Be a part of the celebration.

We're proud of the extraordinary milestones and life saving successes we've achieved over the past 30 years and we invite you to be a part of this celebration.


May 6, 2014  •  6 p.m.  •  The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

The Hope Awards is an annual celebration held in Washington, D.C. to remember missing children and help inspire hope for searching families. At this event the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children awards individuals whose efforts have contributed to making the world a safer place for children. This year we're honoring:

  • Amanda Berry and Georgina DeJesus, Cleveland kidnapping survivors
  • Dan and Tanya Snyder, Washington Redskins
  • David Goldman and Sean Goldman, reunited father and son
  • Meredith Vieira, broadcast journalist
  • Raymond W. Kelly, former NYPD Commissioner
  • Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia, heroic teenagers

Hope Awards sponsors of $25,000 or more receive tickets to the Congressional Breakfast on May 7.

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May 7, 2014  •  11 a.m.  •  Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Breakfast is an annual event honoring law enforcement authorities who have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in the recovery of missing children and the fight against child sexual exploitation. In addition, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recognizes a child who has exhibited outstanding resilience and courage to overcome their own experience with abduction or exploitation. Members of Congress are invited to this event each year.

Hope Awards sponsors of $25,000 or more receive tickets to the Congressional Breakfast on May 7.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, we believe every child deserves a safe childhood. NCMEC, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping missing and exploited children, their families and the law enforcement and other professionals who serve them.

In 1984, there was no coordinated national system for finding missing children. After the tragic abduction and murder of their 6-year-old son Adam, John and Revé Walsh turned their grief into advocacy and helped found NCMEC. For 30 years, NCMEC has fought to keep children safer from abduction and exploitation. We provide resources needed to help protect children and prevent these devastating crimes against children.

NCMEC has had an unprecedented impact on the safety of children, and since 1984 we have:

  • Answered more than 3.9 million calls to our hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST®
  • Received more than 2.2 million reports to our CyberTipline®
  • Trained more than 304,000 law enforcement, healthcare and other professionals
  • Held more than 6,400 community events, providing key safety resources for families
  • Helped law enforcement resolve more than 193,000 missing children cases

Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden at the 2013 Hope Awards.

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