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Yankee outfielder Curtis Granderson and fashion mogul Andy Hilfger will be honored by World of Money.org for their educational philanthropy.  Granderson will receive the ICON FOR CHANGE award and ...

Yankee outfielder Curtis Granderson and fashion mogul Andy Hilfger will be honored by World of Money.org for their educational philanthropy.  Granderson will receive the ICON FOR CHANGE award and Hilfiger received the FASHION PHILANTHROPIST award.  The benefit ceremony will take place May 2nd, tonight at 6:30 PM at the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), 120 Broadway in New York City.   Honorary Chair for the event is the internationally renowned, Jim Rogers of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests. WorldofMoney.org founder and CEO Sabrina Lamb will present the awards.

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bryan AdamsMay 2, 2013 646-875-8322bryan@fab-inc.bizNew York—Tonight Yankee outfielder Curtis Granderson and fashion mogul Andy Hilfger will be honored by Worldof Money.org for their educational philanthropy. Granderson will receive the ICON FOR CHANGE award and Hilfigerreceived the FASHION PHILANTHROPIST award. The benefit ceremony will take place May 2nd, tonight at 6:30 PMat the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), 120 Broadway in New York City. HonoraryChair for the event is the internationally renowned, Jim Rogers of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests.WorldofMoney.org founder and CEO Sabrina Lamb will present the awards.“We will honor these two celebrities tonight,” said Lamb, “for their emphasis on a foundational education as the key toeconomic success and financial literacy. WorldofMoney.org’s mission is to help children understand the need to learn,earn, save, invest and donate. We utilize all of the expertise at the top levels of corporate leadership to convey theselessons to children. However, financial education is an additional knowledge base that must be sustained by the basicfoundation of a good education."Curtis Granderson and Andrew Hilfiger have demonstrated their commitment to sharing their talents with young people—not simply to teach them baseball or to share information about the fashion industry. They have lent their celebrity tounderscore the importance of a basic education in lives of every child they touch. This understanding is critical to everychild’s success. That is why we are honoring them tonight."Mesh Brands CEO Andrew Hilfger has shared his time and expertise by teaching ‘branding and licensing’ to students atthe WorldofMoney.org Youth Financial Education Institute. His brilliant contribution dispelled the toxic beliefs which youthhave about fashion and business.New York Yankees and author Curtis Granderson’s Grand Kids Foundation has partnered with the New York CityDepartment of Education to unveil recently renovated athletic fields at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn – A NewYork City Public School affected by Hurricane Sandy. In February 2012, Curtis pledged the funding of a new multi-billiondollar baseball stadium on the campus of University of Illinois Chicago. He also acts as the official MLB Spokespersonfor First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign and has served for five years as MLB’s InternationalAmbassador as a way to promote and grow the game of baseball internationally.ABOUT THE WORLDOFMONEY.ORGThe WorldofMoney.org is a New York City based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youthwith a sound financial foundation. It helps break a generational cycle of financial insecurity and change the way youthview money by equipping them with five tenets for a financially responsible and philanthropic life: learn, earn, save,invest and donate. The organization was selected as a Promise Place by Americas Promise Alliance and by AOL Impactas one of ten top social good organizations in America.###