Abby laughing with a child.

Annual Gala

May 29, 2024
Cipriani 42nd Street NYC

Educate a Child | Build a Better World

Sesame Workshop is building a future where all children can reach their full potential. We invite you to be a part of this important work and uphold our collective commitment to the youngest of learners. We hope you will join us for this celebration of our work to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. When we educate a child, we build a better world.

For more information, please contact Sesame Workshop Gala Headquarters at or 212-627-1000.

Program Details

Bill Demchak

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Accepted by Bill Demchak, Chairman and CEO
Civic Leadership Award

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Award-Winning Writer, Producer and Author
Joan Ganz Cooney Award

Oprah Winfrey

Presented by Oprah Winfrey


Leslie Odom, Jr.

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Tony® and Grammy® Award-Winning Actor, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer

Musical Performer

Andra Day

Andra Day

Grammy® Award-Winning Artist and Oscar®-Nominated Actress

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Sesame Workshop’s Annual Gala is our single largest fundraiser of the year. This star-studded event features remarkable honorees, special performances, and of course, the iconic Sesame Street Muppets. Together, we’ll celebrate Sesame Workshop’s ongoing work to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Highlights From Years Past

For additional information, please contact Benefit Headquarters at or 212-627-1000.