Rancho Santa Fe co-founders an inspiration

RANCHO SANTA FE — Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz of Rancho Santa Fe, the co-founders of World of Children award, are among America’s top five inspiring power couples, according to the Huffington Post. The couple was chosen for their commitment to “working together to create change.”Harry and Kay, two retired senior executives turned philanthropists, were included because of their dedication to vulnerable children. They founded World of Children award 16 years ago to honor and elevate the work of extraordinary individuals serving vulnerable children worldwide. Bill and Melinda Gates, New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, Paul and Sonia Tudor Jones, as well as billionaire John Arnold as his wife, Laura, were also included on the list.

Harry and Kay have just returned from New York City where they hosted the 2013 World of Children Awards Ceremony Nov. 7. There, they honored six extraordinary heroes who are transforming the lives of vulnerable children worldwide.

“We are deeply inspired by the remarkable contributions our honorees have made to changing the trajectory of children’s lives for the better,” Harry said.

Since 1998, World of Children Award has granted more than $5 million in cash grants and program support to 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind programs serving children in more than 140 countries.

“Sustainable, practical giving to real life heroes, that’s how we operate,” said actress Stephanie March, celebrity ambassador for World of Children Award. “We are working to create a world that no longer needs our services. Until such a time comes, World of Children Award will continue to elevate those in the field.”

Often referred to by the media as the Nobel Prize for Child Advocates, World of Children Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children. By discovering and elevating only the most effective change-makers for children worldwide, World of Children Award sets the gold standard in child advocacy. Visit worldofchildren.org.

All World of Children award honorees are dedicated to serving vulnerable children, many even risking their lives to save the life of a child. These extraordinary heroes work on the ground for little or no pay, running proven, sustainable programs with a track record of success.






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