PVH Answers White House “Invest in US” Challenge And Announces Save the Children As Its Worldwide Philanthropic Partner, Supporting Their Early Education Programming
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 10, 2014– PVH [NYSE:PVH] will join the launch of Invest in US, a national campaign and challenge issued today by President Barack Obama to business leaders, philanthropists, advocates and public officials to build a better nation through high quality early childhood programs for children from birth to age five. Organized by the First Five Years Fund and its philanthropic partners, Invest in US catalyzes the overwhelming cross-sector support for early childhood education.
In support of the Invest in US campaign, Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PVH Corp., will announce PVH’s worldwide partnership with Save the Children, supporting their programming with a $5 million commitment. The announcement will be made at today’s White House Summit on Early Education hosted by President Obama. Mr. Chirico will also participate in a panel discussion at the Summit.
“We believe that improving access to high quality early childhood education is essential to providing children with the ability to succeed,” said Mr. Chirico. “Save the Children is an incredible organization and has been a fantastic partner of ours for nearly a decade. Today’s children will be our future CEOs, employees and customers, and this expanded partnership allows us to better support their efforts to create lasting changes in the lives of children in need.”
PVH’s philanthropic mission is championing causes that advance the needs of women and children around the world. By naming Save the Children as its worldwide philanthropic partner, PVH is furthering its dedication to investing in a brighter future for children in the U.S. and around the world.
“For nearly ten years, PVH has been a committed partner to Save the Children and their significant contributions have helped to create lasting change in the lives of children in need,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. “The announcement today of an expanded partnership with PVH allows us to give children the foundation they need for a strong future.”
Joined by a select group of influential leaders, including Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress; J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Pritzker Group; and Ralph Smith, Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Mr. Chirico will participate in a panel discussion at the Summit titled “Challenging Leaders to Invest in Early Education” and moderated by Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund. During the panel, Mr. Chirico will discuss the importance of business leaders from all industries stepping up to support early education and investing in building a strong future for children.
The Summit will be live-streamed at whitehouse.gov/live. To learn more, visit investinus.org and pvh.com.
About PVH Corp.
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
About Save the Children
Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Source: PVH Corp.