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Josh Groban performs at Haiti Gala

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14 November 2011
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More than 500 guests from over eight countries gathered Saturday night in New York City to celebrate the Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Haiti event and to recognize "Heart of Gold" honoree Renee Haugerud and "Lifetime Achievement" honoree Sean Penn. 

Margaret Brennan of Bloomberg Television opened the program by introducing Happy Hearts Fund Founder and Chairwoman,Petra Nemcova and Executive Director Phillip Caputo, who thanked guests and sponsors for their commitment to rebuilding schools and children's lives after natural disasters crediting the formation of strategic partnerships as the key to the organizations success, "in its first five years Happy Hearts Fund has built or rebuilt 56 schools in nine countries benefitting more than 34,000 children and 337,000 community members," stated Mr. Caputo.  Ms. Nemcova delivered a heartfelt speech recounting the many special moments she has experienced while on site visits and their first school opening in Haiti, "the goals of the night were to share the beauty, culture, art, spirit and other treasures of Haiti with our guests here in New York so they could see the many great opportunities Haiti has to offer and to raise funds so more children who are being forgotten can have new schools and a brighter future." 

Josh Groban performs at Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Haiti gala on Nov. 5, 2011 in New York City 

Petra Nemcova, Founder & Chairwoman, Happy Hearts Fund; Sean Penn, Founder & CEO, J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Lifetime Achievement Honoree; Renee Haugerud, Founder & CIO, Galtere LTD. and Heart of Gold Honoree; Phillip Caputo, Executive Director, Happy Hearts Fund attend Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Haiti gala on Nov. 5, 2011 in New York City. 

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