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For Immediate Release
June 27, 2013


For More Information Contact:
Raymonde Charles
Press Secretary
202-662-3508 office


40th Anniversary Celebrates Champions of Change for Children

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, September 30, 2013, the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) will host its 40th Anniversary Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. At the event, CDF will honor former Secretary of State and Children’s Defense Fund Alumna Hillary Rodham Clinton for her dedication and contributions to child advocacy.

“The Children’s Defense Fund is commemorating its 40th Anniversary by recognizing champions who are changing the odds for children. Although critical gains have been made for children over these past four decades, much remains to be done. As we celebrate the great milestones in CDF’s history, we will honor the servant leaders across generations who have worked hard with us in the trenches to build a more just nation for all our young. We are pleased to recognize Hillary Rodham Clinton who has been a tireless voice for children and was with the Children’s Defense Fund at the beginning as a young staff attorney, then board member and board chair,” said Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund.

WHAT:    Children’s Defense Fund 40th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN:    Monday, September 30, 2013
VIP Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Program:       8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE:   The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

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