Save the Children benefit to feature son of Peace Corps founder, Mark Kennedy Shriver, NBC ‘TODAY’ host Willie Geist

WHAT: Members of the Greenwich community and surrounding towns are invited to an evening reception at the Riverside Yacht Club featuring an informal interview between NBC “TODAY” host Willie Geist and Mark Kennedy Shriver — son of the founder of the Peace Corps, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.  The April 24 reception, hosted by the Greenwich Leadership Council of Save the Children, will benefit Westport-based Save the Children’s efforts to give disadvantaged children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, starting in the early years.

Geist, who is also the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” will talk with Shriver about his father’s legacy, as both the founder of the Peace Corps and the architect of the U.S. War on Poverty initiated by President Lyndon B. Johnson 50 years ago. Shriver, who is the senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Save the Children, will also discuss his own mission to help improve the lives of children in the United States and all over the world.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served before the program. 

Tickets to the benefit range from $125 to $500, and include a signed copy of Shriver’s new book, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.”  Seating is limited, but there are a number of tickets still available.  To register for the event, visit www.savethechildren.org/April24event

For further information, email Sarah McLoughlin, director of events at Save the Children, at Smclough@savechildren.org

WHO: Save the Children Senior Vice President of Stategic Initiatives Mark Kennedy Shriver, NBC ‘Today’ host and MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist, Greenwich Leadership Council of Save the Children, Save the Children

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Road, Riverside, CT 06878

                BACKGROUND:  Save the Children is the leading, independent organization that creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/savethechildren, and on Facebook, facebook.com/savethechildren


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