The evening honored Michael R. Bloomberg and actress and director Liv Ullmann. Michael Bloomberg, through his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a gift of $10 million. The funds raised will support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian work around the world. The evening also featured a performance by Somali-Canadian recording artist, K’naan, who fled Somalia as a refugee in his youth.
Other notable attendees included Meryl Streep, Vicky Cornell, Tom Brokaw, Brian Roberts, Danny Boyle and Praya Lundberg.