15th Annual Benefit and Charity Auction

Mar 11, 2015 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Reach the World will hold its fifteenth Annual Benefit and Charity Auction at the Boathouse in Central Park March 11, 2015. Proceeds from this annual event will support the costs of RTW's global education and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youth.

The Cronkite Award for Excellence
Reach the World was honored to include Mr. Walter Cronkite as the Chairman of its founding Advisory Board. Mr. Cronkite was not only one of the world’s leading journalists, but also a great explorer and adventurer. Each year, Reach the World gives the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Storytelling in honor of Mr. Cronkite’s memory to an individual whose life and work exemplifies the intersection between exploration and journalism.

This year, Reach the World will give its Cronkite Award to traveler, writer and National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans. Recognized as an explorer and accomplished storyteller, Evans has received two Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), two Folio Awards, and two awards from the National Travel Journalism Association (NATJA). As National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, Evans spent five years reporting from around the world in real time, online. Andrew has broadcast live from kayak, camel-back, and helicopter, and from inside King Tut’s tomb. He gained a worldwide following when he made his epic overland journey from National Geographic headquarters all the way to Antarctica, using public transportation—a 12,000 mile journey.

To purchase tickets or tables for the 2015 Benefit, please choose your preferred method:

Visit our online marketplace hosted by 501 Auctions, which allows you to easily purchase tickets, make targeted donations, and browse (and bid!) on auction items.

Click to download and print your reply card. You may return this card to us by mail, scan or fax (866-411-5090) with your check or credit card payment.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution of goods or services to this year's Benefit Auction or Raffle, please contact Heather Halstead, Executive Director.

Click here to view photographs of the 2014 Benefit by Caroline Sinno Photography!