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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stephanie March New “World of Children” Celebrity Ambassador

Stephanie March (Law & Order SVU) has joined the World of Children organization as a celebrity ambassador. Here is the official press release:

January 27, 2010 06:00 AM Eastern Time

Actress Stephanie March Joins World of Children as Celebrity Ambassador
“Law & Order SVU” Star Joins Nonprofit Board to Advance Its Efforts to Build Global Network of Changemakers for Children

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World of Children (www.worldofchildren.org), the only global recognition and funding nonprofit that recognizes individuals who are changing the lives of children around the world, today announced that popular television, film and Broadway actress Stephanie March has joined the organization as its Celebrity Ambassador.

“I am thrilled to support World of Children and its superlative efforts to fund changemakers around the world. It's a great privilege to be associated with an organization that recognizes and funds those individuals really working in the trenches, and I look forward to being part of advancing positive change for children everywhere,” said March.

Known for her sharply intelligent and sympathetic portrayals of a variety of characters in television, film and theater, March’s television credits include “Law & Order: SVU”, “Conviction”, “30 Rock”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Rescue Me.” Her film credits include “The Invention of Lying”, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, “Head of State“, “Flannel Pajamas”, “East Broadway” and “The Treatment.” March recently appeared on Broadway in the multiple Tony nominated revival of Eric Bogosian’s “Talk Radio” and in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Howard Korder’s “Boys’ Life”.

March is an activist for causes benefiting women and education. In addition to World of Children, she serves on the advisory board of OneKid OneWorld, an organization that rebuilds schools for children in Kenya and Central America, and has been on the board of directors of Safe Horizon for six years—an organization that promotes justice and provides support for victims of violent crime. March has also tutored children at the Harlem Village Academies in New York and is deeply committed to bringing quality education to children in local and global communities.

“Stephanie March brings incredible dedication and integrity to both her professional and charitable work and we look forward to working with her to elevate the changemakers World of Children supports,” said Harry Leibowitz, World of Children’s founder and chairman.

For more than a decade, World of Children has identified and vetted some of the most promising changemakers for children worldwide and provided funding for their efforts to improve children’s lives. The organization’s exhaustive research and vetting of individuals spearheading health and humanitarian initiatives across the global spectrum has been hailed by leading philanthropic organizations.

World of Children has been featured in Kenneth Cole’s AWEARNESS: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference (http://www.kennethcole.com/awearness/) and previous World of Children honorees have been featured by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/opinion/16kristof.html), Fast Company Magazine, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, USA Today, People Magazine and a wide range of national and international media. The World of Children Awards have often served as a pivotal launching point for its recipients.

World of Children is led by co-founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret, whose dream is to bestow a Nobel Prize®-like award to honor social changemakers who improve children’s lives. Since 1998, World of Children has awarded more than $2 million in cash grants to 84 changemakers working in more than 50 countries.

More about World of Children and its honorees is at

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