Agents of Change

Embracing the World

Embracing the World is a global network of regional humanitarian organizations inspired by the India-based humanitarian initiatives of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, also known as Amma, F4D’s 2015 Medal of Honor award recipient. Embracing the World exists to help alleviate the burden of the world’s poor through helping to meet

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The Global Fund

Headed by Executive Director and F4D’s 2015 League of Gentlemen recipient, Mark Dybul, The Global Fund partnership, accelerating the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, mobilizes and invests nearly $4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.

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Livia First: The True Cost

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?  Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the

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Mark Dybul: 2015 League of Gentlemen Award Recipient

Mark Dybul, Executive Director of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has worked tirelessly on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator, having written extensively in international scientific and policy literature, and has received several Honorary Degrees and

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Josie Maran: F4D 2015 Eco Award Recipient

Socially conscious and committed to using beauty as a catalyst for change, model turned entrepreneur, Josie Maran, Founder and CEO of Josie Maran Cosmetics, is the force behind her cosmetics and skincare products that respect the environment while adopting business practices that seek to improve the lives of women.

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Giovanni Lo Presti: 2015 League of Gentlemen Medal of Honor Recipient

Gifted Fashion Designer and philanthropist Giovanni Lo Presti, has dedicated his time and talent to support the development and advancement of the Ashah Orphanage in Nepal – through the provision of educational opportunities and creative solutions that empower communities.

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Naomi Campbell: 2015 Golden Heart Recipient

Iconic supermodel, Naomi Campbell, is one of the fashion industry’s most prominent philanthropists who began her charity work with Nelson Mandela in 1993, and in 1997 he named her his “Honorary Granddaughter” for her activism.  Over the past decade, her organization – Fashion For Relief – has mobilized the fashion

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Victoria Beckham: 2015 Fashion 4 Development Award Recipient

Since her prestigious appointment as Global Goodwill Ambassador to UNAIDS, Founder of her self-titled brand and Fashion Designer, Victoria Beckham, has traveled the world – from China to South Africa – to help elevate awareness on critical issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, as well as been an instrumental catalyst to

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Yue-Sai Kan: 2015 Women’s Champion Award Recipient

Emmy-winning television producer and Founder of Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Yue Sai Kan, is renowned for playing a critical role in shifting our cultural view of the Eastern world as well as perceptions of fashion in an emerging China, and is upheld as a catalyst for women’s empowerment initiatives and opportunities, a

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Amma: 2015 Humanitarian Award Recipient

Mata Amritanandamayi (known to millions simply as ‘Amma’), is renowned throughout the world for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings.  As Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) and a world-renowned humanitarian leader and Founder of her own organization Embracing the World, her entire life has been dedicated

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