Human Needs Hero Reception 2018

The Coalition on Human Needs invites you to the

15th Annual Human Needs Hero Reception

Honoring Rising Heroes for Women’s Justice and Health, Gun Violence Resisters, Teachers Standing Up for Education

and Special Hero Helen Blank, National Women’s Law Center

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM

AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Each year, we honor heroes who fight effectively to meet the needs of low income and vulnerable people. This year, we’re focusing on the powerful surge of advocacy across our nation, whether it’s women’s voices raised for health and justice, teachers demanding investments in education, young people saying NO to gun violence.

We are thrilled to honor Helen Blank of the National Women’s Law Center for her lifelong peerless advocacy on behalf of children and families, Carmen Perez, Women’s MarchDale Lee of the West Virginia Education Association, and Carlil Pittman, Voices of Youth in Chicago Education.

For decades, Helen Blank has been a true hero for families needing high quality and affordable care for their children. Before joining the National Women’s Law Center, Helen served for 24 years as the director of the Child Care and Development Division at the Children’s Defense Fund. During her time with CDF and since, Helen has fought for improved and expanded child care. Millions of children and families have benefited from her work. Over decades, she has built successful campaigns by bringing together child care advocates from across the country. Most recently, Helen’s efforts have led to an unprecedented increase in funding for child care for both 2017 and 2018

Carmen Perez was the National Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington, which in January 2017 drew over 5 million people across the globe who marched in resistance to hatred and bigotry, affirming women of all identities’ rights as human beings. She now serves on the Women’s March Board. For 20 years, Carmen has worked on mass incarceration, gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing, and community policing. As Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte, Carmen promoted peace through civil and human rights.

Dale Lee is President of the West Virginia Education Association, the teachers’ union that waged a nationally recognized successful effort to raise teachers’ and other state employees’ wages and improve education funding for the state’s children. Dale wants to ensure public education funding remains a priority for our elected leaders at both the state and local level. He also wants to increase the level of respect shown to education employees for the tremendous jobs they do.

Carlil Pittman is a youth organizer with Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE). Carlil has used his personal story to tackle the school-to-prison pipeline by pushing for an end to harsh disciplinary policies in schools. Carlil is also active with Communities United, a grassroots organization that builds power by developing local leadership and empowering communities to identify and address the root causes of inequity at the neighborhood, city, state and national levels.

Please join us in celebrating ALL these Human Needs Heroes and our successful work together.

Join in the celebration and support!     

Sponsorship Levels (Including ad space in the program):

Out of Poverty Champions  $3,000                         [inside cover or two-page spread]
Human Needs Leaders         $1,500                         [full page- 7.5” vertical x 4.5” horizontal]
Peace Promoters                   $1,000                        [1/2 page- 3.7” vertical x 4.5” horizontal]
Justice Teachers                    $500                           [1/4 page- 3.7” vertical x 2.25” horizontal]
Opportunity Builders            $300 individuals only  [1/4 page- 3.7” vertical x 2.25” horizontal]

Individual ticket plus two lines in the program: $100
Two lines in the program for those unable to attend: $75
Individual ticket: $60
Interns, Fellows: $25

Sponsors may bring guests: Out of Poverty Champions and Human Needs Leaders may receive 20 tickets; Peace Promoters: 10 tickets; Justice Teachers and Opportunity Builders: 5 tickets. Because this event is a great opportunity to bring the human needs community together, we encourage sponsors to bring interns and new staff as well as experienced advocates who have shared much of CHN’s history.

Program Ad Deadline: Please submit finished program ads electronically (no pdf’s, please) to Nicolai Haddal, at by Friday, July 13th. Please feel free to contact Nicolai by email or phone (202-223-2532 ext. 115) with any questions regarding sponsorship or ad formatting.

If your donation allows for ad space, please send text and/or images on a separate page (or if responding by email, as an attachment).

Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to the Coalition on Human Needs, and mail payments with this form to the Coalition on Human Needs, Attn: Nicolai Haddal, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 312, Washington, DC 20036.

Or, submit payment online using our online payment form. Please be sure to include your organization name, and kindly send a confirmatory email to Nicolai at indicating that you have submitted payment through the online form. Please also mail or email this form to CHN.