18th Annual Benefit

Apr 4, 2018 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Join Reach the World at the Boathouse in Central Park on April 4, 2018 for our 18th Annual Benefit.

Participate in a unique evening focused on global citizenship and closing the “global gap.” Witness the presentation of the annual Cronkite Award, given in memory of RTW’s founding Board member, Walter Cronkite, to recognize excellence in storytelling and exploration. Mark Dalio and Alucia Productions powered by OceanX will receive Reach the World’s 2018 Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Storytelling. 

Mark Dalio is the Founder and Creative Director of Alucia Productions powered by OceanX, a production company with the mission to create world-class media that educates and inspires people to connect to the oceans.  Mark’s vision for the company is to use vivid cinematography and digital media to tell the compelling stories of scientific discoveries and exploration on the vessel, Alucia, as it moves around the world.  Since founding Alucia Productions, Mark has featured the work of Alucia the vessel in the PBS Nova special Creatures of Light, David Attenborough's show Great Barrier Reef and BBC’s landmark new series Blue Planet II.

To view a photo gallery from last year's Annual Benefit, please visit Reach the World on Facebook.

Online ticketing is now open! Visit our event platform hosted by 501Auctions to reserve your tickets or make a donation. And, make sure to bid in our online auction!

Reach the World is grateful to the generous Event Sponsors whose support will make this event, and RTW's programming, possible.

Title Sponsor
Druckenmiller Foundation

Explorer Sponsor
AIG Travel
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Travel Guard is one of North America's leading travel insurance plan providers. We specialize in providing innovative travel insurance, assistance and emergency travel service plans for millions of travelers and thousands of companies throughout the world. Our industry-leading, comprehensive travel insurance plans are distributed by more than 12,000 travel companies through virtually every distribution channel in the travel industry. 

Email Brianna Rowe, Development Manager, to learn more about opportunities to become a sponsor of this annual event.