HOLM, Celeste The U.S. Fund for UNICEF notes with sadness the passing of its longtime and beloved supporter, Celeste Holm. Though widely acclaimed for her acting career, her love of UNICEF and children was well-known and deeply personal. At the height of her fame, Ms. Holm began requesting a 25 cent donation to UNICEF for each autograph request, generating nearly $35,000 for the world's children. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is deeply grateful for her many acts of generosity and decades of steadfast advocacy for the world's most vulnerable children. Ms. Holm's legacy of service will be long remembered by the entire UNICEF family.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 17, 2012