Variety International announces Derek O’Neill as the 2012 recipient of prestigious Humanitarian Award!

Variety WinnersVariety International, the Children’s Charity, announced that Derek O’Neill will be awarded their prestigious Humanitarian Award at the Variety World Conference on May 6th, 2012. The previous recipients of the award bares testament to the fact that it is recognized as one of the highest accolades that can be bestowed: Sir Winston Churchill, Dr Henry Kissinger, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Sammy Davis Jr, Jerry Lewis, Sir Roger Moore and Simon Cowell are notable among the names of past recipients.

With over 80 years of care for the treatment and care of children with special needs around the world, Variety has raised nearly $2 billion to-date, making it the largest and most effective children’s charity in the world, with 43 chapters across 13 countries.

Since 1938, Variety’s Annual Humanitarian Award has been awarded to a person who has shown extraordinary dedication in the humanitarian realm. Derek’s lifetime contributions toward the betterment of humanity are remarkable and we commend Variety International for acknowledging his work. Congratulations Derek!

Variety International, the Children’s Charity is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of children around the world. It began in 1928, when an abandoned baby girl was left on the doorstep of a vaudeville theatre. Now a global charity, with a network of 43 Tents (or Chapters) in 13 countries, Variety reaches into communities across the globe to offer financial assistance and services to children and organizations that serve children with special needs.

Through hard work, thoughtful stewardship, and single-minded focus on the needs of the young, Variety strives to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, their families, our communities, and the world…one need at a time. Visit