Event Info

  1. Enjoy

    food and entertainment from countries where we work around the world.

  2. Experience

    the iconic Back to the Future Courthouse Square at  NBC Universal Studios.

  3. Meet

    our animal ambassadors – including cows, goats, pigs and more.

  4. Support

    women in farming communities where we work.


This event would not be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors. Sponsors are able to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit while putting their brand in front of an audience of more than 43 million. Sponsorship levels offer varying degrees of visibility in event collateral leading up to and at the event.

For more information about sponsorship benefits, please download information here.

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors

NBC Universal Logo
Lifeblue Logo
Floe Financial Partners logo
Production Solutions Logo
LA Magazine logo

James Avedikian
Nancy Fairchild & Greg Boreham
Rene & Charles Chiara

Cindy & Richard Foullon
The Gluckman Family
Margo & Ralph Kidushim


Leanne Suter & Suter Family Foundation


Eidolon Communications
Public Outreach
Adam Friedman & Jesse Slansky

2018 Event Committee

Event Chair

Robert Greenblatt

Event Co-Chairs

Adam Friedman • Margo Kidushim


  • Ed Asner
  • Jim Avedikian
  • Miranda Barrett
  • Joy & John Beaty
  • Nancy Fairchild & Greg Boreham
  • John Brauer
  • Andre Braugher
  • Jeff Browne
  • Janie Bryant
  • Ty Burrell
  • Rene & Charles Chiara
  • Mindy Cohn
  • Cheryl Bode & Robin Colman
  • Josh Dallas
  • Mary Steenburgen & Ted Danson
  • Ryan Eggold
  • Joan Egrie
  • Ben Feldman
  • Rob Floe
  • Dan Fogelman
  • Cindy & Richard Foullon
  • Farida Fotouhi & Michael Freehling
  • Akbar Gbajabiamila
  • Judy Friedman & Fred Gluckman
  • Margaret Haneberg
  • Mariska Hargitay
  • Justin Hartley
  • Jon and Kirsten Heder
  • Christina Hendricks
  • Peter Horton
  • Derek Hough
  • Ice T
  • Matt Iseman
  • Allison Janney
  • Ralph Kidushim
  • Taylor Kinney
  • Eric McCormack
  • Teddi Mellencamp-Arroyave
  • Chrissy Metz
  • Marianne Muellerleile
  • Megan Mullally
  • Retta
  • Judy & Todd Sachs
  • Andy Samberg
  • Leanne Suter
  • Lee Wallace
  • Collette Weintraub
  • Mae Whitman
  • Arlene Withers
  • Craig Robert Young

Celebrate With Us

Event Details

Attendees will enjoy a lively afternoon of family fun, food and plenty of animals to go around. The event will feature several exhibits where you can learn about our work with women’s empowerment.

The event will take place at the NBCUniversal backlot, which has a rich, storied history of movie magic that goes back for generations. NBCUniversal's commitment to sustainable, environmentally responsible operations aligns with Heifer's core principles of good stewardship and conservation.

Who We Are

Heifer International works to end hunger and poverty around the world through sustainable farming. Our work focuses on increasing opportunities for women by providing them the resources and training necessary to be successful in their work.

We are dedicated to removing barriers to women’s economic empowerment and will continue to be strong advocates for women’s equitable participation in decision-making in their families, in their communities, and in policies, systems and practices that impact their well-being.

How We Work

Here’s how we help families lift themselves out of poverty:

  1. Heifer provides families with livestock and training in environmentally sound agriculture.
  2. Families use income generated from livestock to meet pressing needs first, like food, medicine, clothing, housing and school.
  3. Next, we help people start or expand farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives and social enterprises.
  4. Cooperatives connect with processors and distributors, creating inclusive market systems to provide lasting sustainable change.