic needs as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence and more. Founding campaign partners include GirlsUp, Viacom, National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Women's National Basketball Association, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Girls Inc., and 10x10. Go to GirlUp.org to learn more.
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach.
Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.
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