Reach the World held its 16th Annual Benefit and Auction at the Boathouse in Central Park March 16, 2016. Proceeds from this annual event are supporting the costs of RTW's global education and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youth.
Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York to Receive the 2016 Cronkite Award
Walter Cronkite served as the Chairman of Reach the World’s founding Advisory Board. Mr. Cronkite was not only one of the world’s leading journalists, but also a great explorer. Each year, RTW gives the Cronkite Award in his memory to an individual whose life and work exemplifies this intersection between exploration and storytelling.
Humans of New York began in 2010 when photographer Brandon Stanton began crisscrossing the city to capture New Yorkers and their stories. His vibrant blog now provides a worldwide audience of 16 million+ followers with glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City and abroad. It has also become a #1 NYT bestselling book.
Every day, Reach the World’s travelers capture human stories around the globe for a youth audience. RTW is proud to have recognized Brandon and HONY with the 2016 Cronkite Award.
To view photos from the 2016 Annual Benefit honoring Brandon Stanton, please click to view Reach the World's album on Facebook (photography by Smitten Chickens).