About the Virtual Benefit

Join the Clintons and special guests for an event in support of the Clinton Foundation’s work to improves lives across the United States and around the world.

The evening will be packed with inspirational stories, special guests, and access to our online silent auction.

Musical performance featuring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor, Audra McDonald

About Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actor. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, in 2015 she received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. 



The Clinton Global Citizen Award

Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards honor outstanding individuals for their exemplary leadership and groundbreaking work that has effected positive, lasting social change. Through their uncommon abilities to strengthen civil society, these visionaries inspire us all to take action and become true global citizens.

This year, we will honor Secretary Madeleine Albright for her leadership in public service, and lifelong dedication to peace, partnership, and global prosperity.


About Secretary Madeleine Albright

Madeleine K. Albright is a professor, author, diplomat, and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She also chairs the National Democratic Institute, serves as the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and is a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.  

Dr. Albright is a seven-time New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book, Hell and Other Destinations was published in April 2020. Her other books include: her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir (2003); The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006); Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership (2008); Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009); Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012), and Fascism: A Warning (2018). 

Also featuring:

Christelle Kwizera, founder and managing director of Water Access Rwanda, for her social enterprise in the field of collection, purification, and distribution of water. 


Melva Williams, Presidential Leadership Scholar and vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Southern Shreveport, for her commitment to prepare transformational leaders in higher education at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities.



Annie Mayol, president and COO, Foundation for Puerto Rico, for her work to transform Puerto Rico through sustainable socio-economic development strategies. 


Dr. Basem Hamid, practicing neurologist and Imam, for his work to reduce the stigma of substance use disorder, and to advance prevention, treatment, and recovery in his community.



Past Event Highlights

  • Jose Andres receiving the Clinton Global Citizen Award from President Clinton in 2019.

  • Sting and Shaggy performing at the Clinton Foundation Gala in 2018

  • Jon Bon Jovi at the Clinton Foundation Gala in 2018

  • Adam Rippon at the Clinton Foundation Gala in 2018

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation

  • President Bill Clinton, Founder and Board Chair of the Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States

  • CGI U alum and founder of BlocPower, Donnel Baird

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing at the Clinton Foundation Gala in 2017

  • Presidential Leadership Scholar and surgeon, SreyRam Kuy

  • Chris Botti performing at the Clinton Foundation Gala in 2019

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